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Blossoms Now
Updated: April 7, 2020
To prevent the further spread of the coronavirus, people are urged not to hold hanami parties during this year's cherry blossom season, many famous cherry blossom viewing spots are temporarily closed, and most cherry blossom festivals and illumination events have been cancelled.
Based on average annual timing data.
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: April 7, 2020

Major Cities

Est. Opening* 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
Best Viewing
Osaka Opened: March 23 March 31 to April 10
Best Viewing
Nagoya Opened: March 22 March 31 to April 9
Best Viewing
Fukuoka Opened: March 21 March 31 to April 9
Best Viewing

Kyushu, Shikoku and Chugoku

Est. Opening* Est. Best Viewing* Current State
Fukuoka Opened: March 21 March 31 to April 9
Best Viewing
Kumamoto Opened: March 23 March 31 to April 9
Best Viewing
Hiroshima Opened: March 22 March 31 to April 10
Best Viewing
Matsuyama Opened: March 25 April 1 to 11
Best Viewing
Takamatsu Opened: March 23 March 31 to April 9
Best Viewing

Kansai

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

Kanto and Chubu

Est. Opening* 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
Best Viewing
Yokohama Opened: March 18 March 25 to April 3
End of Season
Kanazawa Opened: March 26 April 1 to 10
Best Viewing
Takayama April 7 April 11 to 19
Not Open Yet
Matsumoto Opened: March 28 April 5 to 14
Best Viewing

Tohoku and Hokkaido

Est. Opening* Est. Best Viewing* Current State
Fukushima Opened: March 28 April 2 to 11
Best Viewing
Sendai Opened: March 28 April 3 to 12
Best Viewing
Kitakami April 8 April 12 to 20
Not Open Yet
Kakunodate April 13 April 16 to 25
Not Open Yet
Hakodate April 20 April 23 to 30
Not Open Yet
Sapporo April 23 April 25 to May 2
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.