Private photography tour with a professional photographer

Regardless of whether you are coming to Japan for the first time, or you’re an obsessed Japan lover, this intimate, private tour will be a unique experience to enhance your treasured memories to our beautiful city of Kanazawa.  You will be taken to the city’s most beautiful places, guided by a local English-speaking professional photographer.  During the tour I will capture your magical moments in Kanazawa, leaving you free to take in the sights without worrying about the best angles and light, or asking a stranger to take your picture!  I am experienced in portrait and travel street photography, and my work has been published in many magazines, guidebooks including Lonely Planet and the city guides of tourism boards. A day out with me ensure you will have a knowledgeable, funny, local professional photographer, and Insta-worthy travel photos will be guaranteed!

1. Gokayama and Shirakawago UNESCO sites one day private photography tour

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          Duration 7 - 8 hours     Price ¥49,800 per group (Max 4 guests)

  • Pick up at your accommodation in Kanazawa at 9:00 and drive to Gokayama UNESCO World Heritage site in Toyama prefecture.

  • Stroll in Gokayama gassho-zukuri village and experience Japanese rural life.

  • Photo shoot session by a professional photographer in Gokayama village

  • Move on to another UNESCO World Heritage site Shirakawago in Gifu prefecture.

  • Lunch in Shirakawago. Try fresh local dish at a Japanese traditional restaurant. (At own expense)

  • Explore Shirakawago village and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the rural village.

  • Visit Wada house and see inside the Gassho zukuri house and be impressed by the architectural details of the unique house.

  • Photo shoot session by a professional photographer in Shirakawago village

  • Drive back to Kanazawa.

  • The tour finishes at 16:00-17:00 at your accommodation

The tour includes: 

  • Private English-speaking professional photographer guide

  • Photo sessions by professional photographer

  • Professionally edited 30 digital images of your day out. 

  • Location-based photography tips 

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Private car and driver

  • Parking fee

  • Admission for Wada house

  • Highway toll

  • All taxes and handling charges

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Gokayama TK Photography tour Kanazawa

2. Takayama old city and Shirakawago UNESCO sites one day private photography tour

          Duration 8 - 9 hours     Price ¥59,800 per group (Max 4 guests)

  • Pick up at your accommodation in Kanazawa at 8:30 and drive to Takayama old city in Gifu prefecture.

  • Stroll in Takayama morning market and try local food and visit local handicraft shops

  • Walk around Takayama old street where 300-400 year old houses are well preserved.

  • Photo shoot session by a professional photographer in Takayama

  • Lunch in Takayama. Try fresh local dish at a Japanese traditional restaurant. (At own expense)

  • Move on to the UNESCO World Heritage site Shirakawago village.

  • Explore Shirakawago village and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the rural village.

  • Visit Wada house and see inside the Gassho zukuri house and be impressed by the architectural details of the unique house.

  • Photo shoot session by a professional photographer in Shirakawago village

  • Drive back to Kanazawa.

  • The tour finishes at 16:30-17:30 at your accommodation

The tour includes: 

  • Private English-speaking professional photographer guide

  • Photo sessions by professional photographer

  • Professionally edited 30 digital images of your day out. 

  • Location-based photography tips 

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Private car and driver

  • Parking fee

  • Admission for Wada house

  • Highway toll

  • All taxes and handling charges

3. Noto peninsula one day private photography tour

Wajima Morning market - Kiriko Art museum - Yurari hot spring foot bath - Shiroyone Senmaida Rice Terrace -  Chirihama beach driveway

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          Duration 8 - 9 hours     Price ¥39,800 per group (Max 4 guests)

  • Pick up at your accommodation in Kanazawa at 8:00 and drive to Wajima morning market, one of the three biggest market in Japan. 

  • Stroll in Wajima morning market, famous for its 1000 year history, and try local produce in Noto peninsula.

  • Visit Wajima Kiriko Art museum for impressive large votive lanterns used for traditional festivals in Noto.

  • Brief stop at Yurari public hot spring foot bath. Great way to relax and rest your feet!

