School Holidays in Tokyo

Information about school holidays in Tokyo – when state and private schools are closed for vacation…

All Japanese state schools follow the same basic school year, but there are slight variations on dates between individual schools and prefectures. Contact the relevant local school for exact information.

State/Public Schools

The school year is the same as the fiscal year in Japan, beginning on 1 April and ending on 31 March. There are three terms in the school year with a break in between each term:

  • Summer holiday - from the end of July until the end of August (usually 30-40 days)
  • Winter holiday - from the end of December to the beginning of January (usually two weeks)
  • Spring holiday - from the end of March to the beginning of April (usually two weeks)

Private International Schools

Private international schools each have their own calendar for school holidays. However, they are more likely to follow the Western timetable with ten to eleven weeks in June, July and August, one week for spring break in March and three weeks for Christmas. The school year traditionally begins in August and ends in early June. Contact the school to get exact dates.

Further Information

For further information on the academic calendar and holidays contact: