This week is Golden Week or Ōgon Shūkan (黄金週間), a collection of four national holidays that take place within one week in Japan (Friday, April 29 to Thursday, May 5, 2022).
From festivals and art exhibitions to food and events, Golden Week is Japan's longest stretch of national holidays and is a time of celebration in Japanese culture.
It’s one of Japan’s busiest times for tourism, and its return this year is highly anticipated, following two years of disruption and many cancelled events. This year is set to be bigger than ever. Learn more about the history of Golden Week below.
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Discover Golden Week
Thursday, April 29
(昭和の日, Shōwa no Hi) is about reflecting on the Shōwa era, a time of great upheaval and reconstruction. It's a day to think about the future of Japan.
Monday, May 3
(憲法記念日, Kenpō Kinenbi) has been celebrated since the constitution of Japan came into effect on May 3, 1947. The day is to reflect on the meaning of democracy, the Japanese government, and the growth of Japan.
Tuesday, May 4
(みどりの日, Midori no Hi) is a day to celebrate nature and to be thankful for your blessings.
Wednesday May 5
(こどもの日, Kodomo no Hi) is a day to respect the personality and well-being of your children, and to be grateful to the mother. On this day, families pray for the health and happiness of their children.