In the Nagayu natural hot spring district of Taketa city, Oita Pref., the number of day-trip tourists have been increasing since 1998 when the public hot spring ”Gozenyu” was established. However, the number of tourists who stay overnight have stayed constant in Nagayu.
This study analyzes the reasons for increase of day trip tourists and the effects of a city subsidy system for public health related to using the hot spring. The results report that the 500yen subsidy hasn't helped to increase overnight guests to the district's hot springs, but has helped to
increase the length of stay for overnights guests.
From the situation of living in the stricken area or Fukushima, I consider tourism after the earthquake disaster by two viewpoints of a place and a person. First viewpoint is reconfirmation of fully employing efficiently the charm peculiar to the land which can be tasted only by including contact with the people of the land. And the second viewpoint is consideration of healing travel tourism to refresh the people who live non-ordinary days which they do not expect for suffering a calamity and damage, not only for the tourist from outside but the neighborhood as well.
Sendai is called ”City of Trees” residence forests and forests are being lost due to land development and condominium construction. The houses that road width was old narrowly crowded in the area saved from the war concerned and were a traffic congestion route.
This research is the alleviate congestion in the area of tourism development and excursions, we aim to have engaged in a bout of urban planning business case reports using the public transport and sightseeing excursions to verify the effects.
It is effective to perform city sightseeing using public transport in limited time. It is cheap to use public transport and relaxes traffic congestion and becomes energy-saving measures. It increases demand for public transport that the sightseeing event cooperates with public transport and leads to local activation and tourism development.
It is expected the further barrier-free of the public transport institution becoming it.
This paper analyzes on touristic motivation through the questionnaire survey targeting tourists who visit the Nandashan located in Liaoning Province in China. The questionnaire covers five individual features and seven elements for rural tourism development in terms of touristic motivation. The result shows that the former features are not directly related to the touristic motivation but the latter elements are related to it to a certain degree. The paper also identifies that main reasons for urban people to visit rural area are to feel spirit refreshment and enjoy natural landscapes. The development of rural tourism in China remains to be initial stage against which requires appropriate measures taken for activating rural economy.