The aim of this paper is to clarify the relationship between tourism education and studies, and to discuss the meanings of a Social Science Course within a tourism curriculum. While tourism education in itself can be seen as education for career, its curriculum should consist of theoretical and practical courses on the basis of a holistic view derived from the outcome of tourism studies. If not, tourism education would place too much emphasis on practical education without prospective visions. A Social Science Course, as a theoretical course, would play a important role in a tourism curriculum, which can connect tourism studies with education and then can provide its curriculum with prospective visions.
This study aims to identify the foundation promotions of "THE MINI DOICURTTSUKOKU = the activity for regional revitalizaton with taking the region as if it is an independent country" which have developed over the area of municipalty, and consider the methods of regional revitalization which makes the regions famous with announcing its original informations. The results are as follows: 1) Founding "THE MINI DOKURTrSUKOKU" contributed toward characterising the regional promotion, and they were valuable methods of regional promotion especially with the attractive themes and lastingnesses. 2) These actualities were made clear by the questionnaires; especially achiving fame by these methods had much effect on its following regional promotions. 3) At the beginning of these methods they found the original themes and proceeded to bring up talents and systems, then to increase financial resources and properties. The foundation promotions of "THE MINI DOICURITSUKOICU" were so apparent methods that aroused sympathy and deepened understanding of the parties concerned especially at the early stage of regional promotions.