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Cherry Blossom Forecast 2022 Tokyo Station

Cherry Blossom Forecast 2022

When to see cherry blossoms in Japan
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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.

2022 Season Cherry blossom blooming forecast

* date of first bloom
Kushiro, May 10 Sapporo, Apr 26 Aomori, Apr 18 Niigata, Apr 5 Akita, Apr 15 Sendai, Apr 6 Nagano, Apr 10 Tokyo, Mar 22 Nagoya, Mar 24 Kanazawa, Mar 31 Osaka, Mar 27 Hiroshima, Mar 27 Kochi, Mar 23 Fukuoka, Mar 22 Kagoshima, Mar 26

2022 Season Cherry blossom blooming forecast

* date of first bloom
Kushiro, May 10 Sapporo, Apr 26 Aomori, Apr 18 Akita, Apr 15 Sendai, Apr 6 Niigata, Apr 5 Nagano, Apr 10 Tokyo, Mar 22 Nagoya, Mar 24 Kanazawa, Mar 31 Osaka, Mar 27 Hiroshima, Mar 27 Kochi, Mar 23 Fukuoka, Mar 22 Kagoshima, Mar 26

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 2022 First Bloom* 2022 Trend Average 2021 First Bloom
Hokkaido Hokkaido Sapporo Apr 26 Early May 1 Apr 22
Kushiro May 10 Early May 16 May 8
Tohoku Miyagi Sendai Apr 6 Normal Apr 8 Mar 28
Akita Akita Apr 15 Normal Apr 17 Apr 4
Aomori Aomori Apr 18 Early Apr 22 Apr 13
Hokuriku Shinetsu Nagano Nagano Apr 10 Normal Apr 11 Mar 29
Niigata Niigata Apr 5 Early Apr 8 Mar 29
Ishikawa Kanazawa Mar 31 Early Apr 3 Mar 23
Kanto Tokyo Chiyoda Mar 22 Normal Mar 24 Mar 14
Tokai Aichi Nagoya Mar 24 Normal Mar 24 Mar 17
Kansai Osaka Osaka Mar 27 Normal Mar 27 Mar 19
Chugoku Hiroshima Hiroshima Mar 27 Normal Mar 25 Mar 11
Shikoku Kochi Kochi Mar 23 Normal Mar 22 Mar 15
Kyushu Kagoshima Kagoshima Mar 26 Normal Mar 26 Mar 17
Fukuoka Fukuoka Mar 22 Normal Mar 22 Mar 12

*The estimated date of first bloom in 2022.

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