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GOLDEN WEEK

The departure lobby for domestic flights is crowded with travelers at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on Saturday, the first day of this year's Golden Week holidays.
JAPAN
Apr 28, 2024
Golden Week crowds greeted with high temperatures as holiday period kicks off
The mercury soared as millions of travelers were venturing to both international and domestic destinations.
An estimated 835,200 people were due to travel through Narita Airport in Chiba Prefecture during the 11-day Golden Week period — about 77% of the number during the same period in 2019, before the eruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.
JAPAN / Society
Apr 27, 2024
Travelers flock to train stations and airports as Golden Week begins
Japan kicked off its Golden Week holidays, which run through May 6, on Saturday, with many people heading to resorts or their home towns.
The international departure lobby at Haneda Aiport in Tokyo on April 29, 2023, at the start of the Golden Week holidays.
BUSINESS
Apr 11, 2024
Golden Week travel plans near pre-pandemic levels as overseas bookings surge
This year's Golden Week marks the first since the government downgraded COVID-19’s classification to the same level as the seasonal flu.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 12, 2023
Golden Week crowds up in 95% of Japanese cities on COVID recovery
While travel particularly boomed in regional areas, some commercial districts in major cities saw less crowding.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 8, 2023
Golden Week express train passengers at 94% of pre-pandemic level
All six Japan Railways Group companies saw their figures increase from the previous year, sending the total to the seventh-highest level since the start of the data in 1990.
Japan Times
CARTOONS / ZERO GRAVITY
May 6, 2023
Roger Dahl on Golden Week
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 4, 2023
Golden Week travel sees boost amid easing of COVID protection measures
A government decision to reclassify the potentially lethal virus from next Monday, paving the way for the full normalization of social and economic activities, has added to the holiday mood.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 30, 2023
Japanese lawmakers pack their bags for Golden Week trips as diplomacy resumes
Among the traveling lawmakers is Toshimitsu Motegi, secretary-general of the LDP, who is scheduled to visit the United States, Mexico and Cuba for a week from Sunday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 27, 2023
Hotel prices in Japan spike amid surge in demand
In the first quarter of 2023, hotel prices increased by around 15% compared with the pre-pandemic 2019 fiscal year, according to a survey.
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JAPAN
Apr 27, 2023
Japan plans to end COVID-19 border controls on Saturday
The rules set to end include a requirement that passengers give certification of at least three COVID-19 vaccination doses or a negative test taken within 72 hours of departure.
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JAPAN
Apr 29, 2022
Travelers crowd trains and airports as Golden Week holiday begins
Transportation reservations have increased sharply compared to a year earlier, although they have not recovered to pre-pandemic levels.
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JAPAN
May 1, 2021
Few people traveling as Japan's Golden Week kicks off amid virus spike
With Tokyo now under a third state of emergency, large shopping facilities remain closed and there were fewer people on the move for the annual holiday period.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 24, 2021
No holiday mood as Japan virus emergency set to hit tourism and shopping hard
The emergency, set to last from Sunday to May 11, is expected to dramatically impact industries that were hopeful ahead of the usually bountiful Golden Week holidays.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 13, 2020
Narita Airport saw record-low number of travelers during Golden Week
The number of travelers during the holiday period between April 24 and May 6 dropped 99 percent from a year earlier to about 12,700.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
May 9, 2020
A pandemic potpourri of Golden Week news gems
As if the COVID-19 pandemic didn't give Japan enough things to worry about, the unseasonably warm winter and resulting lack of snow may spell severe shortages of water by this summer.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
May 9, 2020
Golden Week takes a turn for the weird online amid pandemic
The current environment surrounding the emergence of COVID-19 has forced people to come up with brand new ways of enjoying time away from work.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 7, 2020
Tokyo quiet as people return to work after Golden Week under emergency
Few people were seen walking near Tokyo Station on Thursday morning, and those that were mostly wore face masks.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
May 2, 2020
What is Golden Week and why does it matter?
Due to COVID-19, this year's Golden Week has all but been called off. We take a look at the history behind this cluster of national holidays and why its effective cancelation is a big deal.
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JAPAN
Apr 25, 2020
Japan's bullet trains and expressways eerily deserted as Golden Week begins
Crowded train stations and 40-km traffic jams prove elusive as the holidays open, with some enjoying entire shinkansen cars to themselves.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 24, 2020
Gov. Koike urges Tokyo residents to step up social distancing for Golden Week
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike pressed residents Friday to step up social distancing efforts over the next two weeks after previous countermeasures produced unsatisfactory results.

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