About the Tour

Japan may be known for its cherry blossoms but in truth, the fall foliage of Japan is more spectacular than any blossom and presents a photographer with endless inspiration.

A country of astonishing contrasts and remarkable beauty, this rare photography tour will showcase the wonders of Japan during Autumn. Under the guidance of master photographer Ignacio Palacios, you’ll photograph the country’s most impressive gardens, glimpse magnificent mountain landscapes and experience unforgettable cultural icons – from ancient Samurai traditions to sacred Shinto shrines. This is a blazing Autumnal adventure composed to perfection.

Over 14-days you’ll visit Japan’s most extraordinary destinations and discover an archipelago where ancient traditions are infused with modern life to create incredible visual stories that will truly inspire you.


  • Capture the majestic Mount Fuji by the light of sunrise and sunset.
  • Photograph the contrasting colours of withering Japanese larch trees against the luminescent waters of Hokkaido’s Blue Pond.
  • Step back in time as you’re immersed in the ancient age of Samurai and Geisha.
  • Discover hell-on-earth is a place of extraordinary beauty, alive with sulphurous streams, steaming ponds, dramatic rock faces and forests painted vibrant red.
  • Stand amongst the soaring stalks of the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and feel as if you’ve stepped into another world.
  • Taste the spirit of Japan as you enjoy a traditional tea ceremony with a Maiko.
  • Visit Kyoto’s Golden Pavilion, a stunning zen temple where the top two floors are covered entirely in gold leaf.
  • Discover the hidden treasures and vibrant colours of Osaka.



5th to 18th of November 2022


14 days


Exclusively 10 to 12 guests


USD$13,490 twin share, with an optional single room supplement of USD$1,990


  • An all inclusive 14 day and 13 night tour of Japan
  • All accomodation in 4-5 star hotels
  • All meals throughout the tour
  • All excursions and activities
  • The best english speaking guides
  • All internal flights and transfers
  • Entrance fees in the parks/temples and local taxes
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  • Enjoy one-on-one tuition, guidance and expert advice from a multi-award-winning professional photographer.
  • You’ll learn the secrets to mastering the art of composition and light in your photography.
  • Explore pre-visualisation techniques and learn about the creative process.
  • Learn game-changing editing tips and tricks with special processing workshops throughout the tour.
  • Learn expert techniques for landscape photography, travel photography, wildlife photography and portrait photography. While also working on aerial, black and white, and astrophotography.
  • Should you dream of entering and winning photography competitions, or you simply wish to push yourself as a photographer, I’ll offer you professional critique sessions throughout the tour.
  • You will also experience the powerful mastermind effect of connecting with likeminded photographers and adventure seekers.
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