‘STAY YAMAGATA’ is a promotional video series created to promote tourism in Yamagata Prefecture by following around real foreign tourists on their travels. There are four videos in total – two for spring and two for summer.
There are two stories for the videos.
The spring segment follows a mother and her daughter from South-East Asia. The daughter chooses their travel destination as Yamagata Prefecture for its famous cherry blossoms. She does so out of filial piety. They encounter numerous people on their travel as they discover what Yamagata has to offer
The summer segment follows three male friends studying abroad in Japan. They use their university summer vacation to travel to Yamagata. They go cherry picking together, go canoeing, see the fireworks, eat seasonal food and enjoy everything else great about Yamagata in the summer.
Spring – Day 1
Yonezawa Station, Matsugasaki Park, Sakura Café, Wakuwaku Kan, Yonezawa-gyu DINING Bekoya, Takahata Winery, YAMAGATA THE TAKINAMI, Eboshiyama Park, Human Shogi, and more
Spring – Day 2
Mt. Takatsumuji, Nanyo Sky Park, Akayu Station, Yamagata Station, Yamagata Chotto-tei, Kajo Park, Nanokamachi, Hanaakarinoyado Tsukinoike, and more
Summer – Day 1
Shinjo Station, Mogami River Basho Line Descent, Cherry Picking, Chido Museum, Yunohama Onsen Kameya, Yunohama Beach, Kameya’s Dinner, and more
Summer – Day 2
Yunohama Morning Market, Yunohama Beach, Sakata Station, Koise Sushi, Sankyo-soko Rice Storehouse, Somaro Maiko Teahouse, Yuza Station, Ramen Shichiro and more.
The STAY YAMAGATA website has also posted recommended plans for those coming from Singapore and Vietnam. It also hosts a range of other videos of Yamagata including places worth visiting in autumn and winter too.
If you’re planning a spring or summer trip to Japan then check out the videos for yourself to see the beauty of Yamagata.
STAY YAMAGATA: https://www.stayyamagata.com/