If you’re visiting Japan right now, you’ve likely noticed the bigger than usual crowds at popular tourist destinations, the fully booked hotels and the packed trains. All are because of Golden Week which lasts from April 28th to May 6th in 2018. This is a popular time for Japanese to take time off from work and travel because four national holidays fall within a seven day span:

Showa Day on April 29th

Constitution Day on May 3rd

Greenery Day on May 4th

Children’s Day on May 5th

Here is a video from the Japan Times that shows some of what Golden Week 2017 had to offer: