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Season Status
February 21, 2018 — According to early forecasts by the Japan Weather Association, the cherry blossoms are expected to open more or less according to their average schedule this year. In Tokyo, they are predicted to open on March 24 and in Kyoto on March 27.

Major Cities

Current State Estimated
Opening*
Estimated
Best Viewing*
Tokyo
Not Open Yet
March 24 March 31 to April 8
Kyoto
Not Open Yet
March 27 April 2 to 10
Osaka
Not Open Yet
March 27 April 2 to 10
Nagoya
Not Open Yet
March 25 April 1 to 9
Fukuoka
Not Open Yet
March 23 March 31 to April 8

Kyushu, Shikoku and Chugoku

Current State Estimated
Opening*
Estimated
Best Viewing*
Fukuoka
Not Open Yet
March 23 March 31 to April 8
Kagoshima
Not Open Yet
March 21 March 28 to April 5
Kumamoto
Not Open Yet
March 20 March 27 to April 4
Hiroshima
Not Open Yet
March 27 April 2 to 10
Matsuyama
Not Open Yet
March 26 April 3 to 11
Takamatsu
Not Open Yet
March 28 April 4 to 12

Kansai

Current State Estimated
Opening*
Estimated
Best Viewing*
Kyoto
Not Open Yet
March 27 April 2 to 10
Osaka
Not Open Yet
March 27 April 2 to 10
Nara
Not Open Yet
March 30 April 5 to 13
Yoshino
Not Open Yet
No forecast available yet

Kanto and Chubu

Current State Estimated
Opening*
Estimated
Best Viewing*
Tokyo
Not Open Yet
March 24 March 31 to April 8
Nagoya
Not Open Yet
March 25 April 1 to 9
Yokohama
Not Open Yet
March 27 April 3 to 11
Kanazawa
Not Open Yet
April 4 April 8 to 16
Takayama
Not Open Yet
No forecast available yet
Fuji Five Lakes
Not Open Yet
No forecast available yet
Matsumoto
Not Open Yet
No forecast available yet

Tohoku and Hokkaido

Current State Estimated
Opening*
Estimated
Best Viewing*
Fukushima
Not Open Yet
April 9 April 12 to 20
Sendai
Not Open Yet
April 10 April 15 to 23
Kitakami
Not Open Yet
No forecast available yet
Kakunodate
Not Open Yet
No forecast available yet
Hirosaki
Not Open Yet
No forecast available yet
Hakodate
Not Open Yet
May 1 May 4 to 11
Sapporo
Not Open Yet
May 2 May 4 to 11
* 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: February 21, 2018