Is photography your passion? It’s ours too. And we know what it’s like to be a photographer traveling through a target-rich environment like Japan with non-photographer friends or family along. These Photographer + Family tour packages allow you to reconcile your special interests with your companions’ and still have lots of quality time together.
Every day of your tour, one of us, usually me, Dariel, will take the photographers in your party on a guided Photowalk, usually early in the morning. Cathy will take your family on a different tour catering to their interests a little later, and we’ll all meet up for lunch at a designated rendezvouz. You then get to spend the rest of the day together. Some tours give you the option to do an evening shoot, in which case you can add on for dinner and additional attractions like a temple evening illumination.
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I’ll meet up with you early morning for a sunrise shoot along the Kamo River, from where we’ll walk to Ginkakuji and a selection of interesting locations along the Philosopher’s Path. Bring a long lens if you’re into bird photography, the Kamogawa is a nice place for ducks, egrets, herons, kites and cormorants. Cathy will … Continue reading Higashiyama Photographer + Family Tour
I’ll meet up with you early morning for a photowalk through the byways of Gion before the tourist stampede begins; starting with a haunting hillside Buddist graveyard, past the gates of Kiyomizudera, and down to the beautiful old areas along the Ninnenzaka and Nene-no-Michi. Enjoy photographing the lovely period architecture of the teahouses and shops … Continue reading Gion Photographer + Family Tour
We begin this tour together early in the morning to enter Kinkakuji when it opens, to beat the crowds. We then have an early lunch together, after which we have a private tea ceremony in kimono. This is a great photo opportunity in itself! From here we split up, as Cathy takes your family to … Continue reading Golden Kyoto Photographer + Family Tour
I’ll meet up with you early morning to take you to Tofukuji, considered the best temple in South Kyoto for autumn colors, before the tourist crush begins. We then explore some secret temples a little further away. Later in the morning, Cathy will bring your family to Toji Temple, which has Japan’s tallest pagoda and … Continue reading Crimson Kyoto Photographer + Family Tour