Tourism in Japan - Tourism in Japan o o Before the Edo...

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Tourism in Japan o Before the Edo period: slim chance for commoners to travel freely o Heian period – pilgrimage from Kyoto to Kumano, popularity among imperial families and nobles o Then, samurai and commoners to Kumano (pilgrimage of ants) o Kamakura-Azuchi Momoyama – samurai traveled to neighboring and remote regions due to wars, etc. o What is tourism? Travel for recreational and leisure purposes o Edo period The beginning of tourism – why? Establishment of major road systems from Edo to other areas of Japan Establishment of post stations/towns on major roads Issuance of travel passes (moving, business trip, pilgrimage, etc) – checkpoints on major roads Encouragement and approval of pilgrimage to the Great Shrine of Ise Availability of travel guidebooks, stories/diaries, and travel images Accumulation of wealth among townspeople Pilgrimage: single purpose/reason one of the primary purposes of travel Purpose of travel
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From pilgrimage to holidaymaking/sightseeing/taking
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