Plan your perfect spring trip to Japan! We are sharing the best places to see cherry blossoms in Japan and best time to see them on this Sakura Forecast 2019.
Due to higher expected temperatures in March, 2019, the cherry blossom season in 2019 is expected to arrive Japan slightly earlier than average year. Usually cherry blossoms start opening in late March to early April, reach full blooming after 5–7 days, and can be enjoyed viewing for about 1 week depending on weather condition. Last year, the cherry blossoms in most parts of Japan including Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka started 7–10 days earlier than the average year.
Estimated Cherry Blossom First Bloom and Current Status in 2019. The estimated first Cherry Blossom bloom schedule of popular tourist destinations in Japan is as below:
Sapporo 4 May (not open yet)
Aomori 24 April (not open yet)
Fukushima 3 April (not open yet)
Tokyo 23 March (not open yet)
Yokohama 24 March (not open yet)
Nagano 8 April (not open yet)
Kanazawa 1 April (not open yet)
Kyoto 25 March (not open yet)
Osaka 26 March (not open yet)
Hiroshima 23 March (not open yet)
Fukuoka 19 March (not open yet)
Cherry Blossoms Forecast Map 2019
3Where to See Cherry Blossoms in 2019. Here are some of best places to see cherry blossoms in Japan in 2019!
Tokyo Best Cherry Blossom Tours (Available from March 20th to April 7th only!)
Tokyo: Cherry Blossom Shinjuku Gyoen, Meguro River, Chidorigafuchi, Ueno Park, Sumida River, Top 12 in Tokyo, Cherry Blossoms Night Viewing Spots, Cherry Blossom Festivals in Tokyo, Cherry Blossom Viewing Restaurants, Cherry Blossom Viewing Cruises in Tokyo
Kyoto: Philosopher’s Walk, Maruyama Park, Daigoji Temple, Ninnaji Temple, Heian Shrine, Top 10 in Kyoto
Mt. Fuji: Odawara Castle, Saitama, Kamakura, Yokohama, Mt.Akagi, Top 10 near Tokyo
Mt. Fuji: Fuji Kawaguchiko Cherry Blossom Festival, Fuji 5 Lakes, Oshino Hakkai, Fuji Shibazakura Festival
Osaka: (Osaka Castle, Osaka Mint Bureau, Expo’70 Commemorative Park), Nara (Yoshinoyama, Tanzan Shrine)
Tohoku: Hirosaki Castle, Kitakami Tenshochi, Shiroishi River, Takada Castle
Hokkaido: Hakodate, Sapporo
Others: Onsen with cherry blossom views, Top night viewing spots, Late blooming cherry blossoms, Spring Activities with Cherry Blossoms, Best Cherry Blossom Festivals in Japan
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Author: Richard Reay
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