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Winter Japan Photography Tour

Capture the Essence of Japan: A Photography Adventure

We’re thrilled to unveil an extraordinary photography tour that will immerse you in the captivating beauty and culture of Japan like never before. Get ready to embark on a journey that will transform your camera lens into a storyteller’s tool, as you explore iconic landmarks, hidden gems, and breathtaking landscapes.

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Join us as we traverse the diverse landscapes of Japan, from the bustling streets of Tokyo to the tranquil shores of Lake Kawaguchi beneath the awe-inspiring Mount Fuji. Venture into the heart of Kyoto, where ancient temples and vibrant festivals await your lens. Explore the enchanting snowscapes of Shirakawa-go and witness the sunrise in picturesque villages. Get up close and personal with Japan’s native Snow Monkeys in their natural habitat.

Highlights of Your Journey Include:

  • Capturing the mesmerizing sunrise over Mount Fuji

  • Immersing yourself in Kyoto’s Setsubun Festival with Geisha dances

  • Exploring the snowy wonderland of Shirakawa-go

  • Photographing the historic Matsumoto Castle at sunset

  • Witnessing playful Snow Monkeys in their onsen retreat

  • Exploring Togakushi Shrine’s serene forested surroundings

  • Experiencing the vibrant energy of Tokyo’s streets

This meticulously crafted itinerary combines the art of photography with the soul of Japan, allowing you to create a visual narrative that will transport you back in time and evoke the essence of this remarkable nation.

Whether you’re an aspiring photographer or a seasoned pro, this adventure promises an unforgettable opportunity to capture Japan’s beauty through your lens. Our journey begins on January 31, 2024, and concludes on February 7, 2024, offering a rich tapestry of experiences that you’ll treasure forever.

Prepare your camera gear, pack your creativity, and join us on a photographic odyssey through the Land of the Rising Sun. Limited spots available, so reserve yours today and embark on the photography adventure of a lifetime!

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Expedition leader

Included

  • All transfers ( including drivers’ services, gasoline fees etc)

  • Lodging in hotels – twin rooms, shared with another participant (1200 USD supplement for single room)

  • Instructions by professional English-speaking guides

Excluded

  • Airfare

  • Visas (if applicable)

  • Single supplement

  • Meals

Day 1

Arrival in Tokyo (January 30, 2024)

Welcome to the pulsating heart of Japan, Tokyo. As you touch down in this bustling metropolis, you step into a world where tradition meets innovation. Tokyo’s skyscrapers pierce the sky while its ancient shrines and tranquil gardens offer respite from the urban frenzy.

Photography Tip: Capture Tokyo’s energy by experimenting with slow shutter speeds to create light trails from passing cars amidst the neon glow – in Shibuya or Asakusa. First day is just a meeting day – we meet together at Tokyo hotel for the first dinner. So you can arrive anytime today or even skip the dinner and settle quietly at hotel to rest a night.

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Day 3

Snow Monkey Park  (31 Jan, 2024)

Your first chapter unfolds at the Snow Monkey Park, where the native Japanese macaques find solace in the natural hot springs. Their playful antics amidst the snowy backdrop create a captivating narrative of wildlife in its element. We travel to Yudanaka via Nagano by shinkansen and local train, from Tokyo station around 6:30 am.

Photography Tip: Pay attention to the monkeys’ expressions and interactions to capture their unique personalities.

Day 4

Varanasi – Delhi (Flight) – Agra (200 kms/ 4 hrs)

You’ll catch a morning flight back to Delhi and then embark on a drive to Agra, the city of the iconic Taj Mahal. In the evening, you’ll explore Agra, including a visit to the Mehtab Bagh, which offers a unique perspective of the Taj Mahal during sunset. Your overnight accommodation will be in Agra.

DAY 5

Explore Agra

Early in the morning, you’ll visit the stunning Taj Mahal at sunrise, capturing its timeless beauty. Your day continues with a visit to Agra Fort, where you’ll have the opportunity to photograph more architectural marvels. In the afternoon, you’ll head to Fatehpur Sikri for additional photography, capturing the historical grandeur of this UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll spend the night in Agra.

DAY 6

Agra – Jaipur (235 kms/ 5 hrs)

Sunrise will start from a photo session at Tamblingan Lake. It is the lake in the North of Bali, often misty at sunrise. There’s a small temple at the shore often half flooded. With traditional boats in the lake we will get wonderful photographs from this misty morning. In the afternoon we visit Leke-leke Waterfall or one of the hidden waterfalls in the East Bali. You can shoot both amazing landscape and culture or just landscape. Sunset location at Tanah Lot Temple. “Tanah Lot” name stands for earth (Tanah) and sea (Lot), and it has indeed a very spectacular setting on top of an impressive rock overlooking the sea.