Japan's Emperor Akihito (left) waves to well-wishers alongside his wife Empress Michiko. Photo: AFP

Japan packs its bags for 10-day imperial succession holiday

  • The extended ‘golden week’ holiday period begins on Saturday, offering citizens the chance to enjoy a prolonged vacation
  • Many hotels in tourist hotspots are already fully booked, with travel agencies also selling out of special packages to mark the occasion
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Japan's Emperor Akihito (left) waves to well-wishers alongside his wife Empress Michiko. Photo: AFP
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