InsideJapan Tours

About us

The Japan Experts

After three years teaching English in Japan, we founded InsideJapan Tours in the year 2000. Our mission? To help fellow travellers get beneath the surface of the culture we love.

We’re now delighted to offer bespoke photography tours to Japan. For groups of two to twelve people, we’ll create a photography tour to suit exactly your interests.

Perhaps you’d like to shoot a sumo wrestler on the streets of Tokyo, or capture the spectacular winter mating dance of the red-crowned cranes in Hokkaido. Maybe you fancy getting into a kitchen to photograph sushi chefs in action, or to document the ancient rituals of a mountain fire ceremony.

Using our network of connections, we can open doors to once-in-a-lifetime encounters that’ll ensure you return home with images like nobody else’s.

Alastair Donnelly & Simon King
Directors, InsideJapan Tours

Tour Leader

Everett Kennedy Brown

InsideJapan Tours are delighted to work with Everett Kennedy Brown who will lead our photography tours. A photographer working in Japan for the past 25 years, Everett Kennedy Brown’s work has appeared in most global media including National Geography, Geo, Time, Newsweek, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, The Times and the New York Times. Until late 2012 Everett was the Regional Chief Photographer for the European Press Agency (EPA) in Tokyo, a position which he had held for 10 years.

These days Everett describes himself as a venture culturalist; a passionate wanderer through the old soul of Japan. Emotionally intuitive and a fluent Japanese speaker, Everett will introduce you to fascinating individuals, helping you to capture images that tell a story of Japan today. When Everett is not on tour, he can be found living in a Kyoto temple.

“For me, life in Japan is a long and ever-deepening love affair with place and culture. I hope to share with you my vision of the deep currents of Japanese culture that I encounter in my journeys.”

- Everett Kennedy Brown
Tour Assistant

Junko Okimoto

Our photography tours are accompanied by Junko Okimoto, a tea ceremony instructor and master of ikebana and French style flower arrangement. She is also an expert on kimono culture and will be available as a model for photoshoots throughout the tour.

After becoming a master in the sogetsu style of ikebana flower arranging, Junko studied flower arranging in Paris for two years. She attended the “Université Paris-Sorbonne Littérature et Civilization Française” after which she took a diploma at “Ecole Française de Décoration Floral” and first class diploma of D.A.F.A. (Diplôma D’animation Florale Artistique). After returning to Japan, she has offered professional level flower arrangement courses and created private installations.

Junko speaks fluent English and French and looks forward to showing you the intricacies of Japanese culture,

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You can contact us using the form below. Alternatively, why not give us a call? We’d love to talk to you about your photography travel plans.

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Many thanks for your enquiry. Whe shall be in touch soon and look forward to assisting you with your trip to Japan and making your Asian travel dreams a reality!

Again thank you for your interest, and we wish you all the best.

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Many thanks for your booking enquiry. Whe shall be in touch soon and look forward to assisting you with your trip to Japan and making your Asian travel dreams a reality!

Again thank you for your interest, and we wish you all the best.

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