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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Higashiyama District is along the lower slopes of Kyoto's eastern mountains and it is one of the city's best preserved historic districts! Offering you various attractions to enjoy and experience, we will do the session throughout the district for great shots with a modern-historic feel. We will meet at the Kiyomizu Temple of the district, and work our way through the streets for both candid and posed photos.
Fluent English speaking photographer with years of experience in Kyoto will take you around in the traditional entertainment district Gion.
A photographer who knows all the secret spots and hidden streets with techniques to avoid crowds.
One of the only photoshoots that include all photo data from the experience edited. You even get 3 retouched photos of choice!
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.
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.
Kyoto Photogenic Tour is a unique tour for you to get to Kyoto famous photo spot and took some pictures for unforgettable memories. This tour will take you to Kifune Shrine, Okazaki Shrine, Yasaka Shrine, Hokanji Temple, Bamboo Forest and Kimono Forest.
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!
Taking photos with professional photographer will be good souvenir for your trip. My style of photo shooting will be Joy and Happiness. I also work as national licensed translator tour guide (English) and travel advisor and weather forecaster. So I can give you not only nice photos but also advise the best timing of light , places to see cherry blossoms or autumn leaves and not well known spots. Why don't we have memorable experiences with me ?
・You can choose where you want to go (Normally one location for 60min Plan, 120min 2 location Plan).
・I can custom tour length and places.
（We will basically go to one or two location. Please select and send me when you book）.
Shinsekai is an old neighbourhood located next to south Osaka City's downtown "Minami" area. Shinsekai is a colorful area and it is packed with unique shops and eateries and best known for its iconic Tsutenkaku Tower. We will begin the session at the Tsutenkaku RadioTower for some iconic shots, and continue over to the colorful streets to see the unique shops and eateries for both candid and posed photos. We will also stop by to to view the pufferfish Lantern for new photograph angles while you enjoy a complementary local snack/drink during the session.
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.
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.
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.
Capture your visit to Kyoto with a 1.5-hour photo session conducted by a professional photographer. Choose the locations and types of images you want, and receive 50 edited images after your private photo shoot. You’ll also receive suggestions from your photographer about places to see in Kyoto, along with an overview of Kyoto’s history and culture.
Arashiyama is considered as the second-most important spot for sight-seeing and great backdrops for a photoshoot. Filled with shrines and bamboo trees, the Arashiyama area is especially famous for its Bamboo Grove where you can easily walk upriver to the Kameyama-koen Park and even to the Tenryu-ji Temple.
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.