As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on our lives in many different ways. We have to socially distance in public, we have to be more aware of our health habits and who we come into contact with, we wear masks in public even when we aren’t sick, and we’ve had to limit our travel. Though travel is slowing starting to return, online experiences are still a great way to cure your case of wanderlust! Or at least lessen the symptoms until you can go on that dream trip to Japan.
It hasn’t been the easiest year in the world, and having to cancel travel plans has put a damper on the year for a lot of us who love seeing cultures outside of our own. On top of this, it has been difficult to see our extended families like we usually do. But your day-to-day life doesn’t have to be a socially isolated affair that you tackle by yourself.
The lack of travel and other measures that we have needed to take for the good of the public health have had some negative economic consequences on several industries, especially the food and travel industries. However, in the face of this adversity these industries have been forced to adapt and innovate, and we here at Arigato Japan have worked long and hard to bring a variety of online tour experiences to anyone who is itching to travel and experience Japanese culture as soon as possible!
These online experiences are a fantastic way to “travel” from the safety of your home without exposing yourself or your loved ones to any danger. These tours are a perfect opportunity for you to fill your time over with something fun, and you can even join up with family members and have them take the tour with you if you want. If you love travelling during your time off but can’t due to the pandemic restrictions, please allow online experiences to help scratch that itch in the time being.
Even if these travel restrictions aren’t your main concern and you weren’t planning on travelling anyway, or you want to travel once the restrictions are over but aren’t sure where to go or what to do, these online experiences can be a great way to get your feet wet and learn more about what you’re interested in!
We at Arigato Japan offer a variety of online experiences for any occasion, and we frequently have special limited-time tours for seasonal events! These special tours have included experiences for Sakura (or Cherry Blossom) season in the spring, Christmas and New Year’s for the end of the year, and many others. You should make sure to always check up on our “All Tours” and “Online Experiences” pages to stay up to date on any limited-time tours we may have, as well as any new tours we add that you may be interested in!
If you’re more interested in general Japanese culture, we have a variety of other experiences available for you as well.
If you’re a cocktail connoisseur, you’ll love our “Cocktail Connections” online tour, where our local expert will tell you all about the unique Japanese cocktails and trade stories with you about your experiences with cocktails. Our expert will also be teaching you how to make two tasty cocktails together and teach you some bar basics.
Alternatively, our Discover Mt. Fuji online experience is a great option for anyone who wants to learn everything there is to know about the most iconic landmark in Japan, as well as the surrounding foodie culture of the area! This tour will help you to develop a deeper sense of connection and love for Mt. Fuji, and you’ll be able to prepare yourself for going to see Mt. Fuji in person.
If you love Japanese food, or are curious about the cuisine of Japan at all, you absolutely HAVE to try our Top 5 Foods online experience, where our local expert will tell you about five incredibly delicious foods we have here in Japan. Additionally, our expert will recommend to you some of the best spots locals love to go to get some of these foods, and will also teach you about the unique culture surrounding these fantastic foods.
For those of you who LOVE tea, our Green Teatime experience is an absolute must. In this tour, you will learn how to brew the tastiest green tea on your own at home, no more bitter tea. Our tea expert will share all of their tips for you and teach you about the BEST brewing techniques to make the perfect cup of tea. You’ll also learn some interesting tea trivia and come to appreciate the place that tea has in Japanese culture.
To all of our party animals who are missing experiencing nightlife in your area, we would love to have you join us in experiencing the vibrant nightlife of Tokyo with our Virtual Experience in Shibuya and Shinjuku. Our local expert will show you around two of the most lively areas in Tokyo, showing you some of the best places to go for a good time. This tour is very laid back and a fun experience, and is perfect for anyone looking to socialize with other people who love going out on the town for a good time!