2017 Cherry Blossom Forecast (Mar.15)

The cherry blossom forecast has been updated by Japan Weather Association on March 15.

Cherry blossom season is almost there!

The chart below shows the estimated opening date and the full bloom date of major cities by Japan Weather Association.

Most areas from Kyushu region to Kanto region will see the flowers by the end of this month. The flowers are expected to reach full bloom within 7 to 10 days. Thus, the first weekend of April is likely to be the best hanami weekend in the western part of Japan.

Region City Estimated opening Estimated full bloom
Kyushu Fukuoka (Fukuoka) March 22 April 2
Kumamoto (Kumamoto) March 25 April 4
Shikoku Matsuyama (Ehime) March 25 April 8
Chugoku Hiroshima (Hiroshima) March 28 April 5
Kinki Osaka (Osaka) March 29 April 6
Kyoto (Kyoto) March 30 April 6
Kobe (Hyogo) March 29 April 7
Tokai Nagoya (Aichi) March 27 April 6
Shizuoka (Shizuoka) March 28 April 5
Kanto Tokyo March 23 April 2
Koshin Nagano (Nagano) April 13 April 18
Matsumoto (Nagano) April 10 April 15
Hokuriku Niigata (Niigata) April 9 April 14
Kanazawa (Ishikawa) April 4 April 10
Tohoku Sendai (Miyagi) April 9 April 15
Fukushima (Fukushima) April 9 April 13
Hirosaki (Aomori) April 23 April 29
Hokkaido Sapporo May 4 May 8
Kutchan May 10 May 14
Hakodate May 1 May 6
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