Holidays while working in Japan
Holidays and fun activities are aplenty despite it is said that the Japanese society is very hard-working. It gives us the impression that working in Japan can be extremely tiring because in Japan people always keep busy at work.
But it doesn’t mean that they have any lesser amount of holidays. In fact, it is observed that working in Japan gets you more holidays as a whole compared to most of the countries. Japan has many fixed holidays as well as a local region-wise holiday system too.
Japan has a golden week, Obon week, and New-Year week as holidays and in addition, many companies have in-house holidays also. Japan has Saturday-Sunday fixed holidays system and another very interesting fact is about a gazetted holiday if it comes on Sunday or any other holiday, the next day will become a holiday automatically.
All full-time employees are guaranteed a minimum of 10-12 days of paid annual leave per year after serving an initial 6 months of employment, irrespective of race or gender. All genders in Japan are truly respected and the Country has the lowest crime rate compared to the whole world.
Above that, Japan has 14 festival holidays. So the number of holidays is much higher as compared to many countries and it is actually a myth to say that Japanese people have no holiday and they work harder than any other worker on the planet.
The fact that Japanese people are so hardworking that they don’t have time for their families is not true… In fact, as per my own long-term experience of 7 years, I have discovered that they work really hard and party even harder. Japanese people have their mindset clear about work and then they spend the rest of their time fully with family and on leisure activities.
Work culture in Japan is known very well worldwide but there is very less knowledge about the various leisure activities in Japan that are very interesting and enjoyable for a foreigner. For example, USJ (Universal Studios Japan) has so thrilling rides that beat even word famous Disneyland. Of course, Disneyland is too a dream come true kind of place but undoubtedly USJ also has the rides on Hollywood movie themes like Jurassic Park, Spider-man, Avengers that give you goosebumps once you enter in it.