1. Japan
  2. Kyoto Prefecture
  3. Kyoto
  4. Nanzenji Temple

Kyoto: Zen Temples Photography Tour

Product ID: 303318
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Learn how to work with various lighting conditions in the confines of Kyoto’s serene Zen gardens and temples. You will explore creative and effective composition concepts for capturing the beauty of each location.
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Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Relax unhindered by crowds around the Nanzenji Temples and Gardens
  • Learn to capture the beauty of Japanese rock gardens
  • See a quieter side to Kyoto's Buddhist Temples
Full description
Enter a sanctuary of Zen in the confines of the Nanzenji temple complex. The weight of the world will melt away as we explore verdant gardens and elegant Zen architecture. You will escape into this wonderland and find harmony in yourself as well as in your viewfinders. You will also get in touch with the subtleties of each of the four seasons, depending on when you choose to visit—contemplate nature through the lens of your camera and the school of Zen.

Learn how to work with various lighting conditions in the confines of Kyoto’s serene Zen gardens and temples. You will explore creative and effective composition concepts for capturing the beauty of each location. Taking it a step further, you will also be instructed on being in tune with the peculiarities and characteristics of each season and all kinds of weather conditions, whether that be rain or sunshine. In a true Zen sense, you will learn to accept and adapt to all shooting conditions.

You avoid the famous locations cluttered with selfie sticks and throngs of tourists, and instead, you will go to some of the lesser-known sub-temples around Nanzenji. There, unhindered by the crowds, you can appreciate the aesthetics of rock gardens and Buddhist temples. You will be struck by the sense of intimacy of a real Zen experience.
Includes
  • Photography instructor
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Camera
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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Meeting point

We meet right outside Exit 1 of Keage station on the Tozai Metro Line.

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From US$ 224.48 Per group up to 4

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Product ID: 303318