About The Best of Japan Photo Tour (Sample Itinerary)

Embark on an enchanting journey through Japan’s cultural treasures with our exclusive photo tour. From the elegance of Kyoto’s geishas to the vibrant masks of Hiroshima’s Kagura dancers, each moment is a masterpiece waiting to be captured. Spend a serene night in a Mount Koya monastery, awakening to photograph temple rituals at dawn. Explore the ancient pilgrimage site of Mount Koya and Naoshima Island’s artistic vistas. Then, immerse yourself in the timeless charm of rural Japan as we wander through Shikoku’s verdant Iya Valley, where ancient villages and thatched dwellings await your lens. Join us on this unforgettable odyssey, where every click frames a story of Japan’s rich heritage.


Embark on a mesmerizing 14-day journey through Japan’s cultural wonders, meticulously crafted to offer unforgettable experiences at every turn.

Day 1-2: Kyoto Begin your adventure with a transfer from Osaka Airport to Kyoto, where you’ll delve into the city’s timeless allure. Wander through the iconic Fushimi Inari Shrine and Kiyomizudera Temple, capturing the essence of ancient spirituality. As the sun sets, explore the quaint streets of Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka, bathed in the golden glow of late afternoon.

Day 3: Kyoto Embrace the tranquility of Arashiyama’s bamboo grove in the early morning, before the crowds arrive, followed by visits to Tenryuji Temple and Giouji Temple’s serene moss garden.

Day 4-5: Mount Koya and Iya Valley Journey to Mount Koya to explore Kongobuji and Danjo Garan, immersing yourself in the sacred atmosphere of these monastic complexes. Then, venture to the remote beauty of Iya Valley, where colorful dance performances and picturesque landscapes await.

Day 6-7: Iya Valley and Naoshima Discover the rugged beauty of Iya Gorge and traverse the Okuiya Niju Kazurabashi bridges. Later, ferry across to Naoshima Island, capturing the art-filled landscapes and serene vistas of the Inland Sea.

Day 8-9: Naoshima and Hiroshima Explore the architectural wonders of Naoshima, including the Chichu Art Museum, before journeying to Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park and Museum to pay homage to history’s enduring legacy.

Day 10: Miyajima Embark on an excursion to Miyajima Island, where you’ll partake in a traditional tea ceremony and capture images of the iconic torii gate against the backdrop of high tide.

Day 11-14: Hiroshima, Osaka or Tokyo Bid farewell to Hiroshima as you journey to Osaka or Tokyo, where a whirlwind of experiences awaits. From the historic grandeur of the Imperial Palace to the vibrant streets of Akihabara and Asakusa, each moment offers a new perspective to capture the essence of modern Japan.

Day 14: Tokyo Conclude your journey with a photo walk through Kappabashi-dori and a visit to the Edo-Tokyo Museum, culminating in a breathtaking view of Tokyo’s skyline at dusk from atop a skyscraper.

Day 15: Departure Transfer to Tokyo airport, carrying with you the cherished memories and captivating images of your Japanese odyssey.

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  • DURATION: 11-15 DAYS


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