World Natural Heritage in Japan


Site Policy About This Website

About Copyrights and Links

1. Copyrights

The content of this Website is the intellectual property of the Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (hereafter “TCVB”), local authorities in Japan holding jurisdiction over World Heritage Sites, TCVB-related companies, or related persons. Regardless of whether undertaken for profit or non-profit purposes, duplicating, reproducing, distributing or selling the content of this Website for secondary use without permission is completely prohibited.

2. Links

In principle, no restrictions are imposed on other websites’ linking to the top page of this website. If you wish to incorporate a link to this website on your website, we request that you notify us of the content and URL of the website.
To inquire regarding a link, email: tourist[at]
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Note that we may refuse your request if any of the following applies (or may potentially apply) to the site:

  1. Sites containing material that is or could be slanderous or injurious to the reputation of TCVB or its affiliated organizations.
  2. Websites that infringe (or may potentially infringe) on copyrights and intellectual property rights including trademarks, property, privacy, or personality rights of TCVB, or its affiliated organizations.
  3. Sites containing material that is or could be damaging to the financial assets, reputation, personal rights or privacy of staff at TCVB or its affiliated organizations.
  4. In addition to those listed above, any site that violates laws or public policies (laws, ordinances, and regulations), or risks obstructing operation of this site.
  5. Sites that use TCVB-affiliated logos and marks without permission.
  6. Sites providing false or misleading information.

About Legal Matters

1. Disclaimers

TCVB takes every care to ensure the quality of the information presented on this website, but TCVB shall not guarantee that the information is 100% valid and 100% accurate.
The contents of this website (including the regulations on use) and its URL are subject to change or deletion without prior notice.
TCVB assumes no responsibility for any direct or indirect damages or inconvenience caused to users resulting from the use of the information provided on this website.

2. Prohibited Acts

The following acts are prohibited when using this website.

  1. Acts that hinder or disrupt the operation of this site.
  2. Acts that intrude upon, create disadvantages, or damage the privacy of other users, third parties, our organization, or acts that pose a risk of doing so.
  3. Acts contrary to public order or acts that pose a risk of doing so.
  4. Acts that violate laws, statutes, or ordinances.
  5. Any other acts TCVB deems inappropriate.

3. Legal Compliance and Competent Court

Unless stated otherwise, Japanese law serves as the basis for interpretation and application for these terms of use and when accessing the site.

Multilingual Support Policy

1. Multilingual Support

English webpages have been prepared for this Website in order to inform foreign readers about the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Japan. Select the pulldown menu at top or bottom right of the screen to display each language version of the Website.

Technical matters

1. Recommended environment

The following browsers are recommended for the safest and most pleasant experience using this website:

  • Google Chrome, latest version
  • Mozilla Firefox, latest version
  • Safari, latest version
  • Microsoft Edge, latest version

2. Cookie

This Website uses cookies to improve the experience of users, and to obtain the information required to continuously improve the site.
Please see the Cookie Policy below for further details.

3. JavaScript

Some content on this site utilizes JavaScript to create a more pleasant user experience.
Please note that if JavaScript is not enabled in your browser settings, some content may not be displayed correctly or may be unavailable.

4. PDF

Adobe Reader by Adobe Systems is required to view files in PDF format.
Please download the latest version before viewing the site (if Adobe Flash Player is not installed or if content from the website is not displayed incorrectly).

Information Systems Security Policy

1. Information Systems Security

This site protects information assets from threats in order to maintain business under credibility among our users and to fulfill our social mission as a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation.

  1. In order to maintain the safety and accuracy of information assets, we work to prevent unauthorized access, destruction, tampering, loss, and leakage and implement appropriate safety measures.
  2. TCVB strictly complies with the General Cybersecurity Policy and other laws and regulations in handling information assets.
  3. We exercise proper supervision when entrusting the handling of information assets to an external party.
  4. We have created mechanisms for continual improvement and aim to maintain and improve information security.

About cookie policy

TCVB (“us”, “we”, or “our”) uses cookies on the website (the “Service”). By using the Service, you consent to the use of cookies.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies. Please note we may change this Cookie Policy at any time.

