Few countries embrace technology more enthusiastically than Japan. And few cities are as cutting-edge as Tokyo. That’s why the capital of the land of the rising sun offers many virtual trips that in these times of confinement allow you to visit some of its main tourist attractions without leaving your home.
The magnificent National Museum of Tokyo, for example, displays much of its catalogue of works both on its website (emuseum.jp) and through a mobile application that includes a 30-minute tour of the Horyuji treasure gallery.
The iconic Tokyo Tower-built in 1958 and similar in shape to the Eiffel Tower in Paris-has a virtual tour of its viewpoint thanks to the Google Arts & Culture platform.
In addition, some places in the city have installed cameras that broadcast in real time via YouTube: the WebcamTaxi page (webcamtaxi.com/en/japan/tokyo) compiles a good number of them. They include a connection that allows you to see the cherry blossoms in Chidorigafuchi Park, another that focuses on the spectacular skyline behind the Rainbow Bridge, and another installed inside Ikegami Honmon-ji Temple.
But no place is capable of making us travel as far across a screen as Mount Fuji, which can be seen in all its magnificence thanks to the live broadcasts from eight different angles on the Fujisan Watcher website (yamanashi-kankou.jp/fujisanwatcher/live).