Posts tagged “Hakodate”

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

The Best Tourism Campaign EVAR Continues: Hakodate, Japan

Back in March I posted some videos made to promote tourism in Hakodate, Japan. If you haven’t seen ’em yet, you should go watch them. They’re awexome.

Well, the awexomeness continues. You see, a new film called Watashi Dasuwa recently premiered at the Tokyo International Film Festival. It was shot on location in Hakodate. It’s a low-key drama about a woman returning to Hakodate to spread the wealth she made in Tokyo.

The Hakodate tourism board got their hands on the trailer and made some improvements. Take a look:

I mean, seriously, come on! Why can’t any American cities have this much fun and sense of humor when it comes to their tourism promotion? Las Vegas is as close as we get, I guess, but there are no alien squids or giant robots or spaceships in any of their tourism videos or commercials!

Here’s a bonus of an alien squid dancing at a streetcar that’s advertising the movie:

Categories: Japan, Movies, Videos.

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Visit Hakodate, Japan (While You Still Can)

These videos were produced to promote tourism by the city of Hakodate, Japan. I guess this is one way to get people to visit your city…

And here’s a bonus, quickie video to promote Winter in Hakodate:

Seriously, can you guys think of any American city that would purposefully and officially produce tourism videos of such awexomeness?

(via Pink Tentacle)

Categories: Japan, Robots, Videos.