[Virtual Tour] [For Kumamoto Castle Restoration] Virtual Kumamoto Tour: Way to the Samurai (From 10:00 JST)

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Kyushu Walking Tour

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Price(Lowest) :

¥2,200 ~

Overview :

1. On this virtual tour, look forward to a Kumamoto tour that explores a little castle town where the samurai history and tradition from several hundred years ago still lives on, all from the comfort of your own home.
Participating is easy! Download Zoom on your device (smartphone, PC, etc.) in advance, and once it is time to start, click on the designated URL, and enjoy the tour online.
2. This virtual tour is led by a local guide in real time. In order to make it so that participating customers feel as if they are actually participating, you will be shown pre-recorded tour footage while a knowledgeable National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter with a hospitable heart provides explanations for sightseeing spots and Japanese culture. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to mention them to the guide right then and there!
3. This virtual tour will have customers captivated by the charms of Kumamoto City from various angles including Kumamoto Castle, one of Japan’s distinguished castles; Miyamoto Musashi, the legendary samurai; and kyudo, Japanese archery. Also enjoy watching an interview with an artisan and a video of a Japanese archery experience with an instructor.
4. This tour promotes Social Contribution as stated under Sunrise Tours' Sustainable Development Goals.
Please check the following page for details.
5. Part of the tour booking charge will be donated to restoration efforts for Kumamoto Castle, which was damaged in the 2016 earthquakes.



10:00- Icebreaker After a self-introduction, the guide will give a simple explanation on Japan and Kumamoto.
Opening The Kumamoto tour will begin with a narration.
The tour starts at Nagasaki Jiro Cafe, a retro-style cafe.
Kumamoto City Enjoy videos of this bustling city which still retains the atmosphere of a castle town.
Japanese Archery Hall After watching a demonstration by a Japanese archery professional, see how it’s like to practice.
Shimada Museum of Art After the Japanese archery experience, enjoy a story about Miyamoto Musashi, the legendary samurai. The tour will be led to Shimada Museum of Art, where items related to Miyamoto Musashi such as from the duel with Sasaki Kojiro at Itsukushima Shrine are preserved.
Reigando After learning about the story of Miyamoto Musashi, the tour will be led to Reigando, the cave where Miyamoto Musashi spent his last days.
Enjoy the video showing Musashi's history and Reigando's mysterious power.
Break A 5-minute break. Enjoy chatting with the local guide!
Kumamoto Castle Parts of Kumamoto Castle, one of Japan's most prominent castles, were damaged in a series of earthquakes in 2016. Restoration efforts continue to this day. Watch an interview with a stone wall artisan in charge of the repair work, and enjoy the history and mechanisms of Kumamoto Castle.
Epilogue The tour ends here. It concludes with footage on Kumamoto City where the samurai spirit continues to live on.
-11:00 Q&A Session At the end of the tour, enjoy some interactive conversation with the guide. The guide will explain about the tour setting, Kumamoto City and Kyushu; as well as Japanese culture in general.


Remarks:Planning Company: JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc.
Address: 2-3-14 Higashi Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Japan Tourism Agency Registered Travel Agent (No. 1723)
A member of the Japan Association of Travel Agents
[Operation Conditions/Tour Conditions]
*Watch the trailer on YouTube!
- This tour is a virtual tour via Zoom. Please note that this is not a live broadcast of an actual tour/from sightseeing spots.
- Please download Zoom on a smartphone or computer beforehand.
- The Zoom URL will be sent to the email address entered during booking 1-7 days prior to the tour.
*Use of the login URL is limited to customers who have made a booking.
- On the day, the National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter will be on standby 10 minutes prior to start. Customers are recommended to connect early.
- Customers may not be able to participate once 30 minutes have passed following the start of the tour. Thank you for your understanding.
- There may be a change of time, etc. depending on signal conditions on the day or other reason. Thank you for your understanding.
- There will also be a question and answer session. Please feel free to say something.
- The video and guide may be difficult to hear. Customers are recommended to participate in a quiet location.
- If the minimum number of participants (1) is not met by 2 days before the scheduled date, or due to other operational management circumstances, the tour on that date may be canceled.
Regarding Using Zoom:
- The Zoom meeting room opened online can be entered 10 minutes prior to start.
- For first-time users of Zoom, in order to prevent trouble when starting, please enter the room prior to the start time.
- While participants can enter and leave the room as they please, refunds will not be issued if participation time is shortened due to participant circumstances.
- For Zoom's basic operation methods, please check the Zoom official website below.
- *We will not take any questions relating to Zoom. Also, we take no responsibility for any errors or trouble that occur because of Zoom.
   If you have any questions on how to use it, etc. please inquire with Zoom.
- Please note that refunds cannot be issued even in the event that customers are not able to participate on the tour due to an error in the email address entered when booking. Please enter the correct email address.
- Please note that refunds cannot be issued in the event that customers cannot participate on the virtual tour or end up participating partway due to trouble with the Zoom app or their device or due to an unstable Internet environment.
- During the virtual tour, there may be unexpected disruptions to images or sound depending on the signal condition. Please be aware that no refunds will be issued even in such cases.
- The tour may be recorded to improve quality. Thank you for your understanding. *The recording is not publicized online.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Flow of Tour Participation]
[From Booking to Day Prior (or 1 Hour Prior to Tour on the Day)]
 (1) Book virtual tour
 (2) Zoom URL is sent to email address entered during booking
*The email subject line will be " Kumamoto Samurai ".
[Day of Tour] 
 (1) Connect to Internet
 (2) Click on sent Zoom URL
 (3) Enjoy a virtual tour with online conversation with the guide and tour video of sightseeing spots on Zoom.
*In the event that the email with the Zoom URL does not arrive, please contact the agent that handled your tour booking.