Blackcabbit (aka. Dionnie Takahashi) is an illustrator living in Japan. She loves drawing whimsical animal characters, as well as doing handmade crafts to beautify the world she lives in.
Apart from writing a brief description for each annual event (年中行事 / nenchu gyoji), I’m attempting to create an Etegami art series featuring these Japanese holidays and festivals. So do drop by often as new blog post(s) and picture postcard(s) will be added from time to time.
There are 15 national holidays in Japan annually. If the holidays fall on Sunday, the following Monday will be a public holiday too. All banks, schools, post offices, government and municipal offices are closed. Majority of businesses and shops are not open as well.
Crowded places, long queues, fully booked or over-rated hotel, terrible traffic jams, congested airport and train stations… these are the things that rob the fun out of travel for me. If you dislike them too, then take my advice and do avoid a trip to Japan during the Golden week, which consists of four national holidays (from April 29th to May 5th), and including the weekends. Majority of the Japanese will use this long holiday period for family vacation. Hence, transportation, accommodation and almost all tourist attractions nationwide will be terribly packed. >_<”