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Bring Japan to your conference calls with these virtual backgrounds

Looking for something to brighten up your online calls with colleagues and friends?

Dreaming of your next trip to Japan? Try using our stunning virtual backgrounds to take your dreaming a step further and visualise yourself in various locations across Japan.

These images are optimised for use in online conferencing such as Zoom, Skype and Microsoft Teams.

 

To save the high-resolution images:
1. Click the 'Download' link below your selected image. A high-resolution version will open in a new window.
2. Right-click on the high-resolution image and select 'Save image as...'
3. Save the file to your computer in a place you can easily find it, such as your Desktop or Downloads folder.

For instructions on how to set your virtual call background in your selected conferencing software, please refer to their FAQ pages as each one differs slightly.

 

Take a virtual journey

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Kyoto

The bamboo grove is one of Arashiyama's most famous sites, and the sound of the stalks swaying is recognised as one of the top 100 soundscapes of the country, but there is plenty to explore in this area.

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Hirano Shrine, Kyoto

Hirano Shrine in Kyoto is a popular place to view cherry blossoms in spring and is known for having a longer blooming period (around mid-March to late April) than many other places due to its many different varieties of sakura, around 60 in total.

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Kenrokuen Garden, Ishikawa

One of Japan's three most famous gardens, Kenrokuen Garden boasts every feature of a traditional garden, from waterfalls to tea houses, and is well worth visiting in any season as it has been cultivated to be enjoyed year-round.

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Kintaikyo Bridge, Yamaguchi

Considered one of the great three bridges in Japan and especially breathtaking during spring and autumn, the beauty of Kintaikyo Bridge has inspired many a photographer and even famous woodblock artists such as Hokusai.

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Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Okayama

Once the political and commercial centre of the merchant district of Kurashiki, Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter now attracts visitors for its picturesque willow-lined canal and charming atmosphere, with many former storehouses converted into shops, museums, and cafes.

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Matsumoto Castle, Nagano

Also known as "Crow Castle" due to its dark facade, this National Treasure is set against the backdrop of the Japanese Alps, and is one of the oldest surviving castle towers in Japan.

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Ritsurin Garden, Kagawa

Considered one of Japan's best gardens, visitors can relax on a traditional wasen boat ride, unwind with some tea in the Kikugetsutei teahouse, or simply enjoy strolling around Ritsurin Garden's impressive grounds.

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Takaoka Old Castle Park, Toyama

The huge moats and rolling green grounds make Takaoka Old Castle Park a beautiful area to visit and relax, even if the castle itself is no longer there, having been destroyed a few years after its construction in 1609.

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Tsubosaka Temple, Nara

Surrounded by seasonal flowers and foliage, Tsubosaka Temple in Nara is known as a temple of healing, especially for those with eye ailments, and is considered unique due to its mix of Japanese and Indian styles.

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