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A Study on Landscape Evaluation by Forest Trail Visitors in a Nature Park: A Case of Meiji no Mori Takao Quasi-National Park
Yusuke MIZUUCHITaichi NOJIMAKatsunori FURUYA
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Volume 9 (2016) Pages 91-102

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The purpose of this study is to discuss landscape evaluation by the visitors of a trail, which is a sequential landscape. Meiji no Mori Takao Quasi-National Park was selected as a study site, and 31 respondents used GPS with a Visitor Employed Photography method. The total of 1,037 photographs were obtained, all of which taking locations were identifiable. Three levels of scale were used for the analysis: 1) the entire trail, 2)“ section” where the trail was divided into relatively similar units, and 3) spot locations. Spatial analysis was conducted with GIS, and preferred places and landscape experiences were examined for each level. The results showed that four highly preferred locations were extracted among the spot location level. Landscape experiences were found to be homogeneous at each location. As for the section level, highly preferred places were identified; and it was also revealed that photography activities decrease right after an impactful landscape experience. Lastly, the necessity of an on-site survey, including spatial analysis, was discussed in order to analyze sequential landscape experience at natural landscape area.

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