All of Japan
Updated Jan 23, 2020, 3PM
Forecast Comment

On January 23rd, Weather Map issued its first cherry blossom forecast of the season.
The cherry blossoms are expected to start blooming few days earlier than normal.

Date of First Bloom Forecast 2020
Kochi: March 21
Tokyo: March 22
Osaka: March 25
Nagoya: March 24
Kyoto: March 25
Kanazawa: March 29
(Updated Jan 23, 2020)


First bloom / Full bloom Forecast

Note: Detailed forecast is only available in Japanese.

Kanto/Koshin
Cities First bloom Full bloom
Mito 3/26 4/1
Utsunomiya 3/27 4/2
Maebashi 3/26 4/2
Kumagaya 3/24 3/31
Tokyo 3/22 3/29
Choshi 3/26 4/3
Yokohama 3/22 3/30
Nagano 4/5 4/10
Kofu 3/23 3/30
Tokai/Hokuriku
Cities First bloom Full bloom
Shizuoka 3/27 4/5
Nagoya 3/24 4/2
Gifu 3/24 4/1
Tsu 3/28 4/2
Niigata 4/5 4/10
Toyama 3/30 4/4
Kanazawa 3/29 4/4
Fukui 3/29 4/3
Kinki
Cities First bloom Full bloom
Hikone 3/28 4/4
Kyoto 3/25 4/2
Osaka 3/25 4/2
Kobe 3/27 4/5
Nara 3/25 3/31
Wakayama 3/24 4/2
Chugoku/Shikoku
Cities First bloom Full bloom
Okayama 3/25 4/1
Hiroshima 3/23 4/1
Matsue 3/25 4/1
Tottori 3/25 4/1
Takamatsu 3/24 4/1
Tokushima 3/22 4/1
Matsuyama 3/23 4/3
Kochi 3/21 3/30
Shimonoseki 3/25 4/3

Kyushu
Cities First bloom Full bloom
Fukuoka 3/21 4/1
Oita 3/25 4/5
Nagasaki 3/22 4/1
Saga 3/24 4/2
Kumamoto 3/24 4/3
Miyazaki 3/23 4/2
Kagoshima 3/28 4/6
Amami/Okinawa
Cities First bloom Full bloom
Naze 1/23 ---
Naha 1/6 ---
Minamidaitojima --- ---
Miyakojima --- ---
Ishigakijima --- ---
◇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 4/21 4/25
Akita 4/15 4/20
Morioka 4/17 4/22
Sendai 4/8 4/13
Yamagata 4/12 4/17
Fukushima 4/7 4/11
◆Hokkaido (Wakkanai, Asahikawa, Abashiri, Obihiro, Kushiro) has a different species of cherry blossom trees - Ezoyamazakuara.
Hokkaido
Cities First bloom Full bloom
Sapporo 4/26 4/30
Wakkanai 5/6 5/9
Asahikawa 5/1 5/3
Abashiri 5/5 5/7
Kushiro 5/12 5/15
Obihiro 5/1 5/3
Muroran 4/30 5/6
Hakodate 4/25 4/29

About WeatherMap Cherry Blossom Forecast

Cherry Blossom Forecast 2020 Schedule

  • First Forecast Issued January 23rd
  • Second Forecast Issued February 6th
  • Third Forecast Issued February 20th
  • Fourth Forecast Issued February 27th

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

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