Virtual tours in Japan

I have found some intriguing virtual tours in Japan that are available online, including tours of its big cities, as well as cultural experiences.

The selection in this post includes top-rated online tours.

I’ve been to Japan before, but I can’t wait to go there again. Until I can do that, these virtual tours are perfect for planning future trips.

Each of these tours allows you to ask questions, so take the opportunity to learn from a local expert.

Most virtual tours use Zoom (you’ll get a link after registration) or similar apps. You can join from your phone, computer or tablet.

Note that some of these online tours are in Japan Standard Time.

These are the top rated virtual tours of Japan:

Tokyo virtual tours

Introduction to Tokyo

Tokyo virtual tour

Take a virtual tour in Tokyo with a local expert, covering its highlights but also some hidden gems. Get to know the different parts of this huge city and ask the guides questions in the Q&A session.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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Tokyo highlights virtual tour

Virtual tour in Tokyo

An informative online tour of Tokyo’s popular landmarks, plus travel tips, featuring videos, photos, quizzes and a Q&A session.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

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Tokyo Imperial Palace historical virtual tour

Tokyo Imperial Palace historical virtual tour

This tour lets you visit Tokyo Imperial Palace and Tokyo Station using  images, videos and 360-degree photos. Have your questions answered by the guide and get some travel tips.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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Tokyo Shibuya and Shinjuku virtual tour

Shibuya and Shinjuku virtual tour

Shibuya and Shinjuku are two super popular districts in Tokyo that every visitor goes to at some point. Visit them virtually to experience some of the excitement from afar.

Duration: 1 hour

Shibuya and Shinjuku Tokyo virtual tour

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Kyoto virtual tours

Kyoto Shrines & Temples

Kyoto shrine virtual tours

A virtual visit to the famous shrines in Kyoto. Learn about Shintoism and  Buddhism from an expert on Japanese religion and folklore.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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Japanese gardens in Kyoto

Japanese gardens in Kyoto

There’s a whole philosophy behind the design of Japanese gardens, which makes them so unique. This online experience lets you get an overview of Japanese gardens from a history professor.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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Kyoto virtual tour

Kyoto virtual tours

Visit beautiful Kyoto on this virtual tour with an engaging local expert. It’s an interactive tour, so you can ask questions and prepare for a real life visit to Kyoto.

Duration: 1 hour

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Kyoto’s Gion district night tour

Kyoto’s Gion district virtual tour

Gion district is the Geisha area in Kyoto. If  you want to learn about this unique aspect of Japanese culture, join this tour. It has a virtual option, so you can join via Zoom when the real life tour take place in Kyoto and ask questions online.

Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

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Explore places in Japan with online tours

Osaka virtual tour

Osaka virtual tour

Led by two tour guides, this virtual tour introduces you to Osaka’s popular tourist attractions and introduces you to local culture.

Duration: 1 hour

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Mount Fuji virtual tour

Mount Fuji virtual tour

A virtual experience all about the iconic Mount Fuji, covering history, local culture and travel tips. After the tour you’ll get sent a resource guide. I’d use this in preparation for a future trip to Japan.

Duration: 1 hour

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Takayama downtown online tour

Takayama downtown online tour

A short virtual tour with an expert guide that will introduce you to Takayama, its history and culture, sake making, local crafts and more.

Duration: 30 minutes

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Japanese cultural online experiences

Japanese green tea online experience

Japan green tea online

Tea lovers! Learn about the different types of Japanese green tea, the historical context, how it’s produced and the place of green tea in contemporary Japan. You might want to join this online experience alongside Zen in the Art of Japanese Tea Ceremony.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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The World of Sake: Japan’s National Drink

Japanese sake

Sake isn’t just Japan’s national drink, it’s also a sacred drink. This online talk lets you understand sake in its cultural context, how it’s produced, what different types of sake are made in Japan and lots more.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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Japan’s Woodblock Print Artists

This is an online course for those who want to delve into the world of the Japanese woodblock print tradition. Examining famous works of art and leading Japanese artists, as well as how the works describe social and historical changes in Japan over the centuries.

Duration: 5 sessions of 1 hour 30 minutes each

Japan's Woodblock Print Artists

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Anime – Japanese animation

Understands the Japanese art of animation, learn about famous works and creators, discover the history of anime and much more in this interactive online seminar.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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Folk Spirits in Japan

This online experience takes you into the supernatural world of Japanese  spirits, ghosts and monsters. It is led by an expert and includes a Q&A session.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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