2016 Cherry Blossom Photography Tour of Japan | Himeji Castle

May 15 | Evan | No Comments |

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Himeji Castle is a great place to visit anytime of the year when traveling to Japan, but the best time to visit Himeji Castle to take photographs is probably during cherry blossom season.  Japan’s most spectacular castle is also perhaps one of the top 2 or 3 spots to view and take photos of cherry blossoms.  Lucky for our group traveling to Japan, we had nice weather and perfect timing in regards to the cherry blossoms blooming.

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Photo created by and courtesy of Kel Blake Photography.Photo created by and courtesy of Kel Blake Photography.

There is no question that Himeji Castle is the star of the show in the city of Himeji, so finding interesting views to take photos of Himeji Castle is always fun as well.  I’m always looking for a better or the best view to take photos of Himeji Castle Below, but not sure I have found it yet!  Below is a photo of members of our group tour Japan, taking the photo and then the type of photo we could create from this observatory for a view of the city and Himeji Castle.

Photo created by and courtesy of Patricia Pomerleau.

Photo created by and courtesy of Patricia Pomerleau.

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The next morning we went up to a park to try and make some photos of Himeji Castle at sunrise.  While we would have liked a little more color and perhaps moving the sunrise a little to the right, we still had a better sunrise than last year’s group visiting Japan!

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With Tokyo, Hiroshima, Miyajima and Himeji Castle already visited, next up for the 2016 cherry blossom tour was Kyoto, my favorite city in Japan!  After Kyoto we would continue our tour of Japan to photography Mt. Fuji and the Fuji Five Lakes, still chasing and photographing the cherry blossoms around Japan!  Interested in joining the 2017 cherry blossom tour?  Please contact me today to start your trip to Japan during cherry blossom season or any other time you’d like!

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