The long holiday started on the 29th. With the arrival of a long holiday with no restrictions on activities due to the new coronavirus, each transportation system has been crowded since the morning.
According to JR companies, as of 29 a.m. on the 10th, the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen trains were crowded, mainly on the morning down trains, and the unreserved seats on the first train from Tokyo to Hakata reached 100%.
In addition, on the Tohoku Shinkansen and Hokuriku Shinkansen, the boarding rate of trains departing from Tokyo is around 80% in the morning, both reserved and unreserved seats.
In addition, as for domestic flights, All Nippon Airways is almost full in the morning, and flights from Haneda Airport and Osaka Airport to various places are almost full.
On the other hand, flights from rural areas to Haneda and Osaka, as well as afternoon flights, are still available.
Japan Airlines has a reservation rate of about 75% for flights from Haneda and Osaka, which is crowded, but other than that, there are plenty of seats.
Many people at Haneda Airport
On the morning of the 29th, Haneda Airport was crowded with many people as measures against the infection of the new corona were relaxed, and some people were looking forward to returning home or traveling for the first time in a long time.
A 38-year-old woman who is returning to her parents' home in Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture, with her children, said, "My father is a doctor, and I haven't been able to see him easily due to the coronavirus pandemic, so this will be my first time returning home in four years.
My 4-year-old son said, "I'm looking forward to seeing my grandpa, whom I haven't seen for a long time in Corona, and going to Huis Ten Bosch."
A 5-year-old woman who is going to visit a grave in Kagoshima Prefecture with her 79-year-old mother in a wheelchair said, "My mother is old and I haven't been able to visit her grave for a long time, but I'm looking forward to going there for the first time in a long time.
In addition, a 50-year-old man who is going on a trip to Okinawa with his grandsons, ages 7 and 3, said, "Corona measures have been relaxed a lot, and I'm happy to travel with my grandson for the first time in a long time.
At JR Tokyo Station Shinkansen platform
At the Shinkansen platform at JR Tokyo Station, it was crowded with homecomers and families with suitcases and souvenirs in their hands from the morning of the 29th.
A woman in her 1s who is returning to Fukui Prefecture with her one-year-old daughter said, "It will be the first time in a year that my daughter will see her grandpa and grandma, so I want to have fun going to the mountains and parks."
A woman in her 2s who is returning to Nagoya with her two-year-old daughter said, "I want my grandpa and grandma to see my daughter, play and shop, and spend time at my parents' house after a long absence."
A nine-year-old elementary school girl who was seen off by her father and went to her grandparents' house in Shiga Prefecture alone said, "I'm looking forward to eating delicious food from Shiga, and I want to play cards and games with my grandpa."
In addition, an eight-year-old elementary school boy who was picking up his father who was posted alone in Shizuoka Prefecture with his mother said, "I am looking forward to seeing my father for the first time in a long time, and I want to play football with him."