Japan Travel Photography: Kyoto

I am lucky enough to have monthly assignments with a Tokyo based client that works closely with some of Japan’s biggest inbound tourism and travel companies. This means I often get the opportunity to travel the length and breadth of the country photographing a variety of things including local cuisines, local industries, historic sites and of course popular tourist destinations. In many ways this has been my dream job for a long, long time.

I am extremely grateful to have such interesting, fun and inspiring work assignments on a regular basis. On each and every trip I learn something new about the rich culture of my adopted home, the language and the deep history of the various areas that make up Japan. I also get to see some amazing places that I wouldn’t have the faintest idea about otherwise.

I have decided to start posting my top five favourite images from each of these assignments here on my website to show you what kind of work I am doing and also to hopefully inspire others to get out and explore this wonderful country.

This time my trip was to the ancient capital city of Japan, Kyoto. This was a long assignment that saw me visit various parts of the city including the popular tourist hotspots like Kiyomizu-dera, Fushimi Inari Taisha and the Golden Temple. As well as a selection of rather more off-the-beaten-track locations. It was very tough choosing five images from this trip as I had a large number of photos to choose from, the following though are up there with some of my favourites.

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1. Private portrait session with a working Geisha
2. Yasaka Pagoda at sunset, in the Higashiyama district
3. Lone woman in traditional wear at Yasaka Shrine
4. Goshu-in being signed
5. Three girls clad in Yukata wonder the Kyoto backstreets 

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