Your Vacation Photographer in Kyoto: Meet Coo

Your Vacation Photographer in Kyoto: Meet Coo

    Coo is also available for minimum 60-minute shoots in Kyoto and minimum 2 hour shoots in Osaka

Meet Coo

My style is joy and happiness. I really love to take photos of people, especially wedding, couples and families. I have worked with many travellers in my work.

Three Things

  1. I used to work as a national-licensed weather forecaster. So I can forecast weather and recommend where and when is good time for you to go sightseeing!
  2. I really love to go travelling abroad and talk with travellers. I also love to go on picnics in nature with rice balls.
  3. My friends tell me I am friendly and childlike because I have huge curiousity and laugh a lot.

Favourite Place to Shoot in Kyoto
Gion, Arashiyama and Fushimi-inari area

Languages Spoken
English & Japanese


Check out Coo's Style

Customer Love for Coo...

"Coo was an integral part of the surprise. He agreed to pose as a tour guide to pull the wool over my fiancé's eyes, and he was very convincing!  He made us feel at ease during the shoot, and it was as if we were touring the shrine with a friend. We love how he was able to capture the humour and lighthearted spirit that characterizes us." - Nic

"Coo was the man! So knowledgeable and helpful. He knew all the good spots to take pictures from to capture the essence of Kyoto. We could not be happier with how the pics turned out! He also provided great recommendations on restaurants and things to see in Kyoto for the rest of our stay. Our session was the highlight of our stay in Kyoto." - Jonathan

"Coo really went the extra mile to make the photoshoot such a professional yet enjoyable session together! Both of us felt really comfortable and natural in front of the camera because Coo was so friendly and easy to get along coupled with his excellent command of English which made it easy for us to communicate with! He took lots of beautiful candid shots which were exactly how we wanted our best memories to be captured. Coo had a great eye for photo angles, creative ideas on poses and suggestions on best locations for best shots even in a crowded place!" - Clara

"Coo was definitely an enthusiastic photographer. He had suggested places where I could do my proposal and gave clear and detailed plan on how he would act as a tour guide to trick my fiancée to the proposal spot and what I should do throughout. He constantly kept in contact with me before the proposal day and was even checking out the weather and coming up with wet weather plans if it were to rain on that day! On the day of proposal, he had executed everything so smoothly that my fiancée was indeed caught by surprise. Of course the most important thing was, he managed to capture the ‘moment’ so beautifully! After the proposal, he brought us around places with nice scenery to take post-proposal shots. He even introduced to us some of their local delicacies!"  - Enwei

"Coo was fantastic from start to finish!  Throughout our session Coo was telling us about Kyoto and its history.  He made us feel at easy and this came through in our photos.  Coo gave us a wonderful hand written thank-you note and present at the end.  He also gave us recommendations for where to eat and visit.  We loved working with Coo." - Irma 

"Coo was fantastic! Our photos are better than we could have imagined - he met us promptly on time and took us to beautiful local spots as we'd never been to Kyoto and weren't sure where to go. He is friendly and nice to talk to! Coo has an artistic eye for selecting backgrounds and captured very sweet moments of our engagement. As we've never had professional photos of us taken before, we felt a little shy and awkward at first, but Coo got us skipping and laughing, which lightened us up and made for much better pictures." - Martin

"Coo engaged my toddler girl right from the start and the photoshoot was breezy and easy.  Kudos to Coo as she warmed up almost immediately to him and was happy posing throughout the shoot. The photos turned out really nice, capturing beautiful memories in Kyoto." - Lisa

"I cannot begin to recommend Coo enough. He was on time and although I had picked a very crowded location he was able to take incredible pictures. He managed to get everyone to laugh and enjoy the shoot even though my family was not convinced with the idea of having a photo shoot in public. The pictures came out wonderfully and we are excited to share them with our family and friends. Thank you Coo and the kids thank you for the chocolates you got them!" - AA

"Coo did an amazing job of making the shoot as stress free and fun as could be. I really enjoyed the whole process and would recommend him to other solo travelers like myself. The photos were great and I'm really happy I'm able to have them to remember my year in East Asia!" - Alex

"Coo was just wonderful to work with. He is professional, courteous, and good with children.  What is extremely impressive is that we were a group of 15 people, ranging in age from 2 months to 70 years old, and he was able to keep up with us and corral us for photos which we will all treasure forever. He was able to capture candid moments as we trekked up to a shrine, and was also able to obtain some fantastic posed group photos, as well." - RW

"Coo put us at ease right from the start of the experience. There was no communication barriers as and he spoke very good English . We wanted our photos fun, spontaneous and natural, nothing 'posey,' and Coo managed to capture those moments for us. We enjoyed the experience thoroughly!" - Sheryl

"If it wasn't for Coo, our five-year anniversary and vow renewal wouldn't have been such a memorable experience. Coo gave us great direction, chose interesting corners to shoot and captured candid moments. Not only is Coo a wonderful photographer and tour guide, he is a kind and lovely person to spend time with. Our anniversary was so special and Coo was a big part of that. We're so grateful to have beautiful photos to commemorate the day." - NW