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Nov 23, 2018 Labor Thanksgiving Day 2018/10/1 03:53
I'll be in Tokyo on Nov 23rd and am wondering if the shops, attractions and restaurants will be open.

Will shops, attractions and public transit be on special holiday schedules? If so, how could I find out?

Any information would be appreciated!

by Cathy68  

Re: Nov 23, 2018 Labor Thanksgiving Day 2018/10/1 12:41
Why would anything in Japan be closed for an American holiday? 99% of people have probably never even heard of it.
by Gregalor rate this post as useful

Re: Nov 23, 2018 Labor Thanksgiving Day 2018/10/1 13:27
It's a Japanese holiday ΘJӂ̓, meaning labor appreciation day. 11/23 being Friday will likely attract lots of people to make it a 3-day weekend. Most shops/attractions open as usual. Expect more people to travel, but not like the Golden Week or O'bon.
by O92 (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Nov 23, 2018 Labor Thanksgiving Day 2018/10/1 14:56
As has been said everything will be open and busier than a normal Friday but nothing to cause any disruption to your plans. As it's a Friday you probably wont even find that places change their weekly closed day as happens when the holiday is on a Monday.
by Stan Norrell rate this post as useful

Re: Nov 23, 2018 Labor Thanksgiving Day 2018/10/2 10:20
O92, thanks for your response! Appreciated!
by Cathy68 rate this post as useful

Re: Nov 23, 2018 Labor Thanksgiving Day 2018/10/2 10:22
Thank you Stan!
by Cathy68 rate this post as useful

Re: Nov 23, 2018 Labor Thanksgiving Day 2018/10/6 11:28
Will shops, attractions and public transit be on special holiday schedules?

Yes. Public transit will be on a holiday schedule. Restaurants that are closed on Sundays and holidays will be closed. Restaurants that close an hour earlier on Sundays will probably close an hour earlier than usual. Banks and government offices will be closed. Museums and retail shops will be mostly open (although some very small retail shops may be closed).
by Umami Dearest rate this post as useful

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