Japan Autumn Photo Tour
Tohoku is the best areas area for autumn colours are here! Since the 2011 Tsunami this area has re-development most of its coastline with new hope. If you have been to Japan before and are looking for less tourists and more nature, then this landscape photography tour is the perfect itinerary. Only 1% of foreign tourists explore these unknown areas. That means less crowds and more time to experience unique and pristine environments.
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.
Autumn: Oct 27- Nov 5 (10 Days)
3 - 6 people maximum, led by Alfonso Calero - fluent in Japanese, pro photographer, tutor and guide.
Fitness Level: Moderate
USD$ 3999 twin share
USD$ 4599 single room
9 nights Accommodation
Japan Rail Pass
Mini Van Transport
All Tuition (6 hours per day), translating, photography, tour-guiding
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.
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
Day 2 - Lake Towada, Aomori - Pond & Mountains
Day 3 - Oirase, Aomori - Lakes & River Gorge.
Day 4 - Hachimantai - Hotsprings & River
Day 5 - Hachimantai, Akita - Waterfalls & River
Day 6 & 7 - Kakunodate, Akita - River Gorge & Mountains Day 7 Nov 1 - Kakunodate, Akita - Samurai Village
Day 8 - Jodogahama Seascapes
Day 9 - Jodogahama, Iwate (Sanriku Coast) Seascapes
Day 10 - Jodogama - Tokyo
Abstract Landscapes & Nature
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!
We will learn:
Master Composition & Manual Settings
Advanced Editing Techniques
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.
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.
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.