1. Japan
  2. Kyoto Prefecture
  3. Kyoto
  4. Gion

Kyoto: Memoirs Tour with Photography Lesson

Product ID: 303313
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Learn how to photograph life in action in the picturesque old streets of Kyoto. Discover the most effective camera settings and techniques for capturing moments on the fly with the help of a professional photographer.
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Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
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  • Admire the beauty of Kiyomizu-dera
  • Capture special moments in Ninenzaka on camera with the help of a professional photographer
  • Venture into the calm backstreets of Gion
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Capture Kyoto on camera, a city of quaint streets and picturesque avenues lined with wooden houses.

Begin your journey at a quiet temple near Kiyomizu-dera. Traverse a road to the famed temple, passing through a peaceful cemetery filled with stone monoliths. Enjoy the calm atmosphere of this journey, a poetic contrast to the bustling streets of Ninenzaka.

Along the tour, learn how to capture the unique spirt of Kyoto on camera. The people of the city still embody its old-fashioned vibe: their passion for their heritage is reflected in their fashion and way of life. The city’s temples aren’t merely tributes to the past, but rather living, breathing monuments to the very spirit of Kyoto.

With the assistance of a trained photographer, discover the most effective camera settings and techniques for capturing moments on the fly. Practice photographing people and asking them to pose for the camera, in particular those wearing beautiful kimonos with splashes of bright color and elegant patterns.

Finish your journey into the past on the calm streets of Gion.
  • Photography instructor
  • Guided tour
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Camera
  • Train Fare (~¥170)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the entrance to Otani Hombyō at the beginning of the bridge. There is a bus stop and taxi stand right in front.

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What to bring
  • Camera
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• Please note cameras are not supplied on the tour

From US$ 230.61 Per group up to 4

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Product ID: 303313