Some Rooms Still Available Over 10 - Day Holiday

Some rooms still available over 10-day holiday

A government survey shows most hotels in Japan are fully booked for the extended spring break, though some rooms are available toward the end of the period.

The Japan Tourism Agency released the results of a survey of nearly 30,000 hotels and inns. This year's spring holiday will be longer than usual because of the Imperial Succession.

As of April 18, 75 percent of accommodations across the country reported two-person rooms being completely booked over the 10-day holiday.

The number is even higher at popular destinations. 90 percent are booked in Kyoto, while 88 percent are taken in Okinawa.

But the survey shows there's still hope for people looking for options toward the end of the break. More than 85 percent of rooms are fully booked during the first four days, starting Saturday. But only about 50 percent are booked during the final three days.

Government officials say they hope the survey will encourage people to consider scheduling their trips toward the end of the break.