February 2/15, 2021
From stunning eagles, to cranes, landscapes and culture.
WHAT’S THIS ADVENTURE ABOUT?
Our 3rd tour to beautiful Japan, will offer you a unique holiday! We target winter because it will offer you rare nature like the famous snow monkeys of Jigokudani (Hell Valley), plus beautiful Japanese cranes, swans, eagles and other natural wonders of Japans wild northern region. We also include cultural experiences from palaces to a traditional Japanese Geisha experience. You will be stunned at Japan’s unique wildlife and amazed at the diversity of its winter landscapes and beautiful creative photo options. Of course we offer time in Tokyo and an option to visit the famous fish market.
Our accommodation is of a high standard and very warm!
We include our famous WPA professional photo guide and a local expert guide throughout the tour to help you enjoy your adventures. Your guides will work hard to maximise the many unique photo opportunities of this photo holiday.
Japan is richly endowed with nature and has beautiful mountains, trees, rivers, lakes and seas. We target these important jewels of a land that is not commonly offered as a photography destination. Be prepared for beautiful and different photo opportunities!
A fantastic land package! All your accommodation, most meals and services as per itinerary. You simply need to organise flights and to get yourself to the start of the tour and for the departure. Julia is happy to help you.
JAPAN – the adventure …
This region is a destination offering endless exploration experiences. Immerse yourself in the heartland of uniquely captivating images. In 2021 we invite you to photograph these linked stunning nature and cultural adventures:
1. Norway Cruise – January
2. Norway Northern Lights – January
3. Japan – Cranes, eagles, Nature & Landscapes – February
Join us for the holiday of a lifetime…
ITINERARY TO ADVENTURE…
DAY 1 – TOKYO
Your accommodation tonight is included in central Tokyo. We meet today at 5pm at reception. Your guides offer you more informationand confirm departure details for the next morning. We offer a Japanese welcome dinner.
Western Style Accommodation – (D)
DAY 2 – TOKYO TO HOKKAIDO
We depart for Haneda Airport in time to catch our flight to Kushiro on the northern island of Hokkaido. (This flight is included.) Weare met by our local expert guide for the next few days. We drive in our exclusive bus through a fantastic winter wonderland to theTsurui Mura Crane Reserve. Our first target is the Japanese (red-crowned) cranes, which could be displaying their unique mating ritual. We will also be able to shoot white-tailed eagles and black- eared kites. Your professional photo guides will help to optimise shoot opportunities and offer on the spot technical assistance. They are famous for their hard work in the field.
Western Style Accommodation – (B,L,D)
DAY 3 – HOKKAIDO
Early start for one of Japans great nature experiences. We shoot Japanese cranes from a bridge. This perspective, along with the weather conditions of frosts and fog can result in very special imagery. We return to enjoy breakfast and warm up before we shoot cranes and white-tailed eagles at Tsurui Mura as well asother crane feeding areas. Your cards will be filling up due to themix of subjects to shoot and the fantastic creative options. Again your guides will help.
Western Style Accommodation – (B,L,D)
DAY 4 – HOKKAIDO – KAWAYU
New opportunities result in new images as we travel to our next location. We drive to Lake Mashuko for beautiful landscapes draped in snow. Kawayu offers us lunch, followed by a fantastic whooper swan shoot. White swans in white snow – your guides will help with the best angles and techniques.
Japanese Style Accommodation 2 nights – (B,L,D)
The itinerary continues…