So, on to the great impregnable Kumamoto Castle, one of Japan’s three great castles
Kumamoto Castle was badly damaged by the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake and has started on the path to being restored. The Go around Kumamoto Castle with VRscope® is an application allowing you to experience a 360 degree virtual Kumamoto Castle as it was Edo priod.The Edo period is the period between 1603 and 1868 in the history of Japan.
No matter where you are, you can have an immersive experience just as if you were in Kumamoto Castle. The application is available in Japanese, English, Chinese (traditional and simplified), and Korean.
VR viewing: Experience the minutely detailed Impregnable Castle ・A 360 degree virtual tour You can virtually experience the Castle from Ote Gate to the Main Castle Tower and the Grand Hall with 360 degree panoramic views while listening to the guidance of the narration. ・Kumamoto Castle’s Characteristics The Castle’s construction and traps, and the function of contrivances prepared to enemy attacks are introduced in an easy-to-understand narration with wide-angle views.
Welcome to Kumamoto The volunteers and local people give a welcome to visitors from overseas with Kumamoto Castle in the background.
Compatible handsets Android 5 or later Will not work with some smartphones. Please accept our apologies.
Using this application with the simple head-mount display VRscope® will give you a greater feeling of immersion. * VRscope® is a registered trademark of Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. *This application was produced as part of the One Kyushu Project, which broadcasts the charm of Kyushu to the world, and is part of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s 2016 Project for Expanding Consumption in the Kyushu Region by Conveying its Attractiveness to Other Countries. *Architectural supervision: Kiyoshi Hirai (Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Institute of Technology), Takashi Kitano (Professor Emeritus, Kumamoto University), and Ryuichi Ito (Professor, Kumamoto University) Scenario supervision: Ryoji Yoshimaru (Managing Director, Eisei Bunko Museum) Cooperation: Kumamoto Prefecture, Kumamoto City, Honmyō-ji Temple, Eisei Bunko Museum, Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art, Sakuranobaba Josaien Wakuwakuza, and Sakuranobaba Josaien Sakuranokoji Production and CG: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
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