Golden Week 2019 Traffic Forecast

In Japan, there is a long public holiday called Golden Week from the end of April to the beginning of May. For 2019, the Golden Week period is 10 consecutive holidays from April 27 to May 6.

Japanese people often use this long holiday to travel, either back to their rural homes or around the country for leisure, so congestion will likely cause traffic jams. If you will be going to Japan around this period, we recommend a relaxed travel plan.

Please see the traffic forecast below to help you plan your trip. Let’s enjoy a comfortable trip and avoid traffic jams!

Inbound: Toll roads heading towards urban areas
Outbound: Toll roads heading away from urban areas
※”Urban areas” refers to metropolitan areas such as Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Nagoya.

Inbound Outbound
4/26 Friday
4/27 Saturday Morning ◎
4/28 Sunday
4/29 Monday Evening ◎ Morning ◎
4/30 Tuesday
5/1 Wednesday
5/2 Thursday
5/3 Friday
5/4 Saturday
5/5 Sunday
5/6 Monday Afternoon ★



Traffic Congestion Level

〇 : Moving well

⊚ : Moderate traffic

▲:  Heavy traffic; certain times of day may be less crowded

★ : Peak congestion; very crowded


Note: The above information is provided by the toll road management company and does not guarantee congestion or traffic conditions. Be sure to check the road conditions yourself when traveling.

One thought on “Golden Week 2019 Traffic Forecast

  1. Marina say:

    Thanks for this info

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