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Takayama and Shirakawago Photoshoot by professional photographer
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Takayama and Shirakawago Photoshoot by professional photographer

By TK Photography Kanazawa
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Duration: 8–9 hours
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Live guide: Japanese, English
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  • Private English-speaking professional photographer guide
  • Photo sessions by a professional photographer
  • 30 edited digital images of your day out.(selected by photographer)
  • Location-based photography tips
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Free private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Highway toll and car parking fee
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fee
  • Entrance fee for photographer if applicable
  • Entry/Admission - Takayama Jinya
  • Entry/Admission - Wada House


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Pick up in Kanazawa/Takayama/Toyama. Drop off details required for oneway itinerary between Takayama and Kanazawa/Toyama (tour duration 6-7hours). Return trip from Takayama or Toyama - additional 13,000yen per group to be paid upon pick up. Max 7 people(recommend for 5 adults 2 children). Child seat to be provided for under the age of 5 so please let us know in advance.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Additional pickup options
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
      • Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 151842P7

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        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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        • TK Photography Kanazawa
          140
          Japan
          Joined in May 2019
        • 667swk
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Thank you for the lovely memories captured
          We had a very wonderful family photoshoot session with TK. unfortunately, out of our 9 days trip, it was raining on the day we scheduled for the photoshoot in Shirakawago & Gokayama. But TK is a very experienced photographer and all our photos turned out amazing, all well taken. Thank you for the lovely memories captured.
          Written 18 June 2024
        • yammykaka
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Professional, Accommodating and High Quality photoshoot
          TK was very professional, accommodating and quick in response. The photoshoot session was very comfortable and fun for our young kids. TK knew the areas to get best shot and our photos turned out great. Thanks for the beautiful experience and memories!
          Written 14 June 2024
        • rosamO3544AV
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          PERFECT DAY TOUR AND BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS
          EXCELLENT TOUR. VERY WELL PLANNED ITINERARY. WE COVERED KANAZAWA BEST PLACES IN ONE DAY AND THE BEST PHOTO ANGLES POINT LOCATIONS WERE QUICKLY SELECTED. THE BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS WERE A PLUS.
          Written 7 June 2024
        • patricklS7120TB
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great time. Great photography.
          TK is awesome. He was on time, speaks perfect English, and has a very cool vibe. The two villages we visited were impressively built and beautiful to walk among. The photographs we received had great composition and will be used to remember this Japan trip forever. TK also recommended one of the best meals of our trip, which was soba along a green river landscape. I would recommend.
          Written 31 May 2024
        • tinawQ6010NZ
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Unique way to experience Japan
          TK communicated fluently in English, skillfully guiding us through the photoshoot location and poses while ensuring we enjoyed the scenic surroundings. The resulting photos were exceptional.
          Written 13 May 2024
        • chloewK4714KR
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experience!
          TK knows the place very well and we enjoyed the photo shooting with him. He guided us for the posing and it looks great from the photo.
          Written 12 May 2024
        • 177matti
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experience
          TK was a great guide. Very personable. As a solo traveler, it was great to have some one taking photos who knew what they were doing!
          Written 4 May 2024
        • 501rag
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing photoshoot!
          TK made our photoshoot experience in Kanazawa truly unforgettable! His professionalism and friendly approach made the session fun and seamless from start to finish. The resulting photos were absolutely stunning, capturing the essence of our time together perfectly. Thank you, TK, for creating lasting memories for us!
          Written 30 April 2024
        • Kin-Pat
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Family Photos
          TK helped our family take some amazing photos for our trip in Kanazawa. Photos were beautiful and he was so patient with our family with two small kids. Highly recommend.
          Written 22 April 2024
        • 291carolinan
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          See Shirakawa-go with a Pro
          My parents and I had a great time in Shirakawa-go with TK. To be honest, I had not been looking for a professional photo session when I booked this, but I am so glad I did. It was liberating not having to worry about taking pictures while strolling thru the village. Also, there was a light rain while we were there, but his pictures still came fantastic. TK knows the village very well (he was there 104 times in 2023!), so he knows all the best photo spots. I asked for a last-minute change in our start time and TK was very accommodating. He picked us up at our hotel in Takayama and dropped us back, which was very convenient. Highly recommend!
          Written 21 April 2024
        • Curiosity65839108498
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best photographer in Kanazawa. TK the artist
          TK an amazing photographer in Kanazawa who gave us the best day of sightseeing and terrific photos to share. We had an amazing day with TK our professional photographer who not only gave us an awesome day around Kanazawa but took some memorable photos of us to celebrate our time in this great city. TK picked us up in a very comfortable vehicle and we started the day at Higashi Chaya district before it got too busy and we got some get photos. This was followed by a trip to Nagamichi Samurai residence area. We got some terrific photos in this area and we had the opportunity to see the Samurai house and museum. TK took us to look at Omicho market which is a seafood lover’s dream. We then went to have coffee in one of the oldest cafe spots next to the Omicho market which again was lovely. TK was such a professional and knowledgeable guide and he made our day just perfect with some great photos. We finished the day at the beautiful Kenrokuen gardens and Kanazawa castle. A full day with TK is worth every dollar as he really knows his art and made us feel comfortable with his directions making the end result the perfect day out with the most professional photographer. Thank you TK it was an amazing day out and we appreciated your time and very happy with the photos you sent us.
          Written 19 April 2024
        • sergiolaca12345
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Honeymoon photoshot
          A great experience with a good guide and even better photographer. We made a trip from Spain to Japan as a honeymoon and we decided to make a photo session in the old part of Kanazawa. He recomended us a store to rent a couple of kimonos and make the photos with them. It was one of our best experiences during our trip.
          Written 17 April 2024
        • babli2016
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Japan 2024
          TK was very professional guide and photographer. He took us to the right stops and we will be taking home great memories of the place . He even helped us choose our lunch menu and showed great patience with all our questions.
          Written 13 April 2024
        • Hoang D
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Nice day trip and beautiful photos
          TK, the photographer, took many beautiful photos for us at different locations at Shirakawago and Gokayama. We recommend TK.
          Written 8 April 2024
        • johnnyb425
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly recommended
          I did a solo trip and was looking for a tour guide. TK did a great job showing me around Kanazawa and took amazing photos! Much better than your average photo taken by a tourist. He also gave great tips on food to try and night spots for photography. Thank you again!
          Written 31 March 2024
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        Jeffrey
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2023 • Friends
        TK is an excellent photographer and professional guide. He built a custom itinerary to squeeze in Takayama, Shirakawago, and another destination. What I found most impressive was his ability to think dynamically and make changes on the fly to save time and stay on schedule given road congestion. There isn't a better way to explore Kanazawa.
        Written 4 January 2023
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        Thanks Jeffrey for taking the tour! Im glad you enjoyed so much and l was able to maximize your valuable time for sightseeing. Hope to take you more destinations next time!
        Written 6 January 2023
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        Rechie C
        Boracay, Philippines5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2023 • Couples
        This trip was worth every yen we’ve paid which is not cheap but here’s why it’s worth the money. First off, TK is very professional, friendly, customer oriented and fluent in English. Secondly, the itinerary is just perfect - Takayama and Shirakawago are must-sees in Japan - enough of Tokyo and Osaka. TK customized this trip himself where we get to savor the beauty of both places including the food, culture, scenery, etc. Lastly and most important and this is what makes every penny worth the trip is that TK is an excellent photographer. He made our trip a d travel shoot where we are the models😊. I have yet to receive the edited and final photos but I’ve seen them on his camera just after our trip and the photos are just awesome. Thank you TK for this great treat, I don’t mind doing it again in a different season.
        Written 23 January 2023
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        Thank you Rechie for taking the tour! Im sure to see you again so look forward to seeing you and showing around different places!
        Written 25 January 2023
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        mariana1985
        Sao Paulo, SP1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        I cannot speak highly enough of Mr. TK's services. From the outset, communication was effortless, quick, and incredibly friendly. Opting for a private tour with Mr. TK was an exceptional value for money, especially considering that he provides the services of driver, guide, and photographer all in one package. Not only did Mr. TK capture stunning photos throughout the day, but the process felt natural and enjoyable, rather than a tedious and formal photo shoot. It truly added an extra dimension to our tour.

