Photo Tour Testimonials

Feedback and reviews

Here you can read all my photo tour testimonials, reviews and feedback from my many satisfied participants.

THANK YOU ADE for making me feel welcome again! This was my second tour with Ade Photography and a return to the wonders of Hokkaido. The trip certainly didn't disappoint but in fact, exceeded my expectations! The wildlife of Hokkaido is truly amazing and the landscape simply stunning. With every detail organised on this tour for you, all you have to do is relax and put your energy into taking wonderful photographs. Excellent accommodations and meals to warm you up after a shoot, along with the friendly assistance of local guide, Kaori, made the traveling in extreme weather conditions very easy. As always, Ade is there to guide and encourage you with your photography, no matter your skill level. The small group size makes you feel as if you are traveling with friends and everyone shares the same goal, in capturing great images of the graceful cranes and swans, spectacular soaring eagles and many other beautiful creatures! I would definitely recommend Ade Photography if you are interested in experiencing a truly wonderful and unique side of Japan!
Melbourne, Australia.
Thank you for a GREAT trip! Your tour was amazing! Most importantly, you got us unbelievable photo ops throughout the trip and your expert instruction helped us make the most of them. (Let me add that this is a critique from an art teacher of 30+ years.) I left Japan a much better wildlife photographer than I arrived! Additionally, the tour was exceptionally organized - attention to detail was very apparent. The arrangements for lodging and travel were made with our comfort in mind - single accommodations were a welcomed bonus! You hold yourself to very high standards and we benefitted. I’ve since had the opportunity to compare your tour with other photography tours. You’re exceptional! We received much more than we paid for!! I wouldn’t hesitate to highly recommend your tours!
Austin, Texas, USA.
The photo opportunities on this tour were superb. It was really great that we had multiple days to shoot at the locations. It gave me plenty of time to improve on my wildlife photography techniques, to understand what kind of images I wanted and to be able to have multiple opportunities to get just the right shot. The small group was a positive factor in the experiences we had. Thank you.
I had a wonderful time! The tour was well organized, small group size and multiple-days stay in each location gained flexibility to accommodate unpredictable natural elements. Thanks Ade.
A very big Thank You to Ade. The Sea Eagles were amazing !!! Excellent photo tour.
Nous sommes ravis d'avoir choisi AdePHOTOGRAPHY pour ce périple au Japon. C'est un workshop entièrement dédié à la photo animalière, parfaitement organisé, bon choix des hôtels. C'est très dense, pas de temps de perdu avec des allers/retours à l'hôtel qui coupent la journée, on se débrouille pour manger le midi sur place et donc profiter au maximum de la journée et de la photo. La taille du groupe limité à 8 était parfait, ADE est un excellent guide qui connaît parfaitement le terrain et les habitudes des animaux. Il est à tout moment disponible pour chacun de nous avec des conseils sur la prise de vue ou de l'aide en cas de souci technique ou de matériel. Snow monkeys, grues, renards, cerfs, cygnes chanteurs, nous avons bien rempli nos cartes mémoires. C'était juste top.
Christine And Patrick
This tour was well organized from the planning phase to the end. Ade is most helpful in every aspect of the tour and I truly enjoyed the adventure, accommodations and mostly the photo opportunities. I took over 19,000 photos on a 9 days tour which is a record for me. I highly recommend Ade to anyone who want to take great wildlife photos in exotic Hokkaido.
Raymond Chu
California, USA.
This was a very good photo tour . I traveled to Japan alone, but the small group made it very easy get to know and make friends with all the guests on the tour. Now , standing in the cold and snow with at least 4 layers of thermals and 2 sets thermal socks at 05:30 was a first for me !! but the results prove Ade's aim is to ensure you leave Japan with some very good photos. The Eagles and that amazing red sunrise in Rausu will remain a cherished memory of Japan and your amazing tour.....
This tour exceeded my expectations and it's clear this was due to two main factors - the amount of preparation Ade put into preparing it and his priority being that his clients leave Japan with great images. The itinerary is well balanced, providing lots of opportunities not only to see the different wildlife of Hokkaido, but to experience it in diverse conditions and improve on images throughout the tour. The small group size helps make the most of the energising remoteness of Hokkaido and whilst the tour itself is far from relaxing (lots of early starts and long days), I left it feeling energised and more appreciative of the culture and wildlife of Japan. Thanks Ade!
Kellie Netherwood
Very well organized, very satisfied with the photo tour and locations.
Ted And Mary
Excellent photographic instruction in the field and Ade gets you to the places for the best opportunities. I would highly recommend Ade and his Hokkaido Winter Wildlife Photo Tour.
The workshop was outstanding, and I definitely recommend it for people of any level of experiences in photography. It was well-organized, and there was an indoor session in the evening covering knowledge on photography
Visiting Japan had been on my "To Do" list for some time, but I am so glad I waited to join this tour.. I had never photographed in the snow before, but with Ade's guidance and patience I came home with photos I could have only dreamed about. Snow monkeys , cranes, ducks , eagles all just amazing. Thank you for a wonderful time.
Little Rock, Arkansas USA.
Very well planned. You clearly have very sound local knowledge of Hokkaido. Excellent locations and at the right time. Well done Ade. Oh....And you're forgiven for all those very early morning starts 😊
This is a 100% focused wildlife photography tour that delivers ! The early mornings and the freezing cold don't make this a holiday, but the photo opportunities are worth every minute standing in the cold. Nice one Ade.
London UK.
For me this was a completely new experience. I am a hobby photographer for quite some years but I have learned enormously on this fantastic wildlife photo safari tour. The group size was small and perfect. Ade was a very professional guide and a fantastic photographer. His knowledge on the best spots around was more than excellent. I am looking forward doing other photo trips with him. Thanks again for giving me this wonderful experience!
A BIG congratulations to Ade and Anette who made this trip so wonderful! Their continous encouragement and help with my photography was greatly appreciated, despite the fact that I wasn't always coping with the cold conditions. The wildlife that we experienced on the trip was truly outstanding against the spectacular scenery of Hokkaido and far surpassed what I had imagined we might see. The quality of the hotels and the small group of fellow photographers (thank you for being such a great group to travel with!) made this a really comfortable and enjoyable trip. I would definitely recommend Ade Photography! Thank you again for a fantastic photo tour!
Melbourne, Australia.
I have been on a few photo tours, but this was a very unique experience, the accommodation very comfortable, Japanese cuisine was very good...And the wildlife amazing.
Très bien!

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Date: Mar 23rd – Apr 1st 2025

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Full Price: US$4950
Deposit: US$1000