Japan has a total of 35 holidays in 2019. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Weekday Date Type
New Year's Day
New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday January 1 National holiday
January 2 Bank Holiday
Wednesday January 2 Common local holiday
January 3 Bank Holiday
Thursday January 3 Common local holiday
Coming of Age Day
Monday January 14 National holiday
National Foundation Day
Monday February 11 National holiday
Valentine's Day
Thursday February 14 Observance
Dolls' Festival/Girls' Festival
Sunday March 3 Observance
March Equinox
Wednesday March 20 Season
Spring Equinox
Thursday March 21 National holiday
Shōwa Day
Monday April 29 National holiday
Coronation Day holiday
Thursday May 2 National holiday
Coronation Day
Wednesday May 1 National holiday
Constitution Memorial Day
Friday May 3 National holiday
Greenery Day
Saturday May 4 National holiday
Children's Day
Sunday May 5 National holiday
Children's Day observed
Monday May 6 National holiday
June Solstice
Friday June 21 Season
Star Festival
Sunday July 7 Observance
Sea Day
Monday July 15 National holiday
Hiroshima Memorial Day
Tuesday August 6 Observance
Nagasaki Memorial Day
Friday August 9 Observance
Mountain Day
Sunday August 11 National holiday
Mountain Day observed
Monday August 12 National holiday
Respect for the Aged Day
Monday September 16 National holiday
September Equinox
Monday September 23 Season
Autumn Equinox
Monday September 23 National holiday
Health and Sports Day
Monday October 14 National holiday
Enthronement Ceremony Day
Tuesday October 22 National holiday
Culture Day
Sunday November 3 National holiday
Culture Day observed
Monday November 4 National holiday
7-5-3 Day
Friday November 15 Observance
Labor Thanksgiving Day
Saturday November 23 National holiday
December Solstice
Sunday December 22 Season
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Wednesday December 25 Observance
December 31 Bank Holiday
Tuesday December 31 Common local holiday