Shoot the beauty off-beats locations for autumn colors with your artistic vision

Japan Offbeat Locations Autumn Colors Special– Photography Tour

Japan’s Off-Beat Locations Autumn Colors– Photography Special

Photography Tour Background:

Accompanied by photographer & Japanese language expert Kiran Joshi, we shall be exploring exclusive access to culture of Japan and scenic beauty during the colorful autumn season.

Autumn Tours of Japan are a selection of trips dedicated to the stunning colors, sites, nature, culture, and food of autumn in Japan.

During our Autumn Japan tours we will enjoy red, yellow, and orange hues as the Fall leaves enhance all the sites through off-beat locations of Japan.

Join this magical photography tour of Japan, the land of the rising sun, to best capture its vibrant nature and fascinating culture.

What is the significance of autumn in Japan?

Japan is extremely popular for its 4 distinct and spectacular seasons.

Among which the Fall colors or autumn leaves colors being magnificent many tourists, travel photographer, landscape photographer visits Japan to capture beautiful autumn.

Join us in the ravishing Autumn leaves photography tour to Japan this 2024.

As temperatures starts dropping after fiery summers, the nature starts changing its colors of the leaves change into vibrant shades of orange, red, yellow, and brown.

In Japan, this natural phenomenon is called koyo (紅葉) or momiji (meaning red leaves) and observing the most striking shades of leaf is known as Momijigari (red leaf hunting) has been extremely popular in Japan and is now the major attraction for tourist, travel photographer, landscape photographer and artist.

Maple-shaped cakes are typical during the fall season, and the leaves themselves are often eaten as tempura: a delicious, deep-fried, sweet snack.

There are various varieties of maple leaf tempura served throughout the country during the season, often accompanied by a cup of Japanese tea.

Based on the Buddhism philosophy in Japan, spiritually and symbolically this season represent the cycle of life and it transient.

There are abundant locations in Japan to experience this beautiful season.

But, across Japan the locations and its days differs within the span of this season starting from Mid-September to Early December and the peak typically last for two weeks in each region.

For an utterly unique autumn color (Koyo) experience at a relaxed pace, our Japan Photography Tour capturing Autumn leaves Colors is based on this theme to capture breath-taking images of changing colors which will have a very heavenly feel in our images.

This Japan photography tour is bit exclusive in nature to shoot Japan Dreamscapes photographs.

The colorful shades and tones of the nature with the changing nature means pictures or the photograph of a lifetime.

We have carefully selected off-beat yet top autumn leaves color locations of Japan which will be truly enticing for photographers at all levels.

Itinerary of the Japan Photography tour includes 3 Main destination and opportunities to follow the Japanese autumn time color celebrations and culture closely.

This will allow photographer enough time to capture and create stupendous images for their portfolio

Apart from autumn leaves color locations, we will visit other places of Japan which includes iconic historical and natural sites.

Some of our time will be spent in couple of cities nearby Tokyo, however majority of our time will be in the countryside, time to be with nature and around rustic villages and to enjoy less populated areas.

You will have dual benefit during this Autumn photography tour, as the organizer who himself has travelled to Japan for several times and is a good Japanese Language expert as well as a good photographer who can be mentor for the beginners too.

We will take care of all logistical matters.

We will provide all necessary information and guidance when needed and leave you free to explore place so that you can capture the images you want, to enjoy the company of like-minded traveler’s and to enhance your understanding and appreciation of visions of Japan.

This Autumn photography tour to Japan includes accommodation, meals and transport specifically selected with your comfort, convenience, and satisfaction in mind to best possible extent.

The schedule of our Japan- Autumn photography tour is based on the timing so that there is a best chance of quality autumn color viewing, however, change in temperature, elevation, and latitude may lead to shift in the season slightly.

The transitory gorgeousness of the Autumn Color awaits you.

Akame waterfall

Akame Shijuhachi Waterfalls is known for the training ground of Iga Ninja’s.

With the trail of 4-kilometer-long Akame Keikoku Valley we can see beautiful landscapes of various waterfalls in many sizes including Fudotaki Waterfalls, Senjudaki Waterfalls, and Biwadaki Waterfalls. Gorgeous panoramic view of the valley and the red-tinged mountain range in autumn can be seen during the hiking course to Mount Nagasaka.

