Japan Cherry Blossom Forecast 2020

Check out the latest status of cherry blossoms in Japan 2020!!

Cherry Blossom Forecast 2020 in Japan

Check out the 2020 Cherry Blossom Forecast in Japan and plan your perfect spring trip to Japan! We are sharing the best places to see cherry blossoms in Japan and the best time to see them on this Sakura Forecast 2020!

2020 Cherry Blossoms in Japan

Check out our cherry blossom forecast 2020 and don’t miss the best moment to see beautiful cherry blossoms in Japan! The information will be updated frequently till the cherry blossom season ends. (source: https://n-kishou.com/corp/)

<<Updated on 24 March 2020>>

The cherry blossom season in 2020 is expected to arrive Japan earlier than the average year. The winter in Japan has been pretty warm this year, and the spring is predicted to be warmer than average, too.

In most parts of the country, the cherry blossom season is expected to start 7-8 days earlier, and about 10 days earlier in Tokyo. The estimating best weekend for Hanami (cherry blossom viewing) is 21 and 22 March for Tokyo, and 28 and 29 March for Osaka/Fukuoka.

*The flowering and blooming period of cherry blossoms in Japan might change significantly depending on the temperature and weather condition in February and March 2020.

Hope you will enjoy the most beautiful moment in Japan 😉

Latest information: The official announcement for full bloom of cherry blossoms in Tokyo was made on 22nd March 2020!

Cherry Blossoms Forecast Map 2020

The map below indicates the expected best viewing time of cherry blossoms in Japan this year. The best viewing time is about 5–7 days after the first bloom of cherry blossoms. The full blooming period can be enjoyed for about 1 week depending on weather condition.

Estimated Blooming Date of Cherry Blossoms in Japan 2020

The estimated dates for blossom opening/full bloom at popular tourist destinations in Japan are as follows:

Sapporo: 29 April/3 May

Aomori: 16 April/21 April

Sendai: 30 March/4 April

Tokyo: 14 March/23 March

Ishikawa 25 March/1 April

Nagano: 1 April/6 April

Nagoya 19 March/28 March

Kyoto: 19 March/28 March

Osaka: 23 March/30 March

Hiroshima: 20 March/29 March

Fukuoka: 21 March/30 March


This forecast is subject to change due to unexpected temperature changes, rain and wind, which may effect on the cherry trees to quicken or delay their blooming time.

Where to See Cherry Blossoms in 2020

Here are some of best places to see cherry blossoms in Japan in 2020!

Important Notice:
-Numbers of cherry blossom festivals and events in Japan in 2020 are cancelled due to the new coronavirus (Covid-19). We advise you to check official websites before visiting.
2020 Cherry Blossom Festival Cancellations in Japan due to Coronavirus (Covid-19)

-To prevent further spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we advise everyone to stay home and avoid going out. So instead of going out for cherry blossom viewing, we have made a content for everyone to enjoy cherry blossoms at home! Please everyone stay home and stay safe!
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-How to Enjoy Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo

There are numbers of amazing cherry blossom viewing spots in Tokyo where you can enjoy beautiful spring scenery. Some places holds cherry blossoms festivals during the season with special events and delicious food and drinks. Also Yozakura (cherry blossom night viewing) is another great way to enjoy cherry blossoms in Tokyo.

Popular cherry blossom viewing spots in Tokyo tend to get very busy during the peak season, however, there are also ways to avoid big crowds and enjoy beautiful cherry blossoms in more peaceful and private atmosphere. Some restaurants and cafes in Tokyo offers exclusive views of cherry blossoms from windows that can be appreciated while dining or sipping on a cup of coffee. Cherry blossom cruising is another great option which requires reservations in advance.

Cherry blossoms at Chidorigafuchi
Cherry blossoms at Chidorigafuchi

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Top 5 Tokyo Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots
-1st. Shinjuku Gyoen: Tokyo’s largest national garden with 1000 cherry blossom trees
-2nd. Meguro River: 800 cherry trees and a lot of Japanese food stalls are lined up along the river
-3rd. Chidorigafuchi: Cherry blossoms flourishing around moats of the former Edo Castle
-4th. Ueno Park: The most popular nature spots to view cherry blossom in Tokyo
-5th. Sumida Park: Viewing cherry blossoms and Tokyo Skytree on a river cruise


Cherry blossoms with Takenaka Inari Shrine
Cherry blossoms with Takenaka Inari Shrine’s torii

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Top 5 Kyoto Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots
-1st. Philosopher’s Walk: Picturesque stone-paved path lined by cherry blossoms
-2nd. Daigoji Temple: Historical temple with over 1,000 cherry trees
-3rd. Maruyama Park: Vast park with 680 cherry trees and light-up at night
-4th. Ninnaji Temple: Kyoto’s best late blooming cherry blossom spot
-5th. Heian Shrine: Shinto Shrine famous for weeping cherry blossoms

Around Tokyo

Satte Gongendo Park Cherry Blossoms with Mustard Yellow
Cherry blossoms with mustard yellow at Satte Gongendo Park, Saitama

▶ 10 Best Cherry Blossom Spots near Tokyo

Odawara CastleSaitamaKamakuraYokohamaMt.Akagi, Miura Kaigan Cherry Blossom Festival

Mt. Fuji area

Cherry blossoms with the view of Mt.Fuji
Cherry blossoms with the view of Mt.Fuji

▶ Best Cherry Blossom Spots around Mt Fuji

Fuji Kawaguchiko Cherry Blossom FestivalFuji Five Lakes, Oshino HakkaiFuji Shibazakura Festival, Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival, Izu Highland

Kansai area

Osaka (Osaka Castle, Osaka Mint Bureau, Expo’70 Commemorative Park)
Nara (YoshinoyamaTanzan Shrine)
Shiga (Miho Museum)
Shikoku area (Mt.Shiude)

Tohoku area

Cherry blossoms in Hirosaki Park, Aomori
Cherry blossom carpet in Hirosaki Park, Aomori

▶ Best Cherry Blossoms in Tohoku area

Hirosaki CastleKitakami Tenshochi, Shiroishi RiverTakada Castle, Hanamiyama Park, Nicchu Railway Line Memorial Cycling Pedestrians’ Path

Hokkaido area

Shibazakura in Niseko
Shibazakura blooming in Niseko, Hokkaido

▶ Best Cherry Blossom Spots in Hokkaido

Hakodate, Sapporo

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Late blooming cherry blossoms

If you want to enjoy viewing cherry blossoms all over Japan, traveling around the country by RV is one of the best ways to move. Check the best deal of camper van rental in Japan for you unique travel experience!

RV with cherry blossoms
Travel Japan by RV with the views of cherry blossoms in this spring!

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