2018 Cherry Blossom Forecast for Japan!

Jan 25 | Evan | No Comments |

Hard to believe it’s already February and the 2018 Cherry Blossom Season in Japan is just around the corner!  If you are planning on visiting Japan during the cherry blossom season in 2018, the first forecast by Weathermap.jp is predicting average blooming schedule for most of the country at this point. In general, cherry blossoms in Japan tend to hit full bloom about a week after the cherry blossoms start to open.  Keep in mind that these are still forecasts for cherry blossoms to start blooming and changes in weather patterns or forecast can change these dates.  


***As of January 25th***

Fukuoka | March 24
Matsuyama | March 26
Hiroshima | March 28
Miyajima | March 28
Himeji | March 31
Kyoto | March 29
Osaka | March 28
Nara | March 31
Nagoya | March 27
Tokyo | March 27
Yokohama | March 26

***As of March 1st***

Fukuoka | March 19
Matsuyama | March 20
Hiroshima | March 23
Miyajima | March 23
Himeji | March 31
Kyoto | March 23
Osaka | March 22
Nara | March 24
Nagoya | March 21
Tokyo | March 22
Yokohama | March 21
Kanazawa | March 30
Sendai | April 9
Sapporo | April 30

At the time of this post the Japan National Tourist Organization Cherry Blossom Forecast page still has information from 2017 instead of the 2018 cherry blossom forecast in Japan, but maybe by the time you’ve found this page it’s been updated!  If you can read Japanese (or use google translate) the sakura forecast page on weathermap.jp is quite nice.  Also, tenki.jp has a nice section about nighttime viewing cherry blossom spots in Japan that light up for your viewing pleasure, again, you need Japanese or google translate.

These cherry blossom forecast are for the yoshino variety of cherry blossom trees in Japan only. There are many different kinds of cherry blossoms that start blooming at on slightly different schedules throughout Japan!

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