All of Japan
Updated May 18, 2017, 11PM
Forecast Comment
As cherry blossoms in Kushiro (Hokkaido) have fully bloomed, the cherry blossom season for 2017 has now ended. The flowers bloomed later than the average schedule in western Japan into Tokai and Hokuriku regions, on the average schedule in Kanto region, and earlier than the average schedule in Tohoku and Hokkaido regions in 2017. We will provide this Cherry Blossom Forecast again next spring in 2018. Thank you for visiting our website, and we hope you can enjoy SAKURA again next year in Japan with our information.
(Updated May 23, 2017)


First bloom / Full bloom Forecast

Note: Detailed forecast is only available in Japanese.

Kanto/Koshin
Cities First bloom Full bloom
Mito 4/3 4/10
Utsunomiya 4/3 4/9
Maebashi 4/2 4/7
Kumagaya 3/28 4/7
Tokyo 3/21 4/2
Choshi 4/1 4/10
Yokohama 3/25 4/6
Nagano 4/14 4/17
Kofu 3/30 4/9
Tokai/Hokuriku
Cities First bloom Full bloom
Shizuoka 4/2 4/12
Nagoya 3/28 4/6
Gifu 3/28 4/4
Tsu 4/3 4/5
Niigata 4/8 4/13
Toyama 4/5 4/8
Kanazawa 4/4 4/8
Fukui 4/5 4/7
Kinki
Cities First bloom Full bloom
Hikone 4/5 4/9
Kyoto 3/31 4/7
Osaka 3/30 4/6
Kobe 4/3 4/10
Nara 4/3 4/8
Wakayama 3/30 4/7
Chugoku/Shikoku
Cities First bloom Full bloom
Okayama 4/1 4/7
Hiroshima 3/27 4/7
Matsue 4/1 4/7
Tottori 4/2 4/7
Takamatsu 4/2 4/8
Tokushima 4/3 4/10
Matsuyama 3/30 4/8
Kochi 3/29 4/6
Shimonoseki 3/29 4/7

Kyushu
Cities First bloom Full bloom
Fukuoka 3/25 4/5
Oita 4/4 4/13
Nagasaki 3/30 4/7
Saga 3/30 4/8
Kumamoto 4/1 4/8
Miyazaki 4/2 4/9
Kagoshima 4/5 4/15
Amami/Okinawa
Cities First bloom Full bloom
Naze 1/31 2/13
Naha 1/14 2/8
Minamidaitojima 1/27 2/14
Miyakojima 1/30 2/27
Ishigakijima 1/25 2/19
◇The colored places indicate points which already have passed first or full bloom.
◆Okinawa and Amami regions are areas where forecasts are not provided.
Tohoku
Cities First bloom Full bloom
Aomori 4/17 4/21
Akita 4/16 4/19
Morioka 4/17 4/24
Sendai 4/7 4/13
Yamagata 4/14 4/17
Fukushima 4/8 4/12
◆Hokkaido (Wakkanai, Asahikawa, Abashiri, Obihiro, Kushiro) has a different species of cherry blossom trees - Ezoyamazakuara.
Hokkaido
Cities First bloom Full bloom
Sapporo 4/28 5/3
Wakkanai 5/9 5/11
Asahikawa 5/3 5/5
Abashiri 5/5 5/7
Kushiro 5/14 5/18
Obihiro 5/1 5/2
Muroran 5/2 5/4
Hakodate 4/27 4/30

About WeatherMap Cherry Blossom Forecast

Cherry Blossom Forecast 2017 Schedule

  • First Forecast Issued January 24th, Kyushu into Kanto and Hokuriku regions (except Niigata and Nagano)
  • Second Forecast Issued February 2nd, Update to previous forecast and initial forecast for Niigata, Nagano and southern Tohoku region
  • Third Forecast Issued February 16th, Updates to previous forecasts and initial forecast for northern Tohoku region
  • Fourth Forecast Issued February 23rd, Updates to previous forecasts and initial forecast for Hokkaido

After March 2nd, we will update the first bloom and full bloom reports every day and provide forecasts every Monday and Thursday.

Note: Multiple forecast dates are due to estimated bloom forecasts, which are issued no earlier than three months before the full bloom forecast date.

Forecast Criteria

The forecast is based on the bloom timeline of the official observation trees that are located at the 58 Japan Meteorological Agency offices across the country.
We release the forecast for 53 points in Japan except for Amami and Okinawa regions where there are no official observation trees available.

Blossom Criteria

The forecast is based on the bloom timeline of the official observation tree.
"First bloom" means observation trees have 5 to 6 flowers that have bloomed.
"Full bloom" means 80% of the observation tree flowers have bloomed.

We forecast the "Date of First Bloom" and "Date of Full Bloom" according to these meanings, which are the same with JMA's observation rules.
On average, tree fully blooms a week after first bloom.
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Photo by Kazuya Takahashi