posted on February 24, 2022
This winter is a little colder and we have been getting more snow than the previous few years in Japan, which seems to greatly affect the bloom dates of Sakura cherry trees. Kawazuzakura is a type of cherry trees which starts blooming earlier than other cherry trees, normally in early February, but in Kawazu town, south of Izu Peninsula, most of the blossoms are yet to reveal their entire splendor even during the last week of the month. The only one currently in full bloom is the original Kawazuzakura cherry tree which is about 70 years old. Minami-Izu town, about 25km south-west of Kawazu town sees more flowering of Kawazuzakura. The arch of cherry blossoms will soon get more vivid pink color to offer a spectacular view along the riverbank. Visitors will be able to enjoy viewing the blossoms until the beginning of March. Below is the latest cherry blossom forecast(based on the blooming of Somei-Yoshino) released by the Japan Weather Association.
!! It is important to note that temperatures, rain and wind may affect the cherry blossom period across Japan. The dates largely depend on the weather during the last few weeks before blooming.