Japan Public Holidays 2016

  2016 2017
New Year's Day 1 Jan 1 Jan
Coming of Age Day 11 Jan 9 Jan
National Foundation Day 11 Feb 11 Feb
Spring Equinox 20 Mar 20 Mar
Shôwa Day 29 Apr 29 Apr
Constitution Day 3 May 3 May
Greenery Day 4 May 4 May
Children's Day 5 May 5 May
Marine Day 18 Jul 17 Jul
Respect for the Aged Day 19 Sep 18 Sep
Autumnal Equinox Day 22 Sep 22 Sep
Sports Day 10 Oct 9 Oct
Culture Day 3 Nov 3 Nov
Labour Thanksgiving Day 23 Nov 23 Nov
Emperor's Birthday 23 Dec 23 Dec

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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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