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2020 Season Summary
The coronavirus cancelled hanami festivities across the country.
See average blossom timing

2020 Nationwide Timing

Last update: May 6, 2020

Major Cities

Opening Date Est. Best Viewing* Current State
Tokyo Opened: March 14 March 24 to April 2
End of Season
Kyoto Opened: March 22 March 30 to April 8
End of Season
Osaka Opened: March 23 March 31 to April 10
End of Season
Nagoya Opened: March 22 March 31 to April 9
End of Season
Fukuoka Opened: March 21 March 31 to April 9
End of Season

Kyushu, Shikoku and Chugoku

Opening Date Est. Best Viewing* Current State
Fukuoka Opened: March 21 March 31 to April 9
End of Season
Kumamoto Opened: March 23 April 1 to 10
End of Season
Hiroshima Opened: March 22 March 31 to April 10
End of Season
Matsuyama Opened: March 25 April 4 to 12
End of Season
Takamatsu Opened: March 23 April 2 to 11
End of Season

Kansai

Opening Date Est. Best Viewing* Current State
Kyoto Opened: March 22 March 30 to April 8
End of Season
Osaka Opened: March 23 March 31 to April 10
End of Season
Nara Opened: March 26 April 1 to 11
End of Season
Yoshino Opened: March 25 April 1 to 12
End of Season

Kanto and Chubu

Opening Date Est. Best Viewing* Current State
Tokyo Opened: March 14 March 24 to April 2
End of Season
Nagoya Opened: March 22 March 31 to April 9
End of Season
Yokohama Opened: March 18 March 25 to April 3
End of Season
Kanazawa Opened: March 26 April 1 to 10
End of Season
Takayama Opened: April 8 April 12 to 20
End of Season
Fuji Five Lakes No forecast available
Not Open Yet
Matsumoto Opened: March 28 April 6 to 15
End of Season

Tohoku and Hokkaido

Opening Date Est. Best Viewing* Current State
Fukushima Opened: March 28 April 2 to 11
End of Season
Sendai Opened: March 28 April 3 to 12
End of Season
Kitakami No forecast available
Not Open Yet
Kakunodate No forecast available
Not Open Yet
Hirosaki No forecast available
Not Open Yet
Hakodate Opened: April 26 April 30 to May 7
End of Season
Sapporo Opened: April 30 May 2 to 9
End of Season
* 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.