|Tsuruga-jo Castle (鶴ヶ城)|
Meanwhile, the rainy season started in Okinawa on April 30th.
We are on holidays called Golden Week that refers to the period from April 29th to May 5th including four national holidays.
The travel industry experienced a huge drop in business since the quake and tsunami. Especially, some areas such as Aizuwakamatsu City has been still suffering from the harmful rumor. The city is located in Fukushima Prefecture, but the city has not been affected by radioactivity.
Some tourist spots in Tohoku Region such as Hirosaki Park and Tsuruga-jo Castle are being crowded with tourists. Many people are traveling in Tohoku Region to support people in Tohoku.
It encouraged this trend that the entire portion of the Tohoku Shinkansen line reopened on April 29th.
The name Dontaku comes from the Dutch word Zondag, meaning Sunday or holiday.
photo by Fukuoka Showcase(English version)