Hokkaido photography tour, 4 – 13 March 2020

Hokkaido island has a great combination of abundant wildlife, pristine landscapes, rich culture and delicious cuisine. On this trip you will have opportunity to learn landscape photography and wildlife photography as well as immerse yourself in Japanese culture. The tour is led by 3 photographers – Daniel Kordan, Kenji Yamamura from Tokyo and local Hokkaido wildlife specialist Hiroki Inoue. See the itinerary below and join us on this adventure!

 

Day 1, 4 March

Arrival to Kushiro airport on recommended flight: ANA 741 from Tokyo Haneda airport to Kushiro airport with arrival at 13:00. You can arrive via Osaka or other cities, but arrival time to Kushiro airport should be no later than 13:00. Upon arrival to Kushiro your guides and drivers will meet you and transfer to our hotel at Tsurui area. Discuss upcoming adventure with your tour leaders at delicious Japanese dinner and soak in traditional and world famous Hokkaido onsen bath.

 

Days 7, 8

These are the days we spent most of the time with classical minimal style Hokkaido compositions. We visit iconic “Christmas tree”, Blue pond and several other less known spots. Images of Japanese single trees in the snow always remind me of an oriental writing, and they are perfect when printed and framed on the wall.

Price: 6900 USD

Included in the price:

– All transfers ( including drivers’ services, gasoline fees etc)
– Lodging in hotels – twin rooms, shared with another participant (750 USD supplement for single room)
– Instructions by professional English-speaking guides

Cancellation and Refund Policy

We strongly recommend you to get a Trip Cancellation & Travel Insurance after booking your trip. If you cancel and the Workshop is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a $300 service charge. If you cancel and the Workshop does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:

Greater than 90 days from the start date of the Workshop:

full refund minus $300 service fee.

75 days or more :75% refund 60 days or more: 50% refund

Less than 60 days: no refund Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.

Not included in the price:

– Airfare to and from Hokkaido
– Meals
– Visas (if applicable)
– Single supplement (750 USD)

 

What to bring

Gear:
– DSLR camera with tripod and remote shutter release, its better to use spikes for your tripod
– A wide angle lens. For example, Nikkor 14-24 or Canon 17-40. Best lens for use in wide-angle scenes or architecture photography
– A middle-zoom lens such as a 24-70 mm
– A telephoto zoom lens, such as a 70-200 mm

Wear:
– Waterproof and windproof jacket (average is -5 C for March)
– Waterproof pants
– Warm down-jacket and thermal pants
– Casual clothes for dinners and lunches and photography workshops
– Knee protection (skateboard equipment, for example)

 

Tour leaders – Daniel Kordan, Kenji Yamamura, local Hokkaido photographer

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