When is Golden week?

Question: When is Golden week Holiday?

Answer: Golden week is one of the biggest holidays in Japan as it lumps 4 holidays into one big holiday.  Golden week is usually celebrating at the end of April to the first week of May.

Golden Week Holiday:

  • May 29 – Showa Day [To celebrate Show emperor]
  • May 3 – Constitution Day
  • May 4 – Greenery Day
  • May 5 – Children’s Day

Most major companies are closed during the Golden week and many people pack the trains and airport to get away from Japan.  It is highly suggested that you don’t travel to Japan around this week as tickets can be very expensive and hard to get.

Golden Week 2014 is from April 29, 2014 to May 6, 2014

Golden Week 2015 is from April 29, 2015 to May 6, 2015