Karuizawa Photography Trip

Tips on shooting mountains, foliage, waterfalls and upscale designs.

What will I learn in this class?
Karuizawa, a favorite spot for celebrities like John Lennon and Yoko Ono, combines the beauty of nature with charm, architecture and iconic design. Learn how to perfectly capture each and every aspect of this stunning location through a full-day photography tour with individual instruction.

Travel one hour from Tokyo Station (fare not included in tour fee) to explore Karuizawa’s various legendary shooting spots.

Participants are welcome to arrange their own overnight lodging or travel back to Tokyo when the tour disbands.

Additional tour details and itinerary here.

Who teaches this class?
George Nobechi is an award-winning, bilingual fine art and editorial photographer exhibited in museums, galleries and festivals around the world. Nobechi has extensive teaching and presentation experience through Nobechi Creative, his art collective and teaching community.


  • Oct 15
  • 9am–5pm
  • Meeting point: Karuizawa Station
  • ¥17,200
  • Additional fee: ¥6,900–¥10,700 (admission fees, lunch and local transportation within Karuizawa)
  • Cancellation deadline: Oct 7
  • An enrichment program registration fee of ¥3,500 is applied to non-Connections members. The fee is waived for Connections members.


  • By registering, Members accept the inherent risks in activities where social distancing requirements cannot be followed, and they agree not to hold the Club liable in the case of injury, illness or contraction of COVID-19 during these activities.