The purpose of this study is to prove that the demand for tourism and recreation in the natural environmental area around Tokyo metropolis has increased. We analized the fact by using two types of data, the one from the statistics which were taken by the survey on the origin side of Tokyo metropolis and the other from a tourist behavior survey on the destination side which was carryed out by our reseach group originally. As a result, the following trends were found. (1) The user's demands for tourism and recreation in the natural environmental area has increased recently. (2) The rate of old aged people has increased. (3) Families and small groups have increased. (4) The time of staying in the area has become more longer. (5) The hikers in casual wear have incresed.
This research has been conducted to examine a subject group of first-time visitor foreign tourists in the sightseeing area of Takayama. The purpose of this study is to extract knowledge on the subjects' human behavior patterns by examining the results of their excursion movements and results of their subsequent interviews. Specific analysis focused on the subjects view of the sightseeing area's basic tourist reception function. Based on the simultaneous free-movement excursion patterns of 8 subjects, the tendencies of movement distance minimization, lateral movement, selecting tourist attractions were examined, and from the interviews, the following results were found. 1) The importance of adequate provision of information 2) The importance of 'induction' for tourist sites 3) A strong interest in Japanese and Japanese lifestyles 4) The importance of the place of wandering.
As they proceed to the development of resort facilities all over the country, it becomes one of the most important problem to protect natural landscape in resort area.On the other hand.it is very difficult to reach agreement on it among relative subjects,because they are composed of many kinds of people and there are many conflicts of interests among them. In Totigi prefecture,the regulation to protect landscape of road-saide, called "Totigi Furusato Keikan Jourei", was established in 1992 and it was adopted to three roads in Nasu-area.In this paper through the case study, relative subjects are divided into four categories, namely visitor, inhabitants of the area, inhabitants of road-side and land owner. We analyse differences on consciousness for the regulation among them.