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Ever wanted to venture further with your photography and new cultural experiences? Our Japan Photography Tour gives you the chance to capture the colour and movement of a unique country while experiencing the sights. 

Autumn: Oct 27- Nov 4 (9 Days)

3 - 6  people maximum, led by Alfonso Calero - fluent in Japanese, pro photographer, tutor and guide. 

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Ever wanted to venture further with your photography and new cultural experiences? Our Japan Photography Tour gives you the chance to capture the colour and movement of a unique country while experiencing the sights with an experienced, Japanese speaker, guide and instructor with professional photographer Alfonso Calero.

We will learn:

  • Master Composition & Manual Settings
  • Advanced Editing Techniques
  • Landscape Photography
  • Seascape Photography
  • Waterfall Photography
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  • Very small group 
  • Learn at your own pace one on one
  • Hand-picked BEST locations
  • Led by an experienced photographer/guide/tutor fluent in Japanese 
  • Truly authentic travel experience - a trip of lifetime!

Tour highlights:

  • Rivers
  • Abstract Landscapes & Nature
  • Lakes
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Waterfalls
  • Seascapes
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Visual Itinerary/Gallery


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Jodogahama Coast

Pricing:

USD$ 4999 twin share
USD$ 5499 single room

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Price includes:

  • 8 nights Accommodation 
  • 8 Breakfasts, Lunches & Dinners
  • Japan Rail Pass
  • Mini Van Transport
  • All Tuition (6 hours per day), translating, photography, tour-guiding

NOT included:

  • International Flights
  • Entrance Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Day 0 & Day 10 Tokyo Accommodation.

What to Bring: Photographic & General Gear

  • DSLR or hybrid mirrorless digital camera
  • Lens 24-70mm range & 70-400mm range
  • Tripod & Cable Release
  • Dependable Portable External Drive
  • Laptop and power supply
  • Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop
  • ND Variable Filter (up to 10 stops)
  • Up to 20 kg luggage and appropriate warm clothing (Gloves, Binnie, Snow Boots, Down jacket). Average temp 2-15 degrees celsius.
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Sanriku Coast


Detailed Itinerary

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Northern Honshu is also known as the Tohoku region. We will focus on 3 prefectures of Aomori, Akita and Iwate. The itinerary offers a mix of waterfalls, mountain views, lakes, hot springs, rivers, gorges & seascapes all with the aim of capturing autumn colours at their best from north to south. We will stay 9 nights in 4 locations: Lake Towada, Mt. Hachimantai, Kakunodate Samurai Village & Jodogahama Beach. All perfectly nestled exactly where we need to be for early morning and sunset shoots daily.

Day 0 Starts at our hotel in Ueno, Tokyo where we will meet the night before our journey to have dinner and prepare for the trip of a lifetime.

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Day 1 We depart 10am from Ueno Station to catch our bullet train (Shinkansen) to Hachinohe Station way up north in Aomori prefecture. Running at a top speed of 320 km/hour, the award for the fastest train in Japan belongs to the Hayabusa

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Day 2 Oct 27 - Lake Towada, Aomori - Pond & Mountains

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Day 3 Oct 28 - Oirase, Aomori - Lakes & River Gorge.
Day 4 Oct 29 - Hachimantai - Hotsprings & River
Day 5 Oct 30 - Hachimantai, Akita - Waterfalls & River

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Day 6 Oct 31 - Kakunodate, Akita - River Gorge & Mountains Day 7 Nov 1 - Kakunodate, Akita - Samurai Village

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Day 8 Nov 2 - Jodogahama Seascapes

Day 9 Nov 3 - Jodogahama, Iwate (Sanriku Coast) Seascapes

Day 10 Nov 4 - Jodogama - Tokyo

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Jodogahama Beach

 

Deposit and Cancellation Policy (per person)

  • A deposit of $US1000 per person is required to secure booking
  • Via Bank Transfer
  • Cancellation More than 120 days before a trip: 100% refund of deposit.
  • Cancellation Between 120 and 30 days: 50% refund 
  • Cancellation Less than 30 days: 0% refund
  • Final payment is due 120 days before the workshop/trip starts.
 Sanriku Coast

Sanriku Coast