• Site Policy

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@tcvb.or.jp

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
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0

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.

Cookie Policy

TCVB (“us”, “we”, or “our”) uses cookies on the https://world-natural-heritage.jp website (the “Service”). the https://world-natural-heritage.jp 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.

How 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.

Third-party Cookies

In addition to our own cookies, we also gather information on users’ site usage status and provide them to social media, advertisement distribution and data analysis partners such as Google and Facebook. Each partner may use this information in combination with other information the user provided to each partner or other information gathered when the user used each partner’s service.

For example, we use Google Analytics to help us monitor our website traffic and analyze what our visitors read on our websites. We may also use third party cookies to help us run market research, improve website functionality or contents.

Our partners may include those located outside the European Economic Area, including any destination where the privacy laws of the country concerned may be different and less protective than those of EEA countries. The data protection laws in these countries may differ from those of the country in which you are located (i.e. many of the rights provided in the EEA to the data subjects of the data are not given). We will ensure the adequate measures are taken concerning the protection of your cookies by executing standard contract clauses based on the EU General Data Protection Regulation, etc.

What are your choices regarding Cookies

You have the right to withdraw your consent to the use of these cookies at any time. However, disabling a cookie or category of cookie will not delete an existing cookie from a browser, so this will need to be done separately from within your own browser. Please visit the help pages of your web browser.

Please note that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

For any other web browser, please visit your web browser’s official web pages.

You may lodge a complaint with any data protection authority that has jurisdiction over us and/or is located in your place of residence.

Where can you find more information about Cookies

You can learn more about cookies on the following third-party websites.

Google Analytics
Traffic Analysis

(1) Security and privacy in Universal Analytics

(2) Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on
Google Adwords
Ad Delivery

Ad Delivery (1) Privacy Policy



(2) Settings for Google ads

*To opt out of DFP(DoubleClick for Publishers) or DFA(DoubleClick for Advertisers) configure "Opt out of interest-based Google ads across the web"
Ad Delivery

(1) Data Policy

(2) About Facebook Ads

*See "How Ads Work on Facebook" > "How does facebook decide which ads to show me and how can I control which ads I see?"
Ad Delivery, Traffic Analysis

(1) Privacy Promise

(2) Opt Out From ADARA

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: August 30, 2019

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