2017 Cherry Blossom Forecast (April 5)

The cherry blossoms are reaching full bloom in many parts of Japan!

The updated cherry blossom forecase has been published by Japan Weather Association on April 5.

According to Japan Weather Association, the cherry blossom season started a little later than usual this year. This week, the flowers are blooming in Kyushu, Tokai, Kanto, and Hokuriku regions, and soon in Nagano and northern part of Japan.


This weekend's weather may damage the flowers

Although the temperature is going to be relatively high this week in all parts of Japan, the weather may not be so good over the weekend. If it rains, the flowers may be damaged.


The latest information on the estimated full bloom date

The chart below shows the estimated opening date and the full bloom date of major cities by Japan Weather Association as of April 5th.

The data shows the cherry blossoms in Tokyo has reached full bloom, however, there are many places where the flowers are quite not in full bloom yet. There are chances you can still enjoy the cherry blossoms in the best condition in Tokyo this week!


Region City Estimated opening Estimated full bloom
Kyushu Fukuoka (Fukuoka) (March 25) April 6
Kumamoto (Kumamoto) (April 1) April 7
Shikoku Matsuyama (Ehime) (March 25) April 7
Chugoku Hiroshima (Hiroshima) (March 27) -
Kinki Osaka (Osaka) (March 30) April 7
Kyoto (Kyoto) (March 31) April 8
Kobe (Hyogo) (April 3) April 9
Tokai Nagoya (Aichi) (March 28) April 6
Shizuoka (Shizuoka) (April 2) April 9
Kanto Tokyo (March 21) -
Koshin Nagano (Nagano) April 12 April 17
Matsumoto (Nagano) April 9 April 15
Hokuriku Niigata (Niigata) April 8 April 14
Kanazawa (Ishikawa) (April 4) April 10
Tohoku Sendai (Miyagi) April 6 April 13
Fukushima (Fukushima) April 6 April 11
Hirosaki (Aomori) April 21 April 27
Hokkaido Sapporo May 1 May 6
Kutchan May 9 May 14
Hakodate April 29 May 3


Plan your hanam!i

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.


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Thursday, April 6, 2017

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