Posts Tagged ‘ Holidays ’

Silver Week in Japan

Sep 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Events

All that glitters is not gold, in this case it’s silver and the name of the newest grouping of holidays on the Japanese calendar.  Golden Week in Japan takes place in late April or early May each year and, like Silver Week, it incorporates a number of national holidays into a short period.  Both weeks […]

Golden Week in Japan

Apr 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Events

What happens when four national holidays fall within seven days in Japan?  Golden Week.  Many businesses close completely during this period due and many people travel abroad or within Japan resulting in extremely heavy traffic at the airports and on the trains and roadways.  While most tourist destinations and larger stores are not affected by […]