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The relationship between Shrines and Temples of Nikko and Higashimachi in tourism

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  • 観光における二社一寺と東町の関係
  • カンコウ ニ オケル ニシャ イチジ ト アズマチョウ ノ カンケイ

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<p>This study aims to clarify the changes of the relationship between Shrines and Temples of Nikko and Higashimachi, where would like to generate community development and landscape as Monzen-machi, the town in front of temples, in tourism. The methodology is literature survey, mainly from travelogues and paintings of Nikko. As a result, the changes of tourist routes in Nikko with the development of transports influenced both on changes of tourism behavior and on recognition of Higashimachi. With the developing of transports, it tended to be shortened that the time at each spot and the whole Nikko. Moreover, the more transports developed, the less objects were written at Higashimachi and Shrines and Temples of Nikko. Compare the number of objects at Higashimachi to that at Shrines and Temples of Nikko, when visitors recognized many objects at Higashimachi, they recognized many objects at Shrines and Temples of Nikko, too. In conclusion, tourism experiences in Higashimachi led to better tourism experiences in Shrines and Temples of Nikko. This is caused by the contrast between sacred landscape in shrines or temples and daily landscape like ordinary buildings, views of mountains, traditional crafts in Higashimachi.</p>



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