Service in Japan was introduced on August 4, 2008. Japan's coverage was initially concentrated in five areas with a total of 10 camera icons. The service has faced criticisms from bloggers in Japan of cultural insensitivity.
Google Street View camera cars were spotted in the streets of Singapore in December 2008 and January 2009; and were launched on December 2, 2009. It was updated over the years.
In early 2009, camera cars with the Google Street View labels were spotted in Hong Kong's streets. On August 18, 2009, Taipei, Taiwan was added. On October 7, and December 2, 2009, more locations in Japan were added. On January 21, 2010, more Taiwan locations are added. At the same time, more Japanese locations are added. Unusually, while Street View images are, at present, primarily collected during daylight hours, a number of Taipei streets were imaged at night.
On March 11, 2010, Google Street View for Hong Kong, Macau, and more locations in Japan were launched.
On December 8, 2010, Google updated some of Japan's imagery with HD photographs.
On May 26, 2011, Google announced that, in India, capturing of Street View images in Bangalore, the capital of the state of Karnataka, had started. However, Google Street View was banned from Bangalore on June 20, 2011.
On September 2, 2011, Google has revealed that its Street View feature will be introduced to the country in association with the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
On September 3, 2011, Google started to collaborate with Tourism Malaysia to record Malaysian locations to be featured on its Google Map Street View.
On January 24, 2012, Google Street View was launched in South Korea starting with imagery from the country's capital, Seoul, as well as South Korea's second largest city, Busan.
On March 21, 2012, Thailand became available on Street View.
On April 3, 2012, Google Street View updated Singapore's street view at its headquarters (Asia Square @ Marina View). Staff members can be spotted in rainbow color holding different Google logos.
On April 19, 2012, Israel became available on Street View.
On August 20, 2014, the availability of Indonesian and Cambodian street views came true.
||Major locations added.
|Monday, August 4, 2008
|| Chiba, Hakodate, Kobe, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Saitama, Sapporo, Sendai, Tokyo, Yokohama
|Tuesday, August 18, 2009
|| Taipei and more
|Wednesday, December 2, 2009
|| Major part of Singapore
Niigata, Sado, Hiroshima, Okayama, Fukuoka, Kumamoto
|Thursday, January 21, 2010
|| Kaohsiung, Taichung, Hsinchu, Yilan City, Keelung, Hualien City, Pingtung City and more
More locations in Japan
|Thursday, March 11, 2010
|| Nijō Castle, Nishi Honganji, Higashi Honganji, Shōseien, Daikaku-ji, Tōfuku-ji, Kennin-ji, Eikan-dō Zenrin-ji, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto Seika University, Otani University, Aizuwakamatsu Castle, Yomiuriland, Fuji-Q Highland, Tsukiji Hongan-ji, Kumamoto Castle, Rikkyo University, Kyushu University, Kumamoto University, Fuji Golf Course, Aizu Matsudaira's Royal Garden, Himeji and more locations in Japan
Major part of Hong Kong including Victoria Harbour
Part of Macau
|Monday, February 28, 2011
|Tuesday, August 16, 2011
|| National Museum of Iraq
|Tuesday, December 13, 2011
|| Hachinohe, Aomori, Morioka, Ōfunato, Kamaishi, Miyako, Rikuzentakata, Ishinomaki, Kesennuma, Natori, Higashimatsushima, Onagawa, Minamisanriku, Watari, Yamamoto, Sōma, and more places affected by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
|Tuesday, January 24, 2012
|| Seoul and major cities in the Seoul Capital Area. Major districts in Busan and parts of Gyeongsangnam-do.
