Immerse yourself in Japan with this 360-degrees VR tourism video

It seems that in recent times, virtual reality has been applied to multiple facets of our lives, more notably in games and on roller coasters. Otherwise known as VR, virtual reality can help to enhance our experiences, making it feel as though we are in a different space.

In a tourism video by Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO, London Office), VR has been used to introduce 16 top locations and activities in Japan.

From iconic landmarks like Tokyo Tower, to Insta-worthy tourist hotspots like Sagano bamboo forest road, to cultural activities like kabuki – traditional Japanese theatrical art registered by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage – the video allows you to experience them all.

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You don’t even have to climb up the mountain to walk through these nicely lined-up torii gates at Fushimi Inari Taisha.

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Hop on a rickshaw in Kyoto and see this traditional-looking town for yourself!

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Ever wondered how being a prize in the UFO catcher at the Sega Arcade feels like?

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Red Pumpkin — a landmark of Naoshima — by Yayoi Kusama, whose art exhibition was held in Singapore last year, was also featured in the video!

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Imagine yourself as the sushi on the conveyor belt, about to be eaten…

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Enter a world of funkiness in Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku!

Sure, we have seen 360-degrees video on social media sites, often with a horror element. But as a tourism video, this technology is arguably more effectively utilised.

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