2017 Cherry Blossom Tour of Japan | Himeji Castle

May 21 | Evan | No Comments |

The cherry blossoms were catching up with our small group of photographers as we headed north in Japan from Miyajima to Himeji.  Himeji is Japan’s most famous and spectacular castle but also famous for it’s hundreds of cherry blossom trees spread out across the castle grounds.

While the cherry blossoms were almost few bloom, we were probably still 2 days or so early for taking photographs of full bloom cherry blossoms with Himeji Castle.  The cherry blossoms were still quite nice though and even the castle without the cherry blossoms can be a great subject for our photography tours.

Created by and courtesy of Tim Durham

I believe that Mount Fuji is best viewed and photographed from afar, and like Japan’s most iconic symbol, I really enjoy taking photos of Himeji Castle from a distance as well.  The past few years I haven’t had much luck with the sunrises in Himeji, but this year’s sunrise at Himeji Castle was quite nice and colorful!  Scroll down to see more photos of Himeji Castle at sunrise in the gallery.

The 2017 Cherry Blossom Photography Tour of Japan took our small group of photographers to Tokyo, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Kyoto, Wazuka and Fuji Five Lakes.  Take a look at the 2017 Cherry Blossom Tour Trip report to see more from our tour of Japan during cherry blossom season. Want to visit Japan during cherry blossom season with Japan Photo Guide?  The 2018 Cherry Blossom Tour of Japan for photographers has limited spaces available, book now!

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