Quicktime VR photos of Tokyo
July 26, 2006 1:30 PM   Subscribe

Quicktime VR photos of Tokyo - tunnels - night - large drains - buildings - etc. The nav is mainly in Japanese but the "VR List" link, lower right, seems to be the main index.
posted by carter (9 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This is beautiful. Thanks for the link.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:49 PM on July 26, 2006

so cool. thanks
posted by horsemuth at 2:18 PM on July 26, 2006

more nightime would be nice, but its a sweet application
posted by MrMerlot at 3:43 PM on July 26, 2006

The "tunnels" link is straight out of Half Life. Very cool.
posted by heydanno at 3:49 PM on July 26, 2006

Holy bejeesus, those are cool tunnels.
posted by craven_morhead at 4:35 PM on July 26, 2006

Yes, very cool. I live in Tokyo, and have been wanting to take a tour of some of those tunnels, but they are only open for tours one day a week, of course a weekday, so it's difficult to find the time. Great use of QTVR.
posted by zardoz at 5:11 PM on July 26, 2006

Great link
posted by tomplus2 at 7:42 PM on July 26, 2006

How the hell are there no people in front of Shibuya Station? That's impossible.
posted by dead_ at 8:01 AM on July 27, 2006

dead_ : "How the hell are there no people in front of Shibuya Station? That's impossible."

That's what my wife said. But I have the secret answer:

Japan has no daylight savings time. So in summer, it gets light really early. REALLY early. And I lived in Shibuya for about 6 years (about an 8 minute walk from the station, over where all the Love Hotels are), and thus have experienced early morning Shibuya firsthand. There is NOBODY there. If you're early enough (like coming home from a club before first train) you can stand on that corner and see no people. (Note: in that VR picture, if you look really close, there is a person over by the station, and 4 or 5 at the intersection in front of Tsutaya)...Probably because they had to wait for it to get light before taking the picture.

If you really, REALLY want to see a spooky post-apocalypse looking Shibuya, though, go during the New Year's break. Since most of the shops are closed, or opened limited hours, you can see empty streets in Shibuya at all times of the day, not just at 5 a.m.
posted by Bugbread at 1:40 AM on July 28, 2006

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