Terms and Conditions - "Discover the Tastes of Japan" Competition 2017

Discover the Tastes of Japan 2017 

Terms and conditions

The following information and terms and conditions relate to the Japan National Tourism Organisation prize draw to ‘Discover the Tastes of Japan’ (the ‘Promotion’). By entering the Promotion, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. ‘The Promoter’ of this action is the Japan National Tourism Organisation whose registered office is at 1st Floor, Pennine House, 26 Leman Street, London, E1 8ER. 

1.    In the event of any dispute regarding the rules, conduct, results and all other matters relating to the Promotion, the decision of the Promoter shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.

2.    This Promotion is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 and over who have not lived in Japan for a year or more only. 

3.    Employees of the Japan National Tourism Organisation, All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, JR East, JR West, JTB, Embassy of Japan, Japan Foundation, JETRO, CLAIR, JCCI, as well as partners or any company involved in the Promotion, or members of their families or households, are not eligible to win.

4.    The Promotion opens 9:00am (GMT) 22nd September 2017 and closes 5:00pm (GMT) 27th November 2017 (the ‘Promotion Period’). No entries submitted before or after the Promotion Period will be valid. The promoter has the authority to amend, extend or withdraw this without prior notice at any time during this period.

5.    The Promotion is free to enter - no purchase is necessary.

6.    All valid and successful entries made during the Promotion Period will be eligible to win the ANA Prize, JAL Prize, Wagyu Beef Prize and Sake Samurai Prize.

<ANA Prize>
a.    A pair of Business Class flights from London to Tokyo courtesy of All Nippon Airways (see terms and conditions at point 6-1).
b.    Five nights stay at Prince Hotels in Tokyo and Otsu (next to Kyoto) for two people, Japan Rail Pass for domestic travel, all-you-can-drink Japanese dinner at Nihonbashi Toyama, and tickets to Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum (see terms and conditions at point 6-2, 6-3, 6-4, 6-5).
6-1.    All Nippon Airways Terms and Conditions 
- Prize tickets are for flights on ANA (All Nippon Airways) only. The tickets cannot be used on code share flights.
- The prize consists of two return Business Class tickets from London Heathrow to Tokyo Haneda.
- Travel must originate in the UK from London Heathrow after 1 April 2018 and must be completed by 31 March 2019. Ticket validity is not extendable.
- Flight confirmation is subject to availability at the time of booking and blackout periods may apply.
- Once issued, tickets cannot be re-issued and date or routing changes are not permitted.
- The prize and tickets are non-transferable and may not be re-routed. Passengers must travel together on all sectors of the itinerary.
- ANA is responsible for the payment of all applicable taxes and service charges.
- Tickets have no commercial value and cannot be redeemed for cash.

 6-2. Prince Hotels and Resorts Terms and Conditions
- The prize consists of three nights stay for two people at The Prince Park Tower Tokyo and two nights stay in Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel in a twin or double room for two people sharing one room.
- Breakfast for two is included.
- Any other incidental charges, for example room service, telephone call charges, mini bar etc., must be covered by the prize winner. 
- The prize voucher will be issued based on the flight booking confirmation and it is valid between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019. 
- The winner must coordinate the trip respectively to the availability of flight and accommodation.
- Booking confirmation is subject to availability and may not available during peak season. Please inquire upon booking.

 6-3. Japan Rail Pass Terms and Conditions
- See http://japanrailpass.net/en/ 

 6-4. Nihonbashi Toyama Terms and Conditions

- The prize is a two-hour dinner course including food and drinks for two people at Toyama Hamasaku restaurant inside Nihonbashi Toyama.
- The course dishes consist of small dish, appetizers, sashimi assortment, dried fish directly from Toyama, simmered vegetable dish, rice, and dessert.
- All-you-can-drink drinks includes draft beer, shochu, three types of local Toyama sake, red wine, white wine, highball and four soft drinks (Coca Cola, Oolong tea, two types of soft drink from Toyama).
- The last order is 30 minutes before the end of the dinner course.
- The contents of cuisine and drinks are subject to change according to the season.
- The dinner course must be started before 7pm.
- Toyama Hamasaku inside Nihonbashi Toyama is open 5pm-10:30pm (last order is 10pm) on weekdays and Saturdays, 5pm-9pm on Sundays and national holidays (last order is 8:30pm).
- Nihonbashi Toyama is closed on New Year's Holiday and other unscheduled closing days.