Meoto Iwa

Meoto IwaLocated in the Ise City, these Meoto Iwa (夫婦岩, the Wedded Rocks) are two sacred rocks in the ocean near Futami.

The larger of the two rocks represents the husband and the smaller one represents the wife.

Both rocks are tied by a shimenawa rope which is symbolic representation of the division between the spiritual and earthly realms. In a ceremony, the shimenawa rope is replaced three times a year.




Ago Bay

Ago Bay (英虞湾, Agowan) is a scenic, island dotted bay with a rugged coastline, located at the southern tip of the Shima Peninsula.

The bay is famous for pearl cultivation with many oyster rafts floating in the water.

The art of pearl cultivation was first mastered by Mikimoto Kokichi in 1893. Mikimoto was born and grew up on the Shima Peninsula, not far from Ago Bay.

Sobue Cho

Japan’s Off-Beat Locations Autumn Colors– Photography Special Sobuecho is the name of a town in Inazawa city located in the west of Aichi.

The Yamazaki area is also known for the beautiful yellow leaves of the gingko trees. The Sobue Ichou Matsuri is held at the end of every November.

The Kiso river flows from the west and the town is rich with nature.

The town also has three large parks: Kiso Sansen National Government Park, Kisogawa Sobue Ryokuchi Greens Park and Sobue Wild Nature Ryokuchi Greens Park. Near Kisogawa Sobue Ryokuchi Greens Park, there is a riverside dune called Sobue Sakyuu.

The pine trees planted in the dunes create a beautiful landscape known as as Sabo forests. In recent years, Makai beach has become a base for windsurfing, with many young people flocking to it.




Korankei Gorge

Located in the corner of the Aichi Kogen National Park is a valley created by the Yahagi River Rio Tributary. When you think about famous spots to check out the leaves in the fall, Kourankei is first in everyone’s mind. You’ll find 4,000 trees consisting of 11 different types of Japanese maples that paint the landscape in gorgeous yellow and crimson.

The best time to visit Kourankei is November. The mountainside is lit until 9 PM each night, but even in the afternoon, it’s a gorgeous place to be, and you can get a lovely view of Kourankei’s symbol—the Taigetsukyou [Samurai Moon Bridge].


Hakone (箱根) is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, less than one hundred kilometers from Tokyo. Famous for hot springs, natural beauty and the view across Lake Ashinoko of nearby Mount Fuji, Hakone is one of the most popular destinations among Japanese and international tourists looking for a break from Tokyo.


Hakone robeway at owakudani volcanic valley with active sulphur vents and hot springs in HakoneOwakudani (大涌谷, Ōwakudani) is the area around a crater created during the last eruption of Mount Hakone some 3000 years ago. Today, much of the area is an active volcanic zone where sulfurous fumes, hot springs and hot rivers can be experienced.

Additionally, Owakudani has good views of Mount Fuji on clear days. Eggs cooked in Owakudani’s hot spring pools with their shells blackened by the sulfur are on sale at shops in the area, and eating one is said to prolong one’s life by seven years.

A short walking trail leads from the ropeway station into the volcanic zone to a number of steam vents and bubbling pools. The walk takes around 30 minutes in total. Admission to the trail requires advance reservations and costs 500 yen.



Lake Ashinoko

Lake Ashinoko (芦ノ湖, Ashinoko) was formed in the caldera of Mount Hakone after the volcano’s last eruption 3000 years ago.

Today, the lake with Mount Fuji in the background is the symbol of Hakone. The lake’s shores are mostly undeveloped except for small towns in the east and north and a couple of lakeside resort hotels.

The best views of the lake in combination with Mount Fuji can be enjoyed from Moto-Hakone (a few steps south from the sightseeing boat pier), from the Hakone Detached Palace Garden and from the sightseeing boats cruising the lake.

Hakone Shrine:

Hakone Shrine (箱根神社, Hakone Jinja) stands at the foot of Mount Hakone along the shores of Lake Ashinoko. The shrine buildings are hidden in the dense forest, but are well advertised by its huge torii gates, one standing prominently in the lake and two others over the main street of Moto-Hakone.

