Ippei and Janine


We are Ippei & Janine Naoi – Ippei is Japanese (from Tokyo) and Janine is Australian (from Melbourne).

We are photographers based in Tokyo since 2006, and we travel to Japan’s hidden gems very frequently.

We love the diversity of Japan and we love traveling to off-the-beaten-path places. We would like to encourage visitors to get off the tourist trail to discover the beautiful islands that Japan offers.

Read our interview by Japan National Tourism Organization about our photography and Japanese islands.

Our images shot for the tourism board won the gold prize in Okinawa Advertising Association Awards!

Okinawa Tourism Board Advertising Photography

All photographs on this website and our Instagram have been taken by us (copyrighted – licenses available through Getty Images for many of our photos). If you would like any additional information about our photography, or to commission a photoshoot, please contact us.

For personal photography sessions, we specialise in cinematic storytelling style for families, couples, maternity, weddings (including elopement and destination weddings), etc. Please check out Ippei and Janine Photography.

For our outdoor day trip recommendations from central Tokyo, check out: Tokyo Outdoor Day Trips

You can read our interview by Sony on Sony Alpha Universe

Sony Alpha Universe Ippei Janine Photography

We are also Sony ambassadors!

Ippei and Janine Sony Ambassodor

For information about activities and getting around Tokyo with children, we highly recommend The Tokyo Chapter, created by our clever friend Johanna MacGregor.

All information is checked carefully, however if you spot an error, please let us know.