Photo Tour of Japan | Portrait Session in Kyoto

Jan 23 | Evan | No Comments |

I am going a little out of order from my recent photography tour in Japan with this post here, but this portrait session was such a huge hit with the group, I wanted to go ahead and share it.  After Tokyo and Hokkaido our group travelled to Kyoto.  While the main purpose of this photo tour of Japan was focused around landscapes and nature photography in Japan, I had arranged for two models to wear Kimono clothes and spend some time with us in Kyoto.  The girls rented the clothes from one shop I had used before called Yume Kyoto.  From my past experience, I knew the staff at Yume Kyoto was super friendly and helpful, so it was an easy decision to return to their shop.  Also, I should mention that their shop is conveniently located on the edge of Gion, across the street from Yasaka Shrine.  Yume Kyoto also can do hair and have other options to return the clothes the next day or to your hotel.

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For the portrait session, we started out in Maruyama Park then went to Yasaka Shrine before crossing the street over to Gion.  We had a little time left, and with the idea to avoid the crowds that had been joining in on the photos and following us, we went to a small shrine off the Path of Philosophy in Kyoto called Honen-in.  Everyone had a great time and I’m sure next time I plan a group trip to Japan or maybe even for a private custom tour of Japan, I will try to arrange something like this again!

More from this photo tour of Japan is coming soon!  Here is the list of the places we visited and photographed in Japan.

  • Shiretoko Five Lakes
  • Shiretoko Pass
  • Utoro Sunsets
  • Furepe Waterfall
  • Oshinkoshin Waterfall
  • Lake Akan
  • Lake Mashu
  • Lake Onneto
  • Sounkyo Onsen
  • Kamikawa Angus Farm
  • Ginga Waterfall
  • Lake Daisetsuko
  • Sounkyo Ropeway
  • Oobako
  • Blue Pond (Aoi Ikke)
  • Shirogane Falls
  • Moss Garden Temple (Kokedera)
  • Bamboo Forrest in Arashiyama
  • Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji)
  • Nanzenji
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine
  • Portrait session with models in kimonos –  You are here!

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