As I was perusing the Google Maps page to check out information about the new Street View filming in Japan I happened upon another link that shows that Google Street View Japan is looking for “partners”. The following video illustrates:
This video features the first ever Google Street View Japan partner filming which took place at Kodai-ji, a temple in Kyoto which is nicknamed the maki-e temple. Maki-e is an artistic style of Japanese lacquering sprinkled with gold or silver.
The Google Street View Japan Partner Program is designed to give people the chance to share their location with the world. I think it’ll be especially useful for helping Google Street View get into some of the harder to reach areas in Japan… ancient small streets, temple paths, and other similarly exquisite but exclusive areas through use of a Google Street View Bicycle!