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Your Private Vacation Photography Session In Kyoto

By Your Travel Story Japan
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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from
$338.10
per group (up to 6)
from
$338.10
per group (up to 6)

Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 0-99
Duration:1–3 hours
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
Japanese, English


  • About 50 beautiful edited photos
What's not included
  • Transportation fee
  • Japanese traditional Kimono


Departure details
  • Japan, 〒605-0074 Kyoto, Higashiyama Ward, Gionmachi Minamigawa, 571 COFFEE SHOP NOEN This meeting point is the sample. This is the private photo session, so we can meet up wherever you want.
Return details
  • Yasaka Shrine, 625 Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0073, Japan

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 92281P2

  • Join with less luggage will be better for photography
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Your Private Vacation Photography Session In Kyoto?
How much is Your Private Vacation Photography Session In Kyoto?
Your Private Vacation Photography Session In Kyoto price starts from $332.26. Discover and book Your Private Vacation Photography Session In Kyoto on Tripadvisor
What is the Your Private Vacation Photography Session In Kyoto cancellation policy?
Your Private Vacation Photography Session In Kyoto cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Your Private Vacation Photography Session In Kyoto on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Your Private Vacation Photography Session In Kyoto?
Your Private Vacation Photography Session In Kyoto is hosted by Your Travel Story Japan. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Your Travel Story Japan on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Your Private Vacation Photography Session In Kyoto on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 92281P2

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Gionmachi Minamigawa, 571
    Japan, 〒605-0074 Kyoto, Higashiyama Ward, Gionmachi Minamigawa, 571 COFFEE SHOP NOEN
    This meeting point is the sample. This is the private photo session, so we can meet up wherever you want.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Your Travel Story Japan
  • 1
    Yasaka Shrine
    Stop: 30 minutes
    This is your private photography session, so we can discuss the time and location first. The popular spots are for example, Fabulous bamboo forest area - Arashiyama, About 100,00 Torii Gate area - Fushimi Inari, Traditonal and beautiful city Gion area, Beautiful Wedding area - Higashiyama area. But if you have your preferable location, you can freely ask us. The session will take about 1.5 hour, and will be done all by walk. We are very good at honeymoon photo, couple photo, family photo, solo portrait photo, according to your type. Please do not hesitate to let us capture your best moment of your trip in Kyoto.
    Read more
  • You'll end at
    Yasaka Shrine
    625 Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0073, Japan
    See address & details
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

