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Japan’s public holidays for 2024 and 2025

Japan’s public holidays for 2024 and 2025

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Currently, the country has 16 public holidays each year.

Japan is one of the all-time favourite destinations for global travellers.

For those planning your next trip to the country, Japan's Cabinet Office has shared the 2024 and 2025 public holiday lists, which you may refer to when you schedule your vacation.

Currently, the country has 16 public holidays each year. Here are the full lists.


Japan’s 2024 public holidays

In 2024, there are five days fall on a Sunday, the following Mondays therefore will be designated as a general holiday in substitution.

These days include: National Foundation Day, Children's Day, Mountain Day, Autumnal Equinox Day, and Culture Day.

  • 1 January 2024, Monday – New Year's Day
  • 8 January 2024, Monday – Coming of Age Day
  • 11 February 2024, Sunday – National Foundation Day
  • 12 February 2024, Monday – National Foundation Day (substituted holiday)
  • 23 February 2024, Friday – Emperor's Birthday
  • 20 March 2024, Wednesday – Vernal Equinox Day
  • 29 April 2024, Monday – Shōwa Day
  • 3 May 2024, Friday – Constitution Memorial Day
  • 4 May 2024, Saturday – Greenery Day
  • 5 May 2024, Sunday – Children's Day
  • 6 May 2024, Monday – Children's Day (substituted holiday)
  • 15 July 2024, Monday – Marine Day
  • 11 August 2024, Sunday – Mountain Day
  • 12 August 2024, Monday – Mountain Day (substituted holiday)
  • 16 September 2024, Monday – Respect for the Aged Day
  • 22 September 2024, Sunday – Autumnal Equinox Day
  • 23 September, Monday – Autumnal Equinox Day (substituted holiday)
  • 14 October 2024, Monday – Health & Sports Day
  • 3 November 2024, Sunday – Culture Day
  • 4 November 2024, Monday – Culture Day (substituted holiday)
  • 23 November 2024, Saturday – Labor Thanksgiving Day

Japan’s 2025 public holidays

In 2025, only 3 days fall on a Sunday. In these cases, the following Mondays will also be designated as a general holiday in substitution.

These days include: The Emperor's Birthday, Greenery Day, and Labor Thanksgiving Day.

  • 1 January 2025, Wednesday – New Year's Day
  • 13 January 2025, Monday – Coming of Age Day
  • 11 February 2025, Tuesday – National Foundation Day
  • 23 February 2025, Sunday – Emperor's Birthday
  • 24 February 2025, Monday – Emperor's Birthday (substituted holiday)
  • 20 March 2025, Thursday – Vernal Equinox Day
  • 29 April 2025, Tuesday – Shōwa Day
  • 3 May 2025, Saturday – Constitution Memorial Day
  • 4 May 2025, Sunday – Greenery Day
  • 5 May 2025, Monday – Children's Day
  • 6 May 2025, Tuesday – Greenery Day (substituted holiday)
  • 21 July 2025, Monday – Marine Day
  • 11 August 2025, Monday – Mountain Day
  • 15 September 2025, Monday – Respect for the Aged Day
  • 23 September 2025, Tuesday – Autumnal Equinox Day
  • 13 October 2025, Monday – Health & Sports Day
  • 3 November 2025, Monday – Culture Day
  • 23 November 2025, Sunday – Labor Thanksgiving Day
  • 24 November 2025, Monday – Labor Thanksgiving Day (substituted holiday)

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