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National Holidays of Japan in 2020

There are in total of 18 Japanese National Holidays in 2020. However, because of the coronation of the New Emperor since the Reiwa Period in combination with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, many of the usual holiday dates are different in 2020 than in the past.

Get to know these days and plan your trips early so that you can avoid paying extra for your plans!

New Year’s Day 元日

January 1 (Wednesday)

Coming of Age Day 成人の日

January 13 (Second Monday in January) (Monday)

National Foundation Day 建国記念日

February 11 (Tuesday)

Emperor’s Birthday 天皇誕生日

February 23 (Sunday)

Emperor’s Birthday (observed) 天皇誕生日

February 24 (Monday)

Vernal Equinox Day 春分の日

March 20 (Friday)

Shōwa Day: 昭和の日

April 29 (Wednesday)

Constitution Memorial Day 憲法記念日

May 3 (Sunday)

Greenery Day みどりの日

May 4 (Monday)

Children’s Day こどもの日

May 5 (Tuesday)

Constitution Memorial Day (observed) 憲法記念日

May 6 (Wednesday)

Marine Day 海の日

July 23 (Date changed only for 2020 Olympics) (Thursday)

Sports Day 体育の日

July 24 (Date changed only for 2020 Olympics) (Friday)

Mountain Day 山の日

August 10 (Date changed only for 2020 Olympics) (Monday)

Respect for the Aged Day 敬老の日

September 21 (Third Monday in September) (Monday)

Autumnal Equinox Day 秋分の日

September 22 (Tuesday)

Culture Day 文化の日

November 3 (Tuesday)

Labor Thanksgiving Day 勤労感謝の日

November 23 (Monday)