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Crazy to visit Japan during the end of Golden week?

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We have a wedding in Hawaii (not ours) the last week of April which will wind down about May 2. Since we live in Philadelphia, we're already half way across the world, it seemed a shame to not take advantage of the distance we've already covered. So we wanted to have a vacation in Asia. (A vacation HI is out because I'm from there and it's just not the same thing visiting "home" as it is a new, exciting place, is it?)

Our thoughts were to leave OGG and arrive in Tokyo May 3-6. However this is the tail end of the week, with the main Golden Weekend coming up. My (crazy?) thinking was Golden Week *might* be likely spent in the villages/smaller towns (does the old adage "everyone goes home for the holidays" apply?)... which *might* leave the bigger cities like Tokyo available. *hope.hope* Perhaps I'm being too optimistic. ( I know you all will correct me if I'm wrong)

I take to heart the warnings against visiting japan during Golden Week, esp this late with no hotel reservations yet. But I SO, SO want to go there and have wanted to for a decade. I feel I finally have a chance to and to be thwarted by GW seems like a stiff blow of Fate.

So the questions are, will Tokyo be a mad house during GW too? Will the weekend also be crazy busy/full everywhere we go? How will the week AFTER Golden Week be if we wanted to continue visiting Japan? Should we really just bag Japan entirely since the timing is just ...off (*sob*) and try somewhere else in Asia?

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