Terms and Conditions - Japan Photography Tours Workshop/Tour Policies 

A deposit of USD $1000 per person is required when you want to reserve a space; this is per person. The balance is due 90 days before departure. If you want to sign up for a workshop within 90 days of departure, then the full amount will be due.

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 full 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 should allow for flexibility due to change in weather, traffic, or any other unforeseen event may occur.

Blain Harasymiw/Manami Kishimoto & team at blaininjapn.com act only as photography teachers/instructors of “Photography Workshops in Japan” As advisor of photography, for workshops/vacations in Japan. 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 passenger 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.

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.