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Visiting Tokyo During Golden Week

Coming to Japan? Learn about the hot spots, best restaurants, best places to see, where to go and where to stay. Whether sharing your experience or planning a trip, this is the place for discussion.

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Visiting Tokyo During Golden Week

Postby Zubz313 » January 14th, 2015 11:07 pm

Hi Jpod101 Friends,

I have some vacation time coming up and was thinking of finally coming over to Japan. I'm planning a 3 week trip with my friend and it happens to overlap with Golden Week. I've heard it can be a headache to travel during this time but I also know there is alot of attactions that go on during this week.

Does anyone have any incite into staying in Tokyo during Golden Week?

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Re: Visiting Tokyo During Golden Week

Postby patrick_harnett » February 4th, 2015 5:34 am

We travelled to and around during Golden Week a couple of years ago. Most of the time we stayed in Kyoto (because there is a lot to do there), but we didn't find the travel too congested, or the hotels too difficult to book. Possibly because it is a whole week rather than only a few days (like New Year).

If you are only staying in one place (like Tokyo), you will probably just encounter the usual crowds. This will be particularly true if you are going to a major attraction like Disney (or FujiQ for the more adventurous).


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Re: Visiting Tokyo During Golden Week

Postby community.japanese » February 8th, 2015 3:07 pm

patrick_harnett san,
Thank you for sharing your experience.

Zubz313 san,
It depends on where you are going.
Morning crowed trains on weekdays in Tokyo might be crazier…
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