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Japan Public Holidays 2018

  2018 2019
New Year's Day 1 Jan 1 Jan
Coming of Age Day 8 Jan 14 Jan
National Foundation Day 11 Feb 11 Feb
Spring Equinox 20 Mar 20 Mar
Shôwa Day 30 Apr 29 Apr
Constitution Day 3 May 3 May
Greenery Day 4 May 4 May
Children's Day 5 May 6 May
Marine Day 16 Jul 15 Jul
Respect for the Aged Day 17 Sep 16 Sep
Autumnal Equinox Day 24 Sep 23 Sep
Sports Day 8 Oct 14 Oct
Culture Day 3 Nov 4 Nov
Labour Thanksgiving Day 23 Nov 25 Nov
Emperor's Birthday 24 Dec 23 Dec

Our Travel Expert

Carey Finn Hails from Cape Town, lives in Tokyo (until further notice). A writer type with a love for languages, tea and cherry blossom trees, she headed to Japan to teach English “for a year or two”, and for some reason is still there five years later. After spending some time in laid-back Osaka, she moved up to the crazy capital that is Tokyo, where she tries to hold onto as much of her sanity, and yen, as possible. You can find her cheapo travel advice at www.tokyocheapo.com, where she helps people make the most of the city on a shoestring budget.

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