Terms of Use of the Website

Thank you for visiting the website "www.hikari-kyoen.com" (hereinafter referred to as the "Website") operated by the Festival of the Lights in OSAKA Executive Committee Office (hereinafter referred to as the "Committee Office"). The Website is managed and operated by the Committee Office or a legal representative of the Committee Office, and is used to provide information and services to customers who use it (hereinafter referred to as the "Customers"). Please read through and consent to the following terms of use as stipulated in the "Terms of Use of the Website" (hereinafter referred to as the "Terms") set forth by the Committee Office before using the Website. By using the Website, you shall be deemed to have consented to the Terms. Please note that the Terms may be subject to change, as and when required, without prior notice.

◆Scope of the Terms

The scope of the Terms shall be all data stored on all servers required for the operation of the Website, and all content contained therein.


he copyright of all text, photography, illustrations, video/images, software, and any other work (hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Works") published on the Website is held by the Committee Office, or by its creator or any other rightful claimant, and is protected by the Copyright Act of Japan and other pertinent laws and treaties. When printing or storing the Works for the purpose of personal use, you may not, without prior permission from the copyright holder, reproduce, reprint, publicly transmit, distribute, modify, or cut any of the Works, whether in part or in whole, except where permitted by the Copyright Act or other relevant laws or treaties. However, if there are conditions of use listed separately on the Website, those conditions shall take precedence.

◆Trademark Rights

Rights pertaining to trademarks, including the logo of the Committee Office as published on the Website are held by the Committee Office, or by its creator or any other rightful claimant, and are protected by the Commercial Code of Japan, the Trademarks Act of Japan, the Prevention of Unfair Competition Act of Japan, and other pertinent laws. These trademarks may not be used without prior permission from the Committee Office or the relevant third party.


In principle, there are no restrictions on linking to the Website, regardless of whether it is for commercial or non-commercial use, and there is no requirement to contact the Committee Office. However, please refrain from linking to the Website if any of the following apply or are likely to apply:

Even if none of the above items apply, if the Committee Office determines that the link is inappropriate, the Committee Office may request that the operator of the corresponding website change the link settings or that the link be removed entirely. Please note that the URL of the Website is subject to change or to be deleted without notice.

◆Recommended System Requirements

The following browsers are recommended for a safer and more comfortable viewing experience when using the Website. However, please note that, depending on the browser settings, some features may not be usable or may not display correctly.

ecommended System Requirements (PC)

[Using Windows (7, 8, or 10)]
Internet Explorer 11.0
Edge latest version
Firefox latest version
Chrome latest version
[Using Macintosh (Mac OSX 10.9 or later)]
Safari latest version
Firefox latest version
Chrome latest version

Recommended System Requirements (Smartphone)

iOS9 or later, Android 5 or later
Safari、Google Chrome


Adobe Reader is required to view PDF files. Please download and install from the Adobe Systems Incorporated website.

◆About Cookies

Cookies are a technology that temporarily write and save data to Customers' computers for the purposes of providing a more convenient browsing experience for Customers who browse the Website multiple times, and for obtaining information that will allow the Website to be improved on a continuous basis. The cookies used by the Website do not collect personal Customer data, nor do they affect Customers' computers in any way that could be deemed unlawful. It is possible to prevent cookies from being written or saved through the browser settings, but please note that doing so may mean certain parts of the website become unavailable or cause them to not be displayed properly. Please refer to the help page of the browser you are using, or contact the browser manufacturer, for more details on how to adjust the browser settings.

◆About Security

ecurity strengthening measures are continuously being implemented on the Website in order to prevent the unauthorized access, loss, destruction, falsification, and leakage of Customer information. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer protocol) is used to encrypt and transmit Customer information on pages that handle Customer information. Please note that if you are not using a browser that supports SSL, encrypted transmissions of information using SSL will not be available.

◆About the Protection of Personal Data

The Committee Office recognizes the importance of personal data and has established a personal data protection policy accordingly. Personal data entrusted to the Website by Customers will be managed and used appropriately in accordance with the Committee Office's personal data protection policy. For details on the personal data protection policy, please see "About Personal Data".

◆About the Disclaimer

For details on the disclaimer, please see "Disclaimer".

◆About the Governing Laws and Jurisdiction

Unless otherwise stipulated, usage of the Website and the interpretation and application of the "Terms of Use of the Website" shall be governed by the laws of Japan. Unless otherwise stipulated, the Osaka District Court shall be the exclusive court with jurisdiction in the first instance for any and all disputes pertaining to the Website.

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