        Furthermore, Mr. TK recommended a delightful spot for lunch where we indulged in delicious Hida Beef. He made sure we felt comfortable and at ease throughout the entire day, allowing us to fully enjoy every moment of our tour. Truly, Mr. TK goes above and beyond to ensure his clients have an unforgettable experience. I highly recommend Mr. TK for anyone seeking a seamless and memorable experience.
        Written 17 March 2024
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        Thank you Mariana for your great feedback! Im glad you enjoyed the experience and love the photos. Hope you will be back again for more photoshoot. :)
        Written 18 March 2024
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        Kevin L
        Perth, Australia8 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2022
        I was lucky to get on this tour as I was in Kanazawa for business and only had 1 day free, TK was very accommodating to my requests and managed to fit me in at last minutes notice.
        The tour covers a lot of ground and being picked up from the hotel saved me the hassle and time of having to find my way to a meeting point. I would never have found the locations or had the means to get to many of them so easily which made the day more enjoyable as I didn't have to stress about much.
        I enjoy photography but TK's enthusiasm and professionalism really shone through, correcting my settings and positioning me for the best shots in the changing light we had.
        Shirakawago was a real treat, I thought I'd seen Japan in Tokyo but this was the real deal, It was like going back in time, such a contrast to Tokyo.
        It was a great day, very memorable and the shots TK took really made mine look amateurish.
        TK was a really nice guy, easy to get on with and his knowledge of the local area made this a great trip. If I'm back in Kanazawa again I'd like to try another of his tours.
        Written 27 November 2022
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        Thanks a lot for taking the tour. Im glad you enjoyed so much! There are many beautiful places near Kanazawa so hope you come back again. Make sure to have more time next time!
        Written 28 November 2022
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        Indira M
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2023 • Family
        It was a last minute decision but indeed a very good decision to make an excellent and convenient trip to Takayama and Shirakawago. TK was not only an excellent tour guide, he’s also an excellent photographer. It was heavy snow in Shirakawago but TK’s photos made the trip beautiful and memorable. we would definitely do it again in different season. I would definitely recommend this trip for those wanting a convenient and memorable trip to Takayama/ Shirakawwago. Best of luck TK and thank you so much for the beautiful photos
        Written 27 January 2023
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        Thanks Indira. Im glad you enjoyed the tour and loved photos! Hope the photos will keep reminding you of the beauty of Japan!!
        Written 28 January 2023
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        Yudha H
        5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2023
        Very recommended experience as he is very understanding that we were family with 2 little boys. Very patience, knowledgeable with area to visit and can understand our needs. We got picked up on-time as scheduled, car very clean and comfortable. Communication is not an issue and he was speaking english fluently. He was also offering choice of food which you can choose. We picked Hida Beef which quite famous in the area and it's very tasty. We visited Takayama morning market, dan walking around the city, then visit Shirakawa-Go from the top and start walking down to the village. It was very pleasant experience, and we defintely will contact him again when we visit Kaazawa in the future.
        Written 25 March 2023
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        Thanks Yudha for taking the tour with us. Im glad you had good time! Hope to see you all again too. :D Keep in touch!!
        Written 25 March 2023
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        rey cruz
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2023 • Couples
        In the past, we were already contented with having our travel pictures taken by our own smart phones with selfies here and there. But all of that changed when we hired TK to be our travel photographer. Our own selfies and phone pictures are now nothing compared to the pictures taken through the lens and expertise of TK. They all come alive, are beautifully captured and so candidly well executed. He picks very good spots as backdrops so that our pictures will be ones that are memorable. He has a lot of background stories to tell us for each place we went to, making our trip educational too! He speaks very good English, so communication comes very smoothly. We highly recommend TK's travel packages, especially the one of Takayama and Shirakawago, and will definitely try TK's other travel packages when we go back to Japan 🇯🇵. We are happy to have a travel guide and photographer whom we can trust in TK.
        Written 29 January 2023
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        Thank you so much for taking the tour and was my pleasure! Im glad you loved the photos. Really looking forward to see you all again!
        Written 30 January 2023
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        Jared Low
        Singapore, Singapore5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2022
        Takayama is a beautifully preserved old town that offers authentic rural and traditional touch away from the busy and crowded cities. Hida beef is definitely a must try while visiting this town. It is an hour drive away from Shirakawago village, a famous UNESCO world heritage site.

