davesmom92
davesmom92
about 4 years ago
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Hi. We planned to take an overnight trip from yokosuka to Kyoto on dec 22 and 23. I just read in a travel book that dec 23 is the Emperor's birthday. Does that mean that everything will be closed on that day?

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Daniel-san
12228 posts
about 4 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi there!

The Emperor's birthday is a very interesting day in Japan, it is one of the few days that the Emperor makes a public appearance. Most shops and museums do remain open although the streets may be a little busier than usual.

davesmom92
davesmom92
9 posts
about 4 years ago

How about shrines and temples. Will they be open to visit that day?

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Daniel-san
12228 posts
about 4 years ago
Expert button 2

Yes temples and shrines are almost every day accessible. Do note that most may close around 5 p.m. on any day.

davesmom92
davesmom92
9 posts
about 4 years ago

Thank you so much for your helpful information!!!


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