National Holidays in Japan in 2022

Japan observes 16 national holidays throughout the year. On these days schools and public offices are closed, and many employers give workers the day off. June and December are the only months without a national holiday.


When are the next National holidays in Japan?

Japan Upcoming Holidays

List of Holidays in Japan in 2022

Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments
Saturday New Year's Day National Holiday
Monday Coming-of-Age Day National Holiday 2nd Monday of January
Friday National Foundation Day National Holiday National Day
Wednesday The Emperor's Birthday National Holiday February 23rd or following Monday if it falls on a Sunday
Monday Vernal Equinox Day National Holiday March 20 or March 21
Friday Showa Day National Holiday Part of Golden Week
Tuesday Constitution Memorial Day National Holiday Part of Golden Week
Wednesday Greenery Day National Holiday Part of Golden Week
Thursday Children's Day National Holiday Part of Golden Week
Monday Marine Day National Holiday 3rd Monday of July
Thursday Mountain Day National Holiday
Saturday Obon Not A Public Holiday Not a public holiday
Sunday Obon Not A Public Holiday Not a public holiday
Monday Obon Not A Public Holiday Not a public holiday
Monday Respect for the Aged Day National Holiday 3rd Monday of September
Friday Autumnal Equinox Day National Holiday
Monday Health-Sports Day National Holiday 2nd Monday of October
Thursday Culture Day National Holiday November 3rd or following Monday if it falls on a Sunday
Wednesday Labour Thanksgiving Day National Holiday November 23rd or following Monday if it falls on a Sunday
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Notes

  • If Respect for the aged day falls on 21 September and Autumnal Equinox falls in 23 September, then 22 September is declared a holiday - creating 'Silver Week'.
  • With the exception of New Year's Day, if a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following day is treated as a holiday instead.