A new video from Panasonic shows what it looks like to drive clear across the nation of Japan–and it doesn’t even require you to leave your house or put on your favorite pair of driving gloves.
The video dubbed “One Sky, One Road” is a continuous 4,500 kilometer drive from Cape Sata in Kagoshima Prefecture to Cape Soya in Hokkaido using a GPS mounted camera that records the entire trip as the driver follows his route. It may just be a short video of a drive through Japan but it features some breathtaking sites of Japan’s many bridges and mountain ranges. The amazing part is the that the driver didn’t have to risk some kind of massive rollover accident by trying to record the video with his cell while he was driving the whole time.
Of course, the people who made the video claim there were other challenges to create one, long, continuous shot of their 2,800 mile drive. They got hit with some bad weather along the way forcing them to suspend filming so they could get a clear shot all the way through their journey. They even got stuck on the road thanks to some road closures and some of Japan’s legendary traffic jams. Back in 2010, a whole host of people were trapped in their cars for days in a legendary traffic jam that lasted nine days and stretched to a distance of 60 miles. That dashboard camera video would have been entertaining for a whole host of completely different reasons.