about us


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Born in the Mountains and raised by the Ocean, we are an Adventure Guide/Photography company located in various locations throughout Japan.

Operating out of Nozawa Onsen during the Winter and Miyazaki during the Summer season.

We offer Adventure tours (both Summer and Winter), Marine activities, SUP rental and Professional Photo shoots. 

Mountain Swell Photography and Guiding look forward to showing you the less known parts of Japan...

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S U R F

Primarily based in Miyazaki prefecture during the Summer seasons with also having shot on various locations throughout Okinawa. You can find confidence in us to scout out great locations and uncrowded waves..

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S K A T E 

Un-littered streets and smooth skateparks. Japan is a very unique place to skateboard. Beautiful locations and interesting culture, we can show you some great spots and introduce you to the locals..

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S N O W 

The birthplace of our company and our main office. The Japanese Alps in Nagano region. We have been operating here for many years and can always show you the best tree runs and finding the perfect location for that Japanese Powder shot!

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P H O T O G R A H P Y    S E R V I C E S 

TOURS

Miyazaki | Japan

AOSHIMA | PHOTO SHOOTS

Hire a Professional Photographer to capture your holiday memories. We specialise in Action Sports photography but have packages to suit everyones needs. Read more...

 

MIYAZAKI | SUP  TOURS*

Located both in Aoshima and Futo beach. Coming soon......

MIYAZAKI | NATURE TOURS*

Highlighting the beautiful hotspots of this less travelled area in Japan. Private and group tours coming soon...


There is nothing like being a designer @nevrboard,
but the most important role is played by a good photographer @littlewolfphotography - a man with passion, visions and talent.
When I was Posing to get great shoots I felt comfortable with him.
His commitment to work create an interesting project reflecting the atmosphere and purpose of product.
He is super professional.
Thank you very much for beautiful pictures and I hope to see you again.
— https://www.facebook.com/pg/mountainswell/reviews

Nozawa Onsen | japan

NOZAWA | PHOTO SHOOTS

Our most popular package! 

Hire a Professional Photographer to capture those 'epic' powder shots! We have packages to suit all levels. Read more.... 

NOZAWA | SNOW SHOE TOURS*

Take a day off from Skiing and enjoy one of our relaxing Snow shoe tours through the pristine nature of Nozawa Onsen's many forests. Coming soon...

 
Just finished up a photo shoot at Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort with Ryan from Little Wolf Photography. Incredibly excited with the content to come out from it! Really tough shooting conditions, ie: heavy snow, strong winds, and low visibility. But all that was no match for Ryan. He knew the mountain like the back of his hand and scoped out all of the best spots, finding untracked powder and beautiful terrain on a socked-in day. The shots he was able to get were beyond all expectations, and the editing and promptness of post-process completion were astounding. Way to go Little Wolf! Amazing job! Can’t wait to link up and do it all over again sometime soon. Thanks so much!
— https://www.facebook.com/pg/mountainswell/reviews
Ryan is without a doubt the perfect guy for a shoot in Nozawa. Not only does Ryan have an exceptional photographic knowledge of the mountain, he also has a detailed understanding of the faces and features across the resort, allowing you to find safe but untouched powder runs for the perfect shot.

This was particularly useful for my Fiance and I as we were in the middle of one of the largest storms of the season. Even with high winds, low visibility and snow bucketing down Ryan was able to work with us to take a series of incredible photos that will truly last a lifetime. This was due to his clear passion and inate talent for photography and action sports.

Ryan perservered through bitterly cold temperatures for a full day and was a pleasure to ride around the mountain with. The perfection of his craft and his drive to capture memories is reflected in how he went above and beyond for us in such wild conditions. Working with Ryan is an absolute must for an experience in Nozawa Onsen, we highly recommend!
— https://www.facebook.com/pg/mountainswell/reviews

*All of our Tours are including photography services at no extra cost with the added option of our 'Holiday Video Memories'

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photo shoots

latest video..

Our guest from Yokohama making the most of a sunny day in Aoshima in the middle of Typhoon season. We started the morning with Surf lessons then went on to explore Kaeda valley and Udo shrine..