Golden Week 2023, 2024 and 2025

In Japan, one of the most festive times of year is a holiday-studded stretch of the calendar known as Golden Week. The period includes four national holidays and stretches from the 29th of April to early May. This is one of the busiest times of year for travel as millions of people make the most of the extended time off and beautiful spring weather.

Hiking Trails Travel Service and Hiking Gear Shop can help you book your Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage with our self-guided Kumano Kodo walking packages

On the Kumano Kodo this is a particularly popular time as it also crosses over with beuatiful spring weather and the cherry blossom flowerings. 

2023 29 Apr Sat Shōwa Day
3 May Wed Constitution Memorial Day
4 May Thu Greenery Day
5 May Fri Children's Day
2024 29 Apr Mon Shōwa Day
3 May Fri Constitution Memorial Day
4 May Sat Greenery Day
5 May Sun Children's Day
2025 29 Apr Tue Shōwa Day
3 May Sat Constitution Memorial Day
4 May Sun Greenery Day
5 May Mon Children's Day
2026 29 Apr Wed Shōwa Day
3 May Sun Constitution Memorial Day
4 May Mon Greenery Day
5 May Tue Children's Day