The Golden Week holidays started on the 29th.


It's been three years since the Golden Week holidays, when there are no restrictions on behavior due to the new coronavirus, and each transportation system is crowded with people heading to their hometowns and resorts.

According to the airline, the congestion of air flights from Haneda Airport to various places peaks on the 29th and is almost full.



A 38-year-old mother who goes home with her child to her parents' house in Ehime Prefecture said, "I haven't been able to go home for over a year. I haven't seen my grandparents since my younger child was born, so I'm looking forward to seeing them." I was talking.



An 80-year-old woman heading to Kumamoto Prefecture, her hometown, with her grandson to participate in the litigation said, "I waited for about three years with the new Corona, thinking" I want to go. " Was there.

The Shinkansen also peaked on the 29th, and the platform of the Tokaido Shinkansen at Tokyo Station was crowded with people with large luggage.



A 39-year-old man with a family living in Tokyo said, "Since my children have been waiting for a long time, I will go sightseeing at a theme park in Nagoya City. It's been a long time since I traveled, but for basic infection control etc. I want to be careful and have fun. "



A 37-year-old man who returns to his parents' house in Osaka Prefecture with his brother's family said, "I'm glad that there are so many people at the lunch box shop at home that there are restrictions on admission, and it's more lively than last year. I think the children are happy. I will. "



According to JR Central, Nozomi's unreserved seat occupancy rate from Tokyo Station to 10:30 am on the 29th was 90% to 140%.



The reservation rate for the Tokaido Shinkansen during the Golden Week holidays is 77% as of 25th of this month, four years before the spread of the infection.



According to JR East, the reservation rate for reserved seats on the Tohoku, Akita, and Yamagata Shinkansen departing from Tokyo Station by 10:00 am on the 29th was 75% to 80%.



The peak of the uphill congestion on the Tokaido Shinkansen will be on the 5th of next month, and during the Golden Week holidays, reserved seats on each Shinkansen will be vacant both up and down.

Around Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto, crowded with many people

The area around Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City is crowded with many people on the 29th, the first day of consecutive holidays.


Since the state of emergency was declared in both the last year's holidays and the holidays, souvenir shops in the surrounding area were not open, but this is the first time in three years that there are no restrictions on actions due to the new Corona, so many The store is open.


It was raining from the morning on the 29th, but tourists and families in kimono enjoyed shopping and taking pictures.



A woman in her 50s from Tokyo said, "I came from the night of the Shinkansen because the seats were full. I'm happy with my trip after a long time. I want to shop and eat delicious food."


A man in his thirties who also visited from Tokyo said, "It's still difficult to travel abroad, but I've been wondering if I can go to Kyoto. I'd like to enjoy it while taking thorough infection control measures such as washing my hands."



At the pickle shop in Shimizuzaka, last year, the man closed the shop due to a state of emergency, so I'm looking forward to seeing more people this year.


Yuko Matsuba, the store manager, said, "Everyone has been in the room for a long time, so the customers seem to be cheerful. We cannot offer tastings to prevent infection, but we would like to return to the sales before Corona." ..

Family members getting on and off the Shinkansen at JR Sendai Station

The congestion on the Tohoku Shinkansen peaked on the 29th, and at JR Sendai Station, families were seen getting on and off the Shinkansen.


According to JR East, the peak of congestion on the Tohoku-Hokkaido line is on the 29th, and the occupancy rate of unreserved seats at 10 am is 110% for "Yamabiko 359" from Tokyo to Morioka at 9:40 am. Many trains are crowded, and some trains are fully booked even with reserved seats.



At the Shinkansen platform at JR Sendai Station, people returning home and families going to resorts were seen getting on and off the Shinkansen with large luggage.


A man in his 60s who came to play with his grandchildren from Chiba Prefecture said, "I haven't had any restrictions on movement for the first time in three years, so I've been thinking about seeing the situation in the disaster area. I want to be careful about infection control. That's it. "


A woman in her thirties who returned home from Tokyo said, "I was worried that the Shinkansen would move due to the earthquake last month, but I was relieved that it had resumed. I want to spend time with my family."

JR Takamatsu Station Family and tourists with suitcases etc.

At JR Takamatsu Station in Kagawa Prefecture, you can see many families spending consecutive holidays in their hometowns and resorts from the morning.


According to JR Shikoku, reservations for flights from Honshu to various parts of Shikoku peak on the 29th, and the reservation rate is 24%, which is 9.1 points higher than last year.



At the platform and ticket gates of JR Takamatsu Station, families and tourists with suitcases and large bags can be seen from the morning, and they are happy to see their families again after a long absence, and head to the resort quickly. I was seen to do it.


A man in his twenties who traveled from Nagoya with his parents said, "I'm planning to travel to Shikoku for three days. I'm looking forward to delicious food and I'd like to go eat Sanuki udon from now on."



On the other hand, in front of the station, there was a corner set up by Kagawa Prefecture where people could take an antigen test for free in order to prevent the spread of infection during the long holidays when people move more, and it was crowded with many people.


According to JR Shikoku, the peak of upbound reservations from all over Shikoku to Honshu will be on the 5th of next month.

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