Japan Autumn Photography Tour November 2021

Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto
Autumn color at Kiyomizu-dera temple in Kyoto
Autumn color in Daigo-ji temple Kyoto, Japan.

Japan Autumn Photography Tour | 08 - 19 November 2021

A twelve day photography tour of the Japanese autumn as well as the cityscapes of Tokyo and Osaka

Join me in the autumn of 2021 for a photography tour of Japan with its beautiful autumn colors as well as its futuristic cityscapes.

During the autumn months in November the vibrant colors start to come into full effect and this is especially so in places such as Kyoto. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is just one of the places which make the perfect backdrop for our photography.

But it's not all masses of reds and oranges, we will also be taking in the awesome Blade Runner like cityscapes of Tokyo and Osaka. Tokyo is one of the World's biggest cities and no trip to Japan would be complete without exploring some of its futuristic districts as well as some of its more traditional temples.

The tour is based in various locations. These being in at least Tokyo/ Kyoto/ Osaka and one other destination so that we can maximize our time in these beautiful areas. That last destination will either be Miyajima or Nachi Falls.

We will spend seeking out both the traditional and newer side of Japan.

Additional information

Where do I meet you?

We will all meet at Haneda airport. You will be provided with transportation to and from the airport.

Is it cold during the autumn?

Yes, it can be chilly in the mornings and evenings but be prepare for warm days as well as the odd rain shower.

What clothing should I bring?

Make sure to bring comfortable clothing. You will need fleece for dawn/ evening shoots.


Comfortable walking shoes are ideal for both walking around the ancient temples as well as the city.

I've heard it's crowded during the autumn months. What it's really like?

It can be crowded in the autumn hotspots such as in Kyoto but this is mainly evident during the daytime. Early in the morning you find that most people aren't walking around yet and we will concentrate our efforts on getting to the major places at the optimum time. That's not to say we won't see people or other photographers so please be aware of this and have due patience.

What camera kit should I bring?

A wide angle lens (16-35mm) and medium zoom (24-70mm) are the lenses we'll be using the most. A longer zoom (70-300) will be useful to cover most compositional eventualities that we may need to isolate. 

Do I need a computer?

Although not essential, its a great idea to bring a laptop computer with you so you can discuss imagery with myself.  

What computer support do you give?

I try and make a point of helping those that need it in digital photography. If inclement weather or tiredness takes hold it can really help to have a computer session to asses our progress.

How Do I Pay?

It's easy! Just use the Paypal buttons below to checkout. The balance will be due 4 weeks before the start of the tour/ workshop. You can always decide to pay the full amount up front too if you wish.

Japan Nov 2021


08 - 19 November 2021

12 days

Tokyo/ Kyoto/ Osaka


Double room or single room accommodation with ensuite bathrooms
Public transport/ taxis during the tour (Japan rail pass/ Suica card for metro etc)
Tuition from Julian Elliott

Meals not mentioned

Various in Tokyo; Kyoto; Osaka

Max Group Number

Fitness Level
Low to Medium