The Ritz-Carlton Announces Photography Journeys in Japan

Kyoto, Japan Cherry Blossom
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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has announced the next phase in the brand’s ongoing partnership with world-famous photographer Trey Ratcliff. This November, Ratcliff will continue his “80 Stays Around the World” journey, traversing Japan and staying at Ritz-Carlton hotels. He will document his experience on social media and will host events for guests and locals alike.

Ratcliff will tour some of the most beautiful cities in Japan. In partnership with The Ritz-Carlton, his team will spend three to five days in each city with an agenda filled with photography walking tours and workshops, allowing guests of participating Ritz-Carlton hotels and local fans to join in this experience at no cost. His schedule includes:

  • Tokyo: Friday, November 3
  • Kyoto: Sunday, November 5
  • Osaka: Saturday, November 11
  • Okinawa: Wednesday, November

For digital followers, The Ritz-Carlton and Ratcliff will host Facebook Live broadcasts from the photo walks with behind-the-scenes moments and interactions with well-known guests and local personalities. During the segments, Trey accepts live questions from the viewing audience to discuss his art, creativity and inspiration.

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Specific to this leg of the tour, The Ritz-Carlton is unveiling new partnerships with Ratcliff to develop even more inspirational stories. Through collaborations with notable local social media influencers, who will serve as ideal resources for providing insider destination tips, Trey will have a local lens on art and photography in Japan, which participants can in turn discover.

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