The latest Cherry Blossom Forecast has been published by Japan Weather Association today.
According to the forecast published today, the cherry blossoms will likely to start blooming few days earlier than anticipated in the last forecast published in February. Compared to other years, the flowers will bloom about 3 to 7 days earlier in most parts of Japan and about 3 days in Hokkaido region.
The chart below shows the estimated dates when the flowers reach peak bloom in major cities. Once the flower buds open, it takes about a week for them to reach full bloom.
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 Peak Bloom Date|
|Kyushu||Fukuoka (Fukuoka)||March 27|
|Kumamoto (Kumamoto)||March 25|
|Shikoku||Matsuyama (Ehime)||March 26|
|Chugoku||Hiroshima (Hiroshima)||March 30|
|Kinki||Osaka (Osaka)||March 29|
|Kyoto (Kyoto)||March 29|
|Kobe (Hyogo)||March 30|
|Tokai||Nagoya (Aichi)||March 31|
|Shizuoka (Shizuoka)||March 27|
|Koshin||Nagano (Nagano)||April 11|
|Hokuriku||Niigata (Niigata)||April 9|
|Kanazawa (Ishikawa)||April 3|
|Tohoku||Sendai (Miyagi)||April 12|
|Fukushima (Fukushima)||April 7|
|Aomori (Aomori)||April 26|
The picture below was taken today near our office. The buds are still green.