Golden Week exodus peaks; transport routes overwhelmed

National 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. The international terminal at Tokyo's Haneda airport, which expanded to accommodate extra flights at the end of March, was abuzz with families departing for overseas destinations. Japan Airlines Co. ...

Golden Week holidays start; exodus slower than usual

National 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. But the crowds were smaller than usual because this year's holiday period is split into two long weekends, with the heaviest congestion expected ...

Events / Events Outside Tokyo Apr 24, 2014

Yokohama discovery event heads to space

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Get learning during Golden Week at Kite, Mite, Hakken! (Come, Look, Discover!), which gives kids a chance to learn about the world around them. Interactive discovery booths will focus on environmental issues that involve lakes, the ocean and animals. Science-themed areas will aim to teach kids ...

Transport packed as Golden Week U-turn begins

National 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. Heavy congestion was expected on expressways Sunday evening, the Japan Road Traffic Information Center warned. A 50-km bottleneck was expected on the northbound ...