 6-5. Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum Terms and Conditions
- The prize is a voucher for one day free admission for two people to Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum. 

<JAL Prize>
a.    A pair of Premium Economy Class flights from London to Tokyo, and domestic flights between Tokyo and Hokkaido courtesy of Japan Airlines (see terms and conditions at point 6-6).
b.    Five nights stay at Grand Hirafu, Rusutsu Resort, and Prince Hotel in Sapporo for two people, Japan Rail Pass and bus transportation for domestic travel (see terms and conditions at point 6-7, 6-8, 6-9, 6-10, 6-11).
6-6. Japan Airlines Terms and conditions
- The prize is two return air tickets in Premium Class on direct scheduled JAL services between London Heathrow and Tokyo (Haneda) and connecting domestic JAL service to Sapporo, excluding all taxes, airport facility charges, fuel surcharges and other necessary charges. 
- Flights are subject to Japan Airlines general conditions of carriage for passengers and baggage.
- JAL can accept flight JL042 (From London Heathrow to Tokyo Haneda) and JL041 (From Tokyo Haneda to London Heathrow) from 1st January to 31st March based on the available space and the flight dates or passenger name cannot be changed once the ticket has been issued.  There is no embargo period however if the flights chosen by the winner are full in the designated booking class, the winner will be asked to choose alternative travel dates.
<Flight Schedule>
JL042 09:30 London Heathrow departure, 06:25 Tokyo Haneda arrival next day
JL041 02:35 Tokyo Haneda midnight departure, 06:25 London Heathrow arrival same day
- The booking can be made from three months prior to the departure date and must be made at least eight weeks before the preferred date of travel. All travel must be completed by 31 March 2018.
- Receipt of the prize is conditional upon the winner having a valid passport and visa (if appropriate) permitting travel to the relevant destination, with at least six (6) months’ validity.
- The prize is non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be substituted for any other prize or cash value.  No extension of dates or change of destination is allowed from those specified in the terms and conditions.
- No upgrade or mileage accumulation is available.
- No advance seat assignment is available until the web check-in becomes available.
- In the event that the winner, for any reason, does not accept the prize or any element thereof, then the prize (or the relevant element) will be forfeited by the winner and neither cash nor any other form of compensation will be supplied in lieu of that forfeited prize (or the relevant element).
- JAL accepts no responsibility for any tax implications that may arise from accepting any prize and advises entrants that independent financial advice should be sought in the event of winning. Any extra activities and costs beyond the specified prize will be the responsibility of the winner, including obtaining travel insurance to cover health care, lost baggage and other related travel costs, transfers and hotel accommodation.
- The winner must be over the age of 18 with a valid passport to travel (valid for at least six months beyond the return date from the trip).  Winner must obtain all visas, permissions and other documentation required.   JAL is not liable for the costs of obtaining the correct entry documents.
- By accepting a prize, the winner accepts full and complete responsibility for their own safety and welfare at all times and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, agrees that JAL shall not be liable or responsible for any risks or damages associated with or arising out of the winner’s acceptance of the prize.

 6-7. Grand Hirafu Terms and conditions
- Hotel: Niseko Mt. Resort Grand Hirafu or Hotel Niseko Alpen
- Valid between 1 December 2017 to 31 March 2018
- Prize winner and one guest sharing one room. Maximum two nights stay.  
- Breakfast on both days is included.
- Incidentals are not included.
- The promotion is subject to availability at time of booking. Please contact the hotel to book.  

6-8. Rusutsu Resort Terms and conditions
- Hotel: Rusutsu Resort Hotel (North & South Wing Standard Room)  
- Valid between 1 December 2017 to 31 March 2018
- Prize winner and one guest sharing one room. Maximum two nights stay.  
- Breakfast on both days is included.
- Incidentals are not included.
- The promotion is subject to availability at time of booking. Please contact the hotel to book.

 6-9. Prince Hotel Sapporo Terms and conditions
- Hotel: Sapporo Prince Hotel
- Valid between 1 December 2017 to 31 March 2018
- Prize winner and one guest sharing one room. Maximum two nights stay.  
- Breakfast on both days is included.
- Incidentals are not included.
- The promotion is subject to availability at time of booking. Please contact the hotel to book.  

