The request was for pre-wedding (well, actually post-wedding!) photos with a Japan background and feel but not the standard Tokyo Tower shots; also preferably with some greenery and nature, rather than places like crowded Shibuya. They were also wondering if there was somewhere where we could take some photographs with a similar atmosphere to the machiya streets of Gion in Kyoto. Our kimono rental plan was the perfect addition for this very Japanese themed shoot and, after a bit of thought, we found the perfect location. Read on for part one.
First stop was the beautiful Japanese garden, Koishikawa Korakuen (小石川後楽園). Love this shot in the pagoda amongst the greenery. The kimono they chose give the perfect accent.
Amongst the flowers of Koishikawa Korakuen in Kimono. Flowers+kimono+smiles=guaranteed great photos!
Koishikawa Korakuen Park is really big! We had a great time wandering around, enjoying the peace and quiet of the park but didn’t manage to explore it all.
As well as a large lake and a smaller pond and a couple of streams we even found a small Japanese temple and Japanese gate in a quiet corner. Perfect location for those “taken in Japan” photos.
The stone lanterns by the large lake made a great combination with kimono.
A Japanese garden green oasis in Tokyo. After some shots looking out over the lake it was time to head over to Kagurazaka (神楽坂) , a 10 minute walk away. Prewedding kimono photos among the machiya from Kagurazaka in part 2.