In Japan, which has a long north-south axis, the cherry blossom blooming season differs from region to region. Every year, the Japan Meteorological Agency releases its forecast of when the cherry trees are expected to blossom across the country. This map shows when, on average, the blossoms will open in each region. Please be aware that actual dates may vary from year to year depending on weather conditions.

During the cherry blossom season, many foreign visitors come to Japan, which causes huge crowds and makes it difficult to make reservations for accommodations and transportations. To avoid crowds, we recommend that you use this map as a reference and try to shift the period and area of your trip.


  • Hakodate, Hokkaido
    Hakodate, Hokkaido
    Around early May
  • Hirosaki, Aomori
    Hirosaki, Aomori
    Around end April
  • Kakunodate, Akita
    Kakunodate, Akita
    Around early May
  • Nicchu Line, fukushima
    Nicchu Line, fukushima
    Around end April
  • Chidorigafuchi, Tokyo
    Chidorigafuchi, Tokyo
    Around end March
  • Kawazu, Shizuoka
    Kawazu, Shizuoka
    From mid February to early March
    *There are different kind of cherry blossoms.
  • Kurobe river, Toyama
    Kurobe river, Toyama
    Around early April
  • Yoshino, Nara
    Yoshino, Nara
    Around early April
  • Miyajima, Hiroshima
    Miyajima, Hiroshima
    Around mid March
  • Okinawa
    Around early February