2017 Private Summer Tour of Japan | Japanese Sword Smith

Aug 04 | Evan | No Comments |

This Summer I had a great opportunity to create a custom and private tour of Japan for a local family here in North Carolina. Last Summer I lead a tour of Japan for a mother and daughter and this tour of Japan was for a father and son.  I love creating private tours for Japan because I can really focus on the specific interests and reasons for visiting and traveling to Japan.  

Each tour of Japan goes at a different pace.  Private tours of Japan tend to move at a much faster pace and this custom tour of Japan was certainly off to a fast start as the first morning we took an early train from Tokyo up to Tochigi Prefecture to visit with a Japanese sword smith. The Japanese sword smith I’ve visited with and photographed in the past was unavailable, so I was excited to visit with a different Japanese sword smith for the first time.   


The three of us, along with a Japanese guide, spent a few hours watching and photographing him perform his craft.  I really enjoy arranging these special experiences to mix photography with Japanese culture and Japanese craftsmanship. Spending time with the sword smith in Japan was a special way to start our private tour of Japan! Next up for our tour of Japan would be to visit Nikko to see Toshogu Shrine and Kanmangafuchi Abyss! 

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