Analysis of the trafﬁc lines of tourists that visited Kamikawa district in Hokkaido based on data from the Kamui Mintara
Introduction Over recent years, the Japanese government has promoted measures to improve the development of tourism statistics. As a result, researchers now have easy access to information about tourism in Japan, such as surveys of visitor trends at well-known tourist attractions.1 However, it remains difﬁcult to gather information on tourist trafﬁc lines inside these venues because it costs too much time to check them. Therefore, no data are available for analyzing tourist trafﬁc lines, and it is unlikely that the Japanese government will develop such a database in the near future, owing to its high cost. However, the analysis of tourist trafﬁc lines is essential for developing the tourism sector in Japan.