This Autumn in Mt. Fuji Photography Tour is offered annually for approximate dates in November for, 2020, 2021 and 2022. Contact usto pre-book your spot.
For centuries, artisans have been mesmerized by Mount Fuji and its breathtaking beauty. Autumn is especially beautiful, with lavish displays of vibrant fall foliage and the legendary Japanese maple tree in red, yellow and orange. By daylight or moonlight, I guarantee that Mount Fuji will capture your heart and imagination, and that no one picture that you take will capture the rich emotion that Mount Fuji provides. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, it will take a thousand pictures to express your one complete emotion of photographing autumn in Mount Fuji.
Day 1, 2, 3, 4, Arrival and meet at Tokyo Haneda Airport, (HND). We travel the pilgrim’s route that artisans have used for centuries, such artists as Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai, best known for his 36 views of Mount Fuji. Our lodgings will be adjacent to one of the Fuji Five Lakes. While enjoying your evening bath, you may view Fujisan as well as either Yamanaka, Kawaguchi Saiko, Shoji or Motosu Lake. On route to Itchiku Kubota art museum, Sengen Shrine Chureito Pagoda, Fuji-Kawaguchiko autumn leaves festival, Momiji corridor Yuyake no Nagisa fall foliage festival. Our itinerary includes ‘aokigahara the Sea Of Trees,’ then to the 5th station on mt fuji, plus Shiraito Falls, Ice Caves, and Saiko Wildbird forest Park.
Day 5, 6, 7, After breakfast and checkout at our accommodations, we journey to Fujisan-Hongu Sengen-Taisha Grand Shrine in Shizuoka Prefecture which is the head shrine of the 1300 Sengen Shrines throughout Japan, including the entirety of Mount Fuji from the 8th stage upwards is part of the shrine grounds. After a fulfilling day of fall colors in autumn with architectural shrine and temple photography, we make our way to our lodgings in Hakone. Day 6, 7, we will depart our lodgings pre-dawn to capture Mt. Fuji when it is truly spectacular, during the blue hour into the golden hour, then we return to our lodgings for breakfast then continue on with a full day exploring Lake Ashinoko in its autumn vibrance. The Hakone checkpoint stone-paved 400-year-old Tokaido offers us the majestic fall scenery, and while on the path, we will refresh ourselves at Amazake Chaya tea house serving travellers for more than 350 years. Highlights include: Komagate Ropeway, Owakudani, Hakone Shrine, Odawara Castle and the Enoura Observatory Hiroshi Sugimoto, plus more.
Day 8, After breakfast at our lodgings in Hakone, drop off and departure at Tokyo Haneda International Airport, (HND).
Why Choose this Photography Tour/Workshop?
•Photographers of all levels are welcome. •All Camera formats are welcome, digital, handy camera, scoping with iPhone large format, film, etc. •Photograph the legendary Japanese Maples tree in Red-Yellow and orange. •Unique UNESCO World Heritage photo tour power point. •Activity level leisurely - moderate. •Transportation Private Sports Utility Vehicles with Business Class Seating. •Small group size equals quality time with participants questions are always welcome and encouraged. •Each evening and morning we discuss our best shooting options with our weather conditions so that you will be well prepared. •2018 will be the tour leaders 21st year leading photo adventures in Japan.
Tour Cost: $5200 Includes all lodging based on double room occupancy 3-5 star hotel, all breakfasts, and dinners, all group ground transportation in sports utility vehicles with business class seating, all entrance fees, all donations at temples and shrines, professional photography guide instruction, a detailed itinerary with clothing and gear recommendations.
Singl Supplement: $1050
Not included: Flights to or from Japan, alcohol beverages, travel health insurance, lunches, items of a personal nature.