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This article was published on January 16, 2014


Tokyo just became more real on Google Maps with new 3D imagery

Tokyo just became more real on Google Maps with new 3D imagery Image by: Keith Tsuji
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Kaylene Hong was Asia Reporter for The Next Web between 2013 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Stay in Kaylene Hong was Asia Reporter for The Next Web between 2013 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Stay in touch via Twitter or Google+.

Ever wanted to skydive over Tokyo or walk the streets of the Japanese city with the Tokyo Sky Tree towering over you — with just a click of your mouse? Now you can — virtually speaking — as Google has released new 3D imagery of Tokyo through Earth View in Google Maps.

This means you can now see 3D views of major landmarks, such as the Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Sky Tree, as well as surrounding buildings, topographies, and parks.

The feeling of exploring these extremely realistic Tokyo surroundings is amazing — and provides a good dose of escapism into the capital city of Japan, while just being at your desk or on your smartphone.

Thumbnail image via Keith Tsuji/Getty Images

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