What are Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you. Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

Why we use cookies

When you use and access this website, we may place a number of cookies files in our web browser. We use cookies to track information on how our website is used so that we can make improvements, to monitor our website performance and to analyze how our visitor use our website. Cookies also enable us to provide a tailored user experience by displaying contents and measure advertisement impression and clicks. A server cannot find out a name or email address, or anything about a user’s computer, by using cookies. We may share your cookie information with selected third parties including adverting agencies, data managers and integrators.

How we use cookies

We use the following cookies.

1. Strictly necessary cookies

This cookie is necessary for the website to function properly and cannot be turned off in the user’s system. These are typically only set in response to user actions that correspond to service requests, such as privacy settings, login, and form input. It is possible to configure your browser to block/warn about this cookie, but some parts of the site may not function properly. This cookie does not store any information that can personally identify individuals.

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2. Performance cookie

This cookie enables us to count the number of visitors and traffic sources, which helps us to assess and improve the performance of our foundation’s website. It helps us to identify the most popular and least popular pages and understand how visitors navigate the site. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated, so anonymity is maintained. If you do not accept this cookie, your visit to our foundation’s site will not be recognized by us.

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3. Cookies for advertisement

This cookie may be set by advertising service providers of our foundation’s website via our foundation’s site. In such cases, this cookie is used to create a profile of the user’s interests and to display related advertisements on other sites. This cookie does not directly store personal information. However, it uniquely identifies the user’s browser and internet device. If you do not accept this cookie, you will be shown more general advertisements.

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Where can you find more information about cookies?

You can learn more about cookies on the following third-party websites.
Google analytics
Purpose of Use: Collection and analysis of website browsing status
Reference: Security and privacy in Universal Analytics, Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

Information acquired by the analytics tool

Cookies used by analytics tools enable to track the following information about visitors. This information is used to prepare aggregated statistics reports of visitors’ activity, which do not contain any personal data:

  • IP address (masked) ;
  • Location: country, region, city, approximate latitude and longitude (Geolocation);
  • Date and time of the request (visit to the site);
  • Title of the page being viewed (Page Title);
  • URL of the page being viewed (Page URL);
  • URL of the page that was viewed prior to the current page (Referrer URL);
  • Screen resolution of user's device ;
  • Time in local visitor's time-zone;
  • Files that were clicked and downloaded (Download);
  • Links to an outside domain that were clicked (Outlink);
  • Pages generation time (the time it takes for webpages to be generated by the webserver and then downloaded by the ・visitor: Page speed);
  • Main language of the browser being used (Accept-Language header);
  • Browser version, browser plugins (PDF, Flash, Java, …) operating system version, device identifier (User-Agent header);
  • Language of the visited page;
  • Campaigns;
  • Events.

How to control and delete cookies

Most web browsers allow you to completely disable the use of cookies. You can also delete cookies created by certain websites. For information on how to do this, refer to the help page of the following browsers.

For other web browsers, please visit the official web page of the web browser.
Note: Please note that blocking cookies may prevent you from using some or all of the features of this website.
Google Analytics also uses its own cookies (third-party cookies). These cookies do not collect any information that identifies a particular individual. All information collected by these cookies is statistic and does not identify a particular individual. Statistics are used to improve the convenience of our website.
Please see below for details on Google Analytics cookies.
Please download “Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on” from the list url, the attribute that rejects notifications, Google Analytics analysis, etc., and install it on your browser.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the cookies used on this website and this cookie policy, please contact us at:
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This cookie policy may be updated.

Privacy Policy

TCVB states and enforces the following articles on the handling of information that can be used to identify an individual, such as names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers (referred to as “private information” hereafter).

Use of private information

TCVB assures the secure collection, use, and management of private information and uses such private information solely to respond to the demands and inquiries made by users.

Protection of private information

TCVB shall never provide nor disclose information that is collected by TCVB from users and which could lead to the identification of an individual to a third party without the prior permission of that person, except in those cases subject to a private information protection.

Collection of user information

TCVB collects private information through this website, explicitly presenting the purpose of the collection and expressing that the collection is made only within the necessary range for the purpose, and accepts the provision (registration) of private information only when the user allows it.

Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau
346-6 Yamabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0801 Japan

Last modified: September 14, 2023

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