How to watch
A smartphone is required to watch the VR movie.
The latest version of the YouTube app for Android or iOS is required to enjoy the movie in 360°.
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VR goggles such as Google Cardboard are required to enjoy "JAPAN Where tradition meets the future VR" as a VR movie.
- When the YouTube app opens, tap the Cardboard icon on the screen.The screen will divide into two small panes.
- Insert your smartphone in the cardboard goggles, put them on and look around you to enjoy the 360° VR movie.
- - YouTube app for Android version 4.2 or later
- - Chrome, Firefox, Opera or Edge browser for PC (latest version)
Please refrain from use if you are under 13 years old because it may adversely affect your vision.
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This Tokyo landmark with a height of 333 meters was built in 1958 as a general broadcasting tower.
Fushimi Inari Taisha
The head shrine among 30,000 shrines dedicated to the god Inari nationwide. The Senbon Torii ("a thousand torii"), where the shrine’s numerous torii are lined up on the slopes of a sacred area on Mt. Inari, is definitely one of the highlights of a Kyoto tour.
Sagano Bamboo Forest Road
Around 10 kilometers northwest of Kyoto City, in the Arashiyama area where national historic sites and scenic spots dot the landscape, is a place where bamboo thickets grow densely.
A runner pulls a rickshaw by its handles to carry passengers and guide them to tourist attractions.
Shibuya, the epicenter of youth culture in Tokyo, has been noted for starting various cultural movements since the 1970s, including trends in music, fashion, street styles and attractions.
This largest arcade in the area is equipped with all the latest arcade games, UFO catchers with prizes, and more in unmatched quantity. Visitors can also try on cosplay costumes at purikura booths. The arcade’s minimum fee is ¥100.
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This artwork, made by world renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, has become a landmark of Naoshima and the first thing that catches visitors' eyes.
“Red Pumpkin” ©Yayoi Kusama, 2006 Naoshima Miyanoura Port Square
This vast historic park, representing the ancient capital of Nara, harmonizes historical cultural heritages and rich nature within 660 hectares of parkland inhabited by wild deer.
Kabuki is a traditional Japanese theatrical art registered by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage. It's over 400 years old, but still attracts large audiences as a leading form of live entertainment at theaters in Japan.
"Pepper" the personal robot with human-like emotion serves as a guide at SoftBank shops throughout Japan.
Notes: Pepper is normally not present at Tokyo International Forum.
Japan's leading convention and art center, Tokyo International Forum, is renowned for its architecture and considered one of Tokyo's landmarks.
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A sushi shop that serves sushi on a circulating belt conveyor.
KAWAII MONSTER CAFÉ HARAJUKU
This café restaurant presents its own one-of-a-kind colorful and crazy vision of Harajuku in Tokyo.
A maiko is a woman whose occupation is to entertain at social gatherings by performing various arts such as songs, dances and playing the shamisen.
Zazen is a fundamental ascetic practice in Zen Buddhism. It is basically performed by sitting with correct posture and meditating while controlling one’s breathing and calming the mind and spirit.
Sumo, Japan's national sport, is traditional Japanese wrestling in which two wrestlers attempt to force each other to fall or step out of a circular ring.
This romantic path of sand, which appears and disappears with the tides, is popular among couples due to the legend that "wishes come true when crossing it with someone special".