Mitaka is a prospering city reaching 170,000 in population with plentiful wilderness, historical background, cultural assets and growing industries. The JR Mitaka Station South Terminal constructed in March 2005, active in public use has become the city’s new symbol. Although the maintenance of the city basis is progressing, there is a need for effective usage of the city’s attractions and resources of tourism to promote development and activation. In accordance to the diversity of the citizen’s values and lifestyles, one’s way of thinking towards leisure activities is extremely changing. Especially the concept of tourism has changed from basic sightseeing to an individual’s experience with nature and regional cultures.
Mitaka is fortunate to have great nature as the Inokashira Park, Nogawa Park, and the Tamagawa River, cultural museums as the Yuzo Yamamoto Memorial and the Mitaka-no-mori Jhiburi Art Museum, and academic institutions as the International Christian University and the National Astronomical Observatory. Also numerous annual events as the Mitaka Awa-odori and the International Exchange Festival and one of the largest agricultural and commercial festivals held in Tokyo warmly welcomes our visitors. On the otherhand, Mitaka is nationally famous for the collaboration of “civil affairs, education, industry, and public service”.
Unique NPO and educational activities, worldly known corporations, and advanced administrations are always appealing nationwide attracting requests for inspection. Also the consumption of the visitors coming from a wide area to the nearby Ajinomoto Stadium and Jindaiji Botanical Park expects activation of the regional industries Based on the concept of promoting Mitaka’s tourism, we have come up with the keywords: “citizens are ambassadors of tourism” and “Mitaka, a city good for living, good for visiting”. With the basis of the collaboration of “civl affairs, education, industry, and public service”, we aim to have the citizens be the main source of our city’s tourism. By focusing various resources of tourism, a variety of networks will support the promotion of the fascinations of “Mitaka”. In order to assist the growth of this brilliant city, the ”Mitaka City Tourist Association” hereby declare establishment with the vision to acquire legal status.