Chidorigafuchi park with Tokyo Tower.

More Virtual Tours to Discover Japan

Travelling and experiencing the many places around the world may be put on hold for the moment. But you can still visit all the sights you’ve been dreaming to see, virtually. Check out some of what Japan has to offer!

Snow Leopard at Sapporo Maruyama Zoo.

Snow Leopard at Sapporo Maruyama Zoo.

Sapporo Maruyama Zoo

Sapporo Maruyama Zoo, located in western Sapporo, is the oldest zoo in Hokkaido. It spans an area of 22.5 hectares and is home to hundreds of animals and 168 different species. The zoo boasts of a chimpanzee pavilion with a 49 feet high jungle gym, and its bear house has six species of bears. Other attractions of Sapporo Maruyama Zoo include Tropical Animal House, Reptile Hall, Animal Science Museum, Tropical Bird House, Waterfowl Hall, Orangutan House, Hawk and Owl Forest, Mammal Hall, Hokkaido Brown Bear Museum, Kangaroo Hall, Deer Hall, Monkey Mountain, the Prey Hall, and a petting zoo.

You can visit Sapporo Maruyama Zoo on their video page and see the animals. The videos are regularly updated and feature the living spaces of the featured animals.

Tokyo Fuji Art Museum

The Tokyo Fuji Art Museum near Sōka University campus in Hachiōji was established by Daisaku Ikeda, the founding president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) the world’s largest Buddhist lay organization, in 1983. The museum’s collection includes about thirty thousand works ranging from the arts and cultures of Japan, Asia and Europe.  The museum also shares its collections on touring exhibitions to other countries.

Tokyo Fuji Art Museum’s virtual tour allows the viewer to see some of the world’s most beautiful artworks. The experience begins with a walk from the station to the hallways that house art dating back as far as the Renaissance and baroque periods.

Distilling alcohol in a cellar in Japan.

Distilling alcohol in a cellar in Japan.

The Kyoto Distillery

The online tour of Kyoto Distillery features the gin making process. The virtual tour’s highlight allows viewers to explore the warehouse floor of a live distillery and actually watch how the entire process works. The tour includes interactive exhibits explaining the distilling process. The virtual tour is a great way to learn about the process behind the making of Kyoto Distillery’s popular Ki No Bi dry gin.

Tokyo Tower with Sakura

Looking up at the Tokyo Tower.

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower (Tōkyō tawā or Nippon denpatō “Japan Radio Tower”) built in 1958, is actually a communications and observation tower in Shiba-koen district of Minato in Tokyo. It’s a 1,092 feet tower considered to be the second tallest structure in Japan. Tokyo Tower was inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, a lattice tower, and is painted white and international orange to comply with air safety regulations.

The breathtaking view and scenery from Tokyo Tower draws hundreds of visitors everyday. Now you can take in the astounding scene from home through Google Streetview-like tour.