VFR Starts a Wedding Business Using Drones in Nasu

Reserve the whole Nasu Highland Park for yourselves with the 10-million-yen luxury plan!

TOKYO, Japan, October 24, 2022

Providing an original wedding with drone performance and shooting

VFR Inc. (Head Office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Koichiro Yuasa) and Towa Nasu Resort Co. (Head Office: Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun, Tochigi; President and CEO: Satoshi Yukimoto; hereinafter “Towa Nasu Resort”) have launched a wedding service using industrial drones on the premises of the Towa Nasu Resort as part of the “Sora-Katsu” (Sora, referring to the sky and Katsu to activities).
“Sora-Katsu” is a project to provide drone service to the end customers and jointly operated by VFR, Hummingbird Co.,Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director: Nobuhiko Suzuki; hereinafter referred to as “Hummingbird”) which has a proven track record in drone demonstration and Hummingbird Wedding (Representative: Kazumi Maeda) which offers weddings full of originality.

[History of Service-in]

On November 17th, 2021, the second Hello Drone Project was released and conducted a demonstration experiment of an industrial drone air transportation service on the premises of Towa Nasu Resort as a part of the launch. The surprise proposal with engagement ring carried by drone from the main building which is about 850 meters away and BBQ party ingredients that were also delivered by air – The video was recorded based on the assumption that customers casually order ingredients and additional drinks during their stay at the cottage. It became a hot topic as a production that specifically assumes the scenery after the social implementation of drones. In future, the companies will develop wedding plans not only for domestic clients but for inbound tourists, and will promote Nasu, one of the attractive and proud resorts of Japan, to the world.

“Sora-Katsu” trial shooting conducted in the premises of Towa Nasu Resort.
(Left “ACSL PF-2”, right “PRODRONE PD6B-Type3”)

[ About Wedding Plans ]

Original weddings can be held at each facility with rich nature and beautiful scenery on the premises of Towa Nasu Resort. The industrial drone plan with original services cannot be experienced anywhere else and will make the once-in-a-lifetime event a memorable time for all participants. There is also a one-night and two-day plan where all guests can stay in the transparent dome tent, and a luxury plan of 10 million yen where you can charter Nasu Highland Park and enjoy flashy performance such as fireworks with drones. The wedding plans can be customized to make them original to each guests’ requests.

■ Hummingbird Wedding

Original weddings that value individuality and sensitivity, like resorts & overseas weddings and LGBTQ weddings, are common overseas and “Sora-Katsu” wedding business is produced by the Hummingbird Wedding planner who is well experienced with such weddings. With the slogan “There is no fixed shape for a wedding,” Hummingbird Wedding will give shape to the thoughts of the couple.

■ Hummingbird Co.,Ltd.

Hummingbird Co., Ltd. operates urban drone schools in Odaiba, Shinjuku, and Shibuya, and has produced more than 5,000 drone pilots in total. In “Sora-Katsu” project, the company operates various drone services, such as air transportation of ingredients or gifts and special performance. High-quality drone performance is realized through the alliance between Hummingbird Co.,Ltd., which has a lot of experience in demonstration experiments, and drone manufacturer VFR.

<About VFR Inc.>
Company name: VFR Inc.
Location: Yebisu Garden Place Tower 31F 4-20-3 Ebisu, Shibuya-ward, Tokyo, Japan
Representative: President & CEO Koichiro Yuasa
Establishment: March 12, 2020
URL:  https://vfr.co.jp
Business Overview: Plan, design, manufacture, sale, repair, maintenance, inspection, import and export of industorial drones, small unmanned aerial vehicles (drones, etc.) and accompanying software, and contracting of design, manufacture and repair. Incidental to these, technical support, design support, operational support for production and sales, and planning support, etc.

<About Towa Nasu Resort Co>
Company name: Towa Nasu Resort Co
Location: 3375 Takakuotsu, Nasugun Nasumachi, Tochigi Japan
Representative: President and CEO Satoshi Yukimoto
Establishment: December 01, 1969
URL:  https://www.pure-cottages.jp/company/
Business Overview: With the enhancement of the attractiveness and value of the entire Nasu area in mind, the company manages and operates a large number of leisure facilities and dining facilities; “Nasu Highland”, one of the largest villa areas in the Nasu Highlands (approximately 8 million square meters, 171 times the size of Tokyo Dome), “Nasu Highland Park”, one of the largest amusement parks in the northern Kanto region with about 40 types of attractions, “Nasu Highland Park & Rindo Lake Family Ranch Official Hotel Nasu Kogen TOWA Pure Cottage” which offers various guest rooms such as “Designer’s House” with an innovative design, and “AURA”, a transparent glamping dome that was introduced for the first time in the Japan, “NOZARU”, an aerial athletic facility in the forest that boasts one of the largest in the Japan, and “FACTLAND”, which has a campground that provides a space where you can become one with nature.

<About Hummingbird Co.,Ltd.>
Company name: Hummingbird Co.,Ltd.
Location: Ark Hills Front Tower 17F, 2-23-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Representative: Representative Director, Nobuhiko Suzuki,
Establishment: July 2016
URL https://www.hb-j.jp/
Business Overview: Operation of drone school in Odaiba, Shinjuku and Shibuya,operation of drone shops, aerial photography and video shooting and editing with drones, structural inspection and survey using drones, business support and consulting using drones

<About Hummingbird Wedding>
Business name: Hummingbird Wedding
Representative: Kazumi Maeda
URL  https://www.hummingbird-wedding.com
Business Overview: Hummingbird Wedding produces completely original weddings in a wide range of styles, including party-style, resorts & overseas, and LGBTQ weddings.