All of Japan
Updated Feb 22, 2018, 2PM
Forecast Comment
On February 8th, Weather Map issued its seconds cherry blossom forecast of the season.
The cherry blossoms are expected to start blooming usually. But partly of Kyushu and Shikoku and Hokkaido may bloom in earlier than usual.

■Date of First Bloom Forecast 2018
Kochi:March 19
Tokyo:March 27
Osaka:March 28
Nagoya:March 27
Kyoto:March 29
Kanazawa:April 4
(Updated Feb 9, 2018)


First bloom / Full bloom Forecast

Note: Detailed forecast is only available in Japanese.

Kanto/Koshin
Cities First bloom Full bloom
Mito 3/31 4/6
Utsunomiya 3/31 4/6
Maebashi 3/30 4/6
Kumagaya 3/27 4/3
Tokyo 3/26 4/2
Choshi 3/28 4/4
Yokohama 3/25 4/2
Nagano 4/12 4/17
Kofu 3/26 4/2
Tokai/Hokuriku
Cities First bloom Full bloom
Shizuoka 3/22 3/30
Nagoya 3/24 4/1
Gifu 3/25 4/1
Tsu 3/28 4/2
Niigata 4/11 4/16
Toyama 4/6 4/10
Kanazawa 4/4 4/9
Fukui 4/3 4/8
Kinki
Cities First bloom Full bloom
Hikone 4/1 4/7
Kyoto 3/27 4/4
Osaka 3/26 4/2
Kobe 3/28 4/4
Nara 3/29 4/4
Wakayama 3/23 3/31
Chugoku/Shikoku
Cities First bloom Full bloom
Okayama 3/27 4/3
Hiroshima 3/27 4/3
Matsue 3/31 4/7
Tottori 3/31 4/6
Takamatsu 3/26 4/2
Tokushima 3/27 4/2
Matsuyama 3/24 3/31
Kochi 3/19 3/25
Shimonoseki 3/23 3/31

Kyushu
Cities First bloom Full bloom
Fukuoka 3/21 3/28
Oita 3/23 3/31
Nagasaki 3/20 3/29
Saga 3/22 3/31
Kumamoto 3/20 3/28
Miyazaki 3/20 3/29
Kagoshima 3/21 3/29
Amami/Okinawa
Cities First bloom Full bloom
Naze 1/22 2/5
Naha 1/10 1/30
Minamidaitojima 1/7 1/29
Miyakojima 1/23 2/8
Ishigakijima 1/19 2/7
◇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 4/24 4/28
Akita 4/18 4/23
Morioka 4/21 4/26
Sendai 4/11 4/16
Yamagata 4/15 4/19
Fukushima 4/9 4/13
◆Hokkaido (Wakkanai, Asahikawa, Abashiri, Obihiro, Kushiro) has a different species of cherry blossom trees - Ezoyamazakuara.
Hokkaido
Cities First bloom Full bloom
Sapporo 5/1 5/5
Wakkanai 5/11 5/15
Asahikawa 5/4 5/7
Abashiri 5/9 5/12
Kushiro 5/16 5/19
Obihiro 5/3 5/5
Muroran 5/5 5/10
Hakodate 4/30 5/4

About WeatherMap Cherry Blossom Forecast

Cherry Blossom Forecast 2018 Schedule

  • First Forecast Issued January 25th
  • Second Forecast Issued February 8nd
  • Third Forecast Issued February 22th
  • Fourth Forecast Issued March 1st

After March 5th, 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