Populist in the best sense of the word, the La Folle Journée festival in Nantes, France has been bringing concise, cheap classical music to the masses since 1995. The format – in which affordably priced concerts, many of them just 45 minutes long, are held simultaneously at multiple venues throughout the day – was good enough to spawn a sister festival in Tokyo in 2005. La Folle Journée au Japon is now an essential stop on any Golden Week itinerary, featuring a slew of free and paid concerts that take place at Tokyo International Forum and other locations in the Marunouchi area. This year's has a strong Parisian flavour, with French composers including Bizet, Debussy, Ravel, Satie and Boulez featuring heavily in the lineup; check the English-language website for a complete program. Paid concerts cost as little as ¥1,500, and there's also a ¥7,500 pass available that covers entry to five concerts – perfect if you're looking for a whole day's worth of entertainment.