The beautiful photo of the Tokyo Skyline above is courtesy of Tsutomu Kuriyama from the
The Tokyo Virtual Tour is a semi-interactive
web-based guide to living in and traveling in Tokyo. The
idea started after I lived in Japan for one year and in Tokyo of
a number of months. After returning home I really missed
the lifestyle and my daily adventures. Even though it
was something a friend recommended, I never took a diary of
the things I did. Everything abut my trip was in my head
and taken in certain moments in my pictures. I decided
to write down a lot of these things before I forgot
about them and to give myself something to look back on.
started to type out my thoughts in a text based environment
and quickly noticed that it was more boring than it was
worth. A friend of mine is a web-programmer and I myself
have been a student programmer for five years. He got me going
on the idea to put my journal on the web as a kind of visual
journal. Then that became an on-line guided tour of the
city. I had to learn a lot about certain aspects of
web-programming that I didn't know about, and I am still
learning new things everyday.
Copyright ©1999 3DeeArts. All photos property of 3DeeArts Tokyo Virtual Tour.
Copy or re-use in any way is prohibited.
Background photo by Tsutomu Kuriyama ©1999.
Main text by 3DeeArts ©1999/2000. Additional
text by Donald Richie from
Introducing Tokyo ©1987 Kodansha International Ltd.