Torii and sacred pathway leading to the main gate of a shrine in Fukuoka, Japan. A virtual tour of Kashii in Fukuoka includes a visit to one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan, built 1,800 years ago. Photo: Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images Torii and sacred pathway leading to the main gate of a shrine in Fukuoka, Japan. A virtual tour of Kashii in Fukuoka includes a visit to one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan, built 1,800 years ago. Photo: Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images
Torii and sacred pathway leading to the main gate of a shrine in Fukuoka, Japan. A virtual tour of Kashii in Fukuoka includes a visit to one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan, built 1,800 years ago. Photo: Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images

A Zoom tour of Fukuoka will have to do for now, but it does give a flavour of what to expect from the real thing

  • Immersive travel experiences such as our 45-minute tour of Japan’s fifth biggest city fill a gap while tourism is shut down, but we suspect they have a future
  • For no more than the cost of a cinema ticket, tours give the armchair sightseer an impression of a place before they decide whether to hop on a plane

Topic |   Asia travel
Torii and sacred pathway leading to the main gate of a shrine in Fukuoka, Japan. A virtual tour of Kashii in Fukuoka includes a visit to one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan, built 1,800 years ago. Photo: Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images Torii and sacred pathway leading to the main gate of a shrine in Fukuoka, Japan. A virtual tour of Kashii in Fukuoka includes a visit to one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan, built 1,800 years ago. Photo: Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images
Torii and sacred pathway leading to the main gate of a shrine in Fukuoka, Japan. A virtual tour of Kashii in Fukuoka includes a visit to one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan, built 1,800 years ago. Photo: Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images
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