402steffin
402steffin
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Fantastic photo shoot
We had an excellent time with Satoshi san! We have done a few casual photo shoots before but Satoshi san was the be
uryv2022
uryv2022
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Amazing photoshoot in Kyoto
We are super happy with Satoshi's excellent work! He is an incredible photographer who knows how to perfectly captu
RDoshi32
RDoshi32
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Great photoshoot
Satoshi was incredibly nice and took some amazing photos! He also gave me nice pointers on what do in Kyoto while t
MoloG1
MoloG1
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Great experience
Booked photography tour both in Kyoto and Osaka with Satoshi and it was an amazing expreience. He knows the best sp
Trip699729
Trip699729
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Night Photoshoot in Osaka
I booked my experience with Satoshi in Osaka and it was beautiful. Satoshi was able to capture photos in various a
Shareeee94
Shareeee94
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Very skilled photographer
Satoshi was friendly and professional from the very beginning. He showed me different areas around Kyoto and took p
tiancai_xinxin
tiancai_xinxin
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Amazing Kyoto Experience with Beautiful Photos!
The photos are amazing - Satoshi always finds the best angle and lighting and makes good use of surrounding objects
Sea3anderson
Sea3anderson
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Beautiful Pictures
I have no regrets about booking this event with Satoshi. He was kind, professional, and fun to work with! He took g
Ashleykuong
Ashleykuong
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Stunning photos in Kyoto - UNMISSABLE
I’m really glad that I signed up for this tour for my mum and I because the photos are just breathtakingly stunning
Shirron13
Shirron13
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Photoshoot in Nara
Had a chat with Satoshi weeks back on some plans to have a photoshoot session for my family.. Satoshi was prompt in
Lykabossxx
Lykabossxx
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Awesome host and beautiful pictures
Satoshi was very warm and welcoming. He made us feel very comfortable and confident at the same time. We were able
achengg
achengg
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Highly Recommend!
Satoshi did a wonderful job capturing our photos in Kyoto. My husband and I had our photos taken with another coupl
aldofm88
aldofm88
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Great Tour & Beautiful Photos
Super friendly host and speaks English very well. The pictures are very beautiful. Love them so much.
Bruno R
Bruno R
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Amazing photos and a beautyful experience
We have really enjoyed our photos session with Satoshi in Kyoto. He was really kind, professional and told us sever
nadiacjyx
nadiacjyx
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Highly recommend!
Satoshi is a very passionate photographer. He was so happy to take our photos and teach us poses that it made us ev
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Desie
Japan1 contribution
Mar 2021
You will never go wrong in choosing Satoshi. I booked a private photo session with him in Kyoto during the spring sakura season. Despite the bazillions number of tourists, he efficiently worked around it and took breath-taking pictures of me wearing a kimono without sacrificing the beauty of the surroundings. His work is far better than other private photographers I searched before finding him, and not to mention he is local to Kyoto and speaks excellent English. Booking with him, even at the last minute, went smoothly. Satoshi is an amicable person and very professional. He also informed me of the historical facts on places we passed by and recommended places to see while in Kyoto without interrupting the session's amount of time. He went above and beyond my expectations. It's been my dream and one of my bucket lists to be professionally photographed surrounded by cherry blossoms. Thank you, Satoshi, for helping me make my dream come true.
Written March 30, 2021
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ManitraRakotoson
19 contributions
Dec 2019
We had a private vacation photography session with Satosh in Kyotoi in December 2019. It was our first visit to Kyoto and we wanted to have exceptional and unique photos so as to have a wonderful memory of that moment. Satoshi was very professional and made us feel at ease the moment we met him. He was very attentive to details and captured every gesture in the most perfect way. He helped us discover some hidden spots and lead us to tracks that were not full of tourists. We particularly enjoyed the moment when he invited us to discover the mochi and the traditional Japanese snacks made with cinnamon, matcha and ginger. We were very happy to have booked this tour since it helped us to know more about Kyoto and to interact with a professional photographer who understood what we expected from such a tour. We wish him all the best.
Written February 1, 2020
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satoshi05_mls
Thank you for being great guest!! It was also fun time for me too because you are very good model and easy for me to take beautiful photos. Thank you!!
Written February 10, 2020
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Ran C
4 contributions
Jan 2020
Satoshi gave us a great 2-day tour of some beautiful sites in Kyoto & Nara. His English is great and he provided insight into some of the historic facts behind the places we visited. He is a great, professional photographer who captured awesome candid and posed photos of my daughter and me. Thanks so much for the beautiful photos!
Written January 12, 2020
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Thank you very much for being the great guest in Kyoto and Nara! It's my first time to be just the guide for 2 cities, not mainly for a photographer. There was lots to learn for me. You are very kind and warm family and it's easy for me to guide you! Thank you too. Hope to see you again in someday. Regards SATOSHI
Written January 16, 2020
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Shu W
Seattle, WA4 contributions
Satoshi took us to hidden gems and took beautiful photos of my family. He was patient with my 3 year old and captured great moments of her in motion, always a challenging subject. Overall, a great experience that we’ll remember.
Written November 18, 2019
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Thank you very much for being great guests in Kyoto!! You guys are really nice persons and fun time for me too! Hope your trip in Japan was nice one in your lifetime and also see you again in the future! Regards SATOSHI
Written November 19, 2019
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Joyce Lau
2 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
I went to Kyoto in Nov for visiting the temples with Autumn leaves surrounded. I booked a private photo session with Satoshi as my photographer to capture this memorable moment in Anashiyama. He is a very kind and experienced photographer who knows perfectly about how to capture the best scene of portrait. It is the peak season but we still can found some quiet places for taking photos. I hope we can have another photo session in the coming future!
Written November 17, 2019
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Thank you very much for being great guests in Kyoto!! You guys are really nice persons and fun time for me too! Hope your trip in Japan was nice one in your lifetime and also see you again in the future! Regards SATOSHI
Written November 19, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