        My family and I engaged TK for a day trip to these two places. TK is a professional photographer with decades of experience and he was able to capture many amazing photos of my family during the trip. As a tour guide, TK is knowledgeable and brought us to many authentic and photogenic places, he also assisted with translation while we shop with the locals. TK is a polite, patient and accommodating person. I highly recommend engaging his services if you are visting Takayama and Shirakawago.
        Written 15 December 2022
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        Thanks Jared. Im glad you enjoyed the tour and snow! It was such a lovely day trip with your family!
        Written 15 December 2022
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        Frans W
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Professional quality and good value

        Tk is as good as advertised ! He’s on time , punctual and professional . Has a nice quality vehicle and English is good to communicate with all needs . He has excellent photography skills and driving skills . He is very attentive , considerate , flexible and supportive of our family needs during this trip. His ability to take capture and edit quality photos are great and has an approachable personality . Thank you TK for all your support and would highly recommend you to others in the future !
        Written 30 December 2022
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        Thank you Frans for taking the tour with us. I was very happy to see your family playing with snow happily!! Hope you will come back to Kanazawa again. Till then. :)
        Written 31 December 2022
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        Belinsha Y
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2023
        Love the professional photos TK took of us- such a nice change to our regular selfies. TK was super professional, taking the initiative to direct us to great spots, angles, and views. We also really enjoyed our lunch chat eating soba together in Shirakawago. Hope to see you in Melbourne some day!
        Written 6 March 2023
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        Thanks Bel and it was my pleasure! Glad you love the photos! Make sure to come back for Albert's birthday next year. :)
        Written 6 March 2023
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