What’s the Story?
Kyoto is the historical jewel of Japan, filled with temples and shrines exemplifying centuries of history and traditional evolution. The city is rich with heritage and culture. Despite this, it’s easy to get lost or overwhelmed and simply visit the obvious tourist spots. Come with us and we’ll go deeper into the hidden side of Kyoto—to serene Zen temples away from the throngs of tourists or secluded bamboo groves where the only sound is the wind rustling through the leaves.
What We’ll Shoot
Together we’ll capture anything from kimono-clad passersby on the busy streets to ancient architecture left virtually untouched for centuries. We can even explore the grittier side of Kyoto in areas such as Pontocho and Gion, where the tradition blends into the needs of a modern city. Let us know what side of Kyoto you’d like to photograph and we will take you the right spots and make it happen!
Where We’ll Explore
Kyoto is a small town that’s very spread out. We’ll craft a photo adventure that’s both central and off the beaten path, hitting exciting crowd favorites but also taking you to secluded and unique locales that are far from the crowds. We’ll be sure to also go to the best locations based on seasons, so if the sakura are blooming, or the leaves are in their full autumn splendor, you can be sure that we (and your camera) won’t miss it!
So, what exactly is a ‘Bespoke Photo Adventure’?
We will put together a customized itinerary for you based on your interests and our expert knowledge of the city. We will pull the best concepts and locations from our well-polished photo adventures and craft an experience that’s unique for you. In addition, our professional guide will pick you up at your hotel at the optimal time to ensure a smooth and efficient day of shooting in the city. And as a bonus, we will also provide, a custom itinerary around your Bespoke Photo Adventure with us. This means that we will help you plan your other shooting days so you can be sure to capture great photos even after our adventure, so you can get insider advice on where to go and what to shoot during the rest of your stay in the city.
In short, a Bespoke Photo Adventure includes the following:
- 6 hours of customized time with a professional photo trainer
- A combination of our best photo adventures or a completely customized itinerary
- Hotel Pick up / Drop off
- Bonus itinerary advice for the rest of your time in the city