Website Disclaimer

Website disclaimer and terms of use

The following information details the disclaimers and the terms of use of this website by you, the visitor or user. Your use of this website is conditional upon your acceptance and compliance with the disclaimers and terms of use contained in this document and any other notices accepted by you on this website. By entering this website, you agree to be bound by these terms of use.

Should you, at any time, not accept any of the disclaimers and/or terms of use, you should not use this website and should contact our office for assistance.

Website content disclaimer

The information contained on this website is intended only to provide a summary and general overview on matters of interest.

Our website contains information about (but not limited to)-

  • airfares;
  • hotels;
  • car hire;
  • packaged holidays;
  • web links to third parties (suppliers, organisations & associations); and
  • travel insurance.

We have taken all reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website, however, we can give no guarantee regarding the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the content of this website. The information on this website is provided in good faith, but you should not rely on it without making your own independent assessment of it. To the extent permitted by law, we accept no liability or responsibility for any losses or damages (whether direct, indirect, special, consequential or otherwise) which may be suffered by you as a result of errors or omissions contained, or not contained, in this website.

Limitations of liability

We cannot guarantee that access to this website shall be available on an uninterrupted basis, or that the services offered on the website will be error-free, and we will not be liable for any losses, costs or damages resulting from this website not being accessible, or for delays in access, whether directly or indirectly.

Access to and use of this website is at the user’s own risk. We cannot guarantee that the use of this website, or any material downloaded from it, will not cause damage to any property. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we take no responsibility and we accept no liability in respect of losses or damages to you, or anyone else, suffered as a result of, or in connection with, the use of this website or any of its content. This includes (but is not limited to) loss of data, computer viruses, Trojan horses and any subsequent constructive loss which may occur.

We recommend that, prior to downloading any files, photos or articles, an appropriate virus check should be conducted.

You, the user, your employees or agents indemnify Japan Explorer and its employees or agents against all outcomes including (but not limited to) loss, damages, claims, expenses and costs resulting from you breaching these terms of use.

Third party links

This website contains links to other websites which are hosted and maintained by third parties. We make no representation as to the accuracy, completeness or relevance of the information contained on such third party websites. You follow links to such websites at your own risk, and we will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your reliance upon, or use of, third party websites.

We do not take any responsibility for any information on this website that is provided by third parties including (but not limited to) travel product suppliers, organisations and associations. Third parties have individual conditions of use and often change these conditions, prices, restrictions and information without our prior knowledge. By using this website, you, the user, agree to enter into contracts with all third parties on their own terms and absolve us of any responsibility for any loss or damage, whether personal or financial, suffered by you through the use of their products, services or websites.

You acknowledge that the inclusion of links on this website is not intended as an endorsement or recommendation of the linked website or the content of such websites, and we accept no liability for loss of any kind arising from the information on any linked website. You should carefully read the privacy policy and terms and conditions that appear on any website linked to ours as we are not responsible for any practices on linked websites.

Information about facilities

Any facilities shown on the website are only an indication of the facilities that are usually available in that particular location. We do not have control over local facilities and activities. These can be withdrawn or changed, locally, without notice. If you have an interest in a particular facility, it is important to check with us close to your departure date for up-to-date information.

We have endeavoured to ensure that the information contained on this website is current and accurately represents the facilities on offer. However, facilities and services may not be open, or available, due to renovation or maintenance work, low occupancy levels, or adverse weather conditions etc. Such changes are beyond our control and we reserve the right to change the particulars on this website. Where we are aware that a facility or service advertised on this website will not be open or available during the period of your holiday, we will take steps, wherever possible, to notify you prior to travel.

Prices and conditions

The prices and conditions of all products and services displayed on this website are subject to change and are not guaranteed. All third parties have booking conditions and attract service fees and charges in relation to all products and services for which we take no responsibility. Service fees and booking conditions administered by us, over and above those administered by third party suppliers, can be viewed in our Booking Terms and Conditions.

Users’ responsibilities

You, the user, must not, at any time, use another person’s information, identification or documents without their prior permission. You agree to use this website for lawful purposes only. Any unlawful use of this website including (but not limited to) any criminal offence, tampering with, changing or deleting information on this website, advising misleading information or use of this website for unlawful personal or financial gain is punishable by law.

