Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

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Symbol M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-IS Intersection

[M-IS23] Geopark

Mon. May 25, 2015 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Convention Hall (2F)

Convener:*Takayuki Ogata(Faculty of Education, University of the Ryukyus), Mahito Watanabe(Institute of Geology and Geoinformation, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Takayuki Arima(Department of Tourism Management, Faculty of Economics, Teikyo University), Yoshihiro Hiramatsu(Faculty of Natural System, Institute of Science and Engineering, Kanazawa University), Marekazu Ohno(Unzen Volcanic Area Geopark Promotion Council), Tetsuya Waragai(Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Nihon University), Takeyuki Ueki(Faculty of Risk and Crisis Management, Chiba Institute of Science)

6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

[MIS23-P05] Present condition and challenge for the future in using information tools in San'in Kaigan Geopark

*Masato TOKUDA1, Noritaka MATSUBARA1, Tohru SAKIYAMA1, Hiroo INOKUCHI1 (1.Graduate school of Regional Resource Management,University Of Hyogo)

Keywords:Geopark, Geotourism, Information tools, San'in Kaigan Geopark

Geopark has been actively performed geotourism for the purpose of the regional sustainable development. Geotourism uses a variety of information tools for PR. For example, a website, brochures, signboards, guide, app, SNS, etc.. We examined a website, signs, guide in San'in Kaigan Geopark.
Through the examination , we could discover an aspect that website has not been used effectively. However, there are visitors from overseas and outside of Geopark area. Utilization of the signboards is about 26 percent in Genbudo Cave. And utilization of guide is about 10-30%. As a result, it becomes clear that information tools have not been effectively utilized. From now on, we have to consider how to use information tools, and how to convey to foreigners and so on.