Japan Cherry Blossom Forecasts for 2016

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Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) is coming up, so now is a good time to check the forecasts!  It’s one of the best times to visit Japan.

Please try to allow some flexibility in your holiday schedule, as the actual timings can change. Check our homepage for regular updates and reports.

Kanto

City Forecast for first bloom Forecast for full bloom
Tokyo

Yokohama

23-March

23-March

29-March

31-March

Kansai

City Forecast for first bloom Forecast for full bloom
Nara

Kyoto

Osaka

Kobe

27-March

27-March

26-March

27-March

31-March

1-April

1-April

2-April

Hokkaido

City Forecast for first bloom Forecast for full bloom
Hakodate

Sapporo

21-April

22-April

24-April

26-April

Kyushu

City Forecast for first bloom Forecast for full bloom
Fukuoka

Nagasaki

Kumamoto

Kagoshima

21-March

22-March

21-March

21-March

29-March

31-March

31-March

31-March

Chubu and Alps

City Forecast for first bloom Forecast for full bloom
Nagoya
KanazawaNagano
21-March

31-March

4-April

30-March

4-April

10-April

Tohoku

City Forecast for first bloom Forecast for full bloom
Sendai

Kakunodate

Yamagata

3-April

11-April

10-April

9-April

15-April

15-April

Chugoku

City Forecast for first bloom Forecast for full bloom
Hiroshima
24-March 30-March

 

More info about the Sakura season can be found in our Cherry Blossom guide.

Links

JNTO

Published by Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter is a British travel author who lived in New Zealand and Japan for many years. Having traveled across these countries, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel, and also worked at many leading tourism companies in both countries. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association. Those heading to Taiwan should check out his new site, Taiwanna Travel.