Privacy Policy

Who I am

My website address is:

My name is Kozue Mitani, an individual blogger. Tokyo Direct Guide is owned, written and managed by me.

What personal data I collect and why I collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you contact me through the contact form, your information you fill in is submitted. It is not used for any purposes such as marketing, selling to third parties, etc, other than personal contacts between you and me. The contact form is generated by Ninja Forms.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

This website uses advertisements provided by Google AdSense, Travelpayouts, Travelpayouts Emerald,,, Tripadvisor, and Nihongo Master, social share buttons by AddToAny and popular content generator by WordPress Popular Posts plugin. Those third parties may use Cookies in their way.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, social media posts, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


This website uses Google Analytics to develop the site performance.

You can opt out of analytics tracking by

Who I share your data with

This website embeds advertisements provided by Google AdSense: , Travelpayouts: , , , Tripadvisor: , Nihongo Master:, and Magical Trip: .

Social buttons are provided by AddToAny: .

The popular post section is generated by WordPress Popular Posts: .

How long I retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Google Analytics records are kept for 26 months.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data this website holds about you, including any data you have provided. You can also request that we erase any personal data this website holds about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where I send your data

This website is hosted by a Japanese web hosting: .

Third-party services I mentioned to above are used. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional information

How I protect your data

I protect your access by SSL encryption.

When you click advertisements on this website, you are anonymous to me. Your name, address, email address, phone number, face and any information to detect you are invisible.

I never sell your information to third parties. I am a writer, not a data dealer.

About Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be changed at any time.

The link to Terms of Use is .

Your contact information

You can contact me through the contact form.