Terms of Use

Japan Travel KK (hereafter, JapanTravel), owner and operator of www.japantravel.com created the following Terms of Use to protect JapanTravel, JapanTravel contributors and publishers, (hereafter Members) and JapanTravel content.

  1. Perpetual, Unrestricted License
  2. JapanTravel agrees that Content will remain the sole and exclusive property of Member. All content used off-site will typically either link to Member article and/or acknowledge the Member by name.

    Member grants a perpetual, non-cancellable license to JapanTravel to use, copy, translate, modify, display, publish or otherwise exploit text, images, photos, video or other Member created materials (hereinafter "Content") in whole or part in any medium without limitation on a non-exclusive basis.

    JapanTravel uses content provided by Members in order to support the ongoing maintenance costs of JapanTravel. Content may be also bartered in exchange for products and services in our rewards store.

    Member agrees to not assert any claim against future revenues, business, shares, privileges, or other advantages gained through such reproduction and Content use.

    Member warrants that it is the sole and rightful owner, or rightful representative of such owner or owners, of Content and has the full rights and permissions to execute this Agreement, and will indemnify JapanTravel if an ownership or rights claim is made by a third party.

  3. Compensation
  4. Member agrees that Website exposure, crediting of Content, and any additional incentives or compensation mutually agreed upon, constitute full and fair compensation for providing the Rights herein to JapanTravel.

  5. Usage of Content
  6. Member agrees that reproduction and use of Content may include but not be limited to: reproduction on Website, distribution through online and print affiliates and syndicators, reproduction on physical goods, PR and promotions, editing or manipulating of Content to create new works, and sale in digital format of copies of those original and new works.

    JapanTravel agrees that Member retains its rights to enter into separate reproduction and use agreements with other parties besides JapanTravel and its related parties.

  7. Attribution / Photo Policy
  8. JapanTravel encourages other website operators and distributors of electronic text to include links to original JapanTravel articles and websites. For persistent links, we request the courtesy of a notice prior to doing so. When crediting specific articles, please use the following format:

    Photo credit: “Photo by <Member name>, <article link OR www.japantravel.com>”

    Article credit: “Credit: <Member name>, <article link OR www.japantravel.com>”

  9. Commercial Use
  10. For all instances of intended commercial or non-educational, non-personal reproduction, please contact JapanTravel at the address listed below. All commercial use of our information will either be paid for by means of a licensing fee (to be negotiated) or in kind (such as links and barter ads).

    Japan Travel KK - Marketing Department
    Address: 1-3-4 Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku KN134Bldg. 4F, Tokyo 106-0031
    Hours: 9:30-18:30 (Weekdays)
    Phone: +81-3-4588-2676
    Email: marketing@japantravel.com

  11. Copyright and Trademarks
  12. The content, information, design, layout, logos and other marks on this site are copyrights or trademarks of JapanTravel, or their use has been permitted to JapanTravel by their owners. Use of this site is conditioned on visitors not infringing on these copyrights and trademarks.

  13. Links to External Sites
  14. The content of websites that are linked to from this site, or of websites not managed by JapanTravel that link to this site (hereafter, linked sites) is wholly the responsibility of the creators of those linked sites. JapanTravel does not warrant any content on linked sites.

  15. Visitor Acknowledgements
  16. JapanTravel makes no warranty to the accuracy of the content of this site, or the safety of the content. Visitors must take personal responsibility for use of this site.

  17. Site Management
  18. JapanTravel may change, update, or delete content from this site at any time. JapanTravel may also interrupt or discontinue operation of this site whenever it is deemed necessary. JapanTravel is not responsible for correcting content on this site to ensure its accuracy.

    Since we are specifically a website about travel to Japan and have historically committed not to take any stance over non-travel events and issues, we ask for your cooperation in respecting our desire for neutrality and to post your political views on other more appropriate fora.

    If you feel the need to comment about politically sensitive issues, please do not post those views here as they are not relevant for a travel site. Neutrality does not mean we support ignorance, and we encourage you to visit other Japan-specific sites that do accept open-topic reader comments.

  19. Non-liability Statement
  20. In no event shall JapanTravel be liable for any of the damages listed below or any other damage that might be caused by the use of this site.

    (1) Any damage that might be caused by information contained on the site, as well as any damage caused by the changing or deletion of that information, or any damage caused by the interruption or discontinuation of the operation of the site.

    (2) Any damage caused by data, information, views, opinions, and recommendations by JapanTravel staff, contributors or other individuals or companies provided in any JapanTravel media channel.

  21. Commercial and Trademark Protection
  22. Product, service, or corporate names mentioned in the content may be protected by trademark or similar intellectual property laws of Japan. Any mention of such marks by JapanTravel.com in no way implies that they are not protected under applicable law, nor is it implied that there is any commercial relationship between Japan Travel K.K. and that trademark holder.

  23. Protection of Personal Information
  24. For more information on how we protect personally identifiable information, please visit our Privacy Policy.

  25. Governing Law
  26. This Agreement, and all transactions contemplated hereby, shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of Japan, without regard to the principles of conflict of laws.

    JapanTravel.com, is produced by Japan Travel KK, and references to JapanTravel, JT, JapanTravel.com or Japan Travel KK shall in general be interchangeable.