Photo Tours to JAPAN

Once-in-a-life journey

AKASHI TRAVEL organizes group, private, and tailor-made photo tours to Japan directly created by Toru Morimoto and Tina Bagué, professional photographers and specialists of Japan, respectively from Japan and Barcelona. Our tours are not only for photographers but also for everyone who are interested in discovering photogenic scenes out of the beaten track of Japan. After The Japan Photo Project, photographing the entire country and driving more than 42.000km from north to south, Toru Morimoto and Tina Bagué have decided to share their knowledge and experience with you. They will take you to their favorite places of Japan, in the right place, at the right time. Those who enjoy photography will have plenty of photo opportunities, and those who have no need to capture the moment will experience breathtaking moments. Our tours are carefully planned for everyone to enjoy and share unique and unforgettable experiences.

Hokkaido Photo Tour 2022

Now Open for Registration!!

Discover Japan with Toru Morimoto & Tina Bagué, photographers and authors of photo book “Japan/日本”


 
 

Why would you choose us?

Here are the reasons why you should travel with us.

THE BEST “TOUR LEADERS”

Toru Morimoto and Tina Bagué, photographers and specialists of Japan always travel with you.

ORIGINAL TOURS

Toru Morimoto and Tina Bagué create the original tours from their own experiences without any routes made by tour companies.

ECONOMIC PRICE

Our tours are organized without intermediates which allow us to offer better price for small groups.

HANDPICKED HOTELS

All hotels are mid-high or high class with good reputation or chosen from our own experiences.

GOOD FOOD

Our tours are programed to enjoy sophisticated Japanese cuisine as well as local authentic food.

PRIVATE VEHICLE

We usually hire or drive our private bus or van to move around.

SMALL GROUPS

The maximum number of participants for our tour is 6 or 8 persons, depending on tour.

TWO TOUR LEADERS

Two tour leaders, both professional photographers, one from Spain and another from Japan, for a small group.

MULTI LANGUAGES 

We speak English, Japanese, Spanish, and Catalan.

Featured Testimonials

VOICES FROM OUR CLIENTS
  • "The first half of April , I traveled to Japan to visit Kyoto, Shikoku and the islands of Setouchi. One of the main attractions that motivated me to do this trip was to see the Cherry Blossoms and it really was one of the most beautiful and exciting things that I have ever experienced. Visiting the Islands of the Inland Sea of ​​Japan as well as its temples is a pilgrimage that must be done. But when you do it, you must do it with an organization such as AKASHI TRAVEL. They know perfectly Japan and its traditions since one of the tour leaders, Toru, is Japanese. Toru and the other tour leader, Tina, are experts in organizing dream trips. Toru and Tina are very careful and always look for the enjoyment and well-being of the client. I RECOMMEND IT TO YOU VERY MUCH!"
    Anna Minguell
    Anna Minguell
  • "Having already been to Japan before, we were looking for a different way to get to know better this country of contrasts, out of beaten track. We opted for Kyoto-Tohoku: Autumn Leaves and Hot Springs, expanded to visit of Nikko and Mt. Fuji area. The tailor-made tour offered by Tina and Toru was more than our expectations. They led us to meet charming and even magical places in the fall to see the best beauty of the season. They brought us to the places where we could have hardly visited; a varied route in all concepts with relaxing hot springs and pleasantly surprising gastronomy. It has been a great experience for us who like to capture those moments with our cameras. Tina and Toru offered us their advice and very good companionship through the tour. Highly recommended!"
    Isabel, Anna M ,& Anna M
    Isabel, Anna M ,& Anna M
  • "We had an absolutely fabulous time during our private photo tour to Hokkaido in winter arranged by Akashi Travel. Tina and Toru were amazing guides with very lovely generous personalities. They catered to our travel needs and worked at a pace we were very comfortable with. We had very intense photography moments in Hokkaido during the day and relaxing evenings at the various ryokan/onsen hotels. They knew exactly where to capture those picture-perfect shots and had the technical expertise to share with us. They designed the tour to cater to our love of photography as well as the pleasure of discovering new places and local culture."
    Josephine & Toti Turalba
    Josephine & Toti Turalba
  • "I had always wanted to travel to Japan to take pictures of the Cherry Blossoms. Searching through travel agency websites my results yielded itineraries that felt sterile and lack the photography needs for what I was looking for. Luckily my search led to Akashi Travel, their 'Tohoku Cherry Blossom & Hot Springs' itinerary sounded amazing and it WAS beyond amazing. Tina & Toru had created a perfect itinerary that not only took me on the "off beaten path" of Japan but also provided me the opportunity to capture the photos that I was seeking. They led me to many towns and locations that I would have never found on my own had I travelled alone to Japan, and their expertise in photography helped me sharpen my own skills. Afterwards, they created an itinerary for my solo travel to Kyoto and Tokyo. I am planning to join Akashi Travel again in my next visit to Japan. Highly recommend them."
    Eric Daza
    Eric Daza
  • "I traveled with Akashi Travel Tohoku Photo Tour on the Cherry Blossom & Hot Spring tour 2018. And I have to say I feel like I had won the lottery with this trip. The trip exceeded my expectations on every level. It was my first trip to Japan and the itinerary was so interesting with great opportunities to take beautiful pictures and learn about the culture and history too. the hotels where high class and beautifully situated and were a great addition to the already amazing tour. Another great part of the tour was the traditional Japanese food and the chance to get acquitted with the culture through the local cuisine. Every day was a new experience and I enjoyed every minute of it. A big part of the success of the trip were our guides Tina and Toru who were so welcoming professional and I feel I made friends for life!"
    Israel Litvak
    Israel Litvak
  • We signed up for the photo tour, Tohoku Cherry Blossom & Hot Springs 2018 to photograph the cherry blossom. The trip was very interesting, specially for the way it was designed: visiting various locations, discovering rural and unknown Japan, and enjoying good meals and traditional accomodations! Although I brought only my smartphone to take pictures, I could enjoy a lot and make many wonderful pictures!! We will repeat to travel to Japan with Akashi Travel in the future for sure!
    Rosa & Pepon García
    Rosa & Pepon García
  • "We were interested in doing a trip to Japan for the first time. Since we are amateur photographers, we looked for a private photo tour to Japan to do the classic route to photograph cherry blossom trees. Then, we found Akashi Travel, Tina and Toru's travel agency! We found them thanks to the photography book of Japan they published a few years ago, 'Japan/日本'. The private tour they organized for us turned out to be an unforgettable experience. Everything was very well organized. They were kind and always accepted our requests. They were always willing to instruct us and gave us tips on how to get the best picture. We did enjoy the trip as much as we could thanks to them".
    Mario & Diana Peri
    Mario & Diana Peri