From well-known tourist spots to more obscure sites and mysterious activities, this beautiful new video will make you want to pack your bags and head to Japan!

Travelling through Japan can involve shifting through crowded, fast-paced modern worlds and more slow-moving, serene places of traditional beauty. This juxtaposition of unique experiences has now been perfectly captured in a stunning new video from the European division of the Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO), created in conjunction with German filmmaker Vincent Urban and ENJIN Inc., the creative company who previously brought us the gorgeous “Is Japan Cool?” video and website. This new clip, released on 6 November, is called “Japan – Where tradition meets the future”, and it does a beautiful job of taking viewers on a journey through the country, showcasing some of the lesser-known sites of beauty alongside some of the nation’s more famous tourist sites.

▼ Check out the gorgeous new video below.

The beautiful images in the clip run like a list of exciting things to do and see while in Japan. A trip to the nation might include an encounter with a Buddhist monk…


▼ … a visit to a modern video game arcade…


▼ … or a walk in the countryside dressed in traditional pilgrimage attire.


With so many things to see and do in Japan, the video’s interactive option, which is available on the JNTO website, is a great way of finding out more about the various sites and activities featured in the clip. When viewed on the website, buttons beneath the video take viewers to an information tab explaining what’s been shown on-screen, along with some atmospheric music and stunning visuals to heighten the interactive experience.

▼ According to the website, the timber rafting tour pictured below is the only one of its kind in Japan, and is located in the Doro-kyo valley, which spreads across Mie, Nara ,and Wakayama Prefectures.


Available in English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish, the new interactive website is a great way to find out more about Japan and has all the information you need to create your own personalised itinerary before visiting the country. Visit the website here for all the details.

Source: Japaaan
Images: YouTube/visitjapan