posted on February 14, 2017
According to the Japanese lunar calendar, spring has already started, although some parts in the western part of Japan have been experiencing the heavy snow this month. In such cold weather, many plum trees are blooming and people will soon begin to talk about another tree species which will start blooming in a month: the Sakura, or cherry blossoms. The Japan Weather Association released its cherry blossom forecast, updated on March 1 (sakura calendar 2017). Below are the expected dates of blooming. In Tokyo, sakura blossoms are predicted to open during the 4th week of March, and the peak season will be around the beginning of April. The long awaited time of year to enjoy “Hanami”, or cherry blossom viewing, is not far away. We, personalguidejp.com, is planning “Hanami day tour” to visit some of the best cherry blossom viewing spots in Tokyo. We are looking forward to seeing you soon!
!! It is important to note that temperatures, rain and wind may affect the cherry blossom period across Japan. The dates largely depend on predicted weather forecasts.