Top events in Japan

April
01

The geisha and maiko (apprentices) of the Gion Kobu district still perform traditional spring dances with live musical accompaniment. Taking place...

April
01

It’s not only a tourist dream, it’s the real thing. Families gather under the newly arrived blossoms to drink sake and share a picnic – and there’...

April
02

The cherry blossom (sakura) season is celebrated throughout Osaka during the colourful month of April. Families gather in parks for...

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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