After a year of no travel and with the immediate future of travel still lacking some clarity, the Bristol based Japan tour operator and their Japan-based Insider tour leader team are keen to demonstrate what makes them and Japan so good.
Using the live streaming tech that has become so familiar to everyone during the pandemic, the ‘Virtually InsideJapan’ live series aims to bring Japan on to a screen near you, complete with the unique talents, cultural knowledge and local insight of the tour operators own Japan-based Insiders.
“Having already run a live walking tour of Kyoto during peak cherry blossom season back in March, it became obvious that there was a demand for these live events” says PR and Partnerships Manger James Mundy, “Over 1,000 people joined us live and a further 7,000 or so have watched the recorded version since and we were inundated with glowing feedback from nostalgic past customers, excited customers still waiting to travel and inspired potential new customers pondering on their next trip.”
Three free ‘Virtually InsideJapan’ live walking tours are in the pipeline from May through June, starting with Tokyo’s old Asakusa district (May 14th), followed by the ancient capital of Nara (June 4th) and the foodie capital of Osaka (June 18th).
The ‘Virtually InsideJapan’ walking tours will lead up to a series of live events from across Japan to coincide with the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this summer. The Tokyo 2020 Games was postponed due to the Pandemic and organisers recently announced that travelling international fans would not be allowed to visit the rescheduled Games in 2021.
Mundy added, “Of course this is no replacement for real travel, but this style of live virtual tour and our various summer events, will keep the excitement that comes with this incredible country and culture, bubbling away. Until we have a clearer picture from governments around the lifting of travel restrictions, we will do our best to continue keeping the travel dream alive.”
Visit the InsideJapanTours.com website for more information and sign up for the free Virtually InsideJapan live tours here – https://www.insidejapantours.com/virtually-japan/