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Standard Terms of Use

1. Using the content

The texts (hereinafter referred to as the “Content”) available from the JTA Sightseeing Database (hereinafter referred to as the “Website”) belong to the Japan Tourism Agency. The texts may be used freely, including reproducing, publicly transmitting, translating or otherwise modifying, in accordance with provisions 1) to 5 ) below. Commercial use of the Content is also permitted. Use of the Content constitutes agreement by the user with the terms of use herein (hereinafter referred to as the “Terms of Use”).

1) Source citation
  1. The user must cite the source when using the Content. Sources should be cited in the following manner:
    (Examples of source citation)
    Source: JTA Sightseeing Database [URL of the relevant page]
    Source: “XX National Park” (JTA Sightseeing Database) [URL of the relevant page] (accessed on [Date])
  2. If you have edited, etc. the Content for use, you must indicate that the Content has been edited, etc. in addition to the abovementioned source citation. The edited information may not be made public or used in a way that may be misconstrued as having been created by the Government of Japan (or its ministries and/or agencies).
    (Examples of citation when using edited Content)
    An edited version of “XX National Park” (JTA Sightseeing Database) [URL of the relevant page]
    Created by Company YY based on “XX Temple” (JTA Sightseeing Database) [URL of the relevant page]
2) No infringement of third-party rights
  1. In some cases, a third party (refers to a party other than the state; hereinafter referred to as the “Third Party”) may hold copyrights or other rights to a part of the Content. For Content where a Third Party holds copyrights or other rights (e.g., photograph portrait rights, publicity rights), the user is responsible for obtaining consent for use from the Third Party unless there is explicit indication that the rights have already been cleared.
  2. If a Third Party holds rights to a part of the Content, said fact may be directly or indirectly stated or indicated through source citations. In some cases, however, the part of the Content to which the Third Party holds the rights may not be clear or may not be explicitly stated. The user is responsible for confirming the rights pertaining to use of the Content.
  3. Even if a Third Party holds copyrights to the Content, some use of the Content, such as quoting, may be allowed without the consent of the copyright holder, under the Copyright Act of Japan.
3) Governing law and jurisdiction
  1. The Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Japan.
  2. In case of disputes relating to the use of the Content based on the Terms of Use or relating to the Terms of Use, the user agrees that the exclusive court of first instance shall be the district court with jurisdiction in the place where the organization that has published the disputed Content or Terms of Use is located.
4) Disclaimer
  1. The state shall not be liable for any acts conducted by the user involving the use of the Content (including use of the Content that has been edited, etc.).
  2. The Content may be modified, moved, deleted, etc. without prior notice.
5) Other
  1. The Content may be modified, moved, deleted, etc. without prior notice.
  2. The Terms of Use was established on March 15, 2023. The Terms of Use is based on the Government of Japan Standard Terms of Use (Version 2.0). The Terms of Use may be modified in the future. If you are already using the Content under the previous version of the Government of Japan Standard Terms of Use, those terms and conditions will continue to apply.


In principle, you are free to link to this website. This does not apply, however, if there are notes on the website, such as restrictions on linking to a particular piece of information. When setting up a link, please clearly indicate that the link is to the “JTA Sightseeing Database.”