2018 Canon Collective Experience Japan Photography Tour

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19th Nov – 03rd Dec 2018


Come with us on this amazing journey to Japan and enhance your photography as we are joined by Canon Collective Ambassador, Scott Stramyk.

Join us and the Canon Collective ambassador for a 14 day fully immersive photographic experience in Japan. During this once in a lifetime trip, your creativity will be nurtured to push and enhance your photography knowledge and ability by your Canon Collective Ambassador, equipped with the latest Canon equipment. Experience everything from the electric neon nightlife of Tokyo, to the serene, tranquil sojourns of natural hot springs, and the eerily quiet shrines along the ever-changing landmass of Japan.

Continue the journey through to the the Snow monkey onsen high up in the mountains, then make your way to the renowned Mt Fuji. During your tour you will enjoy both western accommodation and traditional Japanese Ryokans.

To ensure every participant has an unforgettable learning experience, the tour has been restricted to 12 tickets, Canon Collective ambassador and a local certified English speaking guide.

Book now to experience this unique and adventurous photographic tour.

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Land Only Pricing:

Twin Share: $8,399* per person

Single Occupancy: $9,899* per person

Prices are per person


This tour is being escorted by Scott Stramyk. I found my passion for photography around age ten, when I started traveling on family holidays with my camera in-hand. I wanted to capture as much of the places we visited as I could, and share my experiences. I started photographing professionally during my first year of TAFE. I was working as a portrait photographer for schools, preschools, and sporting groups. On the side I was working for my TAFE teacher as a sports photographer, photographing high-level athletes and competitions around Sydney and the Blue Mountains. I then began doing Wedding Photography as a second shooter, and started full-time as a Glamour Photographer for multiple well-known companies. After about four or five years I left to run my own corporate portrait and wedding photography business. This lasted me up until I started working for Canon in 2013 — first as part of Canon Professional Services and then in Canon Collective.

The Canon Collective is a group of passionate photography Ambassadors dedicated to helping you grow your skills in relaxed, down-to-earth environment.


  • Arrival transfer by shared minivan from Haneda or Narita Airport
  • 4 nights at a 3 star western hotel in Tokyo
  • Service of local English speaking guide from start to finish
  • Full day tour of Tokyo using public transport
  • Luggage transfer from hotel in Tokyo to accommodation in Yudanaka (1 piece per person)
  • Train to Yudanaka area
  • 2 nights at a ryokan (traditional accommodation) in Yudanaka
  • Return transfer to Snow Monkey Park
  • Private coach transfer from traditional accommodation in Yudanaka to hotel at Mt Fuji
  • 2 nights at a 3 star western hotel at Mt Fuji area
  • Full day tour of Mt Fuji area using private coach
  • Luggage transfer service from Mt Fuji to Hiroshima (1 piece per person)
  • Train ticket (including bullet train) from Mt Fuji area to Hiroshima (green class from Shin Yokohama to Hiroshima)
  • Taxi fare from Hiroshima Station to hotel in Hiroshima
  • 2 nights at a 3 star western hotel in Hiroshima
  • Full day tour of Hiroshima and Miyajima using public transport
  • One way train fare to Okayama (standard reserved seating) from Hiroshima
  • Full day tour of Bizen area including visit to samurai sword blacksmith workshop
  • Taxi fare from hotel in Hiroshima to Hiroshima Station
  • Luggage transfer service from Hiroshima to Kyoto
  • 1 nights at Hotel Mitsui Garden Okayama or equivalent including daily breakfast
  • Bullet train ticket from Okayama to Kyoto (green class)
  • 3 nights at a 3 star hotel in Kyoto
  • Full day tour of Kyoto using private coach
  • Departure transfer by shared minivan from hotel in Kyoto to Itami or Kansai Airport
  • Daily breakfasts, lunches and dinners including welcome dinner and farewell dinner with private show with apprentice Geisha (except for arrival and departure date)
  • Tea ceremony experience at farewell dinner
  • Tour escorted by Canon Collective Ambassador

Not Included
  • Return Airfares
  • Airport and airline taxes
  • Transportation, meals and/or entrance fees on Free/Leisure Days
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, meals not specified in itinerary/inclusions
  • Any items not specified in inclusions and itinerary


Terms and Conditions
  • All prices are in Australian dollars inclusive of taxes
  • A non-refundable deposit is required within 7 days of booking
  • Full payment is required 60 days prior to travel
  • Tour cost is based on 10 participants. Experience Japan reserves the right to re-cost or cancel the tour should this number not be attained
  • Airfares are not included in the tour price. For the best available quote, please enquire with Experience Japan team
  • Transportation, entrance fees and meals on free days are not included
  • Cultural activities are subject to change
  • Experience Japan does not in any way discriminate against persons with disabilities and/or very limited mobility. However some of the sites visited during our escorted tours may involve some walking and climbing stairs.  Travellers with disabilities and/or very limited mobility are recommended by Experience Japan to be accompanied by their own assistant who is capable of providing all or any assistance that is required.  No special assistance to participants with disabilities and/or very limited mobility is included on any Experience Japan Escorted Tours.  We at Experience Japan reserve the right to refuse participation in any of our Escorted Tours to any participant who we consider is, within reason , likely to impose unfair hardship on Experience Japan and/or its personnel.  As an alternative we at Experience Japan would be more than happy to arrange Independent tour arrangements for those travellers with special needs.
  • It is a requirement that all participants on this tour has a valid international travel insurance and sign a Deed Poll. It is recommended to have full comprehensive travel insurance at the time you pay your deposit for a tour. Claims may be made for cancellation due to unexpected medical and unforeseen circumstances as specified in your Insurance policy.
  • Credit card fees apply
  • Cancellation fees apply. 1. Deposit – non-refundable and non-transferable 2. Cancellations inside 60 days prior to departure or failure to commence the tour – 100% of the cost of the tour
  • Prices correct as of 19 January 2018 and may change due to currency exchange rate