Terms and Conditions - Japan Photography Workshop/Tour Policies

A deposit of USD $1000 per person is required when reserving your spot. The deposit is nonrefundable, so please be sure of your travel plans and dates before you reserve your spot. In the case of a family or personal accident has broken bones etc., and you cancel it is possible we will allow for a return of your deposit, minus banking fees. The full balance amount per person is due 90 days before departure date. If you want to sign up for a Japan Photography Tour workshop within 90 days of departure, then the full amount will be due when signing up.

All Photography workshops by Blain Harasymiw, airlines in Japan hotels require a deposit. Which we normally do six months to a year in advance. In almost all cases, this is either non-refundable or partially refundable. Therefore, if you sign up for a photo workshop and cancel for any reason, you will receive an amount of money back see below, “REFUND TIMING” If Blain can re-sell your place on the workshop, you can expect a 90% refund.
Blain highly recommends that you have full travel insurance.

If you cancel 150 days before workshop departure, you will receive 90% refund.

If you cancel from 149-120 days before workshop departure, you will receive 70% refund.

If you cancel from 119-90 days before workshop departure, you will receive 50% refund.

If you cancel 60 days before workshop departure, you will not receive a refund, unless Blain can re-sell your place.

Itineraries are done to take advantage of the best photographic opportunities. Participants will allow for changes in itinerary due to change in weather, traffic, sudden price increase, or any other unforeseen event may occur.

The passenger in regard to travel including, but not limited to, sightseeing, meals, lodging, transportation, and all other services whether by motor car, SUV, van, motor coach, boat, ship, aircraft & Blain Harasymiw/Manami Kishimoto & team at blaininjapan.com assume no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity which may be occasioned either by reason of a defect in any vehicle or for any reason whatsoever, or through the acts of default of any company or persons engaged in conveying the person on the photography workshop tour or in carrying out the arrangements of the trip. Blain Harasymiw/Manami Kishimoto & team can accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay’s or changes in air or other services, sickness, weather, natural disaster, or any other causes. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the passenger, as trip fees provide for photography workshop arrangements only for the times & locations stated. Baggage is at the owner’s risk entirely.
Blain Harasymiw/Manami Kishimoto & support team at blaininjapn.com are in accordance with the (Japan Ministry of Education) in their role as photography teachers/instructors support staff for “Photography Workshops Photography tours across Japan” as advisors of photography tour/workshop/vacation in Japan. Blain Harasymiw Photography does not offer "Tour guide-interpreter" services or are affiliated with the JTA commissioner of each prefectural government offices in Japan. Article 40 & Articles 2, 3, 18 and 36 of the Guide-Interpreter Business Law, does not apply to Blain Harasymiw/Manami Kishimoto & team/support staff because they are in accord with the regulations put forth by the Ministry of Education in Japan. Blain Harasymiw/Manami Kishimoto and teams role and payment from clients are in accord with Japanese prefectural law; hereby are recognized by the ministry of Education across Japan as professional teacher/instructors or support staff of photography tour workshop teaching photography throughout Japan in each prefectural government district offices.

All workshops/vacations participants are strongly recommended very strongly, to have travel and health insurance.
Japan is courteous when it comes to medical emergencies; health comes 1st payment last. Please have full medical travel coverage.

Please let us know beforehand to any medical conditions you may have. Also please keep a list of any past medical conditions that you may have had in the past. Just in case there is a medical emergency & you are traveling single. It’s best for us to know ahead of time to be able to translate quickly to doctors if any allergies to medications and such.
If you also have any allergies to foods, please let us know ahead of the departure of workshops/vacations.

Safety at Blain Harasymiw Photography is paramount for your wellbeing.

These Terms and conditions are subject to change without notice, from time to time in our sole discretion.