Tuesday, April 27, 2010
This week marks the start of Golden Week, the most important holiday in Japan. It's the longest public holiday in Japan, and it celebrates a few different occasions, such as the Emperor's birthday and Children's Day.
Golden Week is also the week when most families take trips to different parts of Japan to visit relatives or to go sightseeing. In other words, it means crowded trains, no-vacancy hotels, and well, people everywhere. I decided to live on the edge and hit my favorite spot in Japan...
I have the best excuse to go, as two of my friends from Montreal are coming to visit, so we'll spend a short weekend together in Tokyo. And oh, Tokyo on a budget for me... overnight buses, no shopping and staying with friends! I think it's all worth it, just walking around Tokyo gets me high, and gets me into a frenzy. I'm so excited to see my friends from home, it's been so long, and it will be amazing to show them my world.
Oh, Tokyo, how I've missed you!