Photography Tour ideas in Japan

by Alexandra

Whether you are a professional photographer or you just enjoy taking pictures on a holiday, Japan is the perfect destination.  An intoxicating mix of time-honored tradition and cutting-edge modernity, Japan is a fascinating place to photograph. In Kyoto, enjoy a private photo opportunity with elegant geisha and explore the lantern-lit streets of the Gion district. Photograph the thatched villages of Shikoku before traveling to Hiroshima, the island of Miyajima, and more. See these photography tour ideas in Japan for inspiration…

Kyoto Guided Tours

Visiting Kyoto is like experiencing a glimpse into the past. Wooded forests hide ornate temples and shrines, geishas are scrolling through the alleys lit with lanterns… Beautiful any time of the year, you will make the most memorable images in this historical gem of Japan.

Photography Tour ideas in Japan

Photography Tour ideas in Japan

Tokyo Guided Tours

There are so many awesome places to photograph Tokyo, you wouldn’t know where to start. It’s alive with noise, movement, and the occasional mystery. But with guided photo tours you can take the most out of your trip.

The world’s busiest pedestrian crossing is surrounded by neon-lit buildings. One of the better spots to capture the lights of Tokyo. With around one million people crossing the street here every day, there are endless photographic possibilities.

Photography Tour ideas in Japan

Tokyo, Japan at Tokyo Tower

Autumn Tours

Autumn/fall is one of the most picturesque times in Japan when maple leaves transition through the majestic colors of the sun.

Photography Tour ideas in Japan

Photography Tour ideas in Japan for Autumn Season

Spring Tours

Another season, even more, popular in Japan, is Spring because of the gorgeous sakura(cherry blossom)

Photography Tour ideas in Japan

Photography Tour ideas in Japan for Spring

Japan Wildlife Photography


This island is a popular destination for photographers.
Moreover, if your interest is in the landscape, wildlife, city life, people, or food, Hokkaido is the place to be.
Each area of the island offers a different scene. Some areas are famous for vast plains, clear lakes, and smoking volcanoes with fresh hot springs. And even rare animals in their natural habitats.
Capture the “Tancho” Japanese red-headed cranes dancing with each other. Or see wild “Higuma” Hokkaido Brown Bears walking the untouched lands of the World Heritage Site Shiretoko.
No matter how many times you visit this treasure island, Hokkaido always has a new sight to capture thanks to the wonderful variety of colors and changes the four seasons bring each year.

Photography Tour ideas in Japan

Two Red-crowned Cranes in courtship dancing.

Jigokudani Snow Monkeys Park

The park is home to over 150 wild Japanese monkeys (Japanese Macaques) or often called Snow Monkeys. At the park site, there is a pool with a natural hot spring where monkeys bathe just like a human. The park became well-known worldwide after being featured in many tourism magazines and websites, and interestingly, as a result, it became more famous among foreign visitors rather than Japanese. Also, it is a very special sight, probably only one place in the whole world where wild monkeys bathe in the natural hot springs. Now the park welcomes a huge number of visitors, especially during winter when the snow starts falling.

photography tour ideas in japan

Jigokudani Snow Monkeys Park, Japan

You name it, Japan has it all – traditional culture proudly practiced in modern-day, leading futuristic citiesdiverse landscapes showcasing spectacular natural wonders, and ancient temples preserving thousands of years of history.

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