Your weekly Journey Agenda: Discover Japan from house

Pretend it ‘til you make it there.

The 2020 Olympics could have been postponed, however that doesn’t imply you may’t nonetheless run rings round Japan – just about not less than. Go full stream forward with 360° tours, a stay feed of Nagano’s well-known snow monkeys, and your personal Japanese ‘on-nomiconsuming social gathering.

No passport required, simply ardour. (And Wi-Fi). #PauseTheAdventure

Do a full 360

From the late-night dance flooring of Tokyo to the early-morning Buddhist prayers of Kyoto, take a 360° digital tour round Japan with this 3-minute VR film. For those who don’t have VR glasses, no worries, simply swap for a wine glass.

See snow monkeys

Watch wild snow monkeys (that’s simply their band title, they’re really Japanese macaques) through an internet cam as they soak in Nagano’s well-known sizzling springs. It’s a stay feed, so go browsing through the day. At night time, they’re off doing monkey enterprise.

Go to Tokyo’s teamLab Museum

Since opening to Insta meltdown hype (and presumably an eye-watering electrical energy invoice), the world’s first digital artwork museum is now up there with Mt. Fuji as a Japan must-see. These movies give a style of the total immersive and neon glory.

Curl up and browse

The Solely Gaijin within the Village by Scottish author Iain Maloney, had us on the title if we’re completely sincere. After which it fully transported us with its warm-hearted and humorous account of life in rural Japan as the one foreigner within the village.

Watch on Netflix

Nationwide treasure standing and three Michelin stars is simply how this sushi grasp rolls. Filmed partially from his 10-cover restaurant in a Tokyo subway, Jiro Goals of Sushi is the exceptional story of 85-year previous sushi chef, Jiro Ono. Presently out there on Netflix.

Go to a cat café

Unsurprisingly, Japan has an endless record of iconic websites you may stay stream: together with the panda enclosure at Ueno Zoo, the ski slopes of Hokkaido and Tokyo’s well-known Shibuya Crossing. Or our private favourite this cat café in Kyoto.

For cultures saké

From how you can construct the right bento field to a digital tour of the world’s most well-known fish market, Google Arts & Tradition will take you on an Alice-esque rabbit gap into the offbeat world of Japan’s meals, artwork and historical past.

Throw an on-nomi social gathering

Consuming low-cost lockdown wine on a video name to the remainder of the world, this present pattern for on-line consuming with mates has birthed a brand new phrase in Japan: on-nomi, or オン飲み in Japanese. Get the saké and share your display.

Be taught to meditate

Feeling burdened? The head priest on the Taizo-in Zen Buddhist Temple in Kyoto is instructing Zen Buddhism meditation – often known as Zazen on-line. The first video, subtitled in English, teaches primary postures and respiratory methods.

Trip a rollercoaster

For killer views of Tokyo, take a digital journey on the well-known Dome Metropolis rollercoaster. The empty ghost city really feel simply provides to the final scariness of the entire expertise. Stream in case you wanna go quicker?

Cease and odor the roses

Okay, so that they’re really tulips, however every 12 months between March and Could Hitachi Seaside Park bursts into a sea of colour The park is at present closed, however you may benefit from the well-known blooms with a 360° digital tour.

For extra inspiration, go to our Japan vacation spot information. Or name for a chat. We’re WFH, however it’s enterprise as standard for journey planning and cyber hugs.

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