Last year we had a calendar for May 5th, Children’s Day, and this year it’s the turn of May 4th, Greenery Day.
Japanese gardens that pay for entry are very often free on this day. But apart from that it is usually just seen as one day of the “Golden Week” holidays. The weather is fantastic so everyone in the country is on the move.
If you want to visit from overseas, come the week *after* golden week. You still get the gorgeous weather (before the June rainy season) but you don’t have to put up with the ultra crazy prices or standing room only Bullet Trains!
P.S. I’m actually on tour in Thailand at the moment so please do pin or share this page if you like it on Facebook or Pinterest – thanks!
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