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Fitness/Sports Day (Mon. 10/9)

Old Aug 30, 06, 8:52 pm
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Question Fitness/Sports Day (Mon. 10/9)

Hello there!

I'll be in Tokyo for my first trip to Japan from 10/6-10/10 and it seems as though there is a national holiday on the second Monday of every October that roughly translates to Sports Day. And so I am curious to know what to expect? Which kinds of businesses will be closed?

Thanks!
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Old Aug 31, 06, 12:30 pm
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Its not one of the major holidays, expect government, public sector services and banks to be closed. Trains will continue to operate on time, most department stores, shopping, resturants etc will continue to be open.
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Old Aug 31, 06, 12:48 pm
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Originally Posted by dlombard
Hello there!

I'll be in Tokyo for my first trip to Japan from 10/6-10/10 and it seems as though there is a national holiday on the second Monday of every October that roughly translates to Sports Day. And so I am curious to know what to expect? Which kinds of businesses will be closed?

Thanks!
Just be careful, on that day if you're anywhere downtown it's possible you'll run into roving bands of gym instructors. If you encounter them be aware it's compulsory to do 10 push-ups, 20 sit-ups and half a dozen star jumps. Practicing your golf swing on the platform with your umbrella is also particularly encouraged. Just a heads up.
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Old Aug 31, 06, 3:53 pm
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Wink

Heheheh, very funny.
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Old Sep 1, 06, 7:38 am
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Museums that are usually closed on Mondays are open on holiday Mondays -- but they close the next day (Tuesday) instead. So you might actually benefit since all the museums will be open on your last full day in Japan.
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