thehappytraveller
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Nov 2019
Satoshi was very accomodating on such short notice and took multiple excellent photos, capturing us as a couple in Kyoto region. He has extensive knowledge of the area, spoke English fluently and was very friendly. We enjoyed our session with him and would highly recommend him to any couples wanting a private photoshoot when visiting Japan. Thank you Satoshi!!!
Written November 17, 2019
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Thank you very much for being great guests in Kyoto!! You guys are really nice persons and fun time for me too! Hope your trip in Japan was nice one in your lifetime! Regards SATOSHI
Written November 19, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

bbbeep
1 contribution
Oct 2019
We've taken family photoshoots around the world and having experienced many different styles and types of photographers from different cultures and backgrounds, we can say without a doubt that Satoshi is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. Satoshi speaks perfect English, is super kind and patient (he was amazing with our toddler!), very easy to work with even though I am the type of person that over-plans and over-analyzes everything, he was accommodating by letting us change the time from 8am to 10:30 am due to the weather forecast and more importantly, his photos were exactly the soft natural lighting style that we wanted for our Kyoto photoshoot! Everything about our experience was stellar and outstanding. Satoshi also helped me organize a kimono rental at his friend's shop (prices were comparable to nearby shops in Gion and saved me the trouble of organizing with the shops myself). I would say hands down I have recommended several of our friends and family to Satoshi's website after they saw our photos. Satoshi took us around the traditional and beautiful streets of Kyoto which we loved but I wished we had time to go to Yasaka Pagoda. I know that based on the time we went the Pagoda was probably extremely busy and packed with people so that was a limitation but that was one thing that I wished we could do. Aside from this small minor thing, everything was absolutely perfect and we cannot stop staring at Satoshi's beautiful photos! We love them so much that we plan to use the photos for our Christmas card :) Thank you Satoshi!! When we come back to Japan in a few years we hope to do another photoshoot with you again!
Written October 29, 2019
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satoshi05_mls
Thank you very much for being great guests in Kyoto!! You guys are really nice persons and fun time for me too! Hope your trip in Japan was nice one in your lifetime!
Written November 1, 2019
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Babymonmon
1 contribution
Oct 2019 • Couples
Your private vacation photography session in Kyoto is a unique way to enjoy Kyoto & create beautiful memories. We enjoyed our photoshoot & tour with Mr. Satoshi. There were so much laughter & we enjoyed ourselves.
Received our digital pictures within few hours & we loved it!
Thank Ü so much!
Written October 13, 2019
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satoshi05_mls
Thank you for being great guest!! You are also very nice persons and it’s easy for me to take beautiful photos! Hope to see you again. Regards SATOSHI
Written October 14, 2019
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HiJeanJean
5 contributions
Other friends who have done photoshoots in Japan shared with us that a language barrier during photoshoots is so difficult since you need to communicate how to pose and little details.

We were so lucky to have Satoshi! Not only was he super professional and spoke fluent Japanese/English, he has a great eye for angles and I appreciate his use of background/foreground. His photos are interesting, colorful, show great depth and edited in a natural way. We had a great time walking around with Satoshi, learning more about Japanese traditions at various shrines. He also pointed out a bamboo grove in Kodaji Shrine that was near my hotel, I got a great picture without having to go all the way to Arashiyama with the crowds.

Thanks Satoshi our new friend, hope to have you shoot our wedding next year!
Written August 15, 2019
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satoshi05_mls
Hello Jean! Thank you very much for being great guest! You are so kind and friendly guest. It was very fun for me too. Hope to see you again!
Written August 16, 2019
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CKgirls
1 contribution
Jun 2019 • Family
My family and I had fun with our photo session with Satoshi. He directs and captures those precious moments perfectly in the beautiful city of Kyoto.
Written June 25, 2019
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satoshi05_mls
Thank you very much for being great guest in Kyoto!! You guys are very kind and friendly. It was really fun for me too. Please keep in touch and let me do another photo session when you come back to Japan next time. Regards SATOSHI
Written June 30, 2019
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