From Biei’s beautiful snowy rolling hills and distant mountains, streams, lone trees to unique fishing villages of Haboro and Wakkanai in the extreme north; winter is an amazing time to experience Hokkaido. You’ll get to photograph lone trees and the Red-Crowned Cranes in Kushiro. Join us on our incredible 10-day landscape and minimalism photography tour, where you will experience these amazing winter highlights of Japan!
January 29 - February 08, 2023 (11 days)
Twin / Triple Sharing
Necessary Covid-19 Vaccinations
Day 1 (January 29)
Arrival in New Chitose Airport, Japan. Book your own hotel for this night close to Sapporo Station.
Day 2 (January 30)
Hotel pick up in the morning. Drive to Lake Kussharo. Shoot swans and lone trees. Check in at our hotel in Kushiro.
Day 3 (January 31)
Morning shoot with Red-Crowned Cranes. Another shoot around Lake Kussharo.
Day 4 (February 1)
Head to Biei. Shoot lone trees in the afternoon.
Day 5 (February 2)
Another day of shooting around Biei.
Day 6 (February 3)
Head to Wakkanai. Shoot at Shosanbetsu Torii Gate. Check in at our hotel in Wakkanai.
Day 7 (February 4)
Shoot fishing boats, drying racks and tetrapods.
Day 8 (February 5)
Head to Sapporo. Shoot windmills, cabins and coasts along the way. Check in at our hotel in Sapporo.
Day 9 (February 6)
Head to Mount Yotei and Lake Toya. Shoot around these locations. Check in at our hotel in Yakumo.
Day 10 (February 7)
Head to Esashi to shoot the Kamome Island. Head back to Chitose. Stay at our hotel near the airport.
Day 11 (February 8)
Flight Departure in New Chitose Airport
-Vaccination Certificate (complete)
***Will be based on Japan's regulations regarding tourism travel***
CAMERA EQUIPMENT TO BRING
1. Camera body
2. Lenses (ultra-wide, standard zoom, telephoto)
3. Sturdy tripod
4. Remote shutter / intervalometer
5. Filters (NDs, GNDs, CPL)
6. Extra batteries
8. Extra memory cards
9. Rain protector
PERSONAL STUFF TO BRING
1. Clothing food for 11-12 days.
2. Thermal underwear
3. Warm socks
5. Ear muffs
7. Neck warmer / scarf
9. Waterproof trekking or winter shoes
11. Down jacket
12. Windproof & waterproof jacket
14. Leggings and pants
16. Outlet converter
17. Flashlight or headlamp
18. Portable back up drive
20. Personal medicines
22. Lip gloss
23. Warmer (can be purchased at convenience
stores: 711, Family Mart, Lawson, Seiko Mart)
We are not liable for any bodily injury or harm, accidents, property damage or loss as a result of, but not limited to: physical exertion for which the participant was not prepared for; travel by plane, boat, car and other modes of transportation; consumption of alcoholic beverages and local food intake; forces of nature such as winds, hurricanes, typhoons, flooding, landslide, avalanche, etc; heat exhaustion; photography equipment failure includes but is not limited to water damage, loss, and theft; civil unrest or terrorism; or the unavailability of medical services and medicines in remote areas and the quality thereof. We are also not liable for: expenses that are not specified as included in the fee. We reserve the right to make hotel and car arrangements and/or itinerary or route plan changes in order to improve the quality of the trip.
Php 109,000 or the equivalent in USD
-accommodations for 9 nights
-hotel pick-up on January 29th
-airport service on February 8th
-car rental service for 10 days
-driver and guide service
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
-accommodations outside the tour date
-international and domestic flights
-lunch and dinner
-personal and accidental expenses
TRAVEL INSURANCE COMPANY
-50% down payment must be made upon registration.
-Balance must be settled 3 months before the first day of the trip.
-Registration must be done by filling up the registration form. Scroll down to see the "REGISTER" button.
-A copy of proof of down payment and identification must be sent email@example.com.
-Deposit / downpayment is non-refundable.
-If full payment is not received by the specified dates, we reserve the right to treat the reservation as cancelled and we can retain the downpayment.
-If a booking is made within 3 months before the first day of the trip, a full amount must be settled upon registration.
-50% of the balance paid will be returned if cancelling 30 days or more before the first day of the trip. No refund will be given if cancelling within 30 days before the first day of the trip.
-All cancellations must be made by writing an email to the organisers.
Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)
Francis Eneria Ansing
Banco de Oro (BDO)
Francis Eneria Ansing