A path leads from the torii gate in Lake Ashinoko up a series of steps flanked by lanterns through the forest to the main building of the shrine, which sits peacefully among the tall trees. The shrine is beautiful throughout the year and is particularly breathtaking when shrouded in mist.

A second shrine, Mototsumiya (“original shrine”) stands at the summit of Komagatake, one of Mount Hakone’s multiple peaks. It is accessible by the Hakone Komagatake Ropeway from Hakone-en or via hiking trails


Senso-ji Temple in Tokyo, JapanJapanese tea ceremony Tokyo is Japan’s capital and the world’s most populated metro cities. Tokyo was known as Edo before1868. It was a small castle town, and Edo became Japan’s political center in 1603 during the establishment of feudal government by Tokugawa Ieyas. After few decades, Edo became one of the world’s largest cities. After the Meiji Restoration of 1868, the emperor and capital moved from Kyoto to Edo, which Edo was renamed as Tokyo. Literal meaning of Tokyo means “Eastern Capital”. Tokyo was destroyed twice i.e.  in1923 during Great Kanto Earthquake & in 1945 during air raids of second world war.

As on date, Tokyo offers a unlimited choice of shopping, entertainment, culture, and dining to its tourist. The city has historical places such as Asakusa and in many museums, shrines, temples, and gardens.

This place also offers best cityscapes, landscapes and one of the best places for travel photography

If you are excited to experience magnificent autumn leaves color landscapes in Japan, we are happy to accommodate you for fall color trip to witness beautiful Autumn, so Contact us without any delay.

Book your seats to the extraordinary Autumn Photography tour by The Lens India

Contact us on +91-8308 80 9875/ +81-80-9406-6357 or mail us at [email protected]

What is included?
Below things are included with our tour package.
  • Accommodation in standard hotels (Twin Sharing)
  • Transport and excursions as per itinerary
  • Meals (As Specified in Itinerary)
  • Entry fees as indicated in Itinerary


Hotels Stay (Names) are subject to change based on booking availability

What is NOT included?
Below things are NOT included with our tour package.
    • International Airfares/Visa
    • Travel insurance
    • Meals and food not listed in itinerary
    • Portable Wi-Fi internet access
    • Beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic)
    • Personal spending money
    • Tips & gratuities (not expected in Japan)
    • Any other specific not included items

Tour Schedule

Tour Dates:

2024: 13th Nov ~ 20th Nov (Booking Open: Confirmed Dates)

2025: 13th Nov ~ 20th Nov (Booking Open: Tentative Dates)

2026: 13th Nov ~ 20th Nov (Booking Open: Tentative Dates)

Stay Tuned for 2025 & 2026 Confirmed Dates

(Refer Itinerary for details)

  • Akame Waterfall
  • Meoto Iwa
  • Ago Bay
  • Sobue Cho
  • Korankei Gorge
  • Hakone
  • Tokyo

Bullet train /Regular train / Private Coach / Taxi /Domestic Flight (Refer Itinerary for Details)

* Please note this tour may include extensive use of public transport and walking as main methods of transport.

Small group photography tour

Max: 14-16 Pax

Moderate (Refer FAQ)

Regular Price:

Nov-2024: USD2900 + Tax, if any (Ex. Osaka-Kansai) (Approx. INR250,000)

Nov-2025: USD3200 + Tax, if any (Ex. Osaka-Kansai) (Approx. INR265,000)

Nov-2026: USD3500 + Tax, if any (Ex. Osaka-Kansai) (Approx. INR290,000)

Early Bird Price: Please Enquire for the same

Important Note:

  • Prices are subject to change depending upon the change in Hotel/Domestic Airfare/Transport charges.
  • Early bird price or any discounts if applicable will be Void in case delay in the payment by tour participant w.r.t specified payment schedule. (Refer Payment schedule)
  • Tour participant shall start the Visa Process shall at least start one month before the travel date or as per the country specific visa rules and comply to those requirements.
  • Documents for visa purpose (Itinerary, Hotel Booking Confirmation or any other document as the case may be) shall be shared to tour participant only upon the full payment of the tour price.


