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Yehliu Geopark welcome Japanese delegation from Izu Peninsula

PRNewswire November 7, 2023

Promoting geotourism exchanges between Taiwan and Japan

TAIPEI, Nov. 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The mayors from 10 cities and towns of Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, visited Yehliu Geopark in Taiwan on November 4, 112 (2023) with a delegation of 32 people. Along with Yehliu Geopark and representatives from the authority North Coast and Guanyinshan National Scenic Area Headquarters, they jointly promote Yehliu Geopark and the Izu Peninsula Geopark. They hope to continue exchanging visits and encourage tourism between the two regions. (This article is originated from StayNews.)

In recent years, Yehliu Geopark management team and the North Coast and Guanyinshan National Scenic Area Headquarters have been working hard to promote international tourism by establishing sister and friendly park relationships with several international geopark partners, with the Izu Peninsula Geopark being one of them. Yehliu Geopark and the Izu Peninsula Geopark have conducted mutual visits and exchanges, with the Japanese side participating in Yehliu Night Tours event many times, enhancing the exchange of academic and educational resources and mutual marketing.

On the day of the visit, Director Chen from the North Coast and Guanyinshan National Scenic Area Headquarters, as well as General Manager Tang from Yehliu Geopark, personally welcomed the Japanese delegation. They expressed their gratitude for the Japanese delegation’s efforts in promoting friendly park exchanges and visits, as well as their willingness to share their management experiences. Both sides hope that this exchange will have tangible benefits for promoting the tourism market and increasing the international visibility of Yehliu Geopark and showcasing the deep friendship between the two nations, with the expectation of opening a new chapter in tourism after the pandemic.

Yehliu Geopark is known for its precious and unique natural landscapes, with Queen’s Head being a famous landmark not only for Taiwanese but also internationally. The Izu Peninsula Geopark in Japan is famous for its volcanic island terrain, including cities such as Mishima, Shimoda, Izu, Atami, Kawazu, and 15 other towns known for hot springs and seafood. This exchange visit really brings both geoparks educational, guiding, and academic research value.

For more information
Yehliu Geopark Website https://www.ylgeopark.org.tw/
North Coast and Guanyinshan National Scenic Area Headquarters Website

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