Faculity of Division of Nature and Culture based Tourism, Urban Environmental Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University

Faculty members

Culture-based Tourism Unit

Tetsuo SHIMIZU, Professor

Tetsuo SHIMIZU

  • Research Keywords:

    Transport studies
    Infrastructure planning
    Tourism planning
  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Webpage by Prof. SHIMIZU

Susumu KAWAHARA, Professor

Susumu KAWAHARA

  • Research Keywords:

    Urban Design & Planning
    Community-based development & tourism
  • Doctor of Engineering, Waseda University


U OKAMURA, Associate Professor

U OKAMURA

  • Research Keywords:

    Urban design
    Conservation planning
    Community-based tourism and town planning
  • Doctor of Engineering, the University of Tokyo


Yukiko KATAGIRI, Assistant Professor

Yukiko KATAGIRI

  • Research Keywords:

    Land scape planning
    Regional planning
  • Ph.D., Keio University


Naoaki FURUKAWA, Research Assistant Professor

Naoaki FURUKAWA

  • Research Keywords:

    Preservation of historical land scape
    Improvement of living environment



Norie HIRATA, Research Assistant Professor

平田徳恵特任助教

  • Research Keywords:

    Town Planning
    Life Space design
  • Ph.D. in Tourism Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University


Tourism Policy and Information Unit

Yohei KURATA, Associate Professor

Yohei KURATA

  • Research Keywords:

    Spatial information science
    Tourism informatics
  • Ph.D. in Spatial Information Science & Engineering, University of Maine

  • Webpage by Assoc. Prof. KURATA

Taketo NAOI, Associate Professor

Taketo NAOI

  • Research Keywords:

    Psychology of tourism (Environmental psychology of tourism, consumer behavior of tourism)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Surrey


Yoshiaki HONPO, Research Professor

Yoshiaki HONPO

  • Research Keywords:

    Tourism policy

  • The first commissioner of the Japan Tourism Agency


Makiko ASO, Research Assistant Professor

Makiko ASO

  • Research Keywords:

    Tourism management




Nature-based Tourism Unit

Toshio KIKUCHI, Professor

Toshio KIKUCHI

  • Research Keywords:

    Human geography
    Nature-based tourism (Rural tourism, ecotourism, resource management and its sustainable system)
  • Doctor of Science, Tsukuba University


Takashi KOSAKI, Professor

Takashi KOSAKI

  • Research Keywords:

    Terrestrial ecosystems management
    Ecotourism
  • Doctor of Agriculture, Kyoto University


Shinya NUMATA, Associate Professor

Shinya NUMATA

Tetsuro HOSAKA, Research Associate Professor

Tetsuro HOSAKA

  • Research Keywords:

    Tropical ecology
    Entomology
  • Doctor of Agriculture, Kyoto University


Koun SUGIMOTO, Assistant Professor

Koun SUGIMOTO

  • Research Keywords:

    Tourism geography
    Applied geography
    Geographic information science
  • Ph.D. in Tourism Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University

  • Webpage by Assis. Prof. SUGIMOTO

Etsuro TAKAGI, Assistant Professor

高木悦郎助教

  • Research Keywords:

    Forest zoology
    Population ecology
  • Ph.D. (Agriculture), The University of Tokyo


ERANGA Ranaweerage, Research Assistant Professor

ERANGA Ranaweerage

  • Research Keywords:

    Wildlife based tourism
    Human dimensions of wildlife
  • Ph.D. in Tourism Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University


Kei OTA, Research Assistant Professor

太田慧特任助教

  • Research Keywords:

    Tourism Geography
    GIS
  • Ph.D. in Tourism Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University