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JAPAN (winter)

January 5-16, 2023

See wildlife in unique environments, snowy landscapes and experience authentic Japanese food.  Join us for 3-day extension to the Kyoto temples and make this a truly multifaceted Japan tour.


We are proud to offer a truly amazing tour to see and photograph Japanese wildlife and landscapes in the winter! Enjoy 11 days of beautiful Japanese countryside and photographic opportunities! Photograph the Snow Monkey's, Stellar Eagles, Japanese Cranes and more!

This tour takes us to several of the best locations in the world to photograph,This very exclusive tour is limited to only 7 participants in order to provide the best wildlife viewing.



Trip Overview


Tour Type: Landscape/Wildlife


Difficulty: Moderate


Temp Range: 55° F / 15° F


Leader: Thomas Kokta


Group Size: Maximum 7 people


Price: $7,940


Dates: January 5-16, 2021



  • Flights and transport within Japan

  • All land transportation

  • All meals as noted in itinerary

  • Guiding fees

  • Tour leader

  • Photographic instruction


Not Included:

  • International flights

  • Travel insurance

  • Staff gratuities

  • Phone calls and personal items

  • Alcoholic beverages






Day 1: Flight to Japan


Recommended flight to Tokyo.  All major airlines fly there.  Narita is the preferred arrival airport, but Haneda is ok.

Day 2: Arrive in Tokyo, Japan.

Arrive in Tokyo, Japan.  Overnight in hotel near the airport (Narita) or in Tokyo.

Day 3: (trip starts here): Tokyo to Snow Monkeys

After breakfast (in Tokio/Narita), transportation by bus to the Monkey Park (Nagano/Jigokudani).  After a short stop at our hotel, we will head to the Monkey Park for an afternoon photo session with the Snow Monkeys. (L,D)

Day 4: Snow Monkeys

Full day photo session with the Snow Monkeys. (BD)

Day 5: Snow Monkeys

Full day photo session with the Snow Monkeys. (BD)

Day 6: Snow Monkeys to Hokkaido

After a short photo session with the Snow Monkey's in the morning, we will head to the airport for our flight to Kushiro. (BLD)

Day 7: Cranes

Photography at Tsurui Mura Crane Reserve. (BLD)

Day 8: Cranes

Photography at Tsurui Mura Crane Reserve. (BLD)

Day 9: Cranes - Swans - Sea Eagles

Drive up to Shiretoko for Stellar Eagles. Along the way, we will stop at the river and photograph the Whooper Swan. (BLD)

​Day 10: Flight to Kyoto/Tokyo

Photograph temples in Kyoto. (BLD)

Day 11: Kyoto

We will explore more of the many temples in Kyoto. (BD)

Day 12: Kyoto-Tokyo-Home

Leave for home, via Tokyo. (B)

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