Tokyo Metropolitan Government to Open Website and 360-degree VR Movie Channel to Promote Diverse Tourism Attractions in Tokyo and Tohoku, Chugoku and Shikoku Regions

TOKYO, Dec. 19, 2016 /CNW/ -- 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 in YouTube or Youku.

- Recommended route


After taking in the metropolitan sights of the Tokyo Bay coastal area, take a journey to Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage site 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 a gentle ocean breeze blows around you.

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After a scenic stroll through Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, a Japanese garden from the Edo period, embark on a journey to Miyagi Prefecture's Matsushima, one of Japan's three greatest sights. The beauty of the islands interwoven in a bay was immortalized into poems by the great haiku poet, Matsuo Basho.

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After seeing what it's like to be a ninja in Tokyo, get up close and feel the passion of Odoriko dancers at Tokushima Prefecture's Awaodori, one of Japan's most famous festivals. During this trip, you will encounter experiences unlike anywhere else and form some of the best summer memories of your life.

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After gazing upon the sprawling skyscrapers of Tokyo from the observation floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku, have some fun with sand dune art and activities in Tottori Prefecture, home to the largest sand dunes in Japan. There is still much of Japan that you have yet to discover!

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- 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: the history of Tohoku region, accommodation, food, boat tour, festival, summer breeze, fireworks, sea and train and the digest version.

Other themes are to be added and delivered in sequence.


- Official Website for U.S. and Canadian visitors

To promote the diverse charms of Tokyo and Tohoku region:

To promote the diverse charms of Tokyo and Chugoku and Shikoku regions:

SOURCE Tokyo Convention and Visitors Bureau

For further information: Mamiko TOMINAGA, PR Secretariat (Dentsu Public Relations Inc.), +81-3-5565-8996,

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