CHERRY BLOSSOM FORECAST
Updated March 18th
札幌4/28 仙台4/3 新潟4/7 東京3/21 名古屋3/21 大阪3/26 福岡3/20

Forecast Comment

Updated Mar 14, 2019

【Cherry blossoms Forecast】
On March 11, Weather Map issued its third cherry blossom forecast of the seasona.
The prospects for first flowering are 3/24 in Kyoto, 3/24 in Nara, 3/21 in Tokyo

First bloom / Full bloom Forecast

Kanto/Koshin

City First bloom Full bloom
Mito 3/26 4/3
Utsunomiya 3/28 4/4
Maebashi 3/25 4/2
Kumagaya 3/24 4/3
Tokyo 3/21 3/29
Choshi 3/24 4/2
Yokohama 3/21 3/31
Nagano 4/10 4/16
Kofu 3/23 4/1

Tokai/Hokuriku

City First bloom Full bloom
Shizuoka 3/23 4/3
Nagoya 3/21 3/31
Gifu 3/21 3/31
Tsu 3/26 4/1
Niigata 4/7 4/14
Toyama 4/1 4/6
Kanazawa 3/31 4/7
Fukui 3/30 4/5

Kinki

City First bloom Full bloom
Hikone 3/29 4/6
Kyoto 3/24 4/3
Osaka 3/26 4/4
Kobe 3/27 4/6
Nara 3/25 4/3
Wakayama 3/23 4/3

Chugoku/Shikoku

City First bloom Full bloom
Okayama 3/27 4/4
Hiroshima 3/23 4/2
Matsue 3/25 4/3
Tottori 3/25 4/2
Takamatsu 3/26 4/4
Tokushima 3/28 4/6
Matsuyama 3/22 4/3
Kochi 3/20 3/30
Shimonoseki 3/24 4/3

Kyushu

City First bloom Full bloom
Fukuoka 3/20 3/31
Oita 3/23 4/5
Nagasaki 3/23 4/2
Saga 3/22 4/2
Kumamoto 3/22 4/2
Miyazaki 3/24 4/3
Kagoshima 3/27 4/5

Amami/Okinawa

City First bloom Full bloom
Naze 1/23 2/7
Naha 1/10 2/12
Minamidaitojima 1/25 2/12
Miyakojima 1/7 ---
Ishigakijima 1/16 2/8

Tohoku

City First bloom Full bloom
Aomori 4/20 4/25
Akita 4/13 4/18
Morioka 4/15 4/21
Sendai 4/3 4/9
Yamagata 4/10 4/15
Fukushima 4/3 4/7

Hokkaido

City First bloom Full bloom
Sapporo 4/28 5/2
Wakkanai 5/9 5/12
Asahikawa 5/2 5/5
Abashiri 5/7 5/10
Kushiro 5/14 5/18
Obihiro 4/29 5/2
Muroran 5/2 5/8
Hakodate 4/27 5/1

The colored places indicate points which already have passed first or full bloom.
* Okinawa and Amami regions are areas where forecasts are not provided.
* Hokkaido (Wakkanai, Asahikawa, Abashiri, Obihiro, Kushiro) has a different species of cherry blossom trees - Ezoyamazakuara.

About WeatherMap Cherry Blossom Forecast

Cherry Blossom Forecast 2019 Schedule

1st January 24th
2nd February 7th
3rd February 21st
4th February 28th

After March 4th, we will update the first bloom and full bloom reports every day and provide forecasts every Monday and Thursday.

Blossom Criteria

First bloom
it means observation trees have 5 to 6 flowers that have bloomed.
Full bloom
it means 80% of the observation tree flowers have bloomed.

The forecast is based on the bloom timeline of the official observation tree.
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.

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.