Photo Gallery

Esprit Travel's website photos have been provided almost exclusively by former tour members, independent travelers and staff.  This gallery highlights their contributions, first with the beautiful horizontal pictures that highlight so many of our pages and then with the vertical pictures that grace the itinerary pages scattered throughout the site. Smaller pictures used for the ideas sections are here. We are grateful for their willingness to share their beautiful photos with us and, in the end, with you.
 

Arnold Caplan: Independent Traveler

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Miyako Odori in Kyoto

Shrine Ropes

Ryoan-ji

Kurashiki Canal Ride

Miyako Odori

Tenryu-ji Temple Garden

Chishaku-in Fire Ceremony

View from Ginkaku-ji (Silver Temple)

Hida Folk Village – Takayama

Nikko complex

View from Benesse House Oval roof

Miyako Odori in Kyoto

Shirakawa-go

Benesse Art Site Pumpkin

Boat on Oigawa River, Arashiyama

Autumn Leaves

Pirate ship on Lake Ashi – Hakone

Chichu Museum

Temple Lamps

Benesse Park Hotel Wall

Benesse Famous Pumpkin

Temple Bell

Naoshima Island Art

Benesse Pumpkin Close-up

Hakone Open Air Museum

Ginkaku-ji (Silver Temple)


 

 

Meg Feemster: Eddie Soloway Photography Tour

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Maiko in Kyoto

Fushimi Inari

Kyoto Garden

Ohara Fields

Shrine Incense

Group observing garden

Raked Garden

Leaves on Stone

Maiko in Gion

Japan Store Window


 

 

Richard Ross: Independent Traveler

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Shrine Maiden in Snow

Swans on Lake Kussharo in Hokkaido

Rooftop Close up in Japan

Saidai-ji Festival – Okayama

Mt. Fuji in Snow


 

 

Dennis Lenehan: Private Museum Tour

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Naoshima Sunrise

Noh Mask Maker

Benesse Museum


 

 

Gerald Tomanek: Eddie Soloway Photography Tour

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Saiho-ji Moss Garden Temple

Sagano Strolling Area


 

 

Betsy Martin: Independent Traveler

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Kenrouen Gardeners

Imbe Kiln

Museum of 21st Century

Farmer hats in Shirakawago


 

 

Pamela Parisi: Esprit Group Tour

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Sanzen-in in Ohara

Zuiho-in Garden


 

 

Milo Meland: Eddie Soloway Photography Tour

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Fountain at Saiho-ji

Kyoto Temple

Saiho-ji, Moss Garden in Kyoto

Kyoto dry garden


 

 

Helen Hasenfeld: Friend of Esprit

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Contemporary Basket

Shigaraki Cup

Classic Tapestry in Kyoto

Loom in Kyoto

Shigaraki cups


 

 

Elliot Kallen: Independent Traveler

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Saiho-ji Moss Garden Temple

Bamboo Forest in Kyoto

Tenryu-ji North Hall


 

 

Diane MacDonald: Eddie Soloway Tour Member

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Mobile


 

 

John Britton: Independent Traveler

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Calligrapher


 

 

Charles Eggert: Independent Traveler

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Bamboo Forest

Noh Masks


 

 

Charlene Miller: Esprit Group Tour

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Ubiquitous sign


 

 

Becky Brauer: Independent Traveler

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Temple Abbott


 

 

Gail Rieke: Friend of Esprit

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Eiheji Temple

Ceramic tea bowls


 

 

Elaine Baran: Esprit Staff Member

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Kamakura Great Buddha

Meiji Fountain

Shrine Prayer Cards

Meiji Entrance Gate

Shirakawago Gassho-zukuri

Indigo Shibori Fabric

Ubiquitous Red Umbrella

Ritsurin Garden in Shikoku

Zuiho-in Garden


 

 

Steve Beimel: Esprit Staff Member

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Sukiya style fence

Amani Fabric

Miho Museum Skylight

Stones from Goto Shrine, Benesse

Washi Paper art – Horiki

Omori-cho

Tadao Ando’s Church of Light

Contemporary Ceramics in Shigaraku


 

 

Professional: Various sources

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Courtesy: Nuno Textiles

Courtesy: Kanazawa Tourism

Dreamstime: Tenryu-ji

Courtesy: Nuno Textiles

Dreamstime: Tokyo Skyline

Dreamtime: Gion Maiko

 

Jerry Tomanek

Diane Sperling

Maiko Entrance - Esprit Travel & Tours

Maiko Entrance

Meg Feemster

Linda Bacon

Moss Garden

Moss Garden

Childrens Day - Meiji Shrine

Childrens Day - Meiji Shrine

Milo Meland

Charles Eggert

Fushimi Kagura

Fushimi Kagura

Performance Calligrapher

Performance Calligrapher

Betsy Martin

Cory Gardiner

Woman in Kimono

Woman in Kimono

Temple attendant in Kyoto

Temple attendant in Kyoto

 

 

 

 

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