Day 1 – Kansai Airport – Akame Waterfall | Date: 13th NOV-2024

  • 15:40Hrs Arrive at Kansai (Osaka) Airport.
  • Convert the JR pass, Buy Sim Card and Move to Akame Waterfall (If applicable)
  • 16:40Hrs Kansai Airport to Hotel (1.5Hrs Travel)
  • 17:40Hrs Reach Hotel
  • Check-in: Hotel Near Akame Waterfall
  • 18:40Hrs Leave for Dinner to Indian restaurant (2.1Kms, 30min)
  • 19:10Hrs ~ 21:00Hrs Dinner
  • 21:00Hrs ~ 21:30Hrs Back to Hotel (End of Day 1)

Meals: B/f – N, L- N, D-Y(Indian)

Entry Fees: Not Applicable/Not Included

Locations: Not Applicable

Train/Bus/Taxi: Private Coach

Day 2 – Akame Waterfall ~ Futamiokitama Shrine (Meoto Iwa) | Date: 14th NOV-2024

  • 7:00Hrs ~ 7:30Hrs Breakfast at Hotel
  • Check-Out: Hotel at Akame water fall
  • 7:30Hrs Start for Akame Mountain (15min Drive)
  • 8:00Hrs ~15:30Hrs Photoshoot start at Mountain

Variety of waterfalls like

Fudotaki, Senjudaki, Biwadaki, etc. Moderate to extensive walk required as this the Hiking Course.

  • 15:30Hrs Start for Meoto Iwa- Futamiokitama Shrine (100kms, 1.5Hrs Drive)
  • 17:00Hrs Have dinner at Indian Restaurant Furubari
  • Check-in: Hotel at Ise Meoto Iwa

(End of Day 2)

Meals: B/f – Y, L- N, D- Y(Indian)

Entry Fees: Included (To be Purchased at Every entry wherever applicable)

Locations: Fudotaki, Senjudaki, Biwadaki, etc

*Covering all the locations depends upon the pace of participants and there is a high possibility that we may not cover all the locations if we spend more time on one location.

Train/Bus/Taxi: Private Coach

Day 3 –Futamiokitama Shrine ~ Sobue Cho | Date: 15th NOV-2024

  • 5:30Hrs ~ 6:30Hrs Target Sunrise Photoshoot (Subject to weather conditions, etc)
  • 7:00Hrs ~ 7:30Hrs Breakfast at Hotel
  • Check-Out: Hotel at Ise Meoto Iwa
  • Keep the Luggage in Cloak room/Vehicle
  • 7:30Hrs ~ 11:30Hrs Continue shoot at Meoto Iwa (Landscape/abstract shoot/Minimalistic, etc)
  • 11:30Hrs Move to Kashikojima (Ago Bay)
  • 12:00Hrs ~ 13:00Hrs on the way have Lunch at Indian Restaurants on the way
  • 13:30Hrs ~ 16:00Hrs reach Ago Bay Take a Cruise (1H) & Do Landscape Photography
  • 16:00Hrs Start for Sobue Cho (155kms, 2.5Hrs Drive)
  • 18:30Hrs Reach Hotel
  • Check-in: Hotel at Sobue Cho
  • 19:30 Go for Dinner at Indian Restaurant

(End of Day 3)

Meals: B/f – Y, L- Y(Indian), D- Y(Indian)

Entry Fees: Included (To be Purchased at Every entry wherever applicable)

Locations: Meoto Iwa, Ago Bay

Train/Bus/Taxi: Private Coach

Day 4 – Sobue Cho ~ Korankei Gorge | Date: 16th NOV-2024

  • 7:00Hrs ~ 7:30Hrs Breakfast at Hotel
  • Check-Out: Hotel at Sobue Cho. (Load Luggage in Coach)
  • 8:00Hrs Start from Hotel (12Kms Drive)
  • 8:30Hrs ~ 15:30Hrs Photoshoot Location

Sobue Ginnan Park, (Sobue Wild nature Ryokuchi, Kisogawa Sobue Ryokuchi Green, Kiso Sansen National Park)

  • 15:30Hrs Start: Sobue Cho ~ Korankei gorge (45kms, 1.0Hrs Drive)
  • 17:00Hrs ~ 18:00Hrs have dinner at Indian restaurant on the way
  • Check-in: Hotel at Toyota
  • 19:00Hr If time permits visit Korankei Gorge for Night view shoot (This is available till 21:00pm)

(End of Day 4)


Meals: B/f – Y, L- N, D- Y(Indian)

Entry Fees: Included (To be Purchased at Every entry wherever applicable)


Sobue Ginnan Park, (Sobue Wild nature Ryokuchi, Kisogawa Sobue Ryokuchi Green, Kiso Sansen National Park)

*Covering all the locations depends upon the pace of participants and there is a high possibility that we may not cover all the locations if we spend more time on one location.

