Holiday Guide for Japan in 2022

Japan 2022
Japan
2022

Japan information

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.

Population: 125.84m
Capital: Tokyo
Calling Code: (81)
Time Zone: +9 UTC
Currency: Japanese yen
Language: Japanese

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List of National Holidays in Japan in 2022

New Year's Day


New Year's Day

Japan: New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel

Coming-of-Age Day

 Long Weekend! 
Coming-of-Age Day

Japan: The day honors young Japanese who will reach the age of 20 at any point during the year.

National Foundation Day

 Long Weekend! 
National Foundation Day

Japan: Japan's National Day marks the traditional date on which according to legend Emperor Jimmu founded Japan in 660 BC

The Emperor's Birthday


The Emperor's Birthday

Japan: The birthday of the current Emperor of Japan is always celebrated as a national holiday

Vernal Equinox Day

 Long Weekend! 
Vernal Equinox Day

Japan: In Japan the vernal equinox is a welcome holiday as it marks the end of winter and the arrival of spring

Showa Day

 Long Weekend! 
Showa Day

Japan: Honours the birthday of Emperor Hirohito, the reigning Emperor before, during, and after World War II

Constitution Memorial Day


Constitution Memorial Day

Japan: Commemorates the adoption of the Constitution of Japan on May 3rd 1947

Greenery Day


Greenery Day

Japan: Celebrates nature. Festivities include the planting of a tree and the planting of seeds by the Emperor and Empress

Children's Day


Children's Day

Japan: This is a day set aside to respect childrens personalities and to celebrate their happiness

Marine Day

 Long Weekend! 
Marine Day

Japan: Established to express gratitude for the gifts of the sea and honour its importance to the prosperity of Japan as a maritime nation

Mountain Day


Mountain Day

Japan: A new holiday since 2016, celebrating the nation's mountains. Mountain Day is intended is to provide “opportunities to get familiar with mountains and appreciate blessings from mountains".

Respect for the Aged Day

 Long Weekend! 
Respect for the Aged Day

Japan: Respect of the Aged Day was established as a national holiday in 1966 to express respect for the elders in the community

Autumnal Equinox Day

 Long Weekend! 
Autumnal Equinox Day

Japan: The Autumnal Equinox marks the day that the sun crosses over the equator from the Northern to the Southern hemisphere

Health-Sports Day

 Long Weekend! 
Health-Sports Day

Japan: Japan celebrates Sports Day to promote sports and an active lifestyle to ensure a healthy mind and body

Culture Day


Culture Day

Japan: Culture Day is a day to honor traditional Japanese culture and promote the love of freedom and peace

Labour Thanksgiving Day


Labour Thanksgiving Day

Japan: Labor Thanksgiving Day is a modern name for the ritual of Harvest Festival

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.