[HCG34-P01] Tourism and education utilizing local resources in the sand dunes and lagoon area of the San’in Kaigan UNESCO Global Geopark
Keywords:geopark, tourism, education, sand dunes, lagoon, San'in Kaigan
To attract visitors to Tanegaike Lake, a working group had been organized by Mr. Kaigo from the Hamayuyama and Tanegaike Vitalization Committee and people from the San'in Kaigan Geopark from 2018 to 2019. The group members examined Tanegaike Lake and found the attractions, for example, "Changing sand dunes and people's lives" and "The beauty of the color contrast between the sand dunes and the lake". In order to convey these attractions to tourists, we first created a leaflet, which was included such the information as the history of the formation of Tanegaike Lake, the history of reclamation of Yuyamaike, Tanegaike Shrine, and folklore, “Otane”. By placing them in the Tottori Sand Dunes Visitor Center and the Sand Museum, we created an opportunity for tourists to visit Tanegaike Lake. In this presentation, we will report the details and progress of the project as well as other tourism and educational efforts utilizing the local resources of the sand dunes and lagoons.