Top events in Japan

July
14

White-robe priests carry 12 enormous torches of cypress wood. These purify the path for the unique mikoshi of Nachi. Usually mikoshi (...

July
20

The annual Kurosaki Gion Matsuri is a lively Shinto festival in Fukuoka modelled in Kyoto’s famous Gion Matsuri. It is several days long and...

July
24

Osaka's annual Tenjin Festival sees a spectacular procession of thousands of people in traditional costumes carry exquisite portable shrines from...

Japan Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Holidays falling on Sunday are observed the following Monday. When there is a single day between two national holidays, it is also taken as a holiday.

2015

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2015
January
12
Coming of Age Day
Start date:
12 January 2015
February
11
National Foundation Day
Start date:
11 February 2015
March
21
Vernal Equinox
Start date:
21 March 2015
April
29
Showa Day
Start date:
29 April 2015
May
03
Constitution Memorial Day
Start date:
3 May 2015
May
04
Greenery Day
Start date:
4 May 2015
May
05
Children's Day
Start date:
5 May 2015
July
20
Marine Day
Start date:
20 July 2015
September
21
Respect for the Aged Day
Start date:
21 September 2015
September
22
Autumnal Equinox
Start date:
22 September 2015
October
12
Health and Sports Day
Start date:
12 October 2015
November
03
Culture Day
Start date:
3 November 2015
November
23
Labour Thanksgiving Day
Start date:
23 November 2015
December
23
Emperor's Birthday
Start date:
23 December 2015
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