About the Tour

Few places exist somewhere between reality and reverie. Japan during the months of winter is one of these places.

I am teaming up with Ken Duncan once again to take you on an incredible photography experience. If you’ve been dreaming of a photography tour that leaves you awe-struck and inspired then this is the tour you’ve been waiting for…

This wonder-filled journey takes you to one of the most visually breathtaking countries in the world and gives you a rare chance to photograph Japan at her glistening best.

Japan in winter is as unique as it is beautiful, and over 14 unforgettable days, you’ll journey with an intimate group of passionate photographers across Japan’s archipelago of islands to photograph its most extraordinary winter-scapes. From the neon lights of Tokyo to the rare birds of Hokkaido, snow monkeys to sacred shrines, it’s almost impossible to articulate the wonders that are waiting for you on this adventure.

Japan is a proud land of mastery and legend. On this tour, you’ll walk your own path of mastery, create legendary memories, and capture images you’ll share with pride.


  • Visit Jigokudani to capture the snow monkeys as they soak in the hot springs.
  • Experience the vibrant energy of Tokyo and capture her contrasts of ancient traditions against modern life.
  • Capture the regal red-crowned cranes of Japan and Hokkaido’s most beautiful winter wilderness.
  • Taking inspiration from the 100Y bill, photograph the majestic Mount Fuji from the shores of Motosuko Lake, Oshino Hakkai Village and Chureito Pagoda at sunset.
  • Discover some of Japan’s best-kept secret locations for landscape photographers.
  • Photograph the picturesque Shirakawa-go Village, with its traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses blanketed in soft white snow.
  • Take home some of Kyoto’s most iconic images, including the Fushimi Inari Shrine, Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, and the Golden Pavilion.
  • Step back in time to the land of geisha and tea houses as you wander the narrow streets of Gion.
  • Shoot the iridescent waters of Biei’s Blue Pond.



10th to 24th of January 2022


15 days


Exclusively up to 10 guests


USD$14,490 twin share, with an optional single room supplement of USD$2,990


  • An all inclusive 15 day and 14 night tour in Japan
  • 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/reserves and local taxes
Bieii Blue Pond Japan in Winter Photography Tour with Ignacio Palacios


  • Enjoy one-on-one tuition, guidance and expert advice from multi-award-winning professional photographers.
  • 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.
  • 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 like-minded photographers and adventure seekers.
Mount Fuji in Winter Japan Photography Tour with Ignacio Palacios