Visitors to the Yahata Steel Works will be able to experience five different virtual reality simulations from March 14 onwards. The UNESCO World Heritage site will offer eight goggles which will give people the chance to view how the landscape looked at the time the steel works opened in 1901, as well as the interior of the former offices and a 360-degree view of the current premises shot with an aerial drone. Officials hope that the devices will increase people’s interest in the steel industry. Commentary and key historical facts will also be on offer via headphones. Admission to the grounds and use of the VR headsets is free of charge. The devices will be available from 9:30~17:00 (last entry until 16:30). Source: Nikkei Shimbun, 3/7/2018
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