In November Japan explodes into a dazzling array of color as autumn hits its peak. This photo tour to Japan is focusing on the most exceptional landscapes, temples, shrines, waterfalls and lakes that Japan has to offer.
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DATES: NOVEMBER 7th – 17th, 2023
PRICE: To be announced, price per twin share.
Single supplement to be announced.
Day 1 – Nov 7 – Meet in Osaka at the hotel ( to be decided ) We highly recommend to arrive a day early to adjust to the time zone and wander through this beautiful mega city
Day 2 – Nov 8 – Osaka to Kyoto
On the second day of our Japanese photo tour, we will be moving to Kyoto. Kyoto is a Japanese big attraction where the old and the new blinds together. For the next three days will spend out time exploring the city’s most famous cultural sites enveloped by the magical colors of the autumn season, this will include the traditional gardens, palaces, shrines and temples. To avoid the crowds in some of this areas will start early morning and be back for a late breakfast and live for the field season again in the late afternoon to take advantage of the light conditions.
Day 3 – Nov 9 – Kyoto On the third day , you will continue to explore Kyoto, capturing the very best of the city’s cultural landmarks. You will continue your visits to Kyoto’s most fascinating temples, surrounded by the flowering greens, yellows, oranges and red colours of fall. There are over 1600 shrines and temples throughout Kyoto, as well as intriguing rock gardens and pagodas steeped in ancient history and rich culture. Each has its own characteristic, so we will take our time capturing these tranquil zen0like areas, some of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Again, you will retire to accommodation in Kyoto for the evening
Day 4 – Nov 10 – Kyoto On the fourth day will visit the historical Gion district, the picturesque streets of Sannen-zaka & Ninnen-zaka, and the Hokan-ji – Yasaka pagoda. However, we would like to remind you that it is strictly forbidden to take pictures in the historical Gion district, due to numerous abuses by tourists towards geishas and locals.What’s for sure, however, is that time your time in Kyoto will be invaluable, not just as a traveller, but as a photographer too. Your portfolio will be bursting at the seams with new contributions! You will spend your final night at the inn in Kyoto.
Day 5 – Nov 11 – Kyoto to Nara – The first permanent capital of Japan in the 8th century:
– The Shinto shrine of Kasuga Taisha and its thousands of lanterns,
– The Todaiji, its great bronze Buddha and the imposing Nan-Daimon gate,
– The Kofukuji temple with its beautiful pagoda.
Day 6 -Nov 12 – Nara
Day 7 -Nov 13 – Nara to the Shikoku area
Day 8 – Nov 14 – Shikoku
Day 9 -Nov 15 – Shikoku to Hiroshima
Day 10 – Nov 16 – Hiroshima
Day 12 – Nov 17 – Hiroshima to Osaka ( Depart for home in the evening or spend an additional day and depart for home on Nov. 18 /2023
* Photo tour leader and local guide
* Share room occupancy
* All breakfasts and Dinner
* Drinking water
* Transportation in private cars and train
* All entrance fees to photography locations
* Post-Processing sessions during the tour
* Airfare to/from Japan
* Alcoholic and Soft beverages
* Travel insurance
* Equipment and baggage insurance
* Visas (if applicable, US citizens do not need visa)
* Gratuities ( Local guide and driver )
To reserve your spot for this Photo Tour, a deposit of $1500 can be made via Paypal.
Remaining payment will be due 90 days before workshop. A reminder invoice will be emailed out before the Payment is do.
Photo tour leader: Gavriel Jecan
Local Japanese Guide: Shizu Furuya
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