Yesterday, thanks to Google’s April Fools’ Day joke of transforming Google Maps into an 8-bit world, I was able to explore Japan in 8-bit. In case you missed out on the fun, this is what Japan looks like:
Kind of looks like a video game, huh? Actually thanks to my love of video games as a child, particularly games from Japan, this is pretty close to how I used to imagine Japan looked. Okay, maybe not really. But it’s kind of like imagining the olden times in black and white, because that’s the only way you ever see them portrayed, right?
Here’s a somewhat zoomed in map of my place in Japan:
Google maps also had 8-bit street view enabled for certain places. This made for some pretty fun quests in search of a good “photo.” Below are some of the locations I found. Try to guess where they are in the comments! I’ll give you hints. And I’ll post the answers in a couple days… Have fun!
Make your guesses in the comments below! Good luck! がんばって！