Google Street View goes cave-diving in Japan

Time to go underground. Google Japan found a new way for people to explore the world, one cave at a time.

An impressive limestone formation carved over time, as seen in Google Street View. Screenshot by Christopher MacManus/CNET

Sit behind the computer too much and you might find yourself wanting to see more natural wonders. Well, Google Japan found a new way for people to explore the world, one cave at a time.

The search giant sent several photography crews to shoot long exposures of several popular underground (natural and man-made) formations in Japan. The two areas include the centuries-old Okubo-mabu mineshaft (part of Iwami Ginzan) and massive Akiyoshi-do limestone cavern, available for viewing via the Street View interface. Click on the gallery below; 360-degree views of silver, stalactites, and stalagmites await your eyeballs...

(Via AV Watch)

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