Train/Bus/Taxi: Private Coach

Day 5 –Korankei gorge ~ Hakone (Odawara) | Date: 17th NOV-2024

  • 7:00Hrs ~ 7:30Hrs Breakfast at Hotel
  • 8:00Hrs Check-Out: Hotel at Toyota. (Load Luggage in Coach)
  • 8:30Hrs start for Korankei gorge (20Kms, 35min Drive)
  • 9:00hrs ~ 15:00hrs Photoshoot at Korankei gorge (Lunch Self-Managed)
  • 15:00hrs Start for Hakone (Odawara) Korankei gorge ~ Hakone (Odawara) (242Kms, 3.5hrs Drive)
  • 17:30 ~ 18:30Hrs Have dinner on the way at Indian Restaurant
  • 18:30 ~ 19:30Hrs Proceed to Hotel
  • 19:00Hrs Check-in: Hotel at Odawara

(End of Day 5)

Meals: B/f – Y, L-N, D- Y(Indian)

Entry Fees: NA

Locations: Korankei gorge

*Covering all the locations depends upon the pace of participants and there is a high possibility that we may not cover all the locations if we spend more time on one location.

Train/Bus/Taxi Cost: Private Coach

Day 6 – Hakone (Odawara) – Tokyo| Date: 18th NOV-2024

  • 7:00Hrs ~ 7:30Hrs Breakfast at Hotel
  • 8:00Hrs Check-Out: Hotel at Odawara. (Load Luggage in Coach)
  • 8:30Hrs Start for Owakudani (1H Drive)
  • 9:30Hrs ~ 16:00Hrs Photoshoot at various locations in Hakone
  • 16:30Hrs Start to Tokyo. Hakone ~ Tokyo Hotel (110Kms, 1.5H Drive)
  • 19:00Hrs Check-in: Hotel at Tokyo near TCAT
  • 20:00Hrs ~ 21:30 Proceed for Dinner at Indian Restaurant

(End of Day 6)

Meals: B/f – Y, L- N, D- Y(Indian)

Entry Fees: Included (To be Purchased at Every entry wherever applicable)

Locations: Owakudani, Hakone Shrine, Lake Ashino Ko

Drive around lake shoji,

Train/Bus/Taxi Cost: Private Coach

*Covering all the locations depends upon the pace of participants and there is a high possibility that we may not cover all the locations if we spend more time on one location.

Day 7 – Tokyo | Date: 19th NOV-2024

  • 7:00Hrs ~ 7:30Hrs Breakfast at Hotel
  • 9:00Hrs Start for Asakusa Sensoji Temple
  • 9:30Hrs ~ 13:30Hrs Shopping/Photography/Sighting at Sensoji shrine
  • 13:30Hrs~ 14:30Hrs Lunch at Indian Restaurant
  • 14:30Hrs ~ 15:15Hrs Tea Ceremony 45min session photoshoot at Chazen Asakusa
  • 15:30Hrs~ 18:30Hrs Visit Tokyo Skytree for Shopping
  • 18:30Hrs~19:30Hrs Have Dinner at Indian Restaurant Near Skytree
  • 19:30Hrs. Back to Hotel

(End of Day 7)

Morning we will visit Sensoji Temple at Asakusa which is one of the most popular temples in Tokyo

As an alternative, we can have a brief visit to place called Akihabara. Akihabara know for the second sale market where you can buy electronic items, camera’s, lenses or else,

We will spend our second half our day at Tokyo Skytree. This is the second-tallest structure in the world and tallest in Asia at 634m! In the late evening we can capture beautiful Tokyo cityscape literally beneath you as the sun sets and the night lights illuminate the city.

