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Season Status
March 22, 2019 — The cherry blossoms officially opened in Tokyo on March 21, five days earlier than average. Because the weather is forecast to remain relatively warm, we expect the best viewing period in Tokyo to start already around the 27th. In Kyoto, the blossoms are forecast to start opening on March 26 and to reach full bloom in the early days of April.
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Major Cities

Est. Opening* Est. Best Viewing* Current State
Tokyo Opened: March 21 March 27 to April 4
Blossoms Opening
Kyoto March 26 April 3 to 11
Not Open Yet
Osaka March 27 April 3 to 11
Not Open Yet
Nagoya Opened: March 22 March 29 to April 6
Blossoms Opening
Fukuoka Opened: March 21 March 28 to April 5
Blossoms Opening

Kyushu, Shikoku and Chugoku

Est. Opening* Est. Best Viewing* Current State
Fukuoka Opened: March 21 March 28 to April 5
Blossoms Opening
Kagoshima March 27 April 3 to 11
Not Open Yet
Kumamoto March 22 March 29 to April 6
Not Open Yet
Hiroshima March 24 April 2 to 10
Not Open Yet
Matsuyama March 23 March 31 to April 8
Not Open Yet
Takamatsu March 25 April 1 to 9
Not Open Yet

Kansai

Est. Opening* Est. Best Viewing* Current State
Kyoto March 26 April 3 to 11
Not Open Yet
Osaka March 27 April 3 to 11
Not Open Yet
Nara March 25 April 2 to 10
Not Open Yet
Yoshino March 31 April 6 to 15
Not Open Yet

Kanto and Chubu

Est. Opening* Est. Best Viewing* Current State
Tokyo Opened: March 21 March 27 to April 4
Blossoms Opening
Nagoya Opened: March 22 March 29 to April 6
Blossoms Opening
Yokohama Opened: March 21 March 27 to April 4
Blossoms Opening
Kanazawa March 30 April 4 to 12
Not Open Yet
Takayama April 7 April 11 to 19
Not Open Yet
Fuji Five Lakes April 5 April 9 to 17
Not Open Yet
Matsumoto April 3 April 7 to 15
Not Open Yet

Tohoku and Hokkaido

Est. Opening* Est. Best Viewing* Current State
Fukushima April 1 April 4 to 12
Not Open Yet
Sendai April 1 April 6 to 14
Not Open Yet
Kitakami April 14 April 18 to 25
Not Open Yet
Kakunodate April 19 April 22 to May 1
Not Open Yet
Hirosaki April 17 April 21 to 29
Not Open Yet
Hakodate April 26 April 29 to May 6
Not Open Yet
Sapporo April 30 May 2 to 9
Not Open Yet
* 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 periods are estimated by japan-guide.com.