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Japan Photo Tour

Check our Japan photo tours and travel to the rising sun country in our guided tours. Visit Japan during the Sakura season or capture the autumn colors during the Momiji, also visit the minimalist landscapes of Hokkaido during winter. A country with plenty of contrasts from the main cities to the small villages. 

Our workshops in Japan are always based on groups of 4 participants per photographer guide. It means that you will get personalized attention during all trips. Each package includes all transports during the trip, accommodations, photographer guide, admission fees, excursions & basic travel insurance.

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You can book a place for any tour without a cost. Once we know that the travel is possible, you will be able to keep your seat or cancel your booking without penalties. 

Photo tours around Japan

We design three different itineraries according to the season around Japanese geography. As one of the most complete international destinies for all kinds of photographers, we can capture from architecture, to landscapes, travel photography, or winter scenes.

  • Japan Spring Photo Tour: We visit the main cities of Tokyo & Kyoto, but also other cities as Matsumoto, Osaka, or Himeji for example. During these 15 days, the tour is designed to capture the Sakura around the castles & parks. But also we have time to visit the Kiso Valley, Nara, or Koyasan and a day tour to photograph the snow monkeys of Jigokudani. And of course, we don’t forget about the main spots around Mount Fuji like Chureito Pagoda.
  • Japan Autumn Photo Tour: As before, we visit the main cities of Tokyo & Kyoto and visit Koyasan, Mount Fuji & Jigokudani hot springs. During the fall, we visit also the Nikko Valley where we will spend a few days to capture the autumn colors.
  • Japan Winter Photo Tour: This photography tour is designed to enjoy the minimalistic landscapes & wildlife of Hokkaido. We will do a full circle around the northern Japanese Island in a complete tour different than any European winter tour, as the Norway trips.
Hokkaido Japan Winter Japan Photo Tour

Hokkaido: Japanese Winter Landscapes 

From 3,450€  3,150€ 
12 Days  
Availability : Jan 17th - 28th  
Min Age : 18+  
Max People : 8  
 
12 days to photograph the most amazing Japanese island in winter, minimalist landscapes, and unique wildlife.
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spring in mt Fuji

Japan during Spring: Sakura Workshop 

From 3,850€  3,595€ 
15 days  
Availability : March 27th to April 10th  
Min Age : 18+  
Max People : 8  
 
Photograph the Sakura with our professional guides. Tokyo, Kyoto, Mount Fuji... the best of Japan in 15 days.
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Autumn Japan Photo Tour

Japan Autumn: Fall Colors 

From 3,850€  3,595€ 
15 Days  
Availability : Nov 20th - Dec 4th  
Min Age : 18+  
Max People : 8  
 
Temples, parks & nature during the fall colors. Visit the highlights of Honshu and discover the culture of the rising sun country.
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Do you doubt when to travel to Japan? As specialists in travel to Japan, we can suggest the best season for your trip. Also, we have prepared different routes to visit the main spots, so you can enjoy the beauty of Japan during spring, autumn, or winter

Autumn & Spring are based on a round trip around the main cities in Central Japan. During these trips, you will be able to take pictures of Tokyo & Kyoto, but also the Snow Monkeys, Koyasan, Osaka… Both have different itineraries, as each season has different things to offer.

Best season to visit

What do you want to see on your trip to Japan? Landscapes or cityscapes? Nature or temples? Japan can be enjoyed all year, but each season has different things to do.  

Private trips

As an international operator, we also organize handmade Japan trips created by our photographer guides and locals guides. So you can choose to do any similar travel to Japan that we show you here, or we can prepare a special itinerary for you. Also, we will choose special accommodations and define all characteristics you will prefer for your holidays in Japan. 

Any of our tours are for everyone interested in visit photogenic scenes far from the tourist spots of Japan. Even if you are not a photographer, we will bring you to the hidden gems of the country. We customize your trip to visit your favorite spots at the right time. Thanks to our experience, we will offer you infinite possibilities to choose during your next trip to Japan. If you a photo lover, you will the photo opportunities that Japan has. But also if you do not need to capture with your camera you will experience breathtaking moments.

Write to us, and we will prepare a perfect Japan photo tour along the thousands of locations we have in mind or discover new ones according to your wishes.

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Can you take pictures in Japan?

For sure, you can take photos in all public places in Japan. You just need to ask for permissions if you have commercial purposes as in most countries of the world. And like other places, you can find the international signs that could tell you to not take photos. If you are not sure, kindly ask a local. 
 
Take a look at our gallery of Photos in Japan!

Can you travel now?

No, with the actual situation travel to Japan is impossible for almost all countries.

Which currency is used?

In Japan, the currency is the Japanese Yen.

Don’t think that you can pay everywhere with a credit card in Japan. Although you can’t pay in euros, you can convert once there to the Japanese Yen at the same airport. We suggest to change around 300-500 euros or dollars and use your travel credit card there.

How much money will you need for your trip?

You should plan to spend around ¥3,000 ($28) per day on our photo tours in Japan, which is the average daily price based on meals that are not included.

Why is food so cheap?

It´s because the purchasing power and standard of living of the Japanese are very high. You can buy a decent meal with a low budget. As a basic necessity, the food is relatively inexpensive compared to the level of life in Japan.

Do I need a Visa to visit the country?

To enter Japan you need a passport and a visa unless you are from a country which is visa-exempt. In case you need it, the Japanese government is going to introduce the e-visa. In case is not currently implemented, you will need to visit the Japanese embassy or consulate to apply for a visa.

What month is the cheapest fly?

According to different flight search, the cheapest months to fly to Japan is from January to April. Although in March is cherry blossoms, you can find economic flights. The high season is summer, so even in November-December, you can find good deals.

Why is tipping rude in the country?

The Japanese culture is based on the belief that the price includes already good service. This way, pay extra can be considered insulting. Respect the cultural rules, even if it looks strange for you. Simply be polite, and say thanks to the waiter or waitress after enjoying the service.

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