What to Expect on Japan Photo Guide’s Photography Tours of Japan

Apr 09 | Evan | 1 Comment |

Enhance your experience in Japan with our 7 to 14-day custom-arranged private or group tour of Japan. Whether your interests lie in photography, culture, museums, or food, I will meticulously plan the perfect tour tailored to your preferences.

As your personal photographer throughout the trip, you’ll no longer have to rely on strangers for capturing your precious moments. Say goodbye to blurry shots or missed backgrounds. I will ensure that your journey remains unforgettable by professionally documenting each highlight.

To ensure a seamless arrival and departure, I’ll personally pick you up and drop you off at the airport in Japan, providing assistance with your luggage. From there, I’ll guide you for up to 8 or 9 hours a day, depending on your preferences, taking you to the best spots for photography, introducing you to exceptional dining experiences, and assisting you with any Japanese-related needs.

Rest assured, I’ll be with you every step of the way in planning your Japanese experience, offering valuable guidance and expertise.

Our tours start at $350 USD per day, excluding expenses.

A typical day on a photography tour of Japan looks like this:

1. Early morning photo opportunity: Take advantage of the beautiful morning light for some stunning shots.

2. Return to the hotel for breakfast.

3. Depart mid/late morning for general touring, including potential photography opportunities at various scenic locations.

4. Enjoy lunch at a local eatery, immersing yourself in the flavors of Japan.

5. Continue with general touring or cultural experiences, such as visiting historical sites or participating in traditional workshops, with occasional photography opportunities.

6. A photographic opportunity to end the day

7. Dinner arrangements will vary depending on the location. Options may include dining together at the accommodation, exploring local restaurants on your own (with our guidance), or going out as a group if everyone is interested.

Please note that this daily plan is intended to provide you with a general idea of the tour structure and of course can be modified to your liking.

Looking for ways to enhance your Japan adventure? Here are just a few examples of the custom experiences we offer….

Experiences offered during Japan Photo Guide’s Tours of Japan

Model Photo Experience: Elevate your photography skills with a personalized model photo shoot. I will expertly arrange for a model to accompany you, providing guidance and assistance throughout the experience or allowing you the freedom to explore your own creative vision.

Engagement/Family/Couple Experience: Capture timeless memories with your loved ones during an on-location portrait session in Japan. Our team will meticulously arrange the perfect setting for your group, ensuring stunning photographs that reflect your special bond. Prices for this experience begin at $200 USD.

Japanese Cooking Experience: Indulge in a truly unique and wonderful adventure with a private cooking lesson in a Japanese home, led by an English-speaking Japanese Chef. Immerse yourself in the art of Japanese cuisine as you learn traditional recipes and techniques.

Japanese Home-Style Meal Experience: If you prefer not to cook during your vacation, we offer the opportunity to visit a Japanese home and savor a delectable, home-cooked Japanese meal tailored to your preferences. Whether you choose to design your own menu or leave it to the skilled chef’s expertise, this experience promises an unforgettable culinary delight. This experience has consistently been the favorite meal for all the groups I have brought here so far!

Geisha Experience: Immerse yourself in an exclusive and unforgettable encounter with Japanese culture during a traditional Japanese meal with a Geisha. Indulge in a gastronomic delight before being entertained with a captivating traditional song, dance, or game. This extraordinary experience lasts approximately two hours and provides an exclusive and unforgettable memory of your time in Japan.

Ninja Demonstration and Class: Unleash your inner warrior with a thrilling Ninja demonstration and class. Learn the secrets of the ancient Ninja arts as you witness incredible displays of agility, stealth, and combat techniques. Engage in hands-on training, mastering the art of shuriken throwing or learning the artful techniques of stealth and evasion. This immersive experience offers an adrenaline-pumping journey into the world of the Ninja.

Origami Experience: Discover the art of origami, the ancient Japanese paper-folding tradition. Immerse yourself in the intricate folds and delicate creations as you learn from a skilled instructor. From simple shapes to complex designs, you’ll gain hands-on experience in crafting beautiful origami creations. Unleash your creativity and leave with a newfound appreciation for this cherished Japanese art form.

Visiting a Master Sword Smith: Embark on a fascinating journey to meet a Master Sword Smith and explore the intricate craftsmanship behind the iconic Japanese swords. Witness firsthand the meticulous techniques and dedication that go into forging these legendary blades. Engage in enlightening conversations with the Master Sword Smith and gain insight into the rich history and cultural significance of the Japanese sword.

Traditional Music Lesson: Immerse yourself in the enchanting melodies of traditional Japanese music through a private music lesson. Learn to play a traditional instrument such as the shamisen, koto, or shakuhachi under the guidance of a skilled musician. Experience the harmony and elegance of this ancient art form and gain a deeper understanding of the cultural heritage it represents.

Wearing Traditional Clothes While Sightseeing or Photo Session: Immerse yourself in Japanese culture by donning traditional clothes, such as a kimono or yukata, while exploring the sights or engaging in a personalized photo session. Experience the grace and beauty of traditional attire as you wander through iconic landmarks or picturesque locations. Capture stunning photographs and create lasting memories while embracing the elegance of Japanese tradition.

Japanese Tea Ceremony: Participate in the serene ritual of a Japanese Tea Ceremony. Engage in the art of tea preparation and experience the tranquil ambiance of a traditional tea room. Learn about the meticulous gestures and etiquette involved in this ancient ceremony as you savor the delicate flavors of matcha tea. Allow the soothing atmosphere and mindful practice to transport you to a state of serenity and contemplation.

Japanese Flower Arrangement: Unleash your creativity and immerse yourself in the art of Japanese flower arrangement, known as Ikebana. Learn the principles of balance, harmony, and simplicity as you craft your own exquisite floral composition under the guidance of a skilled instructor. Explore the beauty of nature through the arrangement of flowers, branches, and leaves, and discover the profound connection between art, nature, and the Japanese aesthetic.

Don’t see something you are looking for?  Let me know what it is, and I will arrange it!

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