Airports, Train Stations Crowded as 10-Day Holiday Starts in Japan

Society Culture

Tokyo, April 27 (Jiji Press)--International airports and major railway stations in Japan were crowded with people on Saturday, the first day of the country's unprecedented 10-day holiday.

"I want to relax at the hotel," Ryo Sasaki, a 38-year-old corporate worker in Tokyo, said at the departure lobby of Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture, east of the Japanese capital.

He said he plans to stay in Bali, Indonesia, for seven nights and nine days with his wife and 7-year-old and 4-year-old daughters.

Chihana Furusawa, a 23-year-old corporate employee from Chiba, said while wearing a straw hat and hot pants, "I want to enjoy beauty salon, spa treatments, meals and the pool."

She said she plans to take a trip to Bangkok for four nights and five days with three friends.

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