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Season Status
May 7, 2018 — Very warm temperatures in March and the first half of April led to an early cherry blossom season across the country in 2018. In many cities, the blossoms opened 5-10 days earlier than average.
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in bloom
finished

Major Cities

Current State Estimated
Opening*
Est. Best Viewing*
Tokyo
End of Season
Opened Mar. 17 March 25 to April 1
Kyoto
End of Season
Opened Mar. 22 March 28 to April 3
Osaka
End of Season
Opened Mar. 20 March 26 to April 2
Nagoya
End of Season
Opened Mar. 19 March 27 to April 2
Fukuoka
End of Season
Opened Mar. 19 March 27 to April 2

Kyushu, Shikoku and Chugoku

Current State Estimated
Opening*
Est. Best Viewing*
Fukuoka
End of Season
Opened Mar. 19 March 27 to April 2
Kagoshima
End of Season
Opened Mar. 17 March 25 to April 1
Kumamoto
End of Season
Opened Mar. 17 March 24 to 31
Hiroshima
End of Season
Opened Mar. 22 March 28 to April 3
Matsuyama
End of Season
Opened Mar. 19 March 27 to April 2
Takamatsu
End of Season
Opened Mar. 24 March 28 to April 3

Kansai

Current State Estimated
Opening*
Est. Best Viewing*
Kyoto
End of Season
Opened Mar. 22 March 28 to April 3
Osaka
End of Season
Opened Mar. 20 March 26 to April 2
Nara
End of Season
Opened Mar. 24 March 28 to April 3
Yoshino
End of Season
Opened Mar. 27 March 31 to April 5

Kanto and Chubu

Current State Estimated
Opening*
Est. Best Viewing*
Tokyo
End of Season
Opened Mar. 17 March 25 to April 1
Nagoya
End of Season
Opened Mar. 19 March 27 to April 2
Yokohama
End of Season
Opened Mar. 19 March 26 to April 2
Kanazawa
End of Season
Opened Mar. 29 April 1 to 6
Takayama
End of Season
Opened Apr. 2 April 9 to 15
Fuji Five Lakes
End of Season
Opened Apr. 2 April 6 to 14
Matsumoto
End of Season
Opened Apr. 1 April 4 to 9

Tohoku and Hokkaido

Current State Estimated
Opening*
Est. Best Viewing*
Fukushima
End of Season
Opened Mar. 29 April 4 to 11
Sendai
End of Season
Opened Mar. 30 April 4 to 11
Kitakami
End of Season
Opened Apr. 14 April 20 to 26
Kakunodate
End of Season
Opened Apr. 22 April 24 to 30
Hirosaki
End of Season
Opened Apr. 20 April 22 to 29
Hakodate
End of Season
Opened Apr. 25 April 29 to May 4
Sapporo
End of Season
Opened Apr. 26 April 29 to May 3
* 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. Best viewing period estimates by japan-guide.com.
Page last updated: May 7, 2018