Peter and his team have helped media from all over the world in gaining permission to shoot in locations that are usually off-limits. Peter knows that nothing can be more frustrating for foreign media than trying to overcome language barriers and cultural differences when you are on a strict timetable and budget. Therefore He offers all media-related groups and individuals the chance of having all your needs prearranged before you even step off the plane. Gaining access in Kyoto can be very difficult and he guarantees that you will receive the best possible introductions to locations and people that your business needs require. He has been interviewed as a geisha culture expert appearing in almost all of the projects he has worked on as a fixer/interpreter/ and has shot still for some projects as well so when you hire him, you get the whole package as an added bonus to save on costs.

Please contact us to inquire about how we may assist you.

Print Media

Peter MacIntosh is a professional photographer who has been published in many publications worldwide and works with a group of professional photographers who are bilingual and culturally sensitive to Japan.  He also has a comprehensive stock photo/image library, and therefore it is not necessary to provide another photographer for your projects. Using his photography will not only save you time and money (hotel, airfare) but guarantees you the best possible images. Unique and, if needed, generic.

Service Fees

Full-day fee: 50,000 yen (approx. $500 U.S., food and transportation excluded). Package fees can be discussed.

Half-day fee: 30,000 yen (approx. $300 U.S., food and transportation excluded) for pre-production (up to 8 hours).  Please contact us directly by phone or by email if you have any questions or special needs.

Note: A 30,000 yen half day (up to four hours) and 50,000 yen full day (up to 8 hours) preproduction fee will be charged for each service.


Terms and Conditions

For first-time customers, half of the fixing fees must be paid within 72 hours of the signing of the contract and the rest upon arrival.

If hotel bookings are required, a credit card number must be provided before arrival. A detailed receipt for all costs incurred for locations, interviews, driver, equipment rental, etc., will be issued to the crew leader or producer by Kyoto Sights and Nights at the end of the project when all fees have been fully paid.

Location and model releases will be turned over to the crew leader or producer when all fees have been fully paid.


Cancellation Fees

Japan, especially Kyoto, is a place where saving face is important and losing face is very detrimental. Securing locations is not just a case of money but requires great care using connections and asking for favours of friends and other acquaintances. A cancellation fee of 50% of prepaid fees will be charged up to 7 days before the start date.  Cancellations within 1 week before the start date will result in a 100% loss of prepaid fees.


Selected Film and Television Production Credits

Kayak (U.S.A)

The Amazing Race (U.S.A.)

The Great Outdoors (Australia)

Getaway (Australia)

B.B.C. News Night (U.K.)

“Memoirs of a Geisha” (Hollywood, U.S.A.)

Sakura “The Blue-Eyed Samurai” (Hollywood movie)

Geisha Documentary Swiss Television:

B.N.N. Television (The Netherlands)

“Pé no chão”-Dani Suzuki (Brazil)

“Come dance with Me”- Belinda Lee Xin Yu(Singapore)

National Geographic Television Taboo Series (U.S.A.)

Canadian Film Board Tokyo Girls (Canada)

N.H.K Hello Nippon (Japan)

A&E The Secret Lives of the Geisha (U.S.A)

BNN At Work”(Netherlands)

The Pleasure Zone Discovery CTV traveler (Canada)

As well as smaller production groups from Australia, Chile, Denmark, and Italy

Print Media Credits

Aftonbladet (Sweden)

Glamur (Slovenia)The Tokyo Weekender (Japan)

Amakara Teccho (Japan)

The Daily Yomiuri (Japan)

The National Post (Canada)

Der Spiegel (Germany)

The Guardian (U.K.)

The Sun (U.K)

The Times (U.K.)

The Independent(U.K)