Arashiyama is one of the best place to see autumn leaves in Japan. I have been many times this Autumn leaves season in 2019. A awesome family joined my tour and I took great family photos with Autumn leaves at temple, Bamboo forest and more. They were very very friendly family and a boy was super cute. I don’t have any kids but I really like them and like to take their pictures as well. The boy played with Autumn leaves and looked fun so much. Mom and Dad played with him and I captured some moments. They like all of photos I took and I really like them too. They came from US and I have been US a few times every year. We talked about US and Japan. Japan and US are very different but both are beautiful and have nice foods. I like hamburger so much and they like Japanese foods. I have learned difference culture whenever I talk my guests. I am interested in every culture and like that so much.
Autumn leaves are begging to fall and will be over soon. But ground is many colors by Autumn leaves now in Arashiyama and other places in Kyoto and Osaka. It is also beautiful Japanese scenery. I will write other photoshooting tour in Autumn soon. Thank you!!
Autumn leaves season is one of the best season in Japan. I took many great pictures of a family in Gion area with Autumn leaves!! They joined my tour in Osaka first, and loved the pictures I took, So booked my tour in Kyoto again. I was very glad to see them and take pictures a lot with Autumn leaves. We have been Yasuikonpira temples and Yasaka shrines in Gion area. I explained about these places and how to pray and they were interested in everything of what I explained. It was not so crowded at some photo spots and easy to take photos. In Maruyama park where is close from Yasaka shrine has many Cherry blossoms trees. It is very beautiful in April because Cherry blossoms bloom in this season. But not only April, The trees were beautiful now as well. Leaves have changed from green to red and orange. Autumn leaves make a scene to warm color. It is great to take photos with them. They loved to be taken photos and it was very fun to take their photos because they were so excited when I showed them whenever took their photos. I was very happy that they really liked photos. I was also excited because of them. So it was very happy time for us. I hope they take my tour again in different season.
I have held the night photoshooting tour three times last week. Many guests joined the tour and I had great time with them. Couple, solo traveler, friends and family, I have seen guests from around the world. I was very glad whenever I took their pictures and they liked the pictures. Namba and Shinsaibashi area are very beautiful at night time and Midosuji main street will be light up soon. I will be able to take photos with beautiful night sceneries in Namba and Dotonbori area.
Not only lighting scene, I took guests to Japanese style narrow path every time. Everybody is surprised when I take them to this place. The pictures were taken here were very nice and look so Japanesy. You can make good memories and pictures with Japanese lanterns and traditional sceneries. It is getting cold in Osaka and Winter is coming soon. I am looking forward to seeing guests in this night photoshooting tour and taking pictures in Winter Osaka.
A nice family took my tour in this month and they have a boy and a girl. They were very cute and gave me great smile while I took their pictures. We became close easily and they hold my hand and walk together from seeing first time. Mom and dad were also friendly and nice. I felt like it was not first time to see them:)
We stated the photoshooting tour around 4:30pm from Subway Morinomiya station. I was worrying lighting because it is getting dark from 5pm recently. So I took their pictures as quick as possible and walked to Osaka castle. It was fine when we arrived at Osaka castle and took their pictures with it. The boy was very hungry and being fussy, So Dad got some foods for him and then he was able to give us his nice smile again:) I thought he was still cute even fussing. Hahaha There were still many tourists and crowded. I took them to less people photo spots and took some solo photos, family photos and parents couple photos. They liked my pictures and I was very happy to hear that from them. I hope they come back to Osaka and see you again:) Thank you so much for joining my tour!!
A family from Singapore joined my tour in Fushimi inari shrine. They found out my tour from their friend who joined my tour twice in Osaka castle park and Ueno park in Tokyo. I was very happy they introduced me and joined my tour. I have heard these two families are very close and it made me want to go and see them in Singapore.
Anyway, It was great day and I was able to get many good family photos! The kids are very cute and good in front of camera. Older sister was used to posing and younger sister as well. Fushimiinari shrine has big power of business and many tourists visit here everyday. It is very crowded even early morning. I took them to less people place and took some pictures. The pictures are took under Torii gates are must be beautiful but we need to wait good timing to get this kind of picture every time. Children can’t wait for long time but they waited, they were good girls. Thanks to them, I got many good pictures under Torii gates. Other photo spots are also beautiful and I was very happy because children looked enjoying my tour and their mother and father liked the pictures I took. They were very nice and friendly family. I hope see them again in Singapore. Thank you for taking my tour!!
