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Blossoms Now
Updated: January 23, 2020
On January 23, the private weather service Weathermap published its early first cherry blossom forecast of the year. According to Weathermap, the cherry blossoms are expected to open a few days earlier in most regions across Japan. In Tokyo, they are predicted to open on March 22 and in Kyoto on March 25.
Based on average annual timing data.
Fukuoka
Not Open Yet
Kumamoto 3/31 - 4/8
Not Open Yet
Hiroshima
Not Open Yet
Matsuyama
Not Open Yet
Kyoto 3/31 - 4/8
Not Open Yet
Osaka 3/31 - 4/8
Not Open Yet
Tokyo 3/29 - 4/6
Not Open Yet
Nagoya 3/31 - 4/8
Not Open Yet
Kanazawa
Not Open Yet
Fukushima
Not Open Yet
Sendai 4/13 - 21
Not Open Yet
Hakodate
Not Open Yet
Sapporo 4/28 - 5/5
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: January 23, 2020

Major Cities

Est. Opening* Est. Best Viewing* Current State
Tokyo March 22 March 29 to April 6
Not Open Yet
Kyoto March 25 March 31 to April 8
Not Open Yet
Osaka March 25 March 31 to April 8
Not Open Yet
Nagoya March 24 March 31 to April 8
Not Open Yet
Fukuoka March 21 March 29 to April 6
Not Open Yet

Kyushu, Shikoku and Chugoku

Est. Opening* Est. Best Viewing* Current State
Fukuoka March 21 March 29 to April 6
Not Open Yet
Kumamoto March 24 March 31 to April 8
Not Open Yet
Hiroshima March 23 March 29 to April 6
Not Open Yet
Matsuyama March 23 March 31 to April 8
Not Open Yet
Takamatsu March 24 March 31 to April 8
Not Open Yet

Kansai

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

Kanto and Chubu

Est. Opening* Est. Best Viewing* Current State
Tokyo March 22 March 29 to April 6
Not Open Yet
Nagoya March 24 March 31 to April 8
Not Open Yet
Yokohama March 22 March 29 to April 6
Not Open Yet
Kanazawa March 29 April 2 to 10
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 7 April 10 to 18
Not Open Yet
Sendai April 8 April 13 to 21
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 25 April 28 to May 5
Not Open Yet
Sapporo April 26 April 28 to May 5
Not Open Yet
* The opening estimates are by Weathermap. 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.