Earlier this summer we launched our first international Street View coverage with the Tour de France route. Today I'm excited to announce we're bringing Street View to new corners of the globe as we launch imagery in Japan and Australia.

Our Japan launch includes a number of major cities including Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe, among others across the country.

Our imagery for Australia includes extensive coverage throughout the country, featuring cities such as Sydney, Perth, and Melbourne - and many places in between. Here's a slideshow of some images from around Australia:

As if that was not enough, we're also extending our coverage in the US with over 30 new cities including New Orleans (LA), Baton Rouge (LA), El Paso (TX), Wichita (KS), Savannah (GA), and Colorado Springs (CO). And to give you even more of a reason to explore Street View, we've hidden a special surprise somewhere in our US imagery so keep your eyes peeled as you take in the views!