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Mr. Masaru Takayama



at Japan Ecolodge Association (Civil society)


Partner of programme: Sustainable Tourism, Sustainable Tourism, Sustainable Tourism

About my work

Mr. Masaru Takayama founded Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN) to promote true ecotourism in the region by creating a networking platform for ecotourism fraternity. Working as an ecotourism consultant, ecolodge advisor, and the president of an ecotravel agency ‘Spirit of Japan Travel’ in Kyoto. Masaru also serves a number of key positions in the organizations both home and abroad. Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2013, 2014, 2015 On-site Evaluation Judge, World Travel and Tourism Council, The World Legacy Awards 2015 and 2016, Finalist Judge and On-site Evaluation Judge, National Geographic, United Nations Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee Member of 10 YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme.

Areas of expertise

Sectors of activity



Asia / Pacific