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Explore Japan from Afar


Article by Cate Marian

Photography by Stock Images

Just because you can't currently travel to the many tea houses and cherry blossoms throughout Japan does't mean you can't experience them. A variety of virtual tours can bring the experience to you — without even having to time the season right for certain attractions.

So take an immersive and interactive journey through bamboo forest roads, famous shrines and cultural centers, plan your future trip to Tokyo and take in the splendor of Shukkeien Garden.

Take a 3 Hour Virtual Tour of Japan 

"Japanese tradition, modernity and nature are packed in a realistic 360-degree VR movie."

Explore Tokyo

"Plan your trip by visiting top sites like the Tokyo Tower and Yasukuni Shrine in Google Earth."

Shukkeien Garden in VR

Hop around on an interactive map to take in the splendor of this traditional Japanese garden built by a warrior and tea master and designed to represent a mineralized landscape of mountains, valleys, rivers and lakes.