Experience the Futuristic Version of Japan via Virtual Tokyo Tower

Oct 7, 2020 | ESCAPE, Japan, NEWS, TECH

The Tokyo Tower was first completed in 1958 and it represented a significant state Japan put in focus during the postwar boom. Since then, it has become a favorite destination of tourists. But just because there is a pandemic doesn’t mean you can’t check out this amazing destination.

In a lot of ways, Japan is ahead of its time, and the Virtual Tokyo Tower is testament to that. With this initiative, visitors can be transported into a future version of the tower and enjoy a full panoramic view of its top and main decks against a beautiful and iridescent Tokyo backdrop. 

The virtual Tokyo Tower “ Tokyo Tower 100 years from now” is a futuristic entertainment space with the image of. Using a 3D model called “Avatar”, climb up to the main deck and top deck just like the real Tokyo Tower, and enjoy a 360 ° panoramic night view from the center of Tokyo. In addition, you can communicate with others who are multi-participating in an event inside the Virtual Tokyo Tower.

Aside from this, people can also interact with other visitors in real-time, and enjoy the virtual shops where they can purchase real items that would be sent into their home. Considering the lockdown placed on many countries due to COVID-19, this is the perfect opportunity for people to see this iconic sight even without setting foot in Japan.

About Tokyo Tower

The iconic Tokyo Tower was completed in 1958 to represent Japan’s wish to become an economic powerhouse after the war. Although the tower’s symbolic purpose is important, it also served a practical purpose for the country’s public broadcasting system. The design of the Tokyo Tower was based on the Eiffel Tower, but with bolder colors as guided by the aviation safety laws. 

Although it has lost its status as the tallest tower many years ago, the Tokyo Tower is still a favorite destination of people, garnering over 170 million visitors in its 50th anniversary seven years ago.

This technological marvel can be accessed by anyone with a PC, smartphone, or VR device. Although the access is free, customers need to pay around $7 or 800 yen to visit the beautiful observation deck. Other downloads and virtual interactions also come with a price. 

The virtual Tokyo tower will also set up various events such as fashion shows, gourmet festivals, and live music. To enjoy the Virtual Tokyo Tower, all you need to do is register for free, download and install the app, and follow the instructions on the screen. To participate in events, just click the “Enter” button on the event page. 

Available from Nov 1, 2020 information is available on its website.