It is getting cooler in Osaka now and much comfortable than last month. Autumn is big travel season in Japan especially in Kyoto to see Autumn leaves. The beginning of October, very friendly family joined took my tour in Kyoto. The tour is Gion area tour and there are many nice photo spots. They come with very cute girl and she was so good at posing in front of camera. It made us laugh and happy and it was great time thanks of her.
We met at Kimono rental shop first and went to Fushimiinari shrine by taxi. This shrine is the most popular shrine in Japan and it is very crowded every time. Many fox statues are looking us in this shrine and they protect this place from bad things. I took them with many Torii gates and they made from donation. Many Japanese big companies donated and made the Torii gate and then got the power of business, growing company and getting money. Not only tourists, local people and Japanese people come here for praying about that.
After that, We visited in Gion area and took pictures with Yasaka tower. The tower and around this area is very nice places to take pictures. Traditional houses, shrines and many souvenir stores. I got family photos, couple photos, and individual photos as well. It was getting dark and hard to take pictures, So we finished the tour earlier than schedule but I am very happy they like this place and the pictures. We gonna see again in Osaka castle park and hold the photoshooting tour!! I am really looking forward to seeing them again!!
It is still hot in Osaka but much better at night time. I have held Night photoshooting tour in Namba area such as Amerika-Mura, Dotonbori, Hozenji temple and Ura-Namba area. Very friendly family joined the tour in August. Parents have been to Japan before but their son and his girl friend have never been. I showed them great Osaka night sceneries and take to some spots.
Mandarake in America-mura has many Manga, character figure and Anime goods. Especially the boy is interested in this shop and he knew about Japanese Manga well. Actually I have read many Manga from when I was child and like it still now. We talked about it and it was great time for us. His girl friend has learned fashion and she was very good at posing. Mom wanted to try colorful cotton candy and they enjoyed it. I captured some of the moment and they looked very fun. Dad was very unique and very friendly. I really liked this family and I had great time with them. I was very happy because they liked all places I took them and all pictures. We promised see again in US and I am looking forward to seeing them!! Thank you for taking my tour and giving me great time!!
It has just began autumn rainy season in Japan. It was rain in Osaka and Kyoto many time last a week. We were supposed to hold the photoshooting tour in Arashiyama but it was heavy rain, So we changed date and time to next day. We met at JR Saga Arashiyama station and it was sunny day rather than hot day. They are very nice family, Mom, Dad and 2 kids. They were very easy to communicate and got closer easily.
I took them to Bamboo grove first. It took about 10 min walk from JR Saga Arashiyama station. There aren’t crowded so much because we went go there in the morning. It was nice weather to walk and take pictures. I took a lot of pictures of family, only parents, only kids and Jump shots. I was very glad because they liked the pictures. After that, we were heading to Seiryoji temple. This is my favorite place because we can see beautiful buildings such as traditional tower, large temple, gate. Not only that, Many autumn leaves in November and December, large hanging Cherry blossoms in March and April. These trees were right green when we visited and they were so beautiful too.
We walked for long time and kids looked tired a little. So Mom and Dad got some smoothes for them and they got energy for photoshooting a more hour. Kimono forest, along river with Arashiyama mountains, Togetsukyo bridge, We were able to take pictures many places after that. I was so happy because they looked enjoying my tour and liked the pictures. Thank you for taking my tour and see you again!!
It’s already been a month since I wrote a blog last time. I have many photoshooting diaries I want to update and will write about the end of June.
I have taken family pictures in Osaka, Kyoto and Nara. Sometimes they are big family like 7 or 8 people (Actually I have 3 sisters and 2 brothers and we’re big family too) and it was so good experiences for me. But the biggest family I have ever taken joined my tour the end of June. They are 15 people!!!! I was so excited to see and take their pictures. We started the tour from Morinomiya station one of the nearest station to get to Osaka castle. It was Saturday but less people than every usual because the G20 was holding in Osaka and Osaka castle was closed before a day and many polices regulated around Osaka castle park. It was good chance to take pictures without other people in the background.
