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Holiday cancelled? Don’t worry, Japan awaits…

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 | 13:20

Ed Thomas, UK

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In Takayama, Japan, a new company, Japonism, provides virtual tours available world-wide, giving us an excellent opportunity to explore Japan from the comfort of our sofas.

In Takayama, Japan, a new company, Japonism, provides virtual tours available world-wide, giving us an excellent opportunity to explore Japan from the comfort of our sofas.

The online government-licensed tour guide, Mika Shiraishi, and her company M&Company, will take you on virtual journeys through Ukiyo-e art and historic Takayama. The two tours cost around £12.69 (or 1800 JPY), and last 75 minutes.

If those tours aren’t for you, they are currently developing more tours, including through Kyoto and a tour of Sake breweries, so they’ll be more opportunities to explore Japan. The tours are developed to help you “…feel and understand the true value of a local area.” And aren’t designed for just those hardened travel aficionados, but for the average Joe and Jill, to experience Japan.

Describing their tours as authentic and saying “they will touch your heart” – perhaps for those of us stuck at home, due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, and the possibility of no holidays this summer – perhaps these tours will help break the monotony of lock-down life.

M&Company are also offering in-person private tours, for those able to visit Japan. To find out more about virtual or in-person tours, visit their website, or find them on Facebook.

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