Japan In Winter - February 11-23rd, 2020 -- Deposit

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Japan In Winter - February 11-23rd, 2020 -- Deposit


Japan In Winter - February 11-23rd, 2020- $9499.00 Limit 8

Join award winning photographers Denise Ippolito and Paul McKenzie on a photographic adventure to Japan. One of our main subjects will be the amazing Snow Monkeys aka Japanese macaque. We will spend approximately 2 days photographing them. When we get to Hokkaido we will be staying right next door to the crane sanctuary that the Red-crowned Cranes fly into daily. We will drive to Lake Kussharo and photograph the beautiful Whooper Swans with the foggy mist from the Onsen. We will drive to Rausu to photograph Steller’s Sea Eagles from a boat. In addition to these main subjects we should have opportunities to photograph White- tailed Sea Eagles, Ural Owl, Red Fox.

$9,499.00 based on double occupancy.

To see some of my images from Japan CLICK HERE.



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What is included:

All lodging, including the Tokyo hotel on 11th, all breakfasts & dinners, ground transportation and transfers including the bus to the monkey park hotel, all entrance fees, the in-country flights are also included.

Not included: international flights to either Hanedo or Narita Tokyo airport. All lunches–most are on the run, all alcoholic beverages, laundry.

About the trip:

This trip is longer than most trips to allow for more flexibility, more time with the cranes, and our other subjects. We will supply lots of pre-trip planning and gear advice, in-the-field instruction and guidance, in addition to short introductory slide programs for each of the amazing locations. We will have the very best Japanese guide and stay at his award winning lodge. His network of local contacts and his knowledge of the weather, the area, and the birds will be invaluable for a trip like this.

The Logistics:

Arrive in Tokyo: Feb 11th, 2020 the latest. Feb 10th is safer and gives you a day to get acclimated to the time change. Your hotel room for the night of the 11th is covered.

Bus Travel to Monkey Park. We will stay at a ryokan (traditional Japanese hotel). The sense of the Japanese Culture will be everywhere as you walk through this hotel that is steeped in tradition. Our stay includes three ten course Japanese dinners; these amazing meals will be a highlight for sure! There are many traditional hot baths aka onsens on site in this 300 year old hotel.

Flexible Schedule:

February 11th- Tokyo

February 12th -Snow Monkeys

February 13th

February 14th

February 15th-Hokkaido

February 16th

February 17th

February 18th

February 19th-Rausu-day trip

February 20th -Rausu-day trip

February 21st

February 22nd

February 23rd-fly home after 4pm

*A detailed information sheet will be sent upon sign up.

Deposit Information:
A non-refundable deposit of $5,000 due at sign up to hold your spot. Final payments are due July 30, 2019 via check or wire transfer only, fees on both ends are the responsibility of the participant. No credit cards accepted for any payment except deposit-thank you. Full payments are always welcomed via check or wire transfer made payable to: Denise Ippolito LLC.

Please be sure to check your calendar carefully and to check out my Workshop Policy Page.

Note: Purchasing travel insurance is strongly recommended.

*A single supplement is only available for a portion of the trip and is $1300.00 additional.