Happy Golden Week!

Akin to our spring break, Golden Week, or Ōgon Shūkan, is one of the most popular travel weeks in Japan. This week consists of four public holidays that span from April 29th to May 5th, and both transportation providers as well as hotel accommodations sell out quickly for this time.  Golden Week is also the biggest week for tourist attractions throughout Japan, and many sites in Asia, Australia, Hawaii and the even the Western coast of the U.S. These four holidays include:  Shōwa Day (Shōwa no Hi) –  April 29th Show Day …

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Last Chance of the Season for an Interactive Glimpse at Life in Japan

Just behind the museum, through the garden and tucked away on Yamato Island you’ll find the original museum building – the Yamato-Kan. In this traditionally styled building lies your window to life in Japan: Japan through the Eyes of a Child. This exhibit, developed by the National Children’s Museum in Washington, D.C., transports young visitors to Japan in an exhibit designed especially for them. Japan through the Eyes of a Child (or JTEC for short) spotlights four different aspects of life for kids in Japan: an elementary school classroom, a Japanese home, …

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