Did you know?: 3 most important Japanese holidays

Did you know?: 3 most important Japanese holidays

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Japan

The three most important holidays in Japan are o-shogatsu (Jan. 1-3), o-bon (Aug. 13-15) and Golden Week (Apr. 29 – May 5). Traditionally, during these weeks, Japanese go back to their hometowns to spend some time with their relatives. This means even more people on the roads. So, consider this your warning, as traffic will be worse than usual during this time.

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