Click below ⇓ for a video showcasing some of the best spots for Hanami !
posted on February 7, 2018
As the long severe winter comes to an end, the Japanese are delighted to learn the first blossoming of the cherry blossoms: the sakura, the iconic flower of the nation. They bloom quickly, stay in full bloom for a few days, then quickly fall away. The whole cycle takes about 10 days, or 2 weeks at most. Due to their short-lived existence, they serve as a visual reminder of the preciousness and precariousness of life. The blossoms are also regarded as a symbol of new beginnings and vitality, as April marks the start of the financial and academic year in Japan. The Japan Weather Association released its latest cherry blossom forecast (sakura calendar 2018). 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 are planning the “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 the weather during the last few weeks before blossoming.
updated on April 11, 2018
Tokyo Kyoto Nagoya Fukuoka Kanazawa Sendai Sapporo
March 17 March 22 March 19 March 19 March 29 March 30 April 28
*The cherry blossoms in Tokyo have fallen.