In Tokyo, Golden Week usually offers a bonanza of great things to do. However, for the second year in a row, the Golden Week holidays will look very different in 2021. Things will be much more subdued and most of us will be spending more time at home. Luckily, not everything is shut down in the city – most restaurants are still open till 8pm and select events will still be running, albeit with reduced hours.
The Covid-19 situation in Tokyo is volatile at the moment, with the city now under a new state of emergency, so it's more important than ever to plan your holidays carefully. Tokyoites have been asked to avoid nonessential outings as much as possible. If you are going out, be sure to check venue and event websites for the latest updates, and keep an eye on the latest government safety information, too.
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