Do you already know what to do during Golden Week?
The long-awaited holiday, which is officially in April 29th, May 3rd, 4th and 5th is coming. Fortunately, many employees end up taking the whole week off. And thinking of that, JP Guide suggests 10 events/ideas to enjoy in this holiday:
1- Oktoberfest 2017 – Odaiba, Tokyo
Festival of German culture with typical foods, dances, live music and lots of good quality beer.
Date: April 28th through May 7th
Hours: Monday to Friday from 16h to 22h
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 11h to 22h
Address: 1 & 2-chome, Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo. Symbol Promenade Park Central Square Ticket: Free admission. Food, drinks and others are not included
For more information: https://www.oktober-fest.jp/odaiba_spring/
2- Meiji Shrine Spring Grand Festival – Yoyogi, Tokyo
Great option for those who enjoy nature. The festival will feature presentations of masters in traditional performing arts to the sanctuary.
Date: April 29th to May 3rd
Schedules of some presentations:
Bugaku: April 29th – 11h
Noh and Kyogen: May 2nd -11h30
Sankyoku: May 2nd – 15h30
Hogaku and Hobu: May 3rd – 11h45
Satsuma Biwa: May 3rd – 14h30
Address: 1-1 Yoyogi-kamizonocho, Shibuya-ku, Meiji Jingu Shrine Special Stage
Ticket: Free admission. Other activities aside.
For more information: http://www.meijijingu.or.jp/english/
3- Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art: 100th Anniversary of Finland’s Independence – Finnish Design 2017 – Nagoya, Aichi
Exhibition of an overview of Finnish design, which addresses the theme of the harmony of nature and man.
Date: April 7th to May 28th
Hours: 10h to 18h
Friday: 10h to 20h
* Last entry: 30 minutes before closing
Address: Aichi Prefectural Art Museum (知 県 美術館 美術館), Aichi Arts Center (知 術 術 ン ン タ タ ー) 10F
Ticket: The value of the ticket varies. Contact the Museum: 052-971-5511
For more information: http://www-art.aac.pref.aichi.jp/
4- KyotoGraphie – Kyoto
For photography fans, KyotoGraphie is a good option. The international photography festival approaches love as a theme and shows different views on the topic in exhibitions. Date: April 15 to May 14
Ticket: Adults – ¥ 3,000
Students – ¥ 2,000
For more information on tickets, exhibitions and timetables: http://www.kyotographie.jp/en/
5- Cinco de Mayo – Odaiba, Tokyo
The event has live entertainment, as well as Brazilian, Peruvian, Colombian, Mexican, Jamaican and American food.
Date: May 4th, 5th, and 6th
Hours: 10h to 21h
Address: 1 & 2-chome, Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo. Symbol Promenade Park Yume no Hiroba
Ticket: Free admission. Food, drinks and others are not included.
For further information: http://www.cincodemayo.jp/
6- SICF (Spiral Independent Creators Festival), Minato-ku, Tokyo
For those who like arts, it is worth checking the SCIF that will present paintings, sculptures, photos and other works of artists from Tokyo.
Date: May 2nd to May 7th
Hours: 11h to 19h
Address: 5-6-23 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Ticket: ¥ 500 per day
Check out discounts and other information in the website: http://www.sicf.jp/
7- Universal Studios Japan – Osaka
Universal Park is certainly an incredible place to spend the holiday of Golden Week, with lots of attractions, shows, rides and more!
Address: 〒554-0031 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka, Konohana Ward, Sakurajima, 2 Chome-1-33
Check prices, times and more information on the site: https://www.usj.co.jp/e/
8- Legoland Japan
A good tip for those who have kids or is a Lego fan, is to visit Legoland, just opened in Nagoya. We’ve already been there and we approve it!
Check prices and more information on the site: https://www.legoland.jp/en/
Watch the video covered by our team: https://www.facebook.com/guiajp.jp/?fref=ts9-
9- Camping in Hakone
For those who would like to get away from the busy environment of the city, we suggest Hakone. There you can have quality time with friends and/or family. Having barbecue, camping, and enjoying a beautiful view!
Did you know that this holiday nomenclature is linked to the cinema? Since 1951, by the managing director of Daiei Film Co ltd., which had a “golden sales week” of tickets, as well as other industries, due to the holiday. Even today, Japanese people go to the movies during this holiday. Great idea for those who do not want to spend a lot and still ensure a good time with friends, partners, family.