This family is made from 4 families and Grand mother and father have 7 grandchildren. They look so happy and very closed and made me happy too. I could try to make them some positions and taking unique photos because they are big group. The pictures look so beautiful and fun. I love them and hope they like too. I am looking forward to seeing them again!!:)
It is getting hot and humid in Japan. Summer is coming soon. I can’t wait to see many tourists in Japan!!
I met great family from Australia in JR Saga Arashiyama station, Kyoto. They have super cute kids were so friendly and became my friends at the end of the Arashiyama photo tour. They were a little shy when we have just met but they opened their mind to me soon after that. I could get many good pictures with their smiles and it was so easy to take pictures because they had natural smile and didn’t aware the camera. This tour was held the middle of March and It was a bit earlier for Cherry blossoms season but I checked where we can see them before this tour and found good place. We visited at Seiryoji temple and this place is my favorite place because less people than other places in Arashiyama and it’s very beautiful and peaceful place. It has full blooming Cherry blossoms and we could take many pictures with them. Kids were so excited to see Cherry blossoms and they were very cute like that. The tour was 2 hours tour but they didn’t cry, on the contrary they were happy during Photoshooting tour especially with Green tea ice cream.
I had awesome time with them and I want to see them again. Thank you for great day and I am looking forward to seeing you next time!!!
I had a lot of tours in Spring time with beautiful Cherry blossoms in Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo and Nara. It was amazing season here and I was super happy to know many people who are my friends already now. I held the tour at Arashiyama park, Seiryoji temple, Maruyama park, Yasaka shrine, Demachiyanagi, Kyoto imperial palace, Gion area in Kyoto, Osaka castle park, Sumiyoshi park, Sumiyoshi shrine in Osaka, Nara park, Kasuga shrine in Nara. In addition, Ueno park, Odaiba in Tokyo. Cherry blossoms were blooming and beautiful everywhere in Japan. I got many great pictures and memories with them and they are unforgettable experiences for me and I hope for my guests too.
Cherry blossoms will bloom north of Japan area like Sapporo, Hakodate and Aomori. They bloom late because it’s colder than west south side. You can still see and take pictures with Cherry blossoms if you go to These areas. I am already missing Cherry blossoms and Spring. It is getting warm and Summer is coming soon. We can see other flowers and it is beautiful too. I am looking forward to meet new guests and friends in next season!!
Surprise proposal Photoshooting with deers in Nara
I took the moment he propose his partner in Nara park. I met his family before photoshooting and we prepare some sign ‘WILL YOU MARRY ME’ which they brought from their country. It was amazing stuffs. I was waiting for him and his partner at a place near from the sign. I was nervous a little because I have to stay as a tourist and I can’t miss the moment. After 30min, They were coming. I was so excited and she asked me where is Todaiji temple and ‘Are you propose your girl friend?’ after seeing sign. I couldn’t say only ‘No I am just taking pictures of deers’ and they are walking to the sign and he proposed her in front of sign as we planned. She was so surprised and it succeeded!!! Their family joined them and she was surprised more. It was so happy time and they made me happy too. After that, We walked around Nara park and take pictures with deers and went to Kasuga shrine. There are many lanterns and take pictures with them. It was amazing day for them and me. I was so happy they liked pictures I took!!! Thank you and congratulations!!!! I would like to take pictures of surprise proposal in Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo too. Please contact me if you have any plans about that!!
I have just started the Photoshoot and guide tour in Tokyo!!! First guests are I held the tour in Osaka castle park last year. We haven’t met for a year and I was so excited to see them again. The Photoshoot place was Ueno park in Tokyo. Their children have grown a lot! Especially young sister was not walk so much last year but she could walk and run in Ueno park. I really enjoyed to take their pictures with big wheel at Science museum, National museum, Ueno Toshogu shrine and greens. I was a little nervous because it was first time to hold the tour but walked around Ueno park and checked good places before a day, So We got many awesome family pictures there. I am looking forward to seeing them again in Osaka or Tokyo or other city in the world!!
I held the tour in Kyoto for happy family who they were smiling every time this summer. The girl was so cute and showed me hula dance. I was surprised because she was awesome hula dancer than I expected. They gave me a nice memories and I am so glad if they think same thing as me. I was really enjoying doing this tour. Thank you so much!!