“The Color of Japan” Photo Expedition and Workshop, With Arthur Meyerson and George Nobechi


Dates: November 27-December 9, 2018 [COMPLETE]


Length: 13 nights, 14 days
Location: Tokyo, Ishikawa, Nagasaki, Miyazaki

Cost: This workshop was SOLD OUT and is now completed. Please fill in the form below to receive information for future workshops similar to this one.

Includes: 13 nights accommodations in luxury hotels and exclusive, traditional Japanese hot spring inns, all domestic transportation including 3 flights, first class trains, private buses, airport transfers, 6 group dinners (alcohol included), 13 breakfasts, 4 group lunches, all admissions and fees to parks, gardens and museums, courier service for luggage, photography instruction and critiques by Arthur Meyerson, guidance, trip-planning and leadership, interpreting and Japanese cultural education by George Nobechi. Technical support, free mobile WiFi and information packages to help you prepare for your trip.

Does Not Include:
International travel, extras such as additional meals.

With a host of all new locations and curated, classic favorites, this journey transports you from the colorful metropolis of Tokyo to the rugged and rural coast of the Sea of Japan before continuing in the verdant forests of Kyushu, in southern Japan.

The journey begins in Tokyo at the peak of fall color in this amazing city. Tokyo-born-and-raised George Nobechi will show you some of the best his hometown has to offer. Our excursions will focus on using the colorful backdrop of trees to our full advantage as we work to compose street photographs and color moments in a variety of “off the tourist path” neighborhoods and parks. We will eat and drink well together in this world class culinary capital.

We then depart for the western coast of Japan to explore some of Japan’s most photographically rich locations, ranging from vibrant cities with traditional architecture and gardens to rural coastal villages with stunning, barren landscapes.

Our journey then resumes after a flight down to Kyushu as we travel across this volcanically rich island by ferry and bus, exploring the wonderful geography, fall color and spiritual history of Japan’s southernmost main island.


  • Fall color all along the journey

  • An even split of urban vibrance and rural tradition

  • Diverse mix of landscapes, people and lifestyles

  • Underphotographed, underexposed and off-the-beaten path locations

  • Unique experiences

  • Exclusive hotels and inns

  • Private, luxury travel

  • Bilingual, bicultural local guidance by award-winning photographers

  • Hands-on instruction and critiques by Arthur Meyerson

  • A trip designed for the discerning traveler who wants to dive deep into Japan’s culture, landscape and spirituality

  • A chance to focus on and improve your photography under the tutelage of one of America’s great masters.


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