Japan Photography Tours & Workshop - Hokkaido & Nagano

Come join us for an amazing photo tour to capture the beautiful wildlife of japan!

photography Tours in Japan

Wildlife in Hokkaido & Nagano

Come join us on this amazing photo tour capturing the very best of the wildlife in Japan!

We run tours & workshops in both Hokkaido and Nagano, which are tailored to provide maximum photographic returns. All tours are in small groups (Max 8 guests), to afford a higher degree of flexibility so that, when possible, we are able to spend as much time as deemed required per location if something captures our interest. Small groups also allow more time for individual tuition where needed. We will also adapt to the conditions and the movement of the animals to maximise our chances of capturing the best moments.

We travel through truly breathtaking scenery to some of the most amazing wildlife locations in Japan, giving you the opportunity to witness the drama of Japan winter wildlife and capture stunning images.

Witness the amazing love dance of the majestic Red-Crowned Cranes, graceful Whooper Swans, the aerodynamics display of the Steller’s Sea and White Tailed Eagles,  kleptomaniac Ravens, and to top it all serendipitous encounters with Ezo Deer and Northern Red Foxes. Photograph the adorable snow monkeys in Nagano.

Beautiful birds captured on our Hokkaido photography tours
Snow Monkeys - Wildlife photography in Hokkaido
Red-crowned cranes captured on our Hokkaido photography tours

Snow Monkeys : Sea Eagles : Red-Crowned Cranes : Red Foxes


Moderate. Early starts. Limited walking.

Max 8

Small group tours only.


Winter conditions. Very Cold to Freezing Cold.

Upcoming Japan Photography Tours

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Wild Hokkaido in Winter : Feb 2025

Wildlife photography in Hokkaido

Red-Crowned Cranes : Sea Eagles : Foxes : Ezo Deer

Date: Feb 10th – 21st 2025

Duration: 12 days

Group Size: 8

Full Price: US$6,950
Deposit: US$1000


Wild Hokkaido in Winter : Feb 2026 – With Guy Edwardes

Red-crowned cranes captured on our Hokkaido photography tours

Red-Crowned Cranes : Sea Eagles : Foxes : Ezo Deer

Date: Feb 16th – 27th 2026

Duration: 12 days

Group Size: 8

Full Price: GBP £8,950
Deposit: GBP £1500


Feedback from other 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.

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