Individual may select the option to take rest, packing, etc. or can move around to nearby places.

Meals: B/f – Y, L- Y(Indian), D- Y(Indian)

Entry Fees: Not applicable/Not Included

Locations: Asakusa/Akihabara/Skytree

Train/Bus/Taxi: Train travel

Day 8 – Tokyo | Date: 20th NOV-2024

Accom: Not applicable/Not Included (Check-out: Hotel at Tokyo near TCAT)

Meals: B/f – N, L- N, D- N (Thanksgiving & TOUR ENDS at 5:30am)

Entry Fees: Not applicable/Not Included


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To book your place on the Japan’s Off-Beat Locations Autumn Colors– Photography Tour: +91-8308809875 or mail us at [email protected] and proceed for booking amount through bank transfer or google pay.

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Payment Schedule:

1st Instalment (Booking Amount): USD500

2nd Instalment: USD1200 On or before 30th Jul 2024

3rd Instalment: USD1200 On or before 30th Aug 2024

CANCELLATIONS (Applicable for only this tour)

In the event you may have to cancel your Booking or are unable to make the payments in accordance with Booking & Payment Schedule specified we reserves the right to charge the following cancellation fees:

Numbers of Days before

Tour Start Date                        Cancellation Fee as a % of Tour Price

60-48 days                                Deposit plus 10% Tour Price

47-35 days                                Deposit plus 20% Tour Price

34-22 days                                Deposit plus 30% Tour Price

21-14 days                                Deposit plus 45% Tour Price

13-8 days                                  Deposit plus 75% Tour Price

7 days or less (or no show)   Deposit plus 100% Tour Price

Check with your travel insurance provider in the event you need to cancel. You may be entitled to reclaim these charges. Claims must be made directly with your insurance provider.

The date of cancellation shall be decided on the written notice given to the Tour Operator/Tour Leader   by You detailing the cancellation request

Tour price is based on land arrangements only arranged by the us. Flight cancellation charges will be at the discretion of each individual airline. You should be aware of all flight cancellation policies before making payment to any airline.

Cancellations due to airport closures in your country or Japan due to a natural disaster will be handled on a case-by-case basis where an alternative cancelation policy may become in effect. If you are able to fly the day after your original departure date or 2 -3 days later, your tour can be altered to suit your arrival date at no extra charge. In all cases, booking deposits are non-refundable.

Cancellations due to force majeure: unforeseen events preventing travel to travel destination such as; terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire, flood, epidemic, closure of airports or airspace, civil unrest, war, or any other event outside of our control, are considered outside our control. Regretfully, the Tour Operator/Tour Leader cannot hold any liability in these circumstances. Any changes to the obligations under our contract with you, will be treated on a case-by-case basis.

In event of natural calamities like, earthquake, floods, etc or unavoidable circumstances like curfew, strikes, etc not within our control, in such case, Tour Operator/Tour Leader shall have a discretionary right either to change the tour route or cancel the tour as per the situation demands.

Baggage and the personal belongings of the tour participant will be his/her sole responsibility, throughout the tour. Tour Operator/Tour Leader shall not be liable for the loss/damage of any kind.

Individual tour participant shall be required to follow the common civil code and the rules of that particular country during the entire tour. Any inconvenience/damage caused to the other tour participant in the tour shall call for a strict action by Tour Operator/Tour Leader towards the defaulter. There will be no compensation rendered to the defaulter, in case, he/she needs to leave the tour.

Meals will be served as mentioned in the specific tour itinerary at our cost.

Tour Operator/Tour Leader does not have any control over the price/exchange rate fluctuations towards railway/flights/bus/hotels/shipping companies or any other service provided by third party.

Although we make every attempt to provide the best service to the tour participant, however due to any unprecedented situations, Tour Operator/Tour Leader shall not be responsible for delays/deficiencies for the services provide by the outside service providers.

Tour Operator/Tour Leader does not have any control on the schedules of opening/closing timings of tourist attractions, museums, park, etc.

The Tour participants are requested to collect their journey tickets from the Tour Operator/Tour Leader office address or as per the method specified after making the full payment of the tour price.

