We have chosen the winners for our 2011 photo competition.
First prize is of a geisha walking through the rain in Gion in Kyoto. This was taken by Anna-Catherine from Switzerland on the Shoguns and Samurai tour in May of 2008.
The first runner-up prize was also won by Anne-Catherine, for her photo of moss beside a path.
Kathryn from Australia was also a runner-up with her photo of a Japanese forest in the mountains of the Kii Peninsula, hiking the Kumano Kodo trail.
Three great photos from our trips! The 2012 photo competition is now running. If you have been on any of our trips and would like to enter, visit our competition page to views the rules. Good luck!