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February 15, 2017
Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs

Promotional videos released to attract more tourists to Tokyo’s countryside and islands

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) has released videos that publicize in Japanese and English the diverse attractions of Tokyo’s Tama area and islands. This is part of the TMG efforts to boost PR activities through various channels to attract more travelers from within Japan and abroad to the countryside of Tokyo as we approach 2020.


The videos introduce the attractions of the western part of the Tama area and Tokyo’s islands by featuring what visitors can experience in the countryside, which differs greatly from the typical urban image of Tokyo, as well as its metropolitan cityscapes. The videos have been grouped into the following five categories.

  • Wonders:
    Magnificent nature—the undiscovered face of Tokyo
  • Activities:
    Kayaking, trekking, surfing and other activities available
  • Retro Culture:
    Traditional festivals and other cultural highlights, and retro districts
  • Local Food:
    Cuisine using ingredients from the rich natural environment of the areas
  • Relaxation:
    “Onsen” hot springs, waterfalls, and other relaxing spots

*There are 120-second, 30-second, and 15-second videos for each category.
The 120-second versions come with English audio commentary.

Travel destinations covered

  • Western part of Tama area:
    Ome City, Fussa City, Hamura City, Akiruno City, Mizuho Town, Hinode Town, Hinohara Village, Okutama Town
  • Island area:
    Islands of Oshima, Toshima, Niijima, Shikinejima, Kozushima, Miyakejima, Mikurajima, Hachijojima, Aogashima, Chichijima, Hahajima

[Video “Activities”]

[Video “Relaxation”]

Location and period

Videos can be seen at the following locations, starting on January 20, 2017.

  • Website “tokyo reporter island tour & mountain tour”(120-second versions only.)
    Japanese versions URL:
    English versions URL:
  • YouTube (120-second versions only. For URLs, please see the appendix.)
  • Digital signage at 19 major stations on Japan Railway (JR) lines in and around Tokyo (Until February 10.) (For the 19 stations, please see the appendix.)
  • Large digital signage at the West Square of JR Shinjuku Station and digital signage on columns in the area (Until March 31.)


Promotion Section, Tourism Division, Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs

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