The Tour participant is required to join the tour as per the itinerary given from the Tour Operator/Tour Leader for the respective travel destinations. Please note that if any tour participant travels before or after the journey date(s) specified to any destination which is not the part of itinerary, then, Tour Operator/Tour Leader shall not be responsible & liable for any additional cost wherever applicable.

Taxes shall be applicable as per the Government Rules and Regulations.

For any medical expenses or exigencies the tour participant shall bear his/her own expenses.

COVID-19 Test expenses, or any other such expenses related to medical criteria as per the travel destination country before/after shall be borne by the participant.

Please ensure you have a valid travel insurance in place before the travel and in case of any untoward incidences, claims shall be settled with insurance company. Tour Operator/Tour Leader shall not be responsible for any losses related to baggage/medical issues, etc.

Got a question?

Frequently Asked Questions

How many years’ experience in photography is required?
No matter what your current photography level is. We can accommodate beginners as well as advanced photographers alike. As we have small group sizes, we can provide individual and personalized attention for each person and help you improve your photography at whatever level you are at. Our one of the main objectives is experience sharing at all levels and grow together.
What will I learn on your tours?
The aim with our tours is to improve your photographic skills, creativity understand and learn different culture and give our participants unique lifetime experience with good memories.
We design our tours to guide you to the best of locations and experiences in the best light where possible. Together with our teaching and feedback, you will learn how create great travel images. If you are beginner you will learn how to visualize a scene better before capturing the moment, explore the environment you are capturing, understand cultural considerations, and develop your own personal style. If you are already master, you will add to your experience and will certainly have exchange of information.
Can a non-photographer attend our tours?
Certainly Yes.
Although our tours (our Photography Tours) are specifically designed for photographers. Since everyone brings a camera with them on vacation nowadays and will take photos for their memories. So even if you don’t have a specific interest in photography, anyone can still be free to join our tours, but since the focus of our Tours (not to discriminate) is on photography first and foremost, so you will have to give consideration to the photographers’ needs first.
One great benefit of our Photography Tours is we spend a lot longer time at specified locations as compared to usual tours, and at the best times for photography where possible. This means you will get enough time to see destinations and sights when they are visually more appealing and can be relaxing for you in real terms, also you don’t have a rushed sightseeing experience or hoping tour experience that is so common among typical group tours.
Wherever possible, we will also recommend a range of activities for the non-photographers in our tour if at all non-photographers prefer to have free time in lieu of visiting a location together with the photographers.
What camera and equipment’s should I carry?
We usually recommend DSLR or Mirrorless cameras, but a digital compact camera or point and shoot camera is also adequate. Based on your photography taste you can also carry different lenses depending on the tour; the full tour itinerary and preparation information will provide recommendations, or just connect with us for further information.
If you have yet to get a camera or are looking to purchase a camera or other photography equipment before taking a tour, please feel free to contact us for any purchasing advice.
Wherever possible we can also recommend you to, go for rental equipment if required.
What is the difference between your and other tours?
Our Photography Tours are best described as great travel experience. We design our Photography Tours in such a way so that you don’t have to worry about logistics once you arrive on tour and can focus fully on photography as we take you to the best locations to shoot. Our tours provide a great mix of photography learnings, multiple opportunities to create great images, and great travel fun among a group of like-minded people.
Particularly our Photography Expeditions are designed to explore different locations trips to learn about new destinations. We would like to run Tours to in future, to visit specific events and festivals, and to look for unique photo opportunities. Additionally, our Expedition have a more flexible itinerary than other tours wherever possible as we assess each location/attraction/weather and spend as much, or as little time as required to achieve our photographic aims.
Our Photography Tours are known for a classic sightseeing experience.
Can you customize tours for us?
Yes, we can. We can customize tour for your subject to max 7 people in a group so that we can give personal attention to every individual during tour to best possible extent. If there are larger groups then, we will recommend a second leader in the tour to join the group. For custom tour pricing, please contact us.
We plan for destination you would like to visit of your choice. If you are interested in one of our standard photography tours or expeditions but want to adjust the itinerary, we can certainly do that. If you’d like to do this, please contact us to discuss things in more detail.
Are there any additional costs?
Wherever possible price covers all accommodation, some meals, most entrance fees, and the domestic travel costs in the Tour country. However, you will still need to pay for your own international flights, visas, and insurance and some places which are not specifically mentioned in inclusions. Apart from this, souvenirs, tips, personal snacks, and optional activity fees are additional costs. For further information, please visit our Tours section and read the Inclusions and Itinerary sections for the Tour you are interested in.
Can you organize my flights, insurance, visa and other travel planning?
No, however our travel booking partners will be able to help you with flight arrangements and travel insurance.
In case if our travel booking do not have their office at your location, then you will need to arrange your own visas, and we strongly recommend contacting the Tour country’s local embassy or consulate for further information.
You will also need to arrange your own vaccination and any travel medication that you may need.
Can you accommodate special dietary requirements on your tours?
This can be discussed case-by-case basis. If you have or on special diet (e.g. vegetarian, vegan, lactose intolerant, gluten free etc.), you will need to contact us before booking to find out if we can accommodate you. For our Japan tours, we are able to accommodate vegetarians. Contact us regarding other special diets.
What about refunds or cancellation policy?
All cancellations must be received in writing. No refunds will be made for unused services, regardless of the reason. Cancellations are subject to the following cancellation fees applied per person, per confirmed booking from the date the written cancellation is received: Please refer the policy below
46 days or more prior to arrival date in Japan: no penalty
45-31 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 10% of the tour price
30-15 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 20% of the tour price
14- 8 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 30% of the tour price
7 – 3 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 50% of the tour price
Less than 3 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 100% of the tour price.
Cancellation of any third-party suppliers’ arrangements will be subject to fees charged in accordance with that supplier. Refunds will not be given for unused or cancelled services after your arrangements have commenced.
Our cancellation policy indicates the fact that we have to make payments to our suppliers and comply to their booking conditions. It is a condition of attending our tours to have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place. In case of force majeure, no refunds available.


