Top events in Japan

March
01

Noh theatre and bon-odori dancing are held in the castle grounds in the evening, and there are food and games stalls.

March
11

Japan's most famous festival takes place in downtown Kyoto, lasts for a month and includes the spectacular Yama-boko Junko parade of 30 floats on...

March
13

Osaka Sumo Basho is one of the six annual big sumo wrestling tournaments in Japan which attracts huge crowds of sumo fans. Tickets can be...

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.

2016

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2016
January
11
Coming of Age Day
Start date:
11 January 2016
February
11
National Foundation Day
Start date:
11 February 2016
April
29
Showa Day
Start date:
29 April 2016
May
03
Constitution Memorial Day
Start date:
3 May 2016
May
04
Greenery Day
Start date:
4 May 2016
May
05
Children's Day
Start date:
5 May 2016
July
18
Marine Day
Start date:
18 July 2016
September
19
Respect for the Aged Day
Start date:
19 September 2016
October
10
Health and Sports Day
Start date:
10 October 2016
November
03
Culture Day
Start date:
3 November 2016
November
23
Labour Thanksgiving Day
Start date:
23 November 2016
December
23
Emperor's Birthday
Start date:
23 December 2016
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