Hokkaido photography tour, 20-28 January 2025


Day 5

These are the days we spent most of the time with classical minimal style Hokkaido compositions. We visit iconic “Christmas tree”, Seven stars trees 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: 7900 USD

Included in the price:

– All transfers ( including our Private Bus, drivers’ and local guide services, gasoline fees etc) except air tickets
– Lodging in hotels – twin rooms, shared with another participant (1200 USD supplement for single room)
– Shinkansen and local train tickets while visiting Snow Monkeys
– All entrance tickets
– Sea cruise in Rausu
– 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 (local and international air tickets not included!)
– Meals (some hotels breakfast will be included but we most likely skip it aiming for winter sunrise photography and taking snacks instead).
– Visas (if applicable)
– Single supplement (1200 USD)


What to bring

– camera with tripod. 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
– A middle-zoom lens such as a 24-70 mm
– A telephoto zoom lens, such as a 100-400 mm for birds (600 mm is also useful if you have it)

– Waterproof and windproof winter warm jacket (average is -10 C for January)
– Waterproof pants
– Warm down-jacket and thermal pants
– Casual clothes for dinners and lunches and photography workshops
– Knee protection (skateboard equipment, for example)
– winter boots, hat, gloves, hand warmers


Tour leaders – Daniel Kordan

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