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Japan Winter Wildlife Photo Workshop

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Red-crowned Cranes, Snow Monkeys, Stellar Sea Eagles, Blakiston’s Fish Owl and more

In winter, Japan is home to many spectacular wildlife photography experiences. Snow monkeys (Japanese macaques) bask in hot springs in Nagano’s snowy environs. On the northern island of Hokkaido, Red-crowned Cranes perform their elaborate courtship dances in the snow, and Stellar Sea Eagles arrive with the pack ice drifting in from the Sea of Okhotsk. Hokkaido is also home to the largest owl species, Blakiston’s Fish Owl, Whooper Swans, Sika deer, Ezo fox, and more.

This trip will depart in February of 2025.


  • Photograph snow monkeys in the world-famous Jigokudani Monkey Park.
  • Red-crowned Cranes, Whooper Swans, Sika deer, and Ezo fox in Hokkaido.
  • Boat excursion from Shiretoko Peninsula for Stellar Sea Eagles on pack ice and in flight.
  • Learn wildlife photography techniques for photographing in winter environments.

Activity Level

This tour has an activity level of Easy. Read more about the Activity Levels for our trips.

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We are finalizing our pricing and dates for this tour. Contact us, and you will be the first to be notified when this trip is available for registration.

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