1. 그린투어리즘의 개념2. 그린투어리즘의 추진배경과 특징3. 그린투어리즘 추진시책의 방향4. 그린투어리즘의 전개방향5. 일본 그린투어리즘 정책의 시사점 "Green Tourism" means "stay-type leisure activities which cherish theimportance of learning through various experiences in areas with excellentnatural resources." The policy of green tourism in Japan aims to build beautiful ruralvillages, to accommodate city dwellers, to establish urban-rural informationnetworks, and to promote its support system. One of its major implications isthat local governments have initiated development programs and activelysupported them. To develop Korean green tourism needs, we should redefine theconcept including more diverse activities.The participation of local residents is crucial, and public subsidies shouldbe expanded in order to assist management. The central government orientedpolicy implementation has been problematic. In order to make green tourismeffective in Korea, it must be carried out by local governments. Localgovernments can reflect their own regional characteristics with flexibility.