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GOLDEN WEEK

Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 6, 2019
This year's extended Golden Week holiday in Japan is a headache for many working parents
The Golden Week holiday period, extended to 10 days this year due to events surrounding the Imperial succession, has left working parents who are unable to take the entire time off in limbo, as most nurseries and kindergartens will be closed.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 4, 2018
Lower House approves bill creating 10-day holiday in Japan around Imperial succession
The Lower House approved a bill Tuesday to designate a one-off national holiday period to celebrate next year's Imperial succession, creating a 10-day block of vacation for many from late April.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Dec 1, 2018
Question mark hangs over holiday reshuffles
The Diet passed a bill in June that will shift certain national holidays in 2020 to ease traffic congestion during the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Marine Day, which is usually the third Monday of July, will be moved to July 23, the day before the opening ceremony, while Sports Day, normally the second Monday in October, will be shifted to July 24, the day of the opening ceremony. Meanwhile, Mountain Day, which is usually celebrated on Aug. 11, will be moved up a day to Aug. 10, the day after the closing ceremony, which falls on a Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 13, 2018
Japanese Cabinet OKs bill to make 10-day Golden Week holiday around 2019 Imperial succession
The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a bill to assign one-off holidays related to the Imperial succession next year, creating a 10-day Golden Week holiday period from late April.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 6, 2018
Rush of travelers returning from Golden Week holidays reaches peak
Trains, planes and expressways across the nation were packed as the holiday period came to a close.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 6, 2017
Plan ahead: Japan to consider 10 consecutive days off around Crown Prince's succession
The government considers designating 10 consecutive days as holidays from April 27 to May 6 in 2019 to coincide with Crown Prince Naruhito's succession to the throne.
COMMUNITY / Voices / OVERHEARD
May 20, 2017
Golden Week blues
'You've been struck down by a case of the Golden Week blues?'
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 2, 2016
Northern Alps accidents bring Golden Week climbing fatalities to five
Four men were found dead Monday in the Northern Alps straddling Nagano, Gifu and Toyama prefectures, police said, bringing the tally for climbing fatalities during Golden Week to five since Saturday.
JAPAN
May 12, 2015
Narita sees first rise in Golden Week travelers in three years
Boosted by a significant increase in foreign visitors, the number of people entering and departing from Japan via Narita International Airport during this year's Golden Week rose 12.7 percent from a year earlier to around 910,000, immigration authorities said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 6, 2015
Returning travelers flood planes, trains on Golden Week finale
Airports, trains and expressways in Japan continued to be packed on Wednesday as travelers returned from their spring getaways on the last day of the Golden Week holiday period.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 6, 2014
Rush of returning Golden Week travelers peaks
The rush of travelers returning from domestic and overseas trips during the Golden Week holiday period peaked on Tuesday, with vacationers crowding trains, airports and expressways bound for Tokyo and other cities.
JAPAN
May 4, 2014
Day at beach turns fatal for five in Niigata
Two adults and three children die in the Sea of Japan after rough waves pull the kids into the ocean.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
May 3, 2014
Avoiding the crowds during Golden Week
Let's be sensible: During Golden Week, why on earth would any sane person choose to drive to a destination on the expressway only to spend a good part of their holiday ensnared in a 35-km-long traffic jam? Doing their part to ease the congestion, domestic magazines are offering some imaginative alternatives to let readers enjoy a well-deserved break from work while avoiding the crowds.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 3, 2014
Golden Week exodus peaks; transport routes overwhelmed
The mass exodus for the Golden Week holidays peaked Saturday as travelers crowded trains, airports and expressways.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 26, 2014
Golden Week holidays start; exodus slower than usual
Major airports, railway stations and expressways across the country were packed with holiday travelers Saturday as the Golden Week holiday season started.
Japan Times
Events / Events In Tokyo
Apr 24, 2014
Ariake Sports Festa keeps children active
Are your Golden Week activities scheduled already? Most parents will be scrambling for last-minute camps to send their kids to. For those who haven't planned ahead, the Ariake Sports Festa is a healthier option than camping out in front of the TV for a day.
Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Apr 24, 2014
Yokohama discovery event heads to space
Get learning during Golden Week at Kite, Mite, Hakken! (Come, Look, Discover!), which gives kids a chance to learn about the world around them.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 6, 2013
Transport packed as Golden Week U-turn begins
Holidaymakers crammed bullet trains, flights and highways bound for Tokyo and other cities Sunday as the Golden Week holidays began to wrap up.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Apr 23, 2011
Disasters kill appetite for travel during Japan's high season
The aftershocks of the March 11 quake will be strongly felt in the tourism industry come this Golden Week.

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