On the 5th of the last day of the long holidays, a state of emergency was declared in Osaka, Hyogo, and Kyoto, but the platform of JR Shin-Osaka Station was not as crowded as usual, and vacant seats were conspicuous on the Shinkansen.
At JR Shin-Osaka Station, the last day of the Golden Week holidays is usually crowded with U-turn rushes such as returnees, but in the morning of the 5th, although some people with large luggage were seen, there was a line. No congestion was seen.
According to JR, the occupancy rate of unreserved seats on the Shinkansen that departed from Shin-Osaka Station from the first train to 10 am was 30% on the uphill and 20% on the downhill.
A man in his twenties who was returning from Tokyo to Osaka said, "I don't know when I'll be back next time, so I thought I'd be able to go home even a little. I spent all my time at home." I did.
Another man in his twenties said, "I talked with my family about taking proper measures against corona before returning home. I was able to talk with my family for the first time in half a year, so I was able to take a break from tomorrow. I'll do my best. "
No noticeable congestion at airports or highways
While the state of emergency was declared, there was no noticeable congestion at the three airports and highways in Kansai.
According to Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways, the number of passengers at the three airports in Kansai, Osaka, and Kobe, which is the final day of the Golden Week holidays, is significantly smaller than usual, and there is no noticeable congestion.
In addition, according to the Japan Road Traffic Information Center, there is no traffic congestion on each expressway in Kansai as of 10 am on the 5th, except for the effects of the accident.