2005 Volume 22 Pages 487-494
The purpose of this paper is to analyze the effect of the information uses on excursion activity patterns. The survey are conducted at the different types of sightseeing area: Fuji-Five Lakes area and Arashiyama area. First, two data sets from these surveys are empirically used for a comparative analysis to identify the basic characteristics of excursion patterns. Second, focusing on the Fuji-Five Lakes area data set the information use patterns by excursion pattern are analyzed by using the concept of timespace prism. Finally, the duration model for Kyoto-Arashiyama excursion behaviors is developed to evaluate the effect f the information use on the length of time-duration at a stop in a chain. This model indicates that the information uses significantly determine the parameters concerning the duration-time distribution.