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2021 Season Summary
2021 saw one of the earliest seasons in recorded history. In many parts of the country, the season took place one to two weeks earlier than average.
See average blossom timing

2021 Nationwide Timing

Last update:

Major Cities

Opening Date Est. Best Viewing* Current State
Tokyo Opened: March 14 March 23 to 30
End of Season
Kyoto Opened: March 16 March 24 to April 1
End of Season
Osaka Opened: March 19 March 25 to April 2
End of Season
Nagoya Opened: March 17 March 24 to April 1
End of Season
Fukuoka Opened: March 12 March 20 to 28
End of Season

Kyushu, Shikoku and Chugoku

Opening Date Est. Best Viewing* Current State
Fukuoka Opened: March 12 March 20 to 28
End of Season
Kumamoto Opened: March 17 March 22 to 28
End of Season
Hiroshima Opened: March 11 March 24 to April 1
End of Season
Matsuyama Opened: March 15 March 24 to 31
End of Season
Takamatsu Opened: March 15 March 24 to April 1
End of Season

Kansai

Opening Date Est. Best Viewing* Current State
Kyoto Opened: March 16 March 24 to April 1
End of Season
Osaka Opened: March 19 March 25 to April 2
End of Season
Nara Opened: March 21 March 27 to April 2
End of Season
Yoshino Opened: March 23 March 29 to April 4
End of Season

Kanto and Chubu

Opening Date Est. Best Viewing* Current State
Tokyo Opened: March 14 March 23 to 30
End of Season
Nagoya Opened: March 17 March 24 to April 1
End of Season
Yokohama Opened: March 17 March 24 to 31
End of Season
Kanazawa Opened: March 23 March 27 to April 4
End of Season
Takayama Opened: April 1 April 7 to 12
End of Season
Fuji Five Lakes Opened: March 31 April 2 to 7
End of Season
Matsumoto Opened: March 26 March 31 to April 5
End of Season

Tohoku and Hokkaido

Opening Date Est. Best Viewing* Current State
Fukushima Opened: March 25 March 29 to April 6
End of Season
Sendai Opened: March 28 April 2 to 10
End of Season
Kitakami Opened: April 6 April 14 to 21
End of Season
Kakunodate Opened: April 14 April 17 to 24
End of Season
Hirosaki Opened: April 14 April 19 to 24
End of Season
Hakodate Opened: April 20 April 23 to 30
End of Season
Sapporo Opened: April 22 April 26 to 30
End of Season
* The opening estimates are by Japan Weather Association, except Yoshino which is by Yoshino Town and Fuji Five Lakes (referring to the situation around Lake Kawaguchiko) 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.