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Major Cities

Current State Estimated
Opening*
Estimated
Best Viewing*
Tokyo
End of Season
Opened March 21 April 2 to 10
Kyoto
End of Season
Opened March 31 April 7 to 15
Osaka
End of Season
Opened March 30 April 6 to 13
Nagoya
End of Season
Opened March 28 April 6 to 12
Fukuoka
End of Season
Opened March 25 April 4 to 10

Kyushu, Shikoku and Chugoku

Current State Estimated
Opening*
Estimated
Best Viewing*
Fukuoka
End of Season
Opened March 25 April 4 to 10
Kagoshima
End of Season
Opened April 5 April 9 to 14
Kumamoto
End of Season
Opened April 1 April 7 to 12
Hiroshima
End of Season
Opened March 27 April 5 to 12
Matsuyama
End of Season
Opened March 30 April 7 to 14
Takamatsu
End of Season
Opened April 2 April 8 to 15

Kansai

Current State Estimated
Opening*
Estimated
Best Viewing*
Kyoto
End of Season
Opened March 31 April 7 to 15
Osaka
End of Season
Opened March 30 April 6 to 13
Nara
End of Season
Opened April 3 April 8 to 15
Yoshino
End of Season
Opened April 6 April 11 to 17

Kanto and Chubu

Current State Estimated
Opening*
Estimated
Best Viewing*
Tokyo
End of Season
Opened March 21 April 2 to 10
Nagoya
End of Season
Opened March 28 April 6 to 12
Yokohama
End of Season
Opened March 25 April 5 to 12
Kanazawa
End of Season
Opened April 4 April 9 to 15
Takayama
Past Peak
Opened April 18 April 22 to 28
Fuji Five Lakes
Past Peak
Opened April 15 April 19 to 25
Matsumoto
End of Season
Opened April 10 April 15 to 20

Tohoku and Hokkaido

Current State Estimated
Opening*
Estimated
Best Viewing*
Fukushima
End of Season
Opened April 8 April 15 to 22
Sendai
End of Season
Opened April 7 April 13 to 18
Kitakami
Best Viewing
Opened April 17 April 22 to 29
Kakunodate
Best Viewing
Opened April 23 April 25 to May 4
Hirosaki
Best Viewing
Opened April 18 April 24 to May 2
Hakodate
Opening
Opened April 27 April 30 to May 7
Sapporo
Not Open Yet
April 30 May 2 to 9
* Cherry tree opening estimates by Japan Weather Association, except Yoshino which is by Yoshino Town and Fuji Five Lakes which we try to estimate ourselves. Estimated best viewing periods by japan-guide.com based on the opening estimates.
Page last updated: April 27, 2017