If you've ever wondered what it would be like to time travel, you've got the opportunity to give it a whirl during November - and best of all, you don't even need to leave your house. Virtual Tokyo Tower is an online event taking place this month, and it's designed to give you a glimpse into what the tower and its surrounds would be like 100 years from now.
To take part in the event, you'll need to have the Cluster app installed on your device, and register an account. From there, you can pick an avatar to represent yourself in this fun virtual world, and then start exploring! Looking around the tower itself is free (as is the download of the Cluster app), but if you want to head up to the virtual observation deck, there's a cost of 800 yen - it's actually cheaper than the real-life Tokyo Tower, so that's a win!
For those who want a memento from their futuristic experience, there are virtual shops on the ground floor of the Tokyo Tower. Head inside and you'll be directed to a real website where you can purchase official merchandise like t-shirts and tote bags.
This is an online event - the official website can be found here: Virtual Tokyo Tower
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