Have you always wanted to visit Japan, but just haven’t had the chance? Perhaps you don’t have the time, or a plane ticket (and everything else about taking a vacation) is just too expensive. Not to worry — YouTube channel Kappa2700s does all the sightseeing for you.
Devoted to “Travel, Stroll, and Eat“, and started in July 2012, so far about five million people have watched the channel’s videos.
Unlike many commercially-oriented channels that upload videos about tourist hotspots, the kappa2700s channel one distinct feature: it has no commentary. Instead, the video features quiet strolls around popular tourist landmarks.
What makes the videos especially useful for travelers or anyone who has an interest in Japan is that each video includes annotations in English, with time stamps, of what particular sightseeing spot is on screen.
The Kappa2700s YouTube profile features at least two hundred videos from almost every part of Japan[…]