Starry Sky Photo Tour

Next date

July 1-8, 2024 Start 8:45 p.m.
July 28-31, 2024 Start 8:30 p.m.
August 3-8, 2024 Start 8:30 p.m.
August 25-31, 2024 Start 8:00 p.m.
September 1-7, 2024 Start 8:00 p.m.
September 8, 2024 Start 8:30 p.m.
September 9, 2024 Start 8:45 p.m.
September 22-30, 2024 Start 7:00 p.m.


Not only unforgettable,
we invite you  to "save the memories" trip.

Are you looking up at a large unobstructed sky?
Have you recently been looking up at the night sky?
Can you see the stars and sky clearly?

Guests from cities around Japan and overseas are very surprised at the night sky in Daisen, Tottori, as the night view of the stars and sky is wonderful an unobstructed by such things as particle and/or light pollution.

There is a special feeling when you can see the stars and sky so clearly at night.

Professional photographer Takashi Karaki will introduce you to this wonderful and spectacular star and sky tour of Daisen, Tottori in the Sanin Region.  During your tour you have no need to take photos, as you are the photographer’s models and can make your own statements and memories with penlights.

Takashi Karaki is one of Japan's best photographers. Takashi Karaki ambition is to use photography to revitalize the local area of Daisen, Tottori in the Sanin Region.
 Please come and join us for this spectacular night star and sky tour with Photographer Takashi Karaki and Daisen tourism bureau.

*Unauthorized copying and replication of the contents of this site, text and images are strictly prohibited.


Here is some photos we've taken on this tour.
For your reference for posing.

  • だいせんLOVE
  • 大山星空で遊ぶツアー写真事例
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  • 大山星空で遊ぶツアー写真事例
  • 星に唄えば
  • プロポーズ
  • 大山星空で遊ぶツアー写真事例
  • 虹のアーチ
  • 星に手が届きそう
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Lecture and Personalized Photo Shoot

step 1

The Lecture

The lecture starts with a presentation of star constellation information, while looking at the photos of Sanin (Tottori and Shimane) taken in various locations by famous photographer Takashi Karaki.
If you find a place you like within the photos observed, you can make a plan to go there for sightseeing.

step 2

Personalized Photo Shoot

Please drive yourself to the selected photo shoot location. After arrival, photo shooting will begin! Let’s create the image you desire, such as a simple silhouette or drawing letters in the night sky with a penlight.
View our Photo Gallery for ideas.

You are the to star of this photo tour, using the night sky as a canvas, you can create your own customized photo shoot poses! Under the star light sky, you can take a romantic photo with someone you love.
There’s no limit to enjoy the star light sky of Daisen.
Create a special memory on this photo shoot tour, so when you return home the memories of Daisen will be revitalized eternally by the photos you have taken.

How many desired photo poses with each group:

  1. Up to 3 people per group can take 2 poses
  2. Up to 4 ~ 6 people per group can take 3 poses
  3.  More than 7 people per group can take 4 poses.

The photo shooting time is 10 minutes for each group, so if you are planning to join this tour, we recommend you think about what kind of desired poses you would like to capture in your professional photo shoot prior to coming on the tour.

step 3

For your memories

After your photo shoot tour, we will send your photos taken which your selected poses via email. You can share your photos to social media, put in a photo album and/or display in your family home.
*You can also purchase additional photos. For details, please refer to "Data provision/Multiple purchase".

Tour image

This tour will be held 2 ~ 3 times a month. The meteors and the Milky Way look different depends on the seasons.

Look forward to seeing you!

Tour Overview

Date of the event:

Please check the dates listed at the top of the website.

The total tour time is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Accommodation: If you require accommodation we can organize.

Tour theme: Photo Shoot. You may be able to take a photo with the shooting star!
Meeting point

Daisen Tourism Bureau
45-5, Daisen-cho, Saihaku-gun, Tottori 689-3318 MAP


Please come to reception desk 10 minutes before the tour start.

You will need to drive your car to the photo shooting location.

If you don`t have any transportation such as a rental car, we will pick you up at the hotel for free of charge.

In that case, the shooting order will be the last. It may take some time to take you to the hotel after finished.

Please request when you make a reservation.


¥5,000 p/p for persons over the age of 10 (includes Guide fee, insurance fee, tax included).


Minimum 2 groups - maximum 5 groups.
Individuals are also welcome to take part in this tour.
The tour may not be confirmed at the time of application. Applicants will be contacted as soon as the tour is confirmed.

Reservation: Acceptable one day before the tour.
Cancellation: If you cancel on the day, we will charge you half of the fee.
Tour Cancellation: The photo shoot tour maybe cancelled by the tour Guide due adverse weather, such as rain and cloudy conditions. No fee is charged if tour is cancelled by the Guide. At 9 AM, the day before the photo shoot tour, Daisen tour desk will judged the weather condition for the photo shoot tour. In case of cancellation, we will contact you by email from around 10 o'clock. Information will also be uploaded to our website.

Information for Customers


I recommend you to wear dark clothes because you can get a beautiful silhouette when you take a picture. Bright colors such as white, yellow, and red will appear in the picture. If you wear additional clothing, the silhouette will show the shape of this additional clothing.

Additional Information:

Please wear comfortable clothes to be outside. It can be chilly at night, so please prepare a jacket.

Accommodation: If you require accommodation we can organize.
Meeting time and place:

You will need to drive your car to the photo shooting location.

About the Photo data and additional purchase

The photo size is the 2048 x 1365 px, and we will give you the data with the tour credit later.
*Photographic processing such as use for profit and trimming is strictly prohibited.

[About purchasing photo data]
Photos (From the second sheet ) other than presents can be purchased for an additional 2,200 yen per 1 piece of data (JPG).
Please consult the staff on the day for details.

Time schedule

  1. Reception (Please come to reception desk 10 minutes before the tour start.)
  2. Tour started (Please check the 〝Date of the event〟for the start time.)
  3. Lecture on starry sky and Daisen photo (About 20 minutes.)
  4. After the explanation, each person moves from the reception area to the shooting area by car(Our staff will lead you).
  5. Taking photo about 2 hours , we are going to break up at the site.


Reservations and General Inquiries