Comparing Visitors’ Behavior Through Mobile Phone Users’ Location Data

  • Masahide YamamotoEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Multidisciplinary Industrial Engineering book series (LNMUINEN)


In recent years, so-called “big data” have been attracting the attention of companies and researchers. This study aims to identify the number of visitors of each period and their characteristics based on the location data of mobile phone users collected by the mobile phone company. The study sites of this survey are tourist destinations in Ishikawa Prefecture and Toyama city, including Kanazawa city, which became nationally popular after the Hokuriku Shinkansen opened in 2015. The opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen brought more visitors to many areas. However, it also led to fewer visitors in some areas. The positive effect was remarkable in Kanazawa.


Mobile phone Location data Tourism 



This work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number JP15K01970. The “MOBILE KUUKAN TOUKEI\(^{TM}\)” and logo are trademarks of NTT DOCOMO, Inc.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Foreign StudiesNagoya Gakuin UniversityNagoyaJapan

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