Celebrate: Silver Week

Think Japan's holiday travel madness is reserved only for Golden Week? You're nearly right, but every five to six years, a special holiday comes around on the calendar - Silver Week. I have to admit, with the craziness of the move and the trip to Tohoku this past summer, I almost forgot entirely about this... Continue Reading →

Celebrate: Respect for the Aged Day

Repsect for the Aged Day (known in Japanese as Keiro no Hi) is not exactly a holiday that most travelers will notice. Like Labor Day or Presidents' Day in the United States, the only indication of this national holiday may be more crowded roads or trains for the three-day weekend. But Respect for the Aged... Continue Reading →

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