Inari After Dusk | Group

Rated 4.92 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
(12 customer reviews)

¥14,000per person

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Adventure Type


Max Size

3 people


2.5 Hours


Fushimi Inari Shrine




Professional photography instructor


Hotel Pickup
Tripod (available for rent)

Recommended Gear

18-55mm zoom lens or similar
Camera capable of manual modes
Tripod is required (available for rent)


Light Painting

Long Exposure

EYExplore Kyoto Photo Tour & Workshop - Painting with light in Fushimi Inari shrine in Kyoto during Inari After Dusk
Painting with light in Fushimi Inari shrine in Kyoto during Inari After Dusk

What’s the Story?

The Vermillion gates of Shinto, adorned with holy symbols, lead us up the forested mountainside. Deep in the cover of night we enter a sacred garden brimming with mysteries veiled in a ghostly atmosphere. But fear not—we will cast our artificial light into the darkness and illuminate the beauty of the Fushimi Inari Shrine.

What We’ll Shoot

Learn the secrets of light painting in a setting ripe with potential. We will use a variety of artificial lights to reveal the shrine’s details in the dark. You’ll get coached on the best camera settings for light painting but also on the subtle handling of light sources to create impressive images.

Where We’ll Explore

We will go to Fushimi Inari, the most visited shine in Japan, after sunset when all the tourists have gone home. We will hit the iconic ‘tunnel of torii gates’ of course, but also hidden sub-shrines peppering the mountainside. We will climb a short way up the mountain into spooky and otherworldly parts of the shrine grounds.

Meet the Trainers for this Photo Adventure

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    steve j

    I try to attend a photography tour when I travel overseas, and I am amazed at how willing photographers are to impart their knowledge. Axel is no exception. In fact, he is exceptional. Clear, articulate, knowledgeable, personable and interesting. I’ve always wanted to try light-painting, but never known where to start. I now feel confident using my camera at night, and, for the first time, in fully manual mode! I learnt so much in a relatively short timeframe – equipment, camera settings, composition, exposure, lighting. And got some amazing photos of Inari at night with none else around as a bonus! Axel knows the spots, and leads you through learning the process experientially. Unlike other tours I have been on, he does not bring a camera – you do it all on your camera. I actually felt like I was part of a photography project team working with axel, where I was contributing ideas to the building of the photos. He seeks your feedback and critique of photos you take, offering suggestions and taking on board your ideas. And he is more than willing to use your ideas to experiment and see what happens. I was even able to contribute a new “lighting element” to one of the photos. I thoroughly recommend the tour to anyone with experience with the camera that is looking to trying something new, and wants some fantastic night photos of inari to impress their friends with!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sandeep K

    I did the Inari Night tour. Luckily, I was the only one that evening and I had one-on-one with Axel. I had a really great time on the tour. Axel is knowledgeable, friendly and super helpful. It was raining but despite that, I managed to get some great shots with Axel.

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We meet under the big red entrance gate of Fushimi Inari. The gate illuminated with spotlights. You will see foxes on each side of the gate and a water fountain to the left.

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