The Cherry Blossom Forecast 2018 by Japan Weather Association (Feb. 21)


Cherry Blossom Forecast of this year has been updated by Japan Weather Association on February 21.

The forecast map looks almost the same from the one issued 2 weeks ago. They expect that the cherry blossoms to reach full bloom around the same time as usual this year.

The chart below shows the estimated dates when the flowers start blooming in major cities.

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 date
Kyushu Fukuoka (Fukuoka) March 23
Kumamoto (Kumamoto) March 20
Shikoku Matsuyama (Ehime) March 26
Chugoku Hiroshima (Hiroshima) March 27
Kinki Osaka (Osaka) March 27
Kyoto (Kyoto) March 27
Kobe (Hyogo) March 28
Tokai Nagoya (Aichi) March 25
Shizuoka (Shizuoka) March 23
Kanto Tokyo March 24
Koshin Nagano (Nagano) April 11
Hokuriku Niigata (Niigata) April 9
Kanazawa (Ishikawa) April 4
Tohoku Sendai (Miyagi) April 10
Fukushima (Fukushima) April 10
Aomori (Aomori) April 24
Hokkaido Sapporo May 2
Muroran May 5
Hakodate May 1


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