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With sunlight dappling fresh green leaves, flowers in bloom and birds singing, spring and early summer is when Europeans leave their homes to enjoy the arts at great annual events such as Germany’s Theatertreffen and France’s Avignon Festival.

In contrast, though spring in Japan is crowned by Golden Week, the year’s longest holiday, people generally spend those few days of leisure paying sky-high prices to join the tourist hordes at overcrowded resorts overseas.

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