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Welcome to Tourism & Mobility Planning Laboratory

Objective & Mission

The objective of our laboratory is to propose policies, plans and technologies of inftastructure (e.g. transport systems) development and management toward sustainable tourism development in regions. The theories and methdologies in transport study and data science fields are deeply utilized.

Our laboratory has the followig six missions;

(1) We propose transport and tourism policies based on various analytical methods on travelers' behavior and industrial activities using the combination of various dataset.

(2) We propose new ideas of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) for tourism promotion in order to increase willingness-to-pay for combinations of mobility services and activities in tourist destinations.

(3) We seek possibilities on new mobility services in tourist destinations supported by new techlogolies such as IoT, 5G and 6G.

(4) We promote development and implementation of "infrastructure tourism" concept.

(5) We propose "eco-friendly" transport services and systems after COVID-19 pandemic to tourist destinations.

(6) We support sustaibable tourism development in rural tourist destinations through the researches on business models and economic ripple effect of tourism industry.

Research activities

Many of researches in the laboratory covers the following fields. Theses written in English are listed as well.

(1)Use of infrastructure and transport systems toward regional tourism promotion

Understanding the influence of driving satisfaction on tourism activities and overall satisfaction (2016D)

(2)Methodological development on the use of statistics and big data for understanding on mechanisms on tourist behavior and tourism economics

Analyzing the food experience of Chinese tourists in Japan through online restaurant reviews: What destination marketers can learn from big data (2022M)

Analysis of tourism contribution on regional economy and income distribution using Input-Output Table and Regional Social Accounting Matrix - Case of West Papua Province, Indonesia (2021D)

Study on IO and Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Model for Assessing Economic Impacts of Transportation on Tourism Promotion (2017D)

(3)Sustainable tourism policy/planning

A Study on Transport Gap Indicator for Transport Planning in Rural Tourism Areas under Perspective of Mobility as a Service- A case in Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan - (2021D)

A Study on Health Tourism Development Policy in Nepal (2019D)

A Study on Local Resident's Acceptance to Driving Tourist by Focusing on Tourist's Aggressive Driving Behavior - A Case in Bali, Indonesia (2019D)

A Study on Model Framework of Pedestrian Level of Service Assessment for Traffic and Non-Traffic Functions on Streets in Tourism Sites-A Case in Melaka, Malaysia- (2017D)

Social Interference in Dakar informal transport and its implications in urban transport policies (2013D)

Laboratory members

The laboratory has 15 students (9 undergraduate, 3 master, and 3 doctoral), Tetsuo SHIMIZU (Professor), Yuki OHIRA (Assistant Professor), Nguyen Van Truong (Project Assistant Professor), and five visiting professors/researchers. There are two non-Japanese students (Malaysian and Indonesian). 12 non-Japanese students from Malaysia(3), Vietnam(2), Korea(1), Indonesia(2), Nepal(1), Senegal(1), Thailand(1) and China(1) have graduated.

Profile and list of works

Please refer the profile and the list of works of Tetsuo SHIMIZU at the researchmap or ORCID service

To those who want to be a member of the laboratory

We can supervise those who cannot speak Japanese in the graduate (master and doctoral) programs. If you are interested in studying in our laboratory, please do not hesitate to inquire to t-sim (at) tmu.ac.jp

If you are interested in applying to our scholarship program (mostoly funded by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Japan MEXT), please also do not hesitate to inquire.

You can find application guidelines here.


The laboratory locates at the Room 254c, on the second floor of the building No.9 in the Minami-osawa campus. It will take ten minutes on foot from the nearest train station "Minami-osawa" of the Keio Sagamihara Line. The building location can be confirmed in the official campus map webpage.