VIRTUALLY JAPANESE

360-degree virtual reality videos are being launched to experience the charms of Tokyo and Hiroshima prefectures.

In an effort to encourage individual foreign travellers in Tokyo to venture on to the Chugoku and Shikoku regions with little stress, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has mapped out sightseeing routes originating from Tokyo. Furthermore, it will be promoting public relations featuring the diverse characteristics of these destinations in western Japan.

To this end, the government has announced the launch of 360-degree virtual reality videos, which provide immersive experiences, as an initiative to further strengthen the information dissemination of “CHUGOKU+SHIKOKU x TOKYO,” a website that introduces recommended tourist routes.

360-degree VR videos: “360-degree CHUGOKU+SHIKOKU x TOKYO” is a project to introduce the charms of Tokyo and the regions of Chugoku and Shikoku as a combination of must-see wonders. This edition consists of the “Grill/HIROSHIMA” and “Day walk/HIROSHIMA” segments.

– Grill/HIROSHIMA: Teppanyaki grill (Tokyo) / Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki
(Japanese layered pancakes) (Hiroshima)
– Day walk/HIROSHIMA: Asakusa (Tokyo) / Onomichi City (Hiroshima)

URL: http://www.chushikokuandtokyo.org/virtualtour/

Recommended tourist route: WATERSIDE BEAUTY
After taking in the metropolitan sights of the Tokyo Bay coastal area, take a journey to the Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage Site looking like floating in the sea. Then head to Onomichi, at the crossroads of the Seto Inland Sea. A trip to experience a Japan encompassed by the sea as the gentle ocean breeze blows around you.
URL: http://www.chushikokuandtokyo.org/route_13/

The website presenting the diverse charms of Tokyo and the regions of Chugoku and Shikoku to audiences worldwide: http://www.chushikokuandtokyo.org/

The website presenting tourism information about different regions of Japan to audiences worldwide: http://www.tourism-alljapanandtokyo.org/?lang=en