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Cherry Blossom Forecast 2021 Tokyo Station

Cherry Blossom Forecast 2021

When to see cherry blossoms in Japan
Cherry Blossom

Springtime in Japan is nothing less than magical. From late March to mid-April, or even early May, the country's iconic sakura (cherry blossoms) capture the attention of visitors and locals as their beautiful flowers blanket the country in soft pink splendor.

Cherry blossom season starts in Kyushu in southwestern Japan in March, and daily news reports follow the cherry blossom front as it advances northward. The most common cherry trees are Somei-Yoshino, with masses of pale pink blossoms. Don’t miss the elegant shidare-zakura, weeping cherry trees, which often grow in parks and along riverbanks.

2021 Season Cherry blossom blooming forecast

* date of first bloom
Kushiro, May 10 Sapporo, Apr 26 Aomori, Apr 16 Niigata, Apr 3 Akita, Apr 15 Sendai, Apr 3 Nagano, Apr 5 Tokyo, Mar 22 Nagoya, Apr 26 Kanazawa, Apr 1 Osaka, Mar 26 Hiroshima, Mar 24 Kochi, Mar 20 Fukuoka, Mar 19 Kagoshima, Apr 26

2021 Season Cherry blossom blooming forecast

* date of first bloom
Kushiro, May 10 Sapporo, Apr 26 Aomori, Apr 16 Akita, Apr 15 Sendai, Apr 3 Niigata, Apr 3 Nagano, Apr 5 Tokyo, Mar 22 Nagoya, Apr 5 Kanazawa, Apr 1 Osaka, Mar 26 Hiroshima, Mar 24 Kochi, Mar 20 Fukuoka, Mar 19 Kagoshima, Mar 22

Source: Japan Weather Association (http://tenki.jp)
Note: The forecast is subject to change due to weather conditions.

Where to see the blooms

Each spring, the cherry blossoms burst into bloom across Japan, and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy their delicate beauty. Head to warmer climes in Kyushu and Shikoku for early spring blossoms, or north to Tohoku and Hokkaido in late spring.

Region Prefecture City 2021 First Bloom* 2021 Trend Average 2020 First Bloom
Hokkaido Hokkaido Sapporo Apr 24 Very Early May 3 Apr 30
Kushiro May 6 Very Early May 17 May 10
Tohoku Miyagi Sendai Mar 28 Very Early Apr 11 Mar 28
Akita Akita Apr 10 Very Early Apr 18 Apr 8
Aomori Aomori Apr 14 Very Early Apr 24 Apr 17
Hokuriku Shinetsu Nagano Nagano Mar 29 Very Early Apr 13 Apr 2
Niigata Niigata Mar 29 Very Early Apr 9 Apr 1
Ishikawa Kanazawa Mar 23 Very Early Apr 4 Mar 26
Kanto Tokyo Chiyoda Mar 14 Very Early Mar 26 Mar 14
Tokai Aichi Nagoya Mar 17 Very Early Mar 26 Mar 22
Kansai Osaka Osaka Mar 19 Very Early Mar 28 Mar 23
Chugoku Hiroshima Hiroshima Mar 11 Very Early Mar 27 Mar 22
Shikoku Kochi Kochi Mar 15 Very Early Mar 22 Mar 24
Kyushu Kagoshima Kagoshima Mar 17 Very Early Mar 26 Apr 1
Fukuoka Fukuoka Mar 12 Very Early Mar 23 Mar 21

*The estimated date of first bloom in 2021.

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