Visit famous Japanese landmarks online23 March, 2013 by Chad
It’s been quite a while since Google introduced their Street View partner program and the special collection for Japan. While it doesn’t look like we’ll see all of Japan’s touristy sights covered anytime soon, the number of indoor and on foot Street View attractions have grown considerably since then.
Now part of the Google Street View Gallery, the list has been updated to include quite a few popular landmarks, especially temples and shrines. Currently most of the attractions featured are outdoors, though we see a few commercial partners like Marui willing to offer indoor shots.
There are also indoor walk throughs for the stations on the Minato Mirai line. Considering how confusing some find Japanese train stations, it’d be great to see more of such. There are also some novel Street Views such as a point of view from the Palette Town’s Ferris Wheel or Dotonbori River Cruise.
Given the current locations covered, the gallery doesn’t really help much with directions but are fun to look through anyways. Some interesting examples.
Asakusa’s Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Streets
Odaiba’s Palette Town Ferris Wheel
Dotonbori River Cruise (as seen in HA!)
Check out Japan’s Google Street View Gallery for the rest.
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