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15 Days  
Availability : November 11th to 25th, 2024  
Tokyo  
Tokyo  
Min Age : 18+  
Max People : 4  
 

Japan: Autumn Photo Tour

Our photo tour in Autumn to Japan is an excellent opportunity to photograph the landscapes of the rising sun country during the fall colors. The landscapes & parks during the season are full of red & yellow colors, while in spring the cherry blossom tour to Japan brings us magical views of these seasons, during autumn the colors are more powerful.

This way, in this workshop we will focus to photograph his valleys, mountains, and gardens, without forget the two main cities as Tokyo & Kyoto. A complete tour around Japan to photograph Mount Fuji, Nara, Shirakawa Go, Nikko valley, and other temples & iconic locations as Koyasan. Enjoy the Autumn in Japan during our travel around the country.

The Autumn Japan photo tour is a perfect journey to enjoy the nature of Japan during the Momiji. Any Japan Photo Tour has a different special attraction. Write to us and we will help you to choose your perfect trip. 

Itinerary Autumn Photo Tour

Day 1 Arrive in Tokyo, Japan

Our photo tour during Autumn to Japan will start at our hotel in Tokyo. We will move to Tokyo Tower for the sunset session. At night we will explore the area of Shinjuku, capturing the small alleys and doing some street photography.

Day 2 Fuji Five Lakes

Today in the morning we will drive to the area of Fuji Five Lakes. We will have time to have lunch in Lake Ashi and sunset at Chureito Pagoda. One of the most iconic photos we will take during this trip.

Days 3 & 4 Fuji

We’ll spend these days exploring the area of the 5 lakes around Mount Fuji, focusing on Kawaguchi lake r other lakes such as Shoji or Tanuki where we will photograph the sunrise and sunset from different locations. During the days, according to the weather, we will visit other places like Oshino Hakkai, Urui river, or Lake Ashinoko.

Day 5 Fuji - Matsumoto

Today we will have time to repeat some locations in case the previous days were not successful about the weather. We can stay in the area till sunset if it’s necessary, in case we want to leave the area we will be stopping in other nice spots on the route to Matsumoto. There we will be sleeping this night, enjoying the illumination of his famous castle.

Day 6 Matsumoto - Jigokudani Monkey Park - Gokayama

After sunrise in one of the most important Japanese castles in Matsumoto, we will come to the Jigokudani Monkey Park, where we will be able to photograph his famous monkeys taking baths in the thermal waters.

After this session, we will drive to the Gokayama where we will be photographing this typical village in the middle of the Japanese Alps.

Day 7 Shirakawa Go - Tokugenin - Kyoto

We will photograph the sunrise from the viewpoint of the historical village of Shirakawa Go. We will be walking in this traditional Japanese village for a few hours, and for lunch, we will come to another beautiful rural village. Here we will visit a Japanese garden and narrow alleys, and start our trip to the south.

At night we will arrive in Kyoto, where we will have a break from our Autumn Japan Photo tour.

Day 8 Kyoto

This morning we will drive to Shirahige Shrine Torii for our sunrise session. After sun appears, we will have breakfast in the area and will move to Daigo-Ji temple to visit this beautiful temple and gardens.

After we visit the north of Kyoto, we will move to the center of Kyoto to photograph the Eikando Temple, where autumn colors are impressive at this time. At last, we will move to the district of Gion in the afternoon, where we will photograph his famous streets with geishas and the main spot in Kiyomizudera.

Day 9 Kyoto

Again, we will awake early to come to Arashiyama. Famous for his bamboo forest and also for the colors in autumn of the surrounding mountains. There, we will spend the day visiting several temples and shrines.

In the afternoon we will approach Tofukuji Temple. Here we will photograph the impressive colors of autumn and the famous Tsutenkyo Bridge. 

Day 10 Kyoto

Today we will visit the most iconic place of Kyoto, will start the day with the early season at Fushimi Inari and its traditional doors. We will spend here a few hours till the tourists start to arrive, then we will move to Katsuo-ji temple.

At midday, we will move to Osaka. After leaving our staff at the hotel, will visit Osaka castle for sunset. We will move to the Dotonburi district to photograph the famous main avenue and taste the traditional food of this city.

Day 11 Osaka - Nara - Koyasan

We will continue our way, without missing a sunrise in the castle of Osaka. After that, he will come to visit the closest city of Nara, famous for his deers walking in the city. We will visit a few temples in the city before moving to Koyasan in the afternoon, where we will be sharing full day activities with Buddhist monks in his temple.

They will bring us his traditional dinner, and also will be joining them in his rituals where we can be doing photographs with respect to his traditions. At night, we will be exploring the cemetery to make a session of photography in this incredible ambient.

Day 12 Koyasan - Kiso Valley

Our day will start even early than previous, we will join the morning ritual of the monks and after that share with them a breakfast. Once ready, will start our trip back to the north. During the road, we will make a stop at one of the most famous views of Nara, where autumn will bring us a colorful landscape of these mountains.

Before lunch, we will arrive at Tsumago-Juku to follow of one the ancient paths that were crossing Japan and keep the ancient houses. Here we will enjoy the landscapes and rivers of this path till the evening. During the night we will have a rest at our hotel in the village.

Day 13 Kiso Valley - Tokyo

We will awake for sunrise in our village, photographing the first lights in this magical village. After that, and a good breakfast, we will start driving to Tokyo. On our way, we will make some stops to photograph the landscapes of Kiso valley.

