This study tries to clear the locations of the villas owned by British, French, Belgian and Italian embassies at Japan ,and the life styles of European in Lake CHUZENJI in Meiji era. Based on some historical records on owners of villas, the locations and plans of villas, and the evidences obtained from interview survey, the analysis was conducted. Main finding are as follows; 1) The owners of villas were able to have European life styles in not only summer but also other seasons, 2) In doors, they had spent their time in working, reading, opening the tea and dinner parties etc., and out of doors, in collecting plant, climbing, frequently boarding and fishing. 3) The architectural style of four villas was semi-European, and each villa had been built directly in the face of the water and had been keeping each pier.
This research surveys the image of DMZ in Korea for Japanese tour operator to plan and develop tour and verify the image of DMZ to influence to promote this area as the tourist attraction. The analysis of demonstrative survey identifies the general factor of tourist attraction and characteristic factor of DMZ. Tour operators, the subjects of investigation, show the recognition of the characteristic factor of DMZ. But such recognition cannot effect the evaluation of whole image in DMZ. However, the image factor of general tourist attraction effects whole image evaluation more. Moreover the unpolluted environmental factor of DMZ effects the planning intention for the future. Such recognition of the image of DMZ offers the suggestion of tourist attraction promotion.
The purpose of this research is to clarify how the Ryokan's image has been influenced by its representation in the media, and to explore the interrelationship between Ryokan image and the formation process of the Ryokan. In the "cognitive period" of Ryokan image, the category of accommodations called Ryokan became popular and people dreamed of visiting such a place. In the "penetration period" of the Ryokan image, travel was popularized and people confirmed Ryokan by their own experience. At this time the Ryokan's image and its actual condition corresponded most closely. In the "runaway period" of the Ryokan image, the media conveyed a variety of information about specialized Ryokans such as those emphasizing "relaxation" or "Japanese emotion." In the relation between the Ryokan's image and its actual condition, at first the image preceded, and then the actual condition caught up. Now the image has a large lead again.
This study focused on some of the social psychological determinants of taking part in "Green Tourism (GT)", a type of vacation that involves staying in rural areas and participating in rural activities. Respondents were male (n=29) and female (n=159) undergraduate students in Japan. Relationships between the interest in participating in GT, and three social psychological scales, as well as the students' motives and preferred leisure activities, and the attributes of the GT itself were analyzed. The social psychological scales revealed that female students with high social apathy had a higher interest in participating in GT. Regarding motives for GT, male students who scored high in the "interest in culture", "long for relaxation", and "closeness to other people and nature" factors showed a strong interest in participating in GT. In contrast, female students who had a higher interest in participating in GT scored high in the "unusualness", "interest in rural life", and "novelty" factors. Of the travel attributes, a long stay and staying in the Tohoku area increased the male students' interest in participating in GT, and staying at a farm, staying in the Hokkaido area, and in mountain villages increased the female students' interest. Other results showed that students who had high interest in participating in GT enjoyed traveling in general. Female students who had little travel experience favored taking part in GT. Suggestions for promoting GT in Japan were discussed.
Our previous researches have been made to identify specific relationships between tourists' image of a sightseeing area and their excursion patterns in the visited day. This paper aims to develop a method for the planning and improvement of walk trails in Raku-tou area in Kyoto city analyzing these relationships quantitatively. The results of this analysis indicate that three types of walk trails are proposed such as mountainside walks, waterfront walks, and a walk approaching a downtown. They also show that, for each of these walk trails, basic concepts underlying such a planning and improvement method are presented as well as some important problems to be solved.