Japan Photography Tour April 2024


17th – 27th April 2024

Fully Booked

Workshop Leader: Melvin Nicholson

Join me on this once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the amazing country that is Japan. It has been a dream of mine to run a photography tour there and having spent three weeks in April 2023, exploring and discovering the Honshu region (Tokyo to Kyoto), I was absolutely spellbound not only by the stunning scenery, but also the Japanese culture. 

I am so fortunate to have travelled to so many amazing places around the world, but there is nowhere quite like the ‘land of the rising sun’.

On this photography tour, you will have two photography tutors, myself and my co-tour leader Francis Ansing. Francis recently lived in Japan for five years and knows the locations that we will be visiting extremely well. Francis was my guide back in April and I could not have picked a better person to run this tour with. I am so excited to work with Francis again. 

On this eleven night tour, you will experience a huge variety of locations including the wonderful cities of Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Himeji. There will be lush waterfalls, seascapes, Buddhist temples, castles, traditional old Japanese towns featuring some wonderful buildings, national parks, mountains, pagodas, lakes, torii gates as well as street photography and architecture. This tour really does have it all. 

Both Francis and I will be on hand to assist you with your photography, from composing an image to understanding the settings while shooting in manual mode. We can guide you on how and when to use filters as well as offer advice on what camera equipment to use and how to use it (such as tilt shift lenses for instance).

There will be eight hotels provided during your eleven nights in Japan, and I have stayed in all but one of them. They are all high quality and breakfast is included. You will really enjoy the experience especially the ones in Kyoto and Takayama. We will have a large 10 seat modern, comfortable and spacious Toyota HiAce Grand Cabin bus during our time on the workshop and Francis will be the designated driver.

I have no doubt that Japan will leave you with life long lasting memories. It has certainly made a huge impression on me and Francis and I aim to provide you with the same memories that we made back in April. You will all absolutely fall in love with Japan. There are just six places in total between two tour photography guides/tutors ensuring a small, informal group with plenty of personalised 1-2-1 tuition on offer. Francis and I hope that you can join us. 

Date and Time
9.30am Wednesday 17th – 8pm Saturday 27th April 2024

Eleven Nights

(£200 deposit, £5,195 balance to be paid by the 17th January 2024. If booking after the 17th January 2024, the full amount is payable)

Workshop Leaders
Melvin Nicholson
Francis Ansing

Maximum Workshop Attendees
6 (two tutors)

Meeting Place
9.30am, Wednesday 17th April 2024 Hotel Gracery, Tokyo

Exertion Level
Easy / Medium – All locations within half a mile from the car, some much closer. Some slippery rocks near waterfalls and the odd uphill section with or without steps will be present. A reasonable level of fitness and mobility is required.


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