Once in Tokyo, if we came with time we will approach Rikugi garden to enjoy the autumn colors. After that, we will move to one of the viewpoints of the city to photograph the sunrise from the top. During the night, we will bring you to Shibuya to enjoy & photograph the small streets of this famous district.

Day 14 Tokyo

We will awake before sunrise, to come to the Sensō-Ji temple with the first lights of the day, when tourists still are sleeping to photograph this architectural temple in the best conditions. We will have time after that, to visit the best parks in Tokyo. Starting at Ueno Park, Zojoji temple in Shiba park, to the Ginkgo Avenue in Meiji-Jingu Gaien Park, finishing in the Meiji temple for sunrise.

We will have time this night to photograph the Scramble Kousaten in Shibuya. During a few hours during the night, we also will be walking in the closest small streets to photograph the ambient of this area.

Day 15 End of the trip

Today will finish our Photo tour during autumn to Japan, and we will say goodbye to the rising sun country.

If you want to visit Tokyo with more time, you can write to us to add extra days to this tour. Also if you want to explore the north of Japan before the trip start, we also can make an extra route to explore the Daisetsuzan National Park in Hokkaido, Nikko, or the Oze National Park.

Photographer Guide(s)

eduardo fuster photographer guide

Eduardo Fuster

CEO-Owner / Photographer

Spanish photographer & teacher, diplomate in Art & specialized in Video & Photography. His photos were published in magazines such as National Geographic, Vogue, El Pais, Washington Post … Also worked in Real Estate photography for large luxury companies in the USA. He has also been working for the last 20 years in video design, collaborating on ads campaigns for Nike, Carrefour, Nivea, Hiberdrola, Tourism of Spain… His photographs were recognized in different international conquests. As an example the 1st place in Sunrises & Sunsets 35 awards 2019. Also get honorable mentions in the fine art photography awards 2018,2017,2016, Monochrome visions, 35 Awards 2018 & 2017 as an example. 


Map

Itinerary Map of the Japan Autumn Photo Tour

More info about this trip

Departure & Return Location

Tokyo, Japan

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in twin rooms with private bathrooms
  • Accommodation in ryokans (traditional Japanese hotels) in twin rooms
  • Private luxury van during the tour
  • Tickets to national parks & gardens
  • Photographer Guide
  • Edition lessons during the tour
  • Basic travel insurance

Price Excludes

  • Flights & transfers to & from Tokyo
  • Any Private Expenses including meals
  • Tips
  • Visa, check if you need it
  • Anything not mention in "Price includes"

Complementaries

  • DSLR or mirrorless camera, tripod and remote shutter
  • Wide angle lens (14-24mm as example)
  • Standard lens (24-70mm as example)
  • Telephoto lens (70-200mm as example)

Photographic lessons

  • Composition
  • Digital Workflow
  • Panoramic Photography
  • Depth of Field calculation
  • Focal Blending
  • Blue Hour Photography
  • Filters, Neutral Density and Neutral Density Grads
  • Photoshop and Lightroom post-processing workflow

Conditions

Price

The price of this Photo Tour is based on the participation of a minimum of 4 participants. In case there are not enough participants, the possibility of making the trip will be offered with an increase proportional to the price, or a 100% refund of the total paid.

The last time of exchange rate calculation was January 1st, 2022, the final price can be modified up to 30 days before the tour start.

Accommodation

The accommodations offered are shared double rooms at Hotels with private bathrooms and ryokans.

You can book an individual room during the process of the book your place for the photo tour or writing us at [email protected]

Meals

This tour includes doesn’t include meals.

Insurance

Our tours include basic insurance, we suggest contracting full cover insurance. Contact us to expand your insurance coverage.

Transports

Our tours include all internal transports (cars, vans, trains, or flights). We don’t include international flights, but we will guide you at the moment of your booking the best options to arrive to the destiny from your home.

Itinerary

The itinerary mentioned can be changed due to a force major reasons like weather conditions or accidents for example.

Payment & Refunds

To book your place you need to pay 25% of the total cost. The total payment must be made 45 days before the trip.

This tour is done by Photography Workshops PhotoWorldTours SLU, due to illness or other reasons the trip may be made by another guide.

Cancellations

If the client cancel the trip will lose the deposit paid (25%), but refund other payments due this cancellation policy:

– More than 45 days but less than 60 days to the start of the tour: 50% of the total cost of the trip will be refunded.
– Less than 45 days before the trip start: There will be no refund.

Other considerations

Please, check the section “This tour include” and “This tour not include” to know more details about meals, guides or other services include.

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3 Reviews
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Cesar Araujo

Solo Traveller

Well-used and complete photography tour, with good photography scenes

21st December 2023

Zeewa

Solo Traveller

I recently went on a photo tour to Japan for the first time with photoworldtours. I must say that I had an amazing time. The photo tour covers all types of photo opportunities such as landscape, culture, street photography. The photo guide ( Eduardo Fuster ) was always willing to take you to places of your interests even if it is not part of the itinerary. I will definitely be travelling with @photoworldtours.ig again.

12th December 2022

Paul Kennedy

Solo Traveller

PhotoWorldTours is the best photo company I have traveled with and is a real pleasure to be part of. Eduardo knows the spots to incorporate the local culture into your photos to take them to the next level. Also how to experience the culture in the travel.

I would recommend this company to anyone. Excellent experience.

12th December 2022
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