 6-10. Access Terms and conditions
- Shuttle bus: Hokkaido Resort Liner (Return shuttle bus between Sapporo/New Chitose Airport and ski resort)
- Valid between 1 December 2017 to 31 March 2018 (during operation period of each route)
- Prize winner and one guest
- Shuttle bus will be provided from Sapporo/New Chitose Airport to Rusutsu Resort, Niseko Resort or other ski resort. Please check the website for routes and schedule at http://www.access-n.jp/winter2017/en/ 
- Bookings are confirmed up to nine days prior to the requested date. The promotion is subject to availability at time of booking. Please contact the bus company to book.  

6-11. Japan Rail Pass Terms and Conditions
- See http://japanrailpass.net/en/ 

<Wagyu Beef Prize>
- Gift voucher for Tokimeite Japanese restaurant, for three couples

<Sake Samurai Prize>
- Discover the varieties of sake – three different types of sake including sparkling, umeshu, and ginjo sake for five people.
- The prize will be delivered to the winners directly by the Sake Samurai Association.

7.    JTB will consult with the winner of the ANA prize and the JAL prize to assist with booking of the prize trip.

8.    The winners of the ANA prize and the JAL prize will be requested to post about their holiday experience in Japan on social media websites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.) as much as possible.

9.    To enter the Promotion, you must fill in your details on the Japan National Tourism Organization website, here: (https://www.seejapan.co.uk/tastes-of-japan/entry-form )

10.    Proof of entry, is not proof of receipt.

11.    The Promoter and the Prize Partners accept no responsibility for difficulties experienced in submitting an entry to the Promotion.

12.    If for any reason any aspect of the Promotion does not function correctly, whether by means of infection by computer virus, network failure, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any cause beyond the control of the Promoter and Administrator that corrupts or affects the administration, integrity or fairness of the Promotion, then the Promoter may at its sole discretion cancel, modify or suspend the Promotion and/or invalidate affected entries.

13.    The Promoter reserves the right, at its discretion, to disqualify any entrant and withhold prizes if it has reasonable grounds to believe the entrant has breached any of these rules or if they do not comply with any of these terms and conditions.

14.    The Promoter also reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions and any amendments will be published on the website www.seejapan.co.uk.

15.    Promotion winners will be chosen at random by the Promoter, unless specified otherwise, from all qualifying entries within 14 days of the competition closing date. 

16.    Promotion winner will be contacted within five working days of the random draw taking place. 

17.    The Promoter and Administrator will use reasonable endeavours to contact the winners using the contact details supplied upon entry to the Promotion. If a winner does not respond within 14 days of the first notification, then the winner forfeits the right to claim the Prize. Neither the Promoter nor Administrator shall be responsible should the winner provide incorrect contact or delivery details.

18.     The winner will be asked to consult with JTB to book their prize in accordance with these terms and conditions and any other instructions provided by the Promoter. 

19.    All travel, holiday or health insurance, passports and any required visas shall be the responsibility of the prize winner(s) and not the Promoter, Administrator or Prize Partners. 

20.    Travel dates may be restricted.

21.    The accommodation and flights must be taken at the same time as part of the same trip. 

22.     All prizes are subject to availability. 

23.    Individual Prize Provider terms and conditions apply. 

24.    Additional costs are not included within the holiday prize (including but not limited to, food and drink, spending money, excursions and airport transfers) and are the responsibility of the prize winners and not the Promoter or any of the Prize Partners. 

25.    The Promoter, Administrator, Prize Partners and their associated agencies and companies accept no liability for any loss, expense or damage which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person's negligence) in connection with the Promotion or the winners’ enjoyment of the prizes, other than such liability that cannot be excluded by law including death or personal injury caused by negligence, where liability shall be limited to the minimum permissible by law.

26.    Names of Promotion winners may be published on the Japan National Tourism Organisation website.

27.    After 27th November 2017 and for the following three months, the name and county of residence of the winners will be available upon written request to Japan National Tourism Organization, 1st Floor, Pennine House, 28 Leman Street, London, E1 8ER. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope for a list of winners.

28.    Winners may be requested to take part in promotional activity without compensation and the Promoter reserves the right to use the names and addresses of winners/photographs of them in any publicity.

29.    Any personal data relating to entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation, and will not be disclosed to a third party without the individual's prior consent. Please see Japan National Tourism Organisation's Privacy Policy (https://www.seejapan.co.uk/privacy-policy) for further details.

30.    The Promoter’s decision is final.

31.    These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Disputes arising in connection with these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.