“Japan has every element you need for great travel photography,” says Certified Photo Instructor and Naturalist David Cothran. On Coastal Japan: Imperial Dynasties and Modern Culture, we explore a wide range of picture-perfect destinations, from the high mountainous forests of Yakushima to storied gardens on the island of Honshu that reflect Japan’s deep appreciation for visual aesthetics. In this episode of Expedition Spotlight, Cothran shares the inspired photo ops that abound in this beautiful island nation and how he helps guests realize their vision of Japan through composition, light, and storytelling.