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Tokyo Metropolitan Government to Open Website and 360-degree VR Movie Channel to Promote Diverse Tourism Attractions in Tokyo and Tohoku, Chugoku and Shikoku Regions

TOKYO, March 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With an eye to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and beyond, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is promoting diverse tourism attractions in Japan by creating sightseeing routes linking Tokyo and other regions such as Tohoku, Chugoku and Shikoku.

TMG has recently invited foreign media and travel bloggers to experience the promoted sightseeing routes. We are happy to announce that their travel reports are now available at the webpage listed below, and in line with the website, a 360-degree VR movie is now ready to help anyone who would like to travel to experience these recommended routes in an immersive way on YouTube or Youku.

In addition, to promote foreign tourists visiting Kumamoto and Oita prefectures as well as Tokyo, we have started to make efforts with both prefectures. We also would like to inform you that we have opened a website to introduce tourist information such as festivals and pilot shops in Tokyo where you can touch the appeal of food and sightseeing in various parts of Japan.

- Recommended route

KOCHI x TOKYO: EAST AND WEST HISTORIES

After having seeing in great detail what life was like in a castle town during the Edo feudal period at the Edo-Tokyo Museum, go to Kochi, famous for its Yosakoi Festival. Visiting the famous Chikurin-ji Temple, built in the 8th century, will evoke images of the history of the Shikoku pilgrimage.

For further details: http://www.chushikokuandtokyo.org/route_7/

(Photo: http://prw.kyodonews.jp/prwfile/release/M102813/201703240264/_prw_PI1fl_BEs10yWT.jpg )

- 360-degree VR channel

Please enjoy and experience with virtual reality technology the charms of Tokyo as a modern city and the beautiful scenery of the Tohoku region as well as its history living in nature.

http://www.tohokuandtokyo.org/virtualtour/?language=en

The themes published this time are: Onsen (hot springs), fruit, autumn foliage, airborne imagery and the digest version for an autumn series; local foods, city illumination, winter ports, shopping and the digest version for a winter series.

- Official Website for Taiwanese visitors

To promote tourist information in various parts of Japan:
http://www.tourism-alljapanandtokyo.org/?lang=en

To promote the diverse charms of Tokyo and Tohoku region:
http://www.tohokuandtokyo.org/

To promote the diverse charms of Tokyo and Chugoku and Shikoku regions:
http://www.chushikokuandtokyo.org/

To promote the diverse charms of Tokyo and Kumamoto and Oita:
http://www.kyushuandtokyo.org/

Source: Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau