August 11, 2013

Obon festival leads to Japanese highways backed up 43 kilometres and flights to 92 percent capacity as Japanese customers grab a vacation

"Vehicles were backed up for 43 km on a section of the Tomei Expressway in Kanagawa Prefecture and for 33 km on the Chuo Expressway in Yamanashi Prefecture, the Japan Road Traffic Information Center reported.Domestic flights departing from Tokyo’s Haneda airport were booked close to capacity, with the reservation rate at 93 percent for Japan Airlines Co. and 92 percent for All Nippon Airways Co., according to the two carriers."

Bon voyage: Trains, planes, roads swarmed
August 10th 2013
Japan Times

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