In this tour you're going to get multiple things: - 10 portrait photos - Kokeshi doll painting experience - Chance to try a foot bath (or a few) - Views of Fukushima you'd otherwise not know existed. First, we'll tour around the small town of Tsuchiyu, visiting all the best photo spots and while we go around I'll tell you about the area and what makes it a special part of Fukushima-shi. We'll see temples, shrines, shops, rivers, a waterfall, a suspension bridge and we'll even stop to enjoy some of the foot baths around the town. After that we will paint a kokeshi doll which you can take home with you. Kokeshi dolls are a regional object specific to eastern Japan. You'll learn more about them on your tour! The dolls we'll paint are about 2 in wide and around 9 in long.
I am from the USA and I currently live in Fukushima City while I teach English as a second language. While living in the City I have spent my time exploring and photographing everything and anything I can find. Currently, I do photography sessions for friends, coworkers and charity events in Fukushima Prefecture as photography began as a hobby and evolved into a passion of mine over the past 4 years. I have been actively taking courses to further improve my photography and I have a bachelors degree in Japanese culture. I enjoy finding places within Fukushima City that otherwise go unknown and I am always excited to share my discoveries with others.
I will email you a website link to download your 10 edited photos within 24 hours of the tour. I'll provide a clean towel…
Tsuchiyu is known for its onsen and kokeshi dolls. In the Tohoku region it's special variation on the kokeshi doll, can be seen throughout the town in statues and while passing multiple artisan's workshops.
This tour includes walking on unpaved surfaces (ex. gravel) so sneakers are best but flats would be fine. Please also wear clothes you can roll/lift up to your knees for the footbaths. Food is not included in the tour, but we can stop during the tour if you like.
Photography Tour of Tsuchiyu Onsen Town