Your weekly Adventure Agenda: Explore Japan from home

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The 2020 Olympics may have been postponed, but that doesn’t mean that you still can’t ring rings around Japan – at least practically. Go ahead fully Stream with 360 ° Tour s ] a live feed from Nagano’s famous snow monkeys and your own Japanese on- nomi Drinking Party .

No passport required, just passion. (And wi-fi). #PauseTheAdventure

Make a full 360

From the late -n Tokyo night dance floors to the early Buddhist prayers in Kyoto , Take a virtual 360 ° tour of Japan with this 3-minute VR film . If you don’t have VR glasses, don’t worry, only swap for a wine glass.

See Snow Monkeys

W atch Wildschneeape (das is just their band name, they are actually Japanese macaques) via an online camera while soaking in Nagano’s famous ] hot springs. It is a live feed. So log in during the day. At night they do monkey business.

Visit Tokyo teamLab Museum

Since opening to Insta Meltdown Hype (and probably a breathtaking electricity bill), the World The first digital Art Museum is now up there with the mountain. Fuji as a must in Japan. These Videos give a foretaste of the full immersive and neon-colored fame.

Make yourself comfortable and read

The only Gaijin in the village by the Scottish writer Iain Maloney had our title, if we’re honest. And then it completely transported us with its warm and humorous portrayal of life in rural Japan as the only foreigner in the village.

Watch on Netflix

National Treasure Status and t Three Michelin Stars is exactly what this sushi master rolls. Partly filmed from its 10-cover restaurant in a subway in Tokyo, Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the remarkable story of 85 year old sushi chef Jiro Ono. Currently available on Netflix.

Go to a cat café

Not surprisingly, Japan has a list of places of worship that you can stream live, including and the panda enclosure in the Ueno Zoo, the ski slopes of Hokkaido and Tokyo’s famous Shibuya Crossing. Or our personal favorite this Katzencafé in Kyoto ] .

For cultures sake

From how to a virtual tour of the most famous in the world builds fish market, Google Arts & Culture takes you on an Alice- esq ue Rabbit hole in the unusual world of Japanese food, Art and History.

Throw an On-Nomi Party

Drink cheaply Lockdown Wine on a ] Video Call bis the rest of the world the is current Trend for drinking online with friends gave birth to a new word in Japan: on- nomi or [1945ン飲1945 in Japanese. G and the saké and share your screen.

Learn to meditate

Do you feel stressed? The High Priest in the Buddhist Taizo-in-Zen Temple is in Kyoto Lessons Zen Budd h ism meditation – known as Zazen online. The first video with the subtitle d in English provides basic postures and breathing Techniques.

roller coaster ride

For killer views of Tokyo take a virtual ride on the famous Dome City Roller Coaster . T The feeling of an empty ghost town only adds to the general scarcity o for the entire experience. Stream if you want to ] faster ?

Stop and smell the roses

Okay, so they are actually tulips but e exactly between March and May Hita chi Seaside Park breaks out in Meer out from color The park is currently closed, but you can enjoy the famous flowers with a virtual 360 ° tour.

You can find more inspiration in our guide to Japan. Or call for a chat. We are WFH, but it is as usual for travel planning and cyber hugs.

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