Japan has many different attractions, such as natural and cultural, the country has a range of attractions and events that appeal to international and domestic visitors. The website will explain and describe some natural and cultural resources of Japan and the key events that are held in Japan.
Another event is the Asia Focus/Fukuoka International Film Festival started in 1991, the purpose of this event is to deepen the understanding of Asia, to promote cultural and international exchange and discover new talent in the film industry. (JNTO, 2012).
Also, The Fuji Rock Festival is the largest rock music festival in Japan, nearly 100,000 people meet every year. The venue has been set at the Naeba Ski Resort since 1999, the schedule has been reviewed to a total of 3 days, more stages have been added since then (JNTO, 2012).
This study investigates resident’s perceptions on impacts of the 2002 World Cup that was held in Japan and Korea. This Sport Mega Event created a high tourism rate as the event became a huge attraction, after the countries were selected to host the 2002 World Cup in 1996, an investment in infrastructure was made. Japan presented the first bid, which was supported by FIFA president. (Kim & Petrick, 2005). The 2002 World Cup Finals was supposed to be the event that transformed Japan, and to a lesser extent South Korea, into a leading football loving nation. Since co-hosting 2002 both nations did go on to qualify for further finals in Germany and South Africa although Japan’s highest FIFA ranking was 23rd and South Korea 35th. (Beard, 2016) The 2002 World Cup is marked a landmark for the World Cup, it was not only held in Asia for the first time, but it was the first time that it had been co-hosted and was hugely successful tournament (Jatk, 2012). In terms of the legacy that was left Japan and South Korea, it has done wonders for the sport in both countries, as it goes from strength to strength through introducing youngsters to the game and the national teams improving and providing a threat for several nations on the world stage (Jatk, 2012).
Japan has many strengths, it is a beautiful and has many interesting tourist attractions and events which increases the population of the country to 7th and currently has 15 million visitors a year. The country has a huge range of types of transport to and within the country such as, the high-speed railway, air travel, ferries, buses, the subway, and taxis. (JNTO, 2012). Also, has many cultural and natural characteristics in about the country. The cultural characteristics are, The Yūshū-kan Museum which attracts many visitors. (JNTO, 2012). The Shichi-Go-San, which is the Children’s Shine-Visiting Day, a celebration for healthy children. (JNTO, 2012). The natural resources are Mount Fiji, it was granted World. Also, Japan holds many events which attract all types of visitors such as, the Summer Sonnic, being one of the best rock festivals in Japan (JNTO, 2012). The Asia Focus/Fukuoka International Film Festival, this event has many purposes. (JNTO, 2012). Although japan does have some weaknesses such as, a reputation on natural disasters which then sends tourists away. (Masakazu, 2011). Japan isn’t as popular as its close neighbors. (Masakazu, 2011) A large opportunity for the country is that South East Asian countries are growing as tourist destinations and then becoming more popular. (Lew, et al., 2008). Finally, a huge threat is the natural disasters such as the tsunami in 2011, this then stops tourists visiting the country. (Masakazu, 2011).