|Wednesday, March 21, 2012
|| Bangkok, Chiangmai and Phuket
|Thursday, April 19, 2012
|| Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa
|Wednesday, September 12, 2012
|| Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Tanegashima Space Center, Tsukuba Space Center, Sagamihara Campus, Chofu Aerospace Center, Earth Observation Center, Usuda Deep Space Center, Uchinoura Space Center, in Japan
|Wednesday, September 26, 2012
|| Apo Island in Dauin, Negros Oriental, Philippines
|Wednesday, October 10, 2012
||More locations in:
|Thursday, January 17, 2013
|| Rishon LeZion, Petah Tikva, Ashdod, Beersheba, Holon, Netanya, Bnei Brak, Ramat Gan, Bat Yam, Rehovot, Ashkelon, Herzliya, Kfar Saba, Hadera, Nazareth, Lod, Ra'anana, Ramla, Giv'atayim, Rahat, Nahariya, Kiryat Ata, Eilat, Kiryat Gat, Hod HaSharon, Acre, Karmiel, Tiberias, Ramat HaSharon, Afula and more locations in Israel
|Wednesday, February 20, 2013
|| Nagano, Ueda, Maebashi, Fukui, Mazda Museum in Hiroshima and other locations in Japan including various HD images updates
|Sunday, March 4, 2013
|| Museum of Islamic Art
|Monday, March 18, 2013
|| South Base Camp on Mount Everest, Tengboche Monastery, Kala Patthar, Mudslide bridge between Lukla and Namche Bazaar, Stupa in Namche Bazaar (Nepal)
Mount Fuji in Japan
|Tuesday, April 3, 2012
|| National Museum, National Gallery of Modern Art (New Delhi), in India
|Friday, April 5, 2013
|| Landmarks in India including Nrityagram Dance Village, Wonderla, Janapada Loka, Prakruthi Club & Resort, Olde Bangalore Resort, Clarks Exotica, Soukya International Holistic Health Centre and Indian Statistical Institutes in Kolkata and New Delhi, Victoria Memorial Hall, S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Pune Institute of Computer Technology, Rambagh Palace, Management Development Institute, Amity University, Sharda University, Pataudi Palace, Wildflower Hall in Shimla, Regional Engineering College in Warangal, Oberoi Rajvilas Jaipur, Gurajat Fun World, Lake Palace, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Golkonda Fort, Qutub Shahi Tombs, Thousand Pillar Temple, Warangal Fort, Mehrangarh Fort, Nagaur Fort, Dutch Warehouse in Kochi
|Wednesday, August 14, 2013
|| Sula Vineyards, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in India
|Tuesday, April 23, 2013
|| Pattaya, Chon Buri, Sattahip and other locations in Thailand
More locations in Singapore
Sha Tin Che Kung Temple and Ocean Park in Hong Kong
|Monday, June 24, 2013
|| Burj Khalifa, Dubai
|Thursday, 22 August 2013
|| Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
|Tuesday, August 27, 2013
|| Cyber Pearl, The Ascendas IT Park and ISB in Hyderabad, India
|Wednesday, 28 August 2013
|| Batu Caves, Dhammikarama Burmese Temple, Fort Cornwallis, Kapitan Keling Mosque, Putra Square, Sunway Lagoon, Titiwangsa Lake Garden
More parks in Klang Valley and planned street view driving locations
|Wednesday, November 20, 2013
|| Humayun's Tomb in India
|Wednesday, December 4, 2013
|| Dargah Sharif in Ajmer, India
|Thursday, January 9, 2014
|| Qutub Minar, Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah, Raigad Fort, Shaniwar Wada, Rajagiri Fort, Kanheri Caves, Thirumayam Fort, Fort St. George, India, Aga Khan Palace, Karla Caves, Lenyadri Caves, Movar Koil and Alvar Koil, Sithanavasal Caves
|Wednesday, January 15, 2014
|| Fort Santiago, Baluarte de San Diego in the Philippines
Fatehpur Sikri, Chandragiri Fort, Palli Kondaperumal and Malayadipatti and Shiva Temple, Amaravati Buddhist Stupas & Remains, Guntupalli Caves, Hirakota Fort in India
|Tuesday, January 28, 2014
|| San Agustin Church, Plaza San Luis in the Philippines
|Thursday, February 20, 2014
|| Taj Mahal, Gwalior Fort and more landmarks in India
|Tuesday, March 25, 2014
|| Ajanta Caves, Aurangabad Caves, Elephanta Caves, Jetavana, The Residency Lucknow, Lord Cornwallis tomb in India
|Friday, September 26, 2014
|| Kuala Lumpur, Klang Valley, Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, Ipoh, Penang, Kedah, Perlis, Negeri Sembilan, Seremban, Johor, Johor Bahru, Malacca, Malacca City, Pahang, Kuantan, Terengganu, Kelantan and more locations in Peninsular Malaysia.
