Beyond Tokyo VR Travel Experience

Visit Japan virtually! ANA Holdings Inc. recently launched Beyond Tokyo, a new virtual reality experience on the Viveport platform, created by ANA HD in collaboration with US-Japan venture and corporate innovation firm World Innovation Lab (WiL) and San Francisco-based VR creator The Soap Collective.

Beyond Tokyo VR Travel Experience

The experience pays homage to “Hachiko” – Japan’s most legendary loyal dog – by reimagining his story in VR, while showcasing other facets of Tokyo. Users can explore the popular neighborhood of Shibuya in an immersive environment that showcases different points of interest via 360 videos, audio narration, pictures and interactive storytelling – all from within the comfort of their own homes.

Beyond Tokyo VR Travel Experience

Imagine feeling the energy at the nexus of the famous Shibuya Crossing Scramble, joining locals and unwinding at an izakaya restaurant, checking out fashion central Harajuku or experiencing the zen at a Shinto shrine. This all-ages, family-friendly experience is ideal for a future visit to Japan or simply to engage in a new culture.

Beyond Tokyo VR Travel Experience

Beyond Tokyo is just one of the many exciting new projects to emerge from ANA HD’s JUST FLY initiative, an incubation program in collaboration with WiL, to develop new concepts beyond ANA HD’s core airline business. JUST FLY is focused on developing next-generation travel, commerce and lifestyle experiences.

This series of projects builds on ANA HD’s leading expertise in global travel and hospitality, and explores new opportunities leveraging the latest emerging technologies.

Beyond Tokyo VR Travel Experience

Beyond Tokyo fuses ANA HD’s forward-thinking vision of blazing the trail in creating a new, immersive way to travel, The Soap Collective’s creative and VR expertise and WiL’s network of local insiders in Japan and advisors in the VR community in Silicon Valley.

Through Beyond Tokyo, ANA HD’s goal is to develop new and innovative ways to explore the world and to encourage more people to travel once COVID-19 restrictions are finally lifted.

This VR experience is compatible with VIVE, VIVE Cosmos, VIVE Cosmos Elite, VIVE Pro, Oculus Rift, Oculus Rift S and Valve Index platforms.

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