A Japanese tour company is now offering virtual experiences, hoping to keep the millions of travelers locked down in their home countries interested in the culturally vibrant country.
Japonsime’s virtual tours include ‘Japan Art Trip: Ukiyo-e’, which uses digital visuals and interactive explanations to help tourists learn about Japanese art history.
‘Virtual Tour Japan: Takayama’ takes guests on a virtual tour of Hida or ‘Little Kyoto’, Takayama. Japonisme has plans for two more tours, including ‘Virtual Tour Japan: Kyoto’ and ‘Virtual Sake Brewery Tour’.
Both tours are accessed online, where users are taken around the sights through a combination of digital visuals and interactive information.
Why are tourist destinations offering virtual tours?
Japonisme normally provides in-person tours, but like many travel companies, they have had to adapt to survive in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thanks to technology, the internet, and our interconnected world, tourists have still been able to ‘visit’ some significant cities, landmarks – even museums and art galleries – around the globe from the safety of their homes.