Restriction on use

This website is provided for your personal, non-commercial use. You may not copy, reproduce, republish, frame, post, upload, distribute, transmit or modify, in any way, all or any part of the material contained on this website, unless expressly authorised in writing by us or under any applicable statute. You must not transmit or attempt to transmit any data, code or other material of any kind to this website that contains a virus or other harmful component.

We will take reasonable steps to protect the information on this website from illegal, harmful or inappropriate use, modification or alteration. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we disclaim all liability and responsibility for any direct or indirect loss or damage which may be suffered by you as a result of any illegal, harmful or inappropriate use, modification or alteration of the website.

Unenforceable provisions

If any provision of this website disclaimer and terms of use is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this website disclaimer and terms of use.

Use of this website from outside Australia

The information on this website (including the disclaimers and terms of use) has been prepared in accordance with Australian law. If you are residing in, or accessing this website from, a country other than Australia, the information and the terms of use may not satisfy the laws in the country in which you access this website. Should the information, and the disclaimers and terms of use, not satisfy the laws of the country in which you access this website, this website is not intended for your use, and you are not entitled to rely on the information contained on this website. If you do so, you agree to indemnify us for any loss or damage which may be incurred as a consequence of using this website.

Collection of statistical information via our website

Our internet service provider makes a record of each visit to the website. When you visit our website, the following information is logged for statistical purposes only-

  • your server address;
  • your top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, etc);
  • the date and time of your visit to the website;
  • the pages accessed and documents downloaded by you;
  • the previous website visited by you; and
  • the type of browser used by you.

Amendments to the terms of use and the website

We may, without prior notice to you, amend or modify the disclaimer and terms of use by posting the amended document on our website. Should any changes to these terms of use be necessary, they will be posted on our website and will take effect immediately.

We reserve the right to update, add, amend, remove, replace or change any part of the website content, including (but not limited to) functionality and navigation at any time without prior notice. As the website is subject to continuous change, and although we attempt to ensure the content is correct and current, we do not guarantee its currency or its correctness due to delays, errors and omissions which may occur.

Our copyright policy

The information you receive online from this website is protected by the copyright laws of Australia. The copyright laws prohibit any copying, redistributing, retransmitting, or repurposing of any copyright-protected material.

We grant to you a non-exclusive, royalty-free, revocable license to-

  • view this website and the material on this website on a computer or mobile device via a web browser;
  • copy and store this website and the material on this website in your web browser cache memory; and
  • print pages from this website for your own personal and non-commercial use.

We do not grant you any other rights in relation to this website or the material on this website. All other rights are reserved.

No part of this website may be reproduced, reused, retransmitted, adapted, published, broadcast or distributed for any commercial purpose, whatsoever, without our prior written permission.

Data mining

The automated and/or systematic collection of data from this website is prohibited.

Infringement notification

At Japan Explorer, we respect the copyrights of others. If you believe, in good faith, that any material hosted by us on our website infringes your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a written notice that includes the information listed below-

  • a clear identification of the copyrighted work you claim was infringed;
  • a clear identification of the material you claim is infringing the copyrighted work, and information that will allow us to locate that material on the website, such as a link to the infringing material;
  • your contact information so that we can reply to your claim; and
  • the notice must be signed by the person authorised to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Notices of claims of copyright infringement on this website should be emailed to us for the fastest resolution. You may also send us your notice of claim by posting your document(s) to Japan Explorer, Suite 227A, 98 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000.

We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice of claim or counter-notice. You may be liable for damages (including all legal costs and fees) if you make a false claim of copyright infringement.

We will review and address all notices that comply with the requirements above. We will not process your complaint if it is not properly completed or if any of the above information is incomplete.


We would like to express our thanks and gratitude to the following contributors of photos to this website-

  • Japan National Tourism Organization
  • Miyagi Pref. Industry, Commerce and Sightseeing Section
  • Mt Fuji and Pagoda with Sakura provided by Yuichiro Itouji – http://www.chikyudori.com/