Top events in Japan

December
15

This festival of dance at Kasuga Taisha, one of the three most important Shinto shrines in Japan, includes everything from the ancient kagura...

December
19

The Hagoita-Ichi (Battledore Fair) is an annual fair held at the Sensoji Temple in Asakusa. Street stalls sell all shapes and sizes of hagoita...

December
31

On Okera Mairi, it is traditional to visit Kyoto’s Yasaka Shrine to obtain the sacred flame of okera, a medicinal herb. The roots of the herb are...

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

2017

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2017
January
09
Coming of Age Day
Start date:
9 January 2017
February
11
National Foundation Day
Start date:
11 February 2017
March
20
Vernal Equinox
Start date:
20 March 2017
April
29
Showa Day
Start date:
29 April 2017
May
03
Constitution Memorial Day
Start date:
3 May 2017
May
04
Greenery Day
Start date:
4 May 2017
May
05
Children's Day
Start date:
5 May 2017
July
17
Marine Day
Start date:
17 July 2017
September
18
Respect for the Aged Day
Start date:
18 September 2017
September
23
Autumnal Equinox
Start date:
23 September 2017
October
09
Health and Sports Day
Start date:
9 October 2017
November
03
Culture Day
Start date:
3 November 2017
November
23
Labour Thanksgiving Day
Start date:
23 November 2017
December
23
Emperor's Birthday
Start date:
23 December 2017
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