Tourists flock to Japan to kick off Chinese New Year

Jan 27, 2017

Tourists flock to Japan to kick off Chinese New Year

The Lunar New Year holiday season kicked off Friday as Chinese and other tourists jammed major airports ahead of Asia's traditional turn of the year on Saturday. "I have visited Japan 10 times or more and love this country," said Li Wen-hsuan, 46, upon arriving ...

Millions attempt the trip home for China's Lunar New Year festival

Jan 25, 2017

Millions attempt the trip home for China's Lunar New Year festival

Thousands of people wearing thick coats and clutching suitcases line up in freezing conditions at Beijing Railway Station in the hope of snagging a ticket home for China's Lunar New Year. They are among hundreds of millions of migrant workers traveling to far-flung towns and ...

Japanese head abroad as Bon exodus begins

Aug 8, 2015

Japanese head abroad as Bon exodus begins

Tens of thousands of vacationers flew abroad from airports in the Tokyo and Osaka areas as Japan's summer exodus began Saturday. The number of international travelers passing through Narita airport is expected to total 871,500 during the 10 days of the Bon holiday season from ...

Rush of returning Golden Week travelers peaks

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 Railway companies said reserved seats on the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen lines ...

Asia-Pacific cities first to usher in New Year

Dec 31, 2013

Asia-Pacific cities first to usher in New Year

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Sydney's iconic opera house and harbor bridge will sparkle with tons of exploding fireworks, while smog concerns have dampened such pyrotechnic displays in at least one polluted Chinese city and Japanese temples will ring 108 times as Asia-Pacific countries become the first to usher ...

Transport packed as Golden Week U-turn begins

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 ...