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Temples of Tokyo Photography Tour

Temples of Tokyo Photography Tour
Tours & Sightseeing > Photography Tours > Photography Tours
$90.25
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Description

Enter a world of peace and tranquility amidst the shrines and temples of Tokyo and visit three gorgeous temples and shrines off the beaten path. Led by a professional photographer, you will learn how to photograph traditional architecture in a captivating way. Your tour leader will teach you how to work the camera as well as how to create compositions that are rich and enticing to the viewer. In addition to the shrines themselves, you will also photograph people in order to add a human element to your photos. As this is a private photography workshop, you will receive instant and customized feedback on your photographs from a professional photographer. You will learn photography skills, and most of all, have fun during the experience.

You will meet in front of Hie Shrine at 2:30pm and explore its grounds in detail. Learn to take photographs of details that convey the mood and tell a fascinating story. Youwill also photograph people to some degree for a bit of street photography experience. Hie shrine offers a wide variety of scenes to photograph, including the iconic red Shinto gates, purification fountains, and other traditional elements.

A short train ride away, lies Yushima Seidō, a Confucian temple. In stark contrast with the previous Hie Shrine, this temple is painted black and imposes a bold presence on visitors. Capture the geometric perfection of the temple’s jet black wood construction and the wonderful copper patina of its eaves.

Finally, you will end your adventure at the Kanda-myōjin, a shrine popular with businessmen and entrepreneurs who wish to pray for success and fortune. The shrine’s vivid vermilion and gold adornments certainly hark to that end. Due to its popularity, the shrine is often populated by all kinds of people, from kimono-clad women to young otaku on their way to the nearby Akihabara district. Here, you will add a human element to your photos by photographing shrine-goers in prayer and traditional Shinto attendants alike.

Throughout the workshop, you will receive instant personal feedback on your photographs with the aim of teaching techniques for photographing traditional subjects in Japan.

Enter a world of peace and tranquility amidst the shrines and temples of Tokyo and visit three gorgeous temples and shrines off the beaten path. Led by a professional photographer, you will learn how to photograph traditional architecture in a captivating way. Your tour leader will teach you how to work the camera as well as how to create compositions that are rich and enticing to the viewer. In addition to the shrines themselves, you will also photograph people in order to add a human element to your photos. As this is a private photography workshop, you will receive instant and customized feedback on your photographs from a professional photographer. You will learn photography skills, and most of all, have fun during the experience.