The 2017 tour was my second Hokkaido landscape outing with Martin. As before the whole experience was wonderful: the scenery was stunning, both the accommodation and food were perfect and the bus gave me ample space to store my gear together my surreptitious purchases from the convenience stores along the way (the custard buns are a particular treat).

Martin’s team knew what we wanted without being asked, and Martin’s knowledge of Hokkaido and the locations he chose gave me some superb photographic opportunities. The group were an interesting mix of backgrounds yet jelled perfectly, probably due to Martin’s ever-present enthusiasm for photography and Japan. I’m already planning a third trip in 2019!