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月曜日, 5月 05, 0020

Lucky...

Knew that Golden week was in the beginning of May l;ucky us we returned on Tuesday last week.

Airports, train stations crammed with Golden Week travelers
Saturday 03rd May, 05:51 PM JST

TOKYO —
Major Japanese railroad stations, airports and highways were crammed with travelers heading for resorts and hometowns Saturday as congestion peaked at the start of the second half of the extended Golden Week holiday period in Japan. Shinkansen bullet trains leaving Tokyo were packed, with Tokaido, Tohoku and Joetsu Shinkansen lines seeing seat-occupancy rates top 100%.

Seat-occupancy rates for the Nozomi No. 3 bullet train bound for Hakata, western Japan, marked 200% at Nagoya station, in central Japan. Meanwhile, long traffic jams formed on outbound highway lanes from the capital.

At Tokyo’s Haneda airport, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways flights were all fully booked in the morning. An estimated 43,600 people were due to leave Japan for overseas destinations via Narita airport near Tokyo on Saturday, according to the Narita International Airport Corp. But the number was smaller than usual as this year’s Golden Week holidays are scattered over an eight-day period, airport officials said, adding that most travelers will return to Japan on Tuesday.


Also read on JapanToday that the Osaka's symbol Kuidaore doll on sale, due to the restaurant upcoming closure.

One of the symbols of Osaka is a mechanical doll in Dotonbori, Osaka. Not many people know it is a mascot character of a restaurant behind where stands but those who visit Osaka never forget to take photos with him. The doll has an official name: Kuidaore Taro. Kuidaore means “to ruin oneself by extravagance in food.” He has been there since 1950. But he is on sale now because the restaurant will be closed .... Read Link for more

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