  • Lunch in Wajima city. Try fresh local dish at a Japanese traditional restaurant. (At own expense)

  • Move on to Shiroyone Senmaida Rice Terrace, famous for more than 1000 layers of terraced rice fields and its superb view extending to the Sea of Japan

  • Photo shoot session by a professional photographer in Shiroyone Senmaida Rice Terraces

  • Drive on Chirihama beach driveway, unique experience of driving along a beach (Closed in winter)

  • Photo shoot session by a professional photographer in Chirihama beach

  • Drive back to Kanazawa.

  • The tour finishes at 16:30-17:30 at your accommodation

The tour includes: 

  • Private English-speaking professional photographer guide

  • Photo sessions by professional photographer

  • Professionally edited 30 digital images of your day out. 

  • Location-based photography tips 

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Private car and driver

  • Parking fee

  • All taxes and handling charges

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4. Fukui history nature and dinosaur one day private photography tour

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          Duration 8 - 9 hours     Price ¥39,800 per group (Max 4 guests)

Option 1: Natadeta temple -  Eiheiji temple - Eiheiji main street - Tojinbo

  • Pick up at your accommodation in Kanazawa at 9:00 and drive to Natadera temple in Komatsu city

  • Visit Natadera temple, the head temple of the Shingon Sector and was established in 717.

  • Photo shoot session by a professional photographer in Natadera temple.

  • Move on to Eiheiji temple in Fukui prefecture, established in 1244. Impressive celling art cannot be missed.

  • Stroll in Eiheiji main street to visit souvenir and handicraft shops. 

  • Try Echizen soba noodle for lunch. Echizen soba is one of the most famous soba in Japan.

  • Move on to Tojinbo, one km long stretch of rugged basalt cliffs along the Sea of Japan. See 30m tall pillar-shaped rocks formation.

  • Photo shoot session by a professional photographer in Tojinbo

  • Drive back to Kanazawa.

  • The tour finishes at 17:00-17:30 at your accommodation

 

Option 2: Natadeta temple -  Eiheiji temple - Eiheiji main street - Fukui Dinosaur museum

  • Pick up at your accommodation in Kanazawa at 9:00 and drive to Natadera temple in Komatsu city

  • Visit Natadera temple, the head temple of the Shingon Sector and was established in 717.

  • Photo shoot session by a professional photographer in Natadera temple.

  • Move on to Eiheiji temple in Fukui prefecture, established in 1244. Impressive celling art cannot be missed.

  • Stroll in Eiheiji main street to visit souvenir and handicraft shops. 

  • Try Echizen soba noodle for lunch. Echizen soba is one of the most famous soba in Japan.

  • Move on to Fukui Dinosaur museum, one of the top thee museums of its kind in the world, and the largest in Japan dedicated to excavation, research, and most of all, education. The museum includes an excellent English audio guide.

  • Drive back to Kanazawa.

  • The tour finishes at 17:00-17:30 at your accommodation

The tour includes: 

  • Private English-speaking professional photographer guide

  • Photo sessions by professional photographer

  • Professionally edited 30 digital images of your day out. 

  • Location-based photography tips 

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Private car and driver

  • Parking fee

  • Highway toll

  • All taxes and handling charges

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Additional Info

  • As we only run private tours we are very flexible. We can customise your personalised tour so please feel free to ask any option.

  • The tour duration can vary depending on your pace, and we are happy to accommodate your group’s preferred timing. 

  • Please do not bring large bags. Less is more when it comes to the photo shoot session.

  • Cancellation must be made at least 2 days in advance of the tour date.

  • As many of the sites we visit are historical, we cannot guarantee disabled access.  We recommend a moderate level of mobility and fitness.  Please contact us if you wish to discuss your requirements.  

  • TK Photography Kanazawa will take all due care, but accept no responsibility for any accident or injury during the tour, or for loss or damage to any property.  We recommend all tour participants hold adequate travel insurance to cover you in the case of accident or injury, and loss or damage. 

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