How about bad weather or seasonal variations?
This is something which is beyond our control. All though we assess weather forecast adequately so that we can capture the targeted season, however, but some of the best travel photos have been taken in less than ideal shooting conditions. Certainly, your safety is our priority hence, we won’t venture out in dangerous weather conditions.
Seasonal variations due to weather change may have effect Tours such as our Japan Cherry Blossoms or Autumn Colors Tours. It’s impossible to predict with accuracy month/date in advance for both the cherry blossoms and autumn colors for their peak bloom periods but our tours are usually planned based on typical average opening to peak times for these phenomena.
How much luggage should I carry?
Lighter the better. For our Photography Tours and Expeditions, we strongly recommend keeping your luggage lighter and bear minimum required items in your baggage as our tours run in different locations in different seasons and may have adverse weather conditions.
Do you follow strict tour schedule?
Our tour schedules are generally strict, so that we can get good light and place to capture good images. but the timings are such that there is room for flexibility depending on the shooting conditions and how quickly a shooting session finishes. Our tours also have free time scheduled in to do your own thing or to simply rest and relax if required.
How many people are accommodated in a group tour?
For our Photography Tours, the group size is limited to 7 participants max.
Smaller the group better is the engagement with each other.
What about the fitness requirements on your tours?
Our Photo Tours are suitable for people 15 years and older with a moderate level of fitness and involves plenty of walking each day and you will need to be able to carry all your own camera equipment by yourself too.
Please let us know if you have any special needs due to physical limitations or any other challenges. We will assess people with special needs on a case-by-case basis so that appropriate guidance or alternatives can be provided.
Considering the above fact, please keep your luggage as light as possible so that you will be able to manage and handle this completely on your own as we move between our accommodation.
Can you accommodate people with special diets and/or food allergies?
For our Japan tours, generally we can manage as vegetarian options are available and we can have various source to buy limited options from the convenient store which are open 24x7.
But If you have a dietary restriction like vegan, halal, gluten free, allergies, etc then please discuss in advance before booking the tour. and are interested in booking a tour with us, please contact us first so we can discuss your needs because depending upon the location where we are going situation may differ. Unfortunately, for those with too many food restrictions (e.g. vegan, halal) and severe food allergies (e.g. peanut), we are unable to cater for your needs on our Japan tours and you will not be able to book onto our regular tours.

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