Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau launches interactive website
The Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau (YCVB) has launched a new website to introduce the attractions of Japan’s second-largest city to the world.
Named Virtual Yokohama, the platform allows the city to welcome business-related site visits virtually and to continue to compete for conventions amid governmental restrictions on international travel.
“Virtual Yokohama was created to ensure Yokohama continues to be the city of choice for people in the tourism and MICE industries, by making it easy for them to experience the advantages of Yokohama in an online format,” said Akiko Hosono, manager of the Business Events Team of YCVB.
The interactive website features 360-degree images and videos of local scenery, landmarks, hotels, convention facilities and attractions, alongside stylish illustrations by Satoshi Hashimoto, a Yokohama-born illustrator active in Japan and internationally.
Options include four sample itineraries covering everything from classic tourist spots to off-the-beaten-track gems familiar only to locals, and half-day sightseeing tours, including those that trace the history of Yokohama’s port or showcase its panoramic views.
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