Top events in Japan

October
22

Kyoto's Jidai Matsuri is a glorious opportunity to see the history of the country brought to life. Some 2,000 people wear authentic costumes from...

October
30

Japan's annual film extravaganza is held at various venues throughout the metropolis. Expect an international display that leaves you with plenty...

November
22

Osaka's Shinnosai Festival is dedicated to Shino (the Chinese God of medicine) and Sukunahikona-no-mikoto (the Japanese counterpart). The festival...

Japan Public Holidays

Public holidays are listed here.

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.

2021

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2021
January
11
Coming of Age Day
Start date:
11 January 2021
February
11
National Foundation Day
Start date:
11 February 2021
April
29
Showa Day
Start date:
29 April 2021
May
03
Constitution Memorial Day
Start date:
3 May 2021
May
04
Greenery Day
Start date:
4 May 2021
May
05
Children's Day
Start date:
5 May 2021
July
19
Marine Day
Start date:
19 July 2021
September
20
Respect for the Aged Day
Start date:
20 September 2021
October
11
Health and Sports Day
Start date:
11 October 2021
November
03
Culture Day
Start date:
3 November 2021
November
23
Labour Thanksgiving Day
Start date:
23 November 2021
December
23
Emperor's Birthday
Start date:
23 December 2021
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