Understanding the Historical and Geographical Contexts of Food Festival Tourism Development: The Case of the Tatebayashi Noodle Grand Prix in Japan

@article{Kim2015UnderstandingTH,
  title={Understanding the Historical and Geographical Contexts of Food Festival Tourism Development: The Case of the Tatebayashi Noodle Grand Prix in Japan},
  author={Sangkyun (Sean) Kim},
  journal={Tourism Planning \& Development},
  year={2015},
  volume={12},
  pages={433 - 446}
}
  • S. Kim
  • Published 24 March 2015
  • Political Science
  • Tourism Planning & Development
Abstract This study aims to examine the extent to which a region's food heritage and its themed food festival have been staged for successful community development in the Japanese context, from a festival tourism development perspective. Under examination is the case study of the Tatebayashi Noodle Grand Prix festival, an annual food festival that has been hosted by the city of Tatebayashi in Gunma prefecture, Japan, since 2011. The results indicate that distinctive and unique regional food and… 
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