360-degree VR Movie Channel to Promote Diverse Tourism Attractions in Tokyo and Tohoku, Chugoku and Shikoku Regions
With an eye to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and beyond, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is promoting diverse tourism attractions in Japan by creating sightseeing routes linking Tokyo and other regions such as Tohoku, Chugoku and Shikoku.
TMG has recently invited foreign media and travel bloggers to experience the promoted sightseeing routes. We are happy to announce that their travel reports are now available at the webpage listed below, and in line with the website, a 360-degree VR movie is now ready to help anyone who would like to travel to experience these recommended routes in an immersive way on YouTube or Youku.
In addition, to promote foreign tourists visiting Kumamoto and Oita prefectures as well as Tokyo, we have started to make efforts with both prefectures. We also would like to inform you that we have opened a website to introduce tourist information such as festivals and pilot shops in Tokyo where you can touch the appeal of food and sightseeing in various parts of Japan.
– Recommended route
SHIMANE x TOKYO: STUNNING NATURE
After having a taste of refined Japanese cuisine at a quiet garden in the center of a metropolis, take a trip to the Oki Islands UNESCO Global Geopark surrounded by vast nature. This journey will allow you to thoroughly enjoy the pleasure of both manmade and natural beauty.
For further details: http://www.chushikokuandtokyo.org/route_4/
KAGAWA x TOKYO: ART x ISLANDS
After taking in the architectural beauty of the Nezu Museum in Aoyama, an area with no shortage of famous architecture, take a trip to see Ritsurin Garden, a beautiful Japanese garden. Next, embark on a sea voyage to tour the islands and art of Setouchi, an area known for the Naoshima and Teshima islands, where nature meets contemporary art.
For further details: http://www.chushikokuandtokyo.org/route_9/
– 360-degree VR channel
Please enjoy and experience with virtual reality technology the charms of Tokyo as a modern city and the beautiful scenery of the Tohoku region as well as its history living in nature.
The themes published this time are: Onsen (hot springs), fruit, autumn foliage, airborne imagery and the digest version for an autumn series; local foods, city illumination, winter ports, shopping and the digest version for a winter series.