Book Your Private Guide for a Virtual Tour in Japan
Tourism industry at the international level is certainly one of the most heavily impacted by the Covid-19 health crisis. Regarding Japan, since the beginning of the pandemic, the death toll and spreading of the virus were contained to low levels contrary to the rest of the world. However, the archipelago is currently under pressure due to:
- A 3rd and a 4th waves of Coronavirus 🦠 that keep hitting since the end of 2020. The biggest consequence being in spring 2021 the proclamation of one of the strictest states of emergency since the early days of the crisis,
- The organization of Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games 🏅, already postponed by a year, that is wrapped in a succession of bad buzz (including the ban of overseas spectators).
Moreover, vaccination in Japan was considerably delayed by a deficient planning (3% of the population had received a first shot in mid-May, to compare with 30% in France and 45% in the United States). So it is very unlikely that international tourism in Japan will resume in 2021.
The closure of borders and the physical impossibility to travel to Japan are very frustrating. First-time travelers, repeaters, and tourism industry actors are all on the same boat in this terrible situation. And if you still can’t go to Japan in the next year, then let’s have Japan come to you!
The travel agency Keikaku, already recognized for its English-speaking bilingual private guides, has designed a new sightseeing solution: the live virtual tour in Japan. During 1 or 2 hours, a private, English-speaking bilingual guide will go around for you in Tokyo and Kyoto’s areas in real time, thanks to a videoconference app (such as Zoom, Skype, Whatsapp…).
Book a video call on the date that suits you, and choose the area(s) that you would like to discover: either in the modern capital, or in the traditional city. Your guide proceeds to visit a place in live, following your pace to show you the place you would like to see. The guide comments the visit and naturally answer your questions on Japan, its culture and its inhabitants.
The price does not vary, regardless of the number of participants on your side:
- ~US$82.34 for 1 hour,
- ~US$114.37 for 2 hours.
To take into account the time difference and the early sunset hour in Japan, the live virtual guided tours are performed between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (Japan Standard Time). Make sure to check to compatibility with your time zone to ensure the best experience!
Feel free to book your virtual private tour to have a bit of Japan from home, and prepare your next trip to Japan at a lower cost while waiting for the resuming of international travels!