ONSEN＆Gastronomy Walking in SATSUMANO‐KUNI・ICHIHINO onsen
・This event takes about 3～5hours.
・You can apply for participation generally 2 months before the event day.
ONSEN & Gastronomy Tourism enables tourists to take a stroll around an onsen resort, soak in an onsen bath and savor the culinary treats the area has to offer. Taking a leisurely stroll enables visitors to appreciate the area’s scenery and natural beauty. Boasting mouthwatering cuisine and rich cultural heritage, onsen resorts have so much more to offer than simply bathing facilities. Visitors can enjoy everything the resorts have to offer by staying overnight and exploring the area even further. We, therefore, recommend this new form of tourism to visitors from both inside and outside Japan. With this initiative, we aim to revitalize regions throughout Japan by revealing the true allure of the onsen resorts and encouraging large numbers of people to experience everything available in these resorts.
Since onsen resorts perfectly capture the spirit of Japanese culture, we wanted to create a gastronomy walking tour which was based on the tours popular in Western countries but centered on the onsen experience. This initiative, therefore, develops tourism plans offering a comprehensive experience of onsen resorts. These plans see visitors strolling around the resorts to sample the local cuisine, sake (a Japanese alcoholic beverage) and confectionary, as well as appreciate the area’s natural beauty, culture and history. To make their trip even more enjoyable, visitors can stay in a resort and take the time to learn about the area’s history and enjoy the scenery. Through the creation of various tourism plans, we aim to deliver an enriching and relaxing experience to visitors in Japan’s breathtaking onsen resorts.
Certification of and sharing of information regarding
Certification of and sharing of information regarding courses which take people on a walk around an onsen resort designated as a national health hot spring health resort by the Ministry of the Environment to appreciate the natural beauty of the area, learn about the local history and enjoy the local food.
Forming and Developing
the Skills of
the Onsen Chevaliers
Appointment of individual members to be Onsen Chevaliers who support the operation of ONSEN & Gastronomy Tourism
Collaboration with Organizations Outside of Japan
Collaboration with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in cooperation with the Japan Travel and Tourism Association to establish collaborative links with local governments outside of Japan
|Date of foundation||October 5, 2016|
|Address||Shiodome City Center, 1-5-2 Higashi Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-7140, Japan|
|Secretariat||ANA Strategic Research Institute Co., Ltd.
|Regular members||ANA Strategic Research Institute Co., Ltd./ Gurunavi, Inc,/ Daiwa Lease Co., Ltd./ Suntory Liquors Ltd./ Prince Hotels, Inc./ Bay Side Holdings, Inc./ The Yomiuri Shimbun,/ Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd./ Music Securities, Inc./ Club Tourism International Inc. (As of Dec 2018)|
|Supporting members||General member||Fujifilm Corporation,/ Tokyu Land Corporation/ AIRDO CO., Ltd./ NOK CORPORATION/ San ju San Financial Group, Inc./ SHIMIZU CORPORATION /Sotetsu Pure Water Co.,Ltd./The Juroku Bank, Ltd./Solaseed Air Inc. (As of Dec 2018)|
|Local Government Member||Yubari, Hokkaido/ Wakkanai, Hokkaido/ Teshikaga, Hokkaido/ Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture/ Odate, Akita Prefecture/ Aizuwakamatsu ,Fukushima Prefecture/ Sukagawa,Fukushima Prefecture/ Isumi,Chiba Prefecture/ Niigata, Niigata Prefecture/ Kaga, Ishikawa Prefecture/ Takayama, Gifu Prefecture/ Gero, Gifu Prefecture/ Gifu Prefecture/ Komono, Mie Prefecture/ Yurihama,Tottori Prefecture/ Nagato, Yamaguchi Prefecture/ Miyoshi, Tokushima Prefecture/ Asakura, Fukuoka Prefecture/ Hasami,Nagasaki Prefecture/ Kami-Amakusa, Kumamoto Prefecture/ Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture/ Amakusa, Kumamoto Prefecture/ Beppu, Oita Prefecture/ Nakatsu, Oita Prefecture/ Onsen Capital Oita / Nichinan,Miyazaki Prefecture/Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture/ Satsumasendai,Kagoshima Prefecture/ Uruma, Okinawa Prefecture/(As of Dec 2018)|