According to the Japan Weather Association forecasts, the cherry blossoms are expected to bloom a bit earlier than usual in 2019. In Tokyo they are now expected to open around March 22nd. Be sure to check out our guidebooks for where to go on a budget any time of the year. Remember that the cherry blossoms usually only stay in full bloom for a week or two after full bloom. Here are the latest forecasts:
Matthew Baxter is a British travel author who has lived in and visited Japan for over a decade. Having traveled across the country, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel here, and has also worked for many leading tourism companies. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association.
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