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At LAST SAMURAI, you will deepen your knowledge of samurai through courtesy, mold and armor. And at the end you will use the actual seriousness to do a "test-off". Exciting experiences that are not experienced in everyday life are waiting for you. In the old days, Ii, as well as sculpting techniques, were essential techniques to keep a fight or to protect oneself. Although it seems that such technology is not necessary in the present age, here at LAST SAMURAI I believe that learning about this technology, Zen under safe guidance will broaden spirituality and vision.
It includes videos, testimonials, and whistles when you try out and it will be a great experience for anyone interested in Japan.
Kyoto Photogenic Tour is a unique tour for you to get to Kyoto famous photo spot and take some pictures for unforgettable memories. This tour will take you to Kifune Shrine, Okazaki Shrine, Yasaka Shrine, Hokanji Temple, Bamboo Forest and Kimono Forest.
Osaka is a famous foodie destination, but as well as tasting good, Osaka cuisine looks so pretty. On this food-themed tour, your local guide will introduce you to some of the most photogenic food in the city, certain to up your Instagram game. You’ll answer a questionnaire beforehand, so you can be paired with the best guide for your interests. Taste—and take pictures of—amazing cocktails, street food snacks, desserts, and more. Food-loving travelers shouldn’t miss this tour.
I will take you to photogenic places in central Kyoto area!
If you are looking for Kimono shoot, I can recommend you a few places so please let me know.
We meet up and start shooting while I walk you through the area and create your awesome memories of Kyoto.
*I do night portrait sessions as well, please let me know if you are interested in doing the shoot at night.
What You Will Get:
・1 and half hour shooting time
・About 50 professionally retouched images (*Digital files only. Delivered by Dropbox/Google Drive etc.)
I will deliver the images through an online platform within 4 days.
Please feel free to contact me before you book if you have any questions!
Looking forward to creating awesome Kyoto experiences of yours!
Unique & great experience! High satisfaction!
■ Maiko real formal Kimono wearing experience (Maiko will help you out!)
■ Not just the stage performance but you will play the Geisha game
■ Taking photos with Geisha
■ Talking to Geisha
■ Enjoying Geisha Dance
■ Japanese meal included
Feast your senses on Osaka — widely acknowledged as Japan’s culinary capital — on a 3-hour food tour, ideal for first-time visitors and fans of Japanese cuisine. In a small group limited to no more than 10, you’ll immerse yourself in bright and bustling Dotonbori, the city’s nightlife hub, where you’ll sample specialties such as sushi and sake. Plus, learn to prepare your own takoyaki (octopus balls) under the guidance of a chef.
Take home more than just memories from your vacation in Kyoto following a makeover and photo shoot in a traditional Japanese tea room. Ideal for families and couples, this package results in a physical transformation and includes plenty of digital photos. Plus, you can choose from multiple start times to suit your schedule.
Don’t miss the opportunity to stroll around Arashiyama in the style of an apprentice geisha, or “maiko,” as they are called in Kyoto. Get dressed in a traditional kimono, including makeup and hairstyling, for a studio photo shoot. Then walk to Arashiyama sites like Togetsukyo Bridge and the Bamboo Grove—ideal for snapping photos with your friends. An album with four professional photos is provided after the 3-hour experience.
Sign up for a Japanese makeover in Kyoto with this photography experience. Designed for a couple, this makeover includes being photographed in traditional dress as a maiko and a samurai. Women will wear a kimono and have Japanese make-up applied while men wear a kimono and obi. Take photos home to capture the experience.
Osaka’s Shinsekai district is a retro area known for being a place that locals love. Swap tourist hotspots for a tour that takes you to the real Osaka. Learn about the fascinating history of the area, and discover traditional dishes that date back to the 1900s. By touring the city with a guide, you avoid any language barriers when reading menus, and discover local secret spots that you wouldn’t find alone. The tour takes you to different shops to try local dishes.
In this tour, I will capture the best moments of your trip in Kyoto. The tour route is Hanami-koji⇒Yasuikonpira Shrine⇒Ishibekoji⇒Maruyama park.
The main reason why you should choose this tour is that I'm not only good at taking beautiful photos of you, but also I'm very familiar to these area so I will take you to the hidden and secret spots that are less crowd, and do photo session there. I'm very good at taking photos of solo-portrait, couple, honeymoon and family.
I will take photos of you one by one, group by group. So I would like you to wait for minutes while I take photos for another group. I will suggest spots, poses, and angles. But you can also tell me your preference.
After tour, I will send the photos by data via Email on the SAME DAY or NEXT DAY of the tour. In addition, I will also tell you about local culture, good spots for food and fun, and some tips that help you enjoy Japan more.
I will really do my best to capture the beautiful moment of you into the photography.
Become a Maiko, or Geisha apprentice, as you are transformed by professional staff in a real teahouse in Kyoto’s Gion district. Enjoy dressing in traditional kimono and being made up, including a beautiful hair ornament. Have photographs of your transformation taken in the Tsuboniwa courtyard in Kyo-Machiya (a traditional wooden house in Kyoto).
