Finally the earthquake occurred in eastern Japan had been expected, a huge tsunami struck the coast, many people were killed. A staff of U.S. forces, Self-Defense Force, local government / medical personnel and a volunteer rushed to the relief just after suffering. Many people come for support and revival and investigation continuously from the distant place in the stricken area.
The exchange with this trip and disaster victim that continued develops into sightseeing. Through consolation with a person and the person assist it, and cooperation is carried out, and have bonds. It will be becoming a tourist resort where many people visit a stricken area and mourn for victims. The Sanriku coast suffered damage for the tsunami many times in the past and revived. It will be to surely recover itself this time. An expression of the tourism can be seen in the exchange aims to reconstruction in the disaster area.
'Gardening' works as a medium to change people's lifestyle and has a great possibility with its designing aspects to exceed traditional horticultural activities, furthermore, to expand its limit to the beautification of city landscapes. Huis Ten Bosch adopted 'Gardening' as their main operational theme, developed original and unique contents to cover the entire property with 'Gardening'. By creating many gardens under this Gardening' concept, greater reputations and increased number of visitors have been the continuous and stable results. This thesis reveals the charm and attracting power of 'Gardening' by employing the results from Huis Ten Bosch case study.
Japanese tourism industry is presently placed as an economic leading industry and some strategies are implemented to increase inbound tourists in Japan. And from the point of view of sales promotion, this paper analyzes reasons of visiting Japan. First we pigeonhole statistics about the number of inbound tourists to find Asian countries are more important for Japanese inbound policy. Secondly location quotient technique is applied to clarify the motives remarkable from now on. Lastly we would like to consider an orientation to sales promotion to be strengthened with comparing location quotient of expectations and satisfactions about visiting Japan.
In order to propose a plan for rural tourism combined with tourism resources, we classified tourists on the basis of the travel consumption using cluster analysis. As a result, four tourist types were extracted as the potential clientele of rural tourism: (1) people who show interest in various tourism resources, and collect information positively, (2) youth who like luxurious travel and value delicious food whilst traveling, (3) people who express interest in out-of-the-way spots and beautiful scenes, and (4) people who believe that farm areas revitalize health and promote healing. In addition, we proposed a plan for rural tourism on the basis of the features of different tourist types.
Searching for considerations about the structure of consciousness for the tourism of Kochi Prefecture being shared among travel agency staff as the side sending tourists, the correspondence with 'tacit knowledge' by the side receiving tourists will be verified.
By the verification above, the ideal future direction of the tourism of the Kochi Prefecture will be confirmed.
In tourism research, although 'satisfaction' and image are thought to be the critical factors to determine tourist behavior, there are few approaches to connect theoretical framework to real tourism data. The expectation disconfirmation model is one of the effective theoretical paradigms for satisfaction. I collected the questionnaire data on tourists to Teshima Island, where once suffered from industrial waste pollution problems and now try to develop tourism by modern arts. As a result, it is clear that (1) Oliver's model on consumer satisfaction is fairly applicable to the disconfirmation and satisfaction of tourists in Teshima, and (2) visitor's satisfaction and regional image transformations are connected with each other.