Japan Travel Photography: Yamanashi

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 Yamanashi, one of two prefectures that proudly calls itself home to Japan’s greatest peak – Mt. Fuji! This meant camping out lakeside to get images of Fuji as it bathed in the early morning sun, always a pleasure! I also explored several hiking trails in the area to help create content for English speaking hikers, as well as a number of museums and sites of historic interest. Posted here are my top images from this assignment, but if you’re interested in seeing more, feel free to follow my  Instagram where I will be posting more! Thanks!

  1. Sunrise with a Fuji view at Lake Saiko
  2. In the gardens of Kiyoharu Art Museum
  3. The Nakamura Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection
  4. The main hall at Shosenkyo
  5. The five level waterfall at Nishizawa Ravine
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