Golden Week in Tokyo

Our top picks to keep yourself entertained over the extra-long Golden Week in Tokyo
Golden Week in Tokyo | Time Out Tokyo
Koinobori – an essential part of Golden Week in Tokyo
By Time Out Tokyo Editors |

It's time to get excited – the spring holiday season is finally here. In Tokyo, Golden Week always offers a bonanza of great things to do, from food festivals and traditional matsuri to the Rainbow Pride parade, outdoor music festivals and unmissable art shows, while there's plenty going on just outside of the city as well. So forget about that package tour to Hawaii (or bus trip to Atami) and make the most of Golden Week in Tokyo – just be sure to take May 1 and 2 off for the full nine-day holiday experience.

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