Usage Guide


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This page describes the procedure for downloading photographs.

  • 1. Search
    Search for the photographs of your choice.
  • 2. Cart
    Add the photographs to the cart, confirm the contents, and click “Request this Content.”
  • 3. Terms of Use
    Read the Terms of Use, click “Agree,” and proceed to application.
  • 4. Application Form
    Complete the required fields, including your purpose of use, and click “Confirm.”
  • 5. Confirmation e-mail
    You will receive an e-mail containing the download URL.
  • 6. Download URL
    The download URL is valid for 7 days.

Terms of Use

The Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (hereinafter “TCVB”) authorizes the use of the photographs provided herein on condition that the user complies with the following Terms of Use.

1. Purpose of Image Data Use

The photographs provided herein may be used for promoting tourism in Tokyo. Uses, purposes, and others seen as unsuitable by Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (hereinafter referred to as "TCVB") or those that violate article 4 "4 Prohibited Uses" are forbidden.

2. Copyrights

Copyrights of all posted photos belong to TCVB. Acts that infringe on copyrights are strictly forbidden. However, TCVB does not holds any of portrait rights, trademarks, copyrights, and patent rights on people, products, structures, locations, and others that are shown in the photos. TCVB is not responsible for any conflicts concerning these rights or conflicts that may arise with third parties due to the use of these photos.

3. On Use of the Images

  • (1) Users are required to agree to the terms and filling in the required items in Application Form, and send it to TCVB.
  • (2) TCVB examines the legitimacy of the contents in the applications.
  • (3) The URL for downloading images is sent only to those who have been approved. The download URL is valid for 7 days after issuance.
  • (4) The URL for downloads may not be sold and transferred to others.
  • (5) The use of this service is free of charge.

4. Credit Titles

When publishing on a website, or for similar forms of use, one of the following credits must accompany each photograph.

Please specify the credit name of TCVB when using the service.
[Credit Name] "©Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau" or "© TCVB"

5. Prohibited Uses

The acts in the following provisions with use of the photographs are prohibited. If these provisions are violated or uses of the photographs are not in accordance with article 1; TCVB may suspend its uses and recollect them or have them destroyed at the expense of the user in violation.

  • (1) Any act with use of the photographs that leads to fraudulence, misunderstandings, and slandering, or disturbs public order and morals
  • (2) Uses where any of the image data in the library include merchantability (collections of digital data, postcards, and calendars, etc.)
  • (3) Leak/sales of any of the image data that allows secondary use of the materials such as rentals by those other than the user
  • (4) Distribution, duplication, and others. to and for third parties
  • (5) Direct links to a photograph in this collection

6. Disclaimer

Neither TCVB nor the party supplying a photograph shall be responsible for any loss or damage arising from the use of that photograph.

7. Compliance with the Terms

The images may not be lent again to those who fail to comply with the terms.