Destination Marketing

Visit Japan

Project Overview

Second City Marketing

Tourism in Japan is booming and although the rise in tourists has been great for Japan’s economy, the rapid growth can put a strain on infrastructure with big cities becoming quickly overcrowded.

The Japan National Tourism Organisation has taken on this challenge by raising awareness of the activities and areas outside of the main cities and diversifying the destinations which tourists visit.

Following incredibly successful previous campaigns, Digital Visitor was tasked with increasing UK awareness of regions a short journey from Tokyo.

Solving the riddle

Our core objectives

What we did

Our approach

Just a bullet train away 

Tokyo is surrounded by stunning regions only a short travel distance away, but these often aren’t on the international visitor’s mind when they visit Japan.  

Six destinations that were less than a few hours away from Tokyo were chosen to be part of an impactful campaign to educate audiences that there is more than just the big cities.  

The destinations were then shared over social channels as videos containing reasons to visit as well as highlighting how easy they are to get to. 

Win a trip to Japan 

A data capture competition was run over 4 weeks allowing entrants to win the ultimate Japanese trip.

A series of social adverts over Facebook and Instagram were run with two main objectives: to increase Facebook engagement and to drive competition entries. 

Entrants were directed to a JNTO microsite.  The mechanic was kept simple, allowing visitors to learn more about each of the six regions and choose their perfect destination and ultimately enter the competition.  

The competition had over 40,000 entries with 18.5% opting in for JNTO marketing communications, creating a healthy boost to their database.

The results

Delivering on our word

Digital Visitor is the Digital Partner of The Tourism Business
Digital Visitor is an official google partner in Search and Display Advertising