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360-degree Virtual Reality Videos Launched to Experience Charms of Tokyo and Tokushima Prefecture

TOKYO, Feb. 8, 2018 — (PRNewswire) — In an effort to encourage individual foreign travelers 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 and is promoting public relations featuring the diverse characteristics of these destinations in western Japan.

It is pleased to announce 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 "Nature/TOKUSHIMA" and "Festival/TOKUSHIMA" segments.
- Nature/TOKUSHIMA: Mt. Takao (Tokyo) / Yoshino River (Tokushima)
- Festival/TOKUSHIMA: Sanja Matsuri festival (Tokyo) / Awa Odori folk dance  (Tokushima)

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

Recommended tourist route:


The Hama-rikyu Gardens are among the most famous gardens in Tokyo, a quiet oasis surrounded by tower buildings. After enjoying beautiful landscaped gardens, visit the Kazurabashi Bridge of Iya in Tokushima Prefecture, a suspension bridge over a gorge used for dairy services. The scenery of majestic nature you will see while crossing this bridge is simply magnificent. This journey will allow you to thoroughly enjoy the pleasures of scenic beauty.

URL: http://www.chushikokuandtokyo.org/route_5/

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

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SOURCE Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Company Name: Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Yoshikazu Takagi, Dentsu Public Relations Inc., Tel: +81-3-6263-9135, Email: yoshikazu.takagi@dentsu-pr.co.jp