Journal of the City Planning Institute of Japan
Online ISSN : 2185-0593
Print ISSN : 0916-0647
ISSN-L : 0916-0647
Analysis of the Properties of Tourists' Dwell Time using Wi-Fi Packet Data
A Case Study of the Approach to Hase-dera Temple
Takao DantsujiKashin SugishitaDaisuke FukudaMitsuyuki Asano
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2017 Volume 52 Issue 3 Pages 247-254


Understanding tourist behavior in sightseeing areas is quite important to consider policy measures. Traditionally, the questionnaire survey has been conducted to analyze the tourist behavior. However, due to high cost and the heterogeneity of the sample, such survey has been gradually limited. This study analyzes the tourist behavior using Wi-Fi scanner which captures the probe request from electronic devices such as smartphones, which is an alternative way to the questionnaire survey due to the much lower cost. We take Hase area where Hase-dera Temple is located as a case study and it is found that the dwell time of the tourists who accessed with different transportation modes to Hase area is clearly different, that is, the dwell time of the tourist who take trains is longer than that of the tourists who drive. Moreover, the difference property of dwell time between the tourists at the morning and afternoon can be found.

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