long holidays

Golden Week(GW) is from April 29th to May 7th, 2023.
This year it will be 9 consecutive holidays with May 1st and May 2nd off.
Nine consecutive holidays are long holidays for Japanese people, so they travel more and return to their hometowns.
Crowds will start from the evening of April 28th, and tourist spots and shopping malls will be crowded.

If you plan to go sightseeing, we recommend avoiding these consecutive holidays.

Especially in recent years, the number of toilets has decreased due to the influence of corona.
Convenience stores used to rent out toilets to customers, but there were times when they stopped doing so due to the coronavirus.
There are limited places where families and groups can enter, so I think that individual travel will feel inconvenient except for tours.

【important point】

  • Everywhere is crowded, so be prepared.
  • have trouble with the toilet.
  • Hotels and tickets are hard to come by.
  • Traveling by car or bus is 100% stuck in traffic.
  • Traffic accidents increase because people who are not accustomed to driving.
  • There is a small possibility that the response will be sloppy because the number of people working at the event will increase in a hurry.

To avoid crowds, many people spend their time indoors during Golden Week.

When you’re indoors, reading, cooking, watching movies, making crafts, playing games, etc.
In addition to that, recently it seems that it is popular to do small-scale glamping in the living room or garden.
Even if it’s just a little different than usual, it seems to be exciting.

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