|August 20, 2014
|| places in Indonesia, places in Cambodia
|Thursday, October 23, 2014
|Wednesday, January 21, 2015
|| Dhaka, Savar, Chittagong, Dhaka - Chittagong Highway in Bangladesh
More locations in Japan, in particular on the island of Hokkaido
More locations in Thailand
|Wednesday, February 18, 2015
|| Khulna and more locations in Bangladesh
Sakıp Sabancı Museum, The Museum of Innocence in Turkey
Update and more locations in Thailand
|Wednesday, March 11, 2015
|| Lukla, Phakding, Khumjung, Phortse, Panboche, Dughla, Lobuche, Thamu, Thame and more location in Khumbu Region, Nepal
Rikuzentakata Area and more locations in Iwate, Japan
National Academic Drama Theatre in Ulan Bator, Mongolia
|Monday, March 16, 2015
|| Gateway of India, Tomb of Sher Shah Suri, Nalanda, Vikramashila, Lakshmana Temple, Konark Sun Temple, Mysore Palace, Mysore Zoo, Rajarani Temple, Udayagiri Caves, Pattadakal and more other landmarks in India
|Monday, April 20, 2015
|| Landmarks in Gallipoli, Turkey
|Tuesday, May 19, 2015
|| Yasothon, Amnat Charoen and more locations in Thailand
|Thursday, June 4, 2015
|| Underwater views in Jaco Island, East Timor
Underwater views in Papua, Indonesia
Underwater views in Maldives
Locations in the British Indian Ocean Territory
|Tuesday, July 14, 2015
|| Ulan Bator, Erdenet, Darkhan, Sainshand, Bagakhangai, Bayan and more locations, in Mongolia
Vientiane, in Laos
Bintulu, Sibu, Miri, Sandakan, Tawau, Lahad Datu, Penampang, Kota Samarahan, Serian Division and more locations, in Malaysia
Battambang, Krong Pailin, Sihanoukville, Svay Rieng and more locations in Cambodia
|Saturday, July 18, 2015
|| Zuunmod, Baganuur, Züünbayan, Erdene, Zamyn-Üüd, Züünkharaa, Sukhbaatar, Altanbulag, Khüder, part of Mandalgovi and more locations in Mongolia
|Thursday, August 20, 2015
|| Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore Museum, Badshahi Mosque, Tomb of Jahangir, Walled City of Lahore, Lahore Fort, Tomb of Muhammad Iqbal and other locations in Pakistan
Leh Palace in India, Murudeshwara, Chitradurga, Bhakt Singh Palace, Delhi Metro exhibit at National Science Centre, Rishikesh, Vadatalav, Gujarat
|Friday, August 28, 2015
|| Peninsular Malaysia Coastline
|Thursday, September 3, 2015
|| Sakon Nakhon, Ubon Ratchathani and more locations in Thailand
|Wednesday, September 16, 2015
|| Metro Manila, Dasmariñas, General Santos, Bacoor, San Jose del Monte, Iloilo City, Calamba, Baguio, Batangas City, Imus, San Pedro, Santa Rosa, Lipa, Biñan, San Pablo, Cabuyao, Malolos, Meycauayan, San Carlos, Dagupan, Tanauan, Trece Martires, Gapan, Cavite City, Alaminos and Tagaytay in the Philippines
Bandung, Palembang, Yogyakarta, Bandar Lampung, Cilegon, Semarang, Serang, Purwakarta, Sukabumi, Subang, Cirebon, Garut, Tasikmalaya, Purwokerto, Cilacap, Kebumen, Surakarta, Mataram, Wonosari, Jember, Probolinggo, Banyuwangi, Pasuruan, Situbondo, and more locations in Indonesia
Sharjah, Ajman, Khor Fakkan, Kalba and more locations in the United Arab Emirates
As in other places, there has been controversy surrounding plans to bring Street View to various Asian countries.
Google had to reshoot all images in Japan because the camera cars that took the original photographs were originally too high, leading to privacy concerns. Japanese houses are generally built quite close to the road. Roads are also narrow, often without pavements. Such factors led to privacy concerns with the original photographs.