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On the trail of The Last Samurai (II) : Hobbiton vs Uruti Valley

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Title: On the trail of The Last Samurai (II) : Hobbiton vs Uruti Valley
Authors: Seaton, Philip1 Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Authors(alt): シートン, フィリップ1
Keywords: film tourism
contents tourism
The Last Samurai
Lord of the Rings
Issue Date: 19-Mar-2019
Publisher: Center for Advanced Tourism Studies, Hokkaido University
Journal Title: International Journal of Contents Tourism
Volume: 4
Start Page: 25
End Page: 31
Abstract: This research note is part two of a three-part series documenting fieldwork at sites related to the 2003 film The Last Samurai. The ‘failure’ of Last Samurai tourism at shooting locations in Taranaki has often been contrasted with the success of tourism in New Zealand relating to Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Based on fieldwork at Hobbiton in August 2017, this research note identifies the main reasons why Hobbiton became a popular tourist attraction with up to 3000 visitors per day in 2016-2017, while by the same time Last Samurai tourism had effectively ceased to exist. The reasons for Hobbiton’s ‘success’, by contrast, are identified as a reason why Last Samurai sites might remain attractive for film tourists, while Hobbiton has lost much of its appeal for film tourism purists.
Type: bulletin (article)
Appears in Collections:International Journal of Contents Tourism > Volume 4

Submitter: 山村 高淑

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