Get the best photographs of one of Japan’s most iconic monuments on an evening tour of the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto—the ideal choice for travelers with a passion for photography. With a professional photographer, you’ll explore the shrine after dark, when the crowds have dispersed and the area takes on a spooky atmoshphere, and learn how to take the best photographs for social media and personal portfolios.
Since Kyoto has many temples and shrines, it is quiet during the night. However, Gion is an amusement district where you can hang out till morning! You will visit this area especially shops located on a photogenic street!
Imagine walking in an area with traditional Japanese houses, Japanese paper lantern, and stone paving under your feet. That will be the kind of tour you will experience on this tour!
You will have traditional Kyoto nibbles and drinks at each of the spots you visit. make sure not to eat and drink too much if you want to hop several bars we have prepared for you!
Don’t forget to book your tour to experience the Gion nightlife, with your otomo guide!
Get an authentic cultural experience as you learn to wear a kimono in a 100-year-old Kyo-machiya, a traditional Kyoto house. Dress in a kimono and choose to add on a hairstyling service to match your outfit. Experienced staff help you dress and take professional photos of your group in the tatami rooms and Japanese garden. You can then wear your kimono to appreciate Kyoto’s historical sights.
Feel like a movie star by having an Oiran makeover and photo shoot in Kyoto. No need to worry about buying special clothing, as clothing rental, and makeup application is included. After dressing up, you’ll have a photo shoot in the in-house studio, and you’ll receive three beautiful photos at the end of the experience.
The most unique tour will take you to a castle, palace, temple, shrine, a local shopping street, and a Japanese garden while offering three amazing things:
1. Cycle through the streets of Kyoto with a local without waiting or queuing for bus/train or behind other tourists.
2. Get your photos taken by a professional photographer to document your amazing memories and the next day you will receive 50-100 stunning images to share with family/friends. No need for camera/selfie stick.
3. Learn about the history, culture and the people of Kyoto and Japan from an expat who's lived in Kyoto for 12 years. No need to worry where to go and what to see. I'll take care of it all. You just enjoy the sites.
If your prefered time is not available, please get in touch and I will create one.
If you want a tour that includes Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Fushimi Inari, and Gion Geisha area by public transport, I offer Half-day and Full-Day Photo tours, so please check snapkyoto my Instagram.
When travelling to Paris, the Trocadero district is definitely a must-see area for a splendid Parisienne vacation. Overlooking the iconic Eiffel Tower, the Trocadero district serves as the perfect vantage point providing endless one-of-a-kind landscapes to serve an excellent photoshoot session. Offering breathtaking attractions such as the internationally well-known Trocadero Gardens, Trocadero Square and the Palais de Tokyo, the Trocadero district is hands down one of the most frequently visited areas for gorgeous views and landscapes of the city’s posh wonders. We will head over to the Trocadero stairs for some of your candid and posed photos as we make our way over to the Siene River for some more photographs.
Stroll around Kyoto in a traditional kimono for the best vacation photographs with this convenient kimono rental package. You’ll visit a machiya (a traditional wooden townhouse) located in the heart of the city, and select a kimono from an array of colors and patterns. This kimono rental includes the option to upgrade for hairstyling service for women and girls, and allows you to skip the expense of buying your own kimono.
Photography fans visiting Osaka—this is the tour for you! Get ready to discover the best of Osaka’s sights illuminated at night. You’ll save hours researching the best night photography areas in Osaka by having a dedicated photographer guide to take you to the highlights of Umeda and Kitashinchi. Avoid blurry photos with a guide to give you top tips on achieving the perfect composition, using a tripod, capturing long exposures, and much more.
Is it your first time being in Kyoto? If yes, there is no way of missing this plan!
You will first visit Fushimi-inari Taisha which is famous for its red gate of the shrine since there are many of them in a row (usually there is only one gate). This is really famous a spot that almost every tourist visit, but your guide will tell you an anecdote which not many people know.
You will next visit Tofukuji: which is a temple with a beautiful garden and a bridge. Relax in the beautiful garden which is like a piece of art!
Sanju-Sangen-do Temple is also a must to visit for Kyoto beginners! It is famous for its long corridor and the Buddhist saints!
Book your tour and become a Kyoto expert!
Snapkyoto offers two unique things:
1. Pro-level photography (30-50 photos).
2. Guide in English about Japan, Kyoto, its people, culture and history.
Explore Kyoto with your very own photographer who will show you around & snap your photos in Kyoto's most beautiful sites. The next day you will receive some amazing photos to share among friends and family or on social media.
Gion/Higashiyama is famous for its geishas dressed in kimono, tea houses, colourful shrines and zen temples.
Other photo tours by public transport:
*Half-Day Tour: 2 epic areas (3.5 hours) 100 photos:
*Full-Day Tour: All Kyoto's epic areas (7 hours) 200 photos.
*Epic areas: Fushimi Inari Shrine, Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Golden Pavilion and Gion/Higashiyama. Instagram is snapkyoto.
if your prefered time is not available, please get in touch. I will create one. I also offer cycle photo tour, please check it out.
No more selfies or pestering strangers for photos of yourself and loved ones, enjoy the services of a professional vacation photographer in Kyoto to capture your travels in a contemporary and candid style.
Specialising in delivering quality photography with photographers all over the world, we guarantee you amazing photos to remember your travels. All images shown were taken by our photographers.