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About the Tsukumi City Tourism Association

Tsukumi City Tourism Association is located at the north exit of Tsukumi Station on the JR Nippo Main Line.
We provide tourist information about the city and its surroundings, and information on restaurants. Please come to Tsukumi, a rich town surrounded by the Rias coast.
■ Name Tsukumi City Tourism Association
■ Location 879-2441 Oita Prefecture, Tsukumi City, Chuo-machi 1-30 
       Tsukumi Station North Exit
■ Hours Weekdays 8:30 - 17pm / Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 10am - 14pm
■ Phone number 0972-82-9521
■ FAX number 0972-82-7106
■ Name
Tsukumi City Tourism Association
■ Location
Tsukumi Station North Exit 879-2441 Chuo-machi, Tsukumi City, Oita Prefecture 1-30
■ Phone Number0972-82-9521
■FAX number0972-82-7106


Oita Prefecture, Tsukumi City, Chuo-machi 1-30

Organization overview

1. Purpose
The purpose of this association is to promote tourism exchanges in close cooperation with Tsukumi City and its surrounding areas, thereby contributing to the development of the city's economy and the improvement of culture and livelihoods.
2. Organization overview (as of the First year of Reiwa, 6/27)  
(1) Name
 Tsukumi City Tourism Association (voluntary organization)  
(2) officers
 Chairman Yukio Kawano (Mayor of Tsukumi)       
 Vice Chairman Koichi Sato (Vice Chairman, Tsukumi Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
 Vice Chairman Koji Higuchi (Tsukumi City Restaurant Association President) and 20 other directors  
 (3) Membership
 Membership 111 organizations (city commerce contractors, etc.)
 (4) Staff
 Secretariat: 1 secretary general (dispatched from a private company),  
     1 Deputy Secretary General, 1 Staff(Both seconded from the city hall),
     3 part-time employees
 Tsukumi City Tourism Exchange Center Tsukumi Marche: 1 store manager, 3 part-time staff  
 (5) Location
 1-30 Chuomachi, Tsukumi City, Oita Prefecture 
 (6) Date of establishment
 Showa 58/7/18
3. Business summary
・ Thing about conservation and development of tourism resources
・ Thing about development and marketing of tourism related products
・ Promotion of tourism-related products
・ Thing about tourist information
・ Thing about holding of sightseeing-related event and support
・ Thing about management and operation of tourism-related facilities
・ Thing about dissemination and enlightenment for tourism promotion
・ Business related to tourism business consignment and designated management entrusted by Tsukumi City
・ Other things necessary to achieve the purpose of the Society
4. Budget/financial status
・Heisei 30 Fiscal Year Settlement: 90 million yen (including Tsukumi City Tourist Exchange Center Settlement of 48 million yen)
・First year of Reiwa Financial Year budget: 93 million yen (including Tsukumi City Tourism Exchange Center budget of 50 million yen)
※Subsidy ratio 52% by Tsukumi City (First year of Reiwa Financial Year)

Business of Tsukumi City Tourism Association

Creating charm of Tsukumi

  • Development of experience programs that make use of Tsukumi's unique charm (promotion of industrial tourism, promotion of cycling tourism, promotion of Hotojima tourism, etc.)
  • Sales of special products, new development (Tsukumi Marche * designated management)
  • Marketing research (food and tourism satisfaction survey, visitor survey, etc.)

Dissemination of the charm of Tsukumi

  • Events held (GW Dolphin Island Festival, Tsukumi Hyugadon Campaign, Tsukumi Moika Festa, Tsukumi Lunch Campaign, Tsukumi Light Tiger Market, Bungo Channel kawazu Cherry Tree Festival, etc.)
  • Film commission, mass media coverage acceptance
  • Sales activities (domestic / overseas travel agencies, etc.)
  • Production and utilization of Motoichi PR materials (websites, promotional videos, image libraries, picture postcards, wrapping paper, etc.)

Preservation and inheritance of traditional performing arts

  • Tsukumi fun dance (Tournament management, dispatch of fan dance girls, etc.)

Creating a system

  • Strengthening relationships with citizens (issue of Tsukumi Tourism NEWS, etc.)
  • Disseminating information to members (official LINE, etc.)
  • Finding and training human resources (holding study sessions, etc.)
  • Collaboration with local organizations and government agencies
  • Wide area cooperation
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