Public Holidays in Japan 2022

Last Updated on 01/05/2022

Public holidays in Japan

Public and National Holidays 2022 in Japan

Official holidays and non-working days in Japan in 2022:

1 January, Saturday – New Year’s Day, 正月(Shougatsu)
10 January, Monday – Coming of Age Day, 成人の日(Seijin no hi)
11 February, Friday – National Foundation Day, 建国記念の日(Kenkokukinen no hi)
23 February, Wednesday – The Emperor’s Birthday, 天皇誕生日(Tennou tanjoubi)
21 March, Monday – Vernal Equinox Day, 春分の日(Shunbun no hi)
29 April, Friday – Shōwa Day, 昭和の日(Showa no hi)
3 May, Tuesday – Constitution Memorial Day, 憲法記念日(Kenpou kinenbi)
4 May, Wednesday – Greenery Day, みどりの日(Midori no hi)
5 May, Thursday – Children’s Day, こどもの日(Kodomo no hi)
18 July, Monday – Marine Day, 海の日(Umi no hi)
11 August, Thursday – Mountain Day, 山の日(Yama no hi)
19 September, Monday – Respect for the Aged Day, 敬老の日(Keirou no hi)
23 September, Friday – Autumnal Equinox Day, 秋分の日(Shubun no hi)
10 October, Monday – Health and Sports Day, 体育の日(Taiiku no hi) / スポーツの日(Supo-tsu no hi)
3 November, Thursday – Culture Day, 文化の日(Bunka no hi)
23 November, Wednesday – Labour Thanksgiving Day, 勤労感謝の日(Kinrou kansha no hi)

Bank Holidays in Japan

In Japan the bank’s offices, head offices, branches, local offices are closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and on National holidays (defined in Act No. 178 of 1948) also from December 31 to January 3.

Interesting Facts About Japanese Holidays

Why does Japan have so many holidays?

The main purpose of setting up public holidays is to commemorate the birthday of the former emperor or to give thanks to the abundance of nature or to recognise the value of nature or to foster Japanese history, heritage and culture.

Public Holidays 2023 in Japan

  • Monday, 2 January 2023 – New Year’s Day (元日)
  • Monday, 9 January 2023 – Coming of Age Day (成人の日)
  • Saturday, 11 February 2023 – Foundation Day (建国記念の日)
  • Thursday, 23 February 2023 – The Emperor’s Birthday (天皇誕生日)
  • Saturday, 29 April 2023 – Shōwa Day (昭和の日)
  • Wednesday, 3 May 2023 – Constitution Memorial Day (憲法記念日)
  • Thursday, 4 May 2023 – Greenery Day (みどりの日)
  • Friday, 5 May 2023 – Children’s Day (こどもの日)
  • Monday, 17 July 2023 – Marine Day (海の日)
  • Friday, 11 August 2023 – Mountain Day (山の日)
  • Monday, 18 September 2023 – Respect for the Aged Day (敬老の日)
  • Monday, 9 October 2023 – Health and Sports Day (体育の日)
  • Friday, 3 November 2023 – Culture Day (文化の日)
  • Thursday, 23 November 2023 – Labour Thanksgiving Day (勤労感謝の日)

Public Holidays 2024 in Japan

  • Monday, 1 January 2024 – New Year’s Day (元日)
  • Monday, 8 January 2024 – Coming of Age Day (成人の日)
  • Monday, 12 February 2024 – Foundation Day (建国記念の日)
  • Friday, 23 February 2024 – The Emperor’s Birthday (天皇誕生日)
  • Monday, 29 April 2024 – Shōwa Day (昭和の日)
  • Friday, 3 May 2024 – Constitution Memorial Day (憲法記念日)
  • Saturday, 4 May 2024 – Greenery Day (みどりの日)
  • Monday, 6 May 2024 – Children’s Day (こどもの日)
  • Monday, 15 July 2024 – Marine Day (海の日)
  • Monday, 12 August 2024 – Mountain Day (山の日)
  • Monday, 16 September 2024 – Respect for the Aged Day (敬老の日)
  • Monday, 14 October 2024 – Health and Sports Day (体育の日)
  • Monday, 4 November 2024 – Culture Day (文化の日)
  • Saturday, 23 November 2024 – Labour Thanksgiving Day (勤労感謝の日)

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