The Silver Lining On My Silver Week

Silver week in Japan is in full swing. Hisako and I celebrated the extended weekend by dividing our days into three distinct themes. Day 1: Apartment huntingDay 2: Sight SeeingDay 3: Shopping Silver week varies from year to year, but the Japanese government has done its best to bunch together a number of Japanese holidays near the weekends to give workers an extended period of time off. The combination of Respect for the Aged Day and the Autumnal Equinox give the worker with 3 well placed paid leave days a full week off from work. And a guaranteed ticket to sky-high travel prices and crowds to make Shibuya crossing look tame.… Continue reading The Silver Lining On My Silver Week