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Institution to Form a Tourism and Recreation System: The Institutional Characteristics and Roles of Japan's National Government Parks

  • Journal of Tourism Sciences
  • Abbr : JTS
  • 2009, 33(3), pp.125-148
  • Publisher : The Tourism Sciences Society Of Korea
  • Research Area : Social Science > Tourism

Koo-won Park 1

1청주대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study set out to investigate an institution to form a tourism and recreation system and examine the institutional characteristics and outcomes of Japan's national government parks. As a result, the national government parks were characterized in two significant ways in terms of institutional operations: first, they dealt with the large-scale natural features and resources of the nation and her regions. They also grew to represent their own regions as natural features and resources of certain themes by preserving and developing the resources in a specialized manner through powerful zoning. And secondly, such efforts of developing the resources were made as part of local making through exchange networks and experiential learning, which made the parks themselves bases for exchange promotions. In addition, there were multifaceted efforts including the private sector's operating certain facilities and institutions to identify specialized attractions and efforts to facilitate those operations. As such a developmental approach worked as a new base of attraction, the national government parks served as essential bases for the citizens' recreational and tourist activities.

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