Japan Photography
Tours & Workshops

Photograph the amazing landscapes and cityscapes of Japan

Japan offers numerous photographic opportunities, from ancient and traditional features to modern day cityscapes. The country is famed for its breathtaking landscapes and fascinating culture and architecture. Photograph the iconic Mount Fuji, the scenic countryside, cherry blossom trees, and serene bamboo forests, magnificent castles and shrines. You will be spoilt for choice on this multi-day Japan photo tour & workshop.

Reasons to join our Japan photo tour

The Iconic Mt Fuji

Mt Fuji is undoubtedly Japan’s most famous view. Surrounded by five beautiful lakes, Yamanakako, Kawaguchiko, Saiko, Shojiko and Motosuko, it offers a variety of incredible viewpoints from which to photograph the mighty volcano.

We can also photograph it from above if we are lucky enough to get some morning mist.

Mount Fuji in Japan - Japan photo tour
Meteo Iwa (Married Rocks), Ise, Japan.

Meteo Iwa (Married Rocks)

Meteo Iwa, (Married Rocks) is yet another interesting subject to photograph. According to the Shinto religion, the rocks represent the union of the creator Kami, Izanagi and Izanami and therefore celebrate the union in marriage of man and woman.

The rope is replaced three times a year and it has a ceremony on each occasion.

Sakura (Cherry Blossom)

Japan is renowned for its Sakura (Cherry Blossom season) which takes place between the end of April and the middle of May.

Spectacular displays of the Sakura flower ranges from white to dark pink. The Sakura is the biggest attraction in Japan from late April to mid-May.

Chureito Pagoda, Fujiyoshida, Japan
Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto, Japan

Torii Gates

Our photo tour will include the Fushimi Inari Shrine (which incorporates 1000 red torii gates).

A Torii Gate is a traditional Japanese gate that lies at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine. It symbolises the transition from the mundane to the sacred.

Shirahige Shrine

Shirahige Shrine is a Shinto shrine that is famous for its picturesque torii gate, which stands in the water of Lake Biwa. It makes a great subject to photograph at sunrise.

It was erected around 2,000 years ago during the time of Emperor Suinin’s reign (the 11th emperor of Japan) and as the oldest this is also the head shrine of around 300 Shirahige shrines across Japan.

Shirahige Shrine Torii, Lake Biwa, Japan

Kyoto - Traditional Japan

Kyoto is a beautiful city located in the Kansai region. Its rich cultural heritage, historical landmarks, and traditional Japanese architecture provide many superb photo opportunities.

Kyoto served as the capital for over a thousand years and has since become the cultural heart of Japan.

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Available dates

10th – 19th Feb 2025
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2nd – 13th Apr 2025
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Tour details

Group Size

Max 10


11 nights


Gyeon National
Shibuya Crossing
Tokyo Tower for sunset
Lake Saiko
Saiko Nenba-hama
Lake Shoji sunset
Lake Yamanaka
Tenku no torii
Lake Motosu
Lake Kawaguchi
Danua Tanuki Lake
Chureito Pagoda
Yamanakako Panorama-dai
Shira-Ito Waterfall
Matsumoto-jō Castle
Twin Arch 138 Tower
Meiko-Nishi Bridge, Nagoya
Meoto Iwa
Mangetsu-ji Ukimido, Lake Biwa
Shirahige Shrine Torii, Lake Biwa
Gion Geisha District, Kyoto
Buddhist Ceremony, Chion-in-Wajun, Kyoto 
Kiyomizu-dera Koyasunoto Pagoda, Kyoto
Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
Fushimi Inari Taisha
Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kyoto
Himeji Castle
Osaka City
Osaka Castle


Hotel accommodation (double room, en-suite, single occupancy)

Breakfast Dedicated 1-2-1 photography tuition from two tutors

Collection from Hotel Gracery, Tokyo, and drop off at Kansai Airport, Osaka

Transport during the workshop in a modern, comfortable, 20 seat coaster bus with a dedicated Japanese tour bus driver

All national park fees and entrance fees to various locations

All Japan photo tour dates

Hokkaido in Winter – February 2025

10th – 19th Feb 2025
5 Places Left

Japan Cities & Landscapes – April 2025

2nd – 13th Apr 2025
3 Places Left