Odette Oldewolbers
Architect, 32 (Dutch)
I’m going to Hiroshima to see the war museum, and also to Miyajima. I know it’s going to be very busy in Golden Week, so I’d like to get away from the hustle-bustle of the city.

Keiko Koizumi
Part-time worker, 40s
I would like to go somewhere far away during Golden Week, but they say that the gas prices are going up again, so I think I’ll stay in the area and visit places near where I live.

Daniel Edward Coughlin
Songwriter, 24 (Japanese)
I’m playing guitar every day in different parts of Tokyo, such as Ueno Park. I also have an in-store live show coming up in May for Ovation guitars, so I’m going to be preparing for that.

Akira Hirano
“Okonomiyaki” chef, 60
I’m working, like most people in my line of work. I normally take Tuesdays off but will be working this time because sales can be twice as high during Golden Week.

Shafi Malik
Restaurateur, 25 (British)
I’m going with a friend to Malaysia. We’re going to go to the beach. I heard things are crazy here in Golden Week, and that ticket prices are going to be more expensive.

Shana Walker, 29 (Canada)
Sign-language instructor
I was planning to go to Canada, but had to cancel because I just got a new job and was told that it wasn’t a good idea to leave the country. I might take a trip to Hokkaido.

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