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Gion Photo Tour in Kyoto!

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 218 reviews.Kyōto-shi, Japan

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Experience hosted by Kai

90 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 2 people
Hosted in English, French, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)

What you'll do

I will take you to photogenic places in central Kyoto area!

We will meet up and take you to cool spots to shoot awesome portraits while I give you history and insider information about Kyoto!
Feel free to ask me any questions you may have about the city or about Japan in general.

More images:
https://kaipics.com


Yasaka Pagoda
Ninen-zaka
Nene Street
Maruyama Park
Yasaka Shrine

*This is a tour up to 2 people, but if you have more than 2 people, contact me for price.
*Please note that some spots will be excluded if there are too many people. I highly recommend starting in the very early morning to avoid crowds!
*If you are requesting other routes, please contact me in advance.
*If you want to do a kimono shoot in the early morning (before 9am), contact me in advance.
*Contact me if you don't see your preferred time slot on the calendar.


What You Will Get:
・1 and half-hour shooting time
・About 50 professionally retouched images (*Digital files only. Delivered by Dropbox/Google Drive etc.)

I will deliver the images through an online platform within 4 days.
Please feel free to contact me before you book if you have any questions!

Looking forward to creating awesome Kyoto experiences of yours!

***Click on my profile pic to see other photo tours!***
I will take you to photogenic places in central Kyoto area!

We will meet up and take you to cool spots to shoot awesome portraits while I give you history and insider information about Kyoto!
Feel free to ask me any questions you may have about the city or about Japan in general.

More images:
https://kaipics.com


Yasaka Pagoda
Ninen-zaka
Nene Street
Maruyama Park
Yasaka S…

Kai's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Equipment
    Professional Camera,
    50 Retouched images,
    Personalized shooting...
From $59
/ person
Mon, Oct 26
6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
$59 per person
$59 per person
Mon, Oct 26
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
$59 per person
$59 per person
Mon, Oct 26
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$59 per person
$59 per person

Meet your host, Kai

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 218 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a professional photographer/photo retoucher based in Kyoto.
Born and raised in this old city, I know the best spots to snap your Kyoto memories. I also used to live in the United States for 7 years and worked as a photo retoucher in NYC, making advertisements for major fashion brands and magazines. I shoot mainly portraits: Kimono portraits, couple, engagement, family or for social media purposes etc, I can deliver quality images according to your needs. We will have fun getting the best shots while I entertain you with the history and the inside knowledge about Kyoto!
I am a professional photographer/photo retoucher based in Kyoto.
Born and raised in this old city, I know the best spots to snap your Kyoto memories. I also used to live in the United States for 7 years and worked as a photo retoucher in NYC, making advertisements for major fashion brands and magazines. I shoot mainly portraits: Kimono portraits, couple, engagement, family or for social media purposes etc, I can deliver quality images according to your needs. We will have fun getting the b…
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Where you'll be

Main Shooting Locations:
Gion /Higashiyama area specified in the experience description.

However, this all changes according to your needs.
What I most value is getting images that are personalized to you.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 218 reviews.

Ayako Tonia
October 2020
どういうポーズで写真を撮ればいいのかアドバイスをくれたのがありがたかったです!また、私の要望(したいポーズなど)も聞いてくれました!
Natalia
September 2020
Can thank enough Kai for the photoshoot! He was very friendly, thoughtful, told about history of some places. Was very patient and we felt very welcomed. Thank you
Philip
March 2020
Thank you Kai for taking our photos at Kyoto! We ran a few minutes late but Kai was super understanding and easy to communicate with. We recommend anyone to take their photos with kai, as he is an expert of the location and expert photographer!
Thank you Kai for taking our photos at Kyoto! We ran a few minutes late but Kai was super understanding and easy to communicate with. We recommend anyone to take their photos with…
Yeseul
March 2020
Kai made us feel so comfortable during our photoshoot! We messed up and ended up meeting up with Kai nearly 45 minutes late (100% our fault, not Kai's!), but Kai was so patient and kind with us. He is very courteous and took us around many beautiful locations around the Gion area, especially places that we would have missed if we had not gone with Kai. I recommend this experience to anyone who wants to have a great tourguide and beautiful photos taken! All our photos came out wonderfully.
Kai made us feel so comfortable during our photoshoot! We messed up and ended up meeting up with Kai nearly 45 minutes late (100% our fault, not Kai's!), but Kai was so patient and…
Adriann
March 2020
Our Gion Photo Experience with Kai was awesome. My fiancee and I felt so at ease as Kai guided us around various photo spots in Gion. He was very friendly and personable. I would recommend Kai to anyone that is looking to do a photo shoot/tour in Kyoto. Thank you so much Kai!
Our Gion Photo Experience with Kai was awesome. My fiancee and I felt so at ease as Kai guided us around various photo spots in Gion. He was very friendly and personable. I would…
Althea
March 2020
It was a very nice photo tour experience with Kai. We wouldn't have been able to visit all the places he took us to had we done it ourselves. Kai knows the the best spots that would look great in photos. He's also very friendly one would easily feel at ease. It was a personalised experience and everyone who wants to make their trip to Japan extra special ought to take the photo tour :)
It was a very nice photo tour experience with Kai. We wouldn't have been able to visit all the places he took us to had we done it ourselves. Kai knows the the best spots that woul…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

Please message me
・Types of shoot you are looking for (Tourism images, engagement, simple couple images, family portraits etc..)
・Location preferences if any

What to bring

Clothing for photoshoot