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Blossoms Now
Updated: February 7, 2020
On February 6, the Japan Weather Association published its first cherry blossom forecast of the season. According to the forecast, the cherry blossoms are expected to generally open earlier than average this year. In Tokyo, they are predicted to open on March 21 and in Kyoto on March 23.
Based on average annual timing data.
Fukuoka
Not Open Yet
Kumamoto 3/30 - 4/7
Not Open Yet
Hiroshima
Not Open Yet
Matsuyama
Not Open Yet
Kyoto 3/29 - 4/6
Not Open Yet
Osaka 3/31 - 4/8
Not Open Yet
Tokyo 3/28 - 4/5
Not Open Yet
Nagoya 3/29 - 4/6
Not Open Yet
Kanazawa
Not Open Yet
Fukushima
Not Open Yet
Sendai 4/12 - 20
Not Open Yet
Hakodate
Not Open Yet
Sapporo 5/3 - 10
Not Open Yet
Late March - Early April
Early April
Mid April
Late April - Early May
Early - Late May
not open yet
in bloom now
finished
Late Mar. - Early Apr.
Early Apr.
Early - Mid Apr.
Mid Apr.
Late Apr. - Early May
Early - Late May

Current forecast

Updated: February 7, 2020

Major Cities

Est. Opening* Est. Best Viewing* Current State
Tokyo March 21 March 28 to April 5
Not Open Yet
Kyoto March 23 March 29 to April 6
Not Open Yet
Osaka March 25 March 31 to April 8
Not Open Yet
Nagoya March 22 March 29 to April 6
Not Open Yet
Fukuoka March 20 March 28 to April 5
Not Open Yet

Kyushu, Shikoku and Chugoku

Est. Opening* Est. Best Viewing* Current State
Fukuoka March 20 March 28 to April 5
Not Open Yet
Kumamoto March 23 March 30 to April 7
Not Open Yet
Hiroshima March 23 March 29 to April 6
Not Open Yet
Matsuyama March 22 March 30 to April 7
Not Open Yet
Takamatsu March 25 April 1 to 9
Not Open Yet

Kansai

Est. Opening* Est. Best Viewing* Current State
Kyoto March 23 March 29 to April 6
Not Open Yet
Osaka March 25 March 31 to April 8
Not Open Yet
Nara March 24 March 30 to April 7
Not Open Yet
Yoshino No forecast available yet
Not Open Yet

Kanto and Chubu

Est. Opening* Est. Best Viewing* Current State
Tokyo March 21 March 28 to April 5
Not Open Yet
Nagoya March 22 March 29 to April 6
Not Open Yet
Yokohama March 22 March 29 to April 6
Not Open Yet
Kanazawa April 1 April 5 to 13
Not Open Yet
Takayama No forecast available yet
Not Open Yet
Fuji Five Lakes No forecast available yet
Not Open Yet
Matsumoto No forecast available yet
Not Open Yet

Tohoku and Hokkaido

Est. Opening* Est. Best Viewing* Current State
Fukushima April 6 April 9 to 17
Not Open Yet
Sendai April 7 April 12 to 20
Not Open Yet
Kitakami No forecast available yet
Not Open Yet
Kakunodate No forecast available yet
Not Open Yet
Hirosaki No forecast available yet
Not Open Yet
Hakodate April 27 April 30 to May 7
Not Open Yet
Sapporo May 1 May 3 to 10
Not Open Yet
* The opening estimates are by Japan Weather Association, except Yoshino which is by Yoshino Town and Fuji Five Lakes which is estimated by japan-guide.com. The best viewing periods are estimated by japan-guide.com. We consider "best viewing" to start a little bit before full bloom and last into the period when petals fall.