- Photography walk
- Explore Ikoma and Hozanji Temple in Nara Prefecture
- Learn techniques and tips from a professional fine arts photographer
Follow renowned fine arts photographer Reylia Slaby on a photography walk up to Hozanji Temple on Mt. Ikoma in Nara prefecture. The mountainous region surrounding Ikoma in Japan is a stunning area filled with natural beauty and cultural treasures. Hozanji Temple, nestled in the foothills, is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to explore the rich history and spiritual traditions of Japan. The temple is a testament to the country's enduring reverence for its ancient roots, and the picturesque landscape that surrounds it is sure to delight photographers and nature lovers alike. Whether you're looking to capture breathtaking vistas, immerse yourself in Japan's rich cultural heritage, or simply enjoy a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, a photography walk through Ikoma's mountain trails and a visit to Hozanji Temple are an experience not to be missed.
Who This Experience Is Good For
People who love photography!
Meet Our Local Host
Born in Osaka, Japan, Reylia Slaby is a photographer now based in Nara. Initially a graphite pencil artist, she slowly made a transition to photography. She now works as a Fine Art photographer.
Selected Clients and Collaborations: Adobe, L'Officiel, Mr.Children (Toys Factory), Home Journal, AB Concepts, Tokyo Weekender, ANA, DJI, Nikon, Keigo Higashino, Rupi Kaur, Jun Vu
-12:15 Leave from Crystal Exe and walk to Nippombashi Station
-12:33 Kintetsu Nara Line to Ikoma Station, arrive at 12:55.
-13:00 Meet at Ikoma Station
-13:05 Start walking to Hozanji (Slowly walking up, taking photos along the way)
-13:40 Arrive at Hozanji, brief talk on composition, photo work there, introduce the temple
-14:40 Leave Hozanji to visit old streets around the temple
-15:00 Visit the Ikoma temple waterfall
-15:10 Walk towards Lucky Garden (Restaurant)
-16:00 Arrive at the Lucky Garden restarurant, more photos
-17:00 Walk back down to Ikoma station, train back to Nippombashi Station
- Photography walk
What’s Not Included
- Public Transportation (Total ¥820)
- Food (budget for ¥2000) http://www.luckygarden.jp/category/sheepfoodmenu/
Know Before You Go
- Minimum Needed: 5 people
- Maximum Capacity: 10 people
- Booking Deadline:
- Weather Dependent: Yes
- Difficulty Level: Medium
- Special Clothing Required: Wear some good walking shoes!
- Special Dietary Restrictions: No