2017 Cherry Blossom Forecast (Mar. 29)

Cherry blossoms' development have slowed down!

Due to the relatively cold temprature in March, it seems the expected full bloom dates of cherry blossoms are now 1 to 2 days later than announced last week by Japan Weather Association.

Although the blossoms have opened in many parts of Japan, it may take a little more time for them to reach full bloom.

The chart below shows the estimated opening date and the full bloom date of major cities by Japan Weather Association as of March 29.

Plan your hanami and don't miss one of the most beautiful sights of Japan! Enjoy!
Check the post on hanami: Sakura season is just around the corner! Plan your hanami date and place.

Region City Estimated opening Estimated full bloom
Kyushu Fukuoka (Fukuoka) (March 25) April 4
Kumamoto (Kumamoto) April 1 April 9
Shikoku Matsuyama (Ehime) (March 25) April 6
Chugoku Hiroshima (Hiroshima) (March 27) April 5
Kinki Osaka (Osaka) March 29 April 5
Kyoto (Kyoto) (March 29) April 6
Kobe (Hyogo) (March 29) April 6
Tokai Nagoya (Aichi) March 26 April 5
Shizuoka (Shizuoka) March 31 April 7
Kanto Tokyo (March 21) April 2
Koshin Nagano (Nagano) April 13 April 18
Matsumoto (Nagano) April 11 April 16
Hokuriku Niigata (Niigata) April 8 April 14
Kanazawa (Ishikawa) April 2 April 8
Tohoku Sendai (Miyagi) April 7 April 14
Fukushima (Fukushima) April 8 April 12
Hirosaki (Aomori) April 22 April 28
Hokkaido Sapporo May 2 May 6
Kutchan May 9 May 13
Hakodate April 29 May 4


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