2020 Japan Cherry Blossom Festival Cancellations due to Coronavirus (Covid-19)

List of Sakura Matsuri in Japan that are Cancelled due to Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Currently, numbers of tourist attractions and events in Japan are temporarily closed or cancelled due to the prevention of Coronavirus (Covid-19) spread including Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea, Universal Studios Japan, Ghibli Museum and Teamlab Borderless Museum. As the virus fear grows, more and more closures and cancellations have been announced day by day.

Cherry blossoms are the top tourist attraction in Japan, drawing millions of visitors from across the world,and its season is arriving here very soon. However, it looks like we are going to welcome this most beautiful time of the year with the worst circumstances in 2020.

Sadly, a lot of cherry blossom festivals (Sakura Matsuri) in Japan are now being cancelled due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak including two most popular cherry blossom viewing spots in Tokyo: Meguro River and Ueno Park.

Of course, cherry blossoms will still be blooming as per every year, and these places are open for public. However, special events, food stalls and night illumination won’t be available at many cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan in order to minimize the spread of the new coronavirus (Covid-19).

If you are planning to visit Japan for cherry blossom viewing this year, please check out the list of the 2020 cherry blossom festivals in Japan that are cancelled due to Coronavirus (Covid-19).

NOTE: The information might change day by day, so we advise you to check their official websites before visiting. 


-Cancelled Cherry Blossom Festivals in Japan 2020

Tokyo

Shibuya Sakuragaoka Sakura Matsuri (渋谷桜丘桜まつり)
9 March to 11 April 2020 (partially cancelled on 27,28 March)
http://www.shibuyakyoueikai.com/

MIDTOWN BLOSSOM 2020 at Tokyo Midtown
20 March to 19 April 2020
https://www.tokyo-midtown.com/jp/event/blossom/english/english.html

Ueno Sakura Matsuri (うえの桜まつり) at Ueno Park
20 March to 5 April 2020
https://ueno.or.jp/

Bunkyo Sakura Matsuri (文京さくらまつり)
21 March to 5 April 2020
https://www.city.bunkyo.lg.jp/bunka/kanko/event/matsuri/sakura.html

Rikugien Light-up (六義園ライトアップ)
20 March to 2 April 2020
https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/announcement/031/detail/45556.html

Jiyugaoka Sakura Matsuri (自由が丘桜まつり)
28, 29 March 2020
https://ameblo.jp/jiyugaoka-net/entry-12579468799.html

Fussa Sakura Festival (ふっさ桜まつり) at Kamagawa Riverbank
https://www.city.fussa.tokyo.jp/sightseeing/osusumeevent/sakura/1006181.html

Chiyoda Sakura Matsuri (千代田の桜まつり) at Chidorigafuchi
25 March to 5 April 2020
http://visit-chiyoda.tokyo/app/information/detail/59

Kita Ward Sakura SA*KASO Matsuri (北区さくらSA*KASO祭り) at Asukayama Park
28, 29 March 2020
http://www.sa-kaso.jp/

Koganei Sakura Matsuri (小金井桜まつり)
28, 29 March 2020
https://www.facebook.com/koganeishi.kanko.kk/posts/2616385351972538

Sumida Koen Sakura Matsuri (隅田公園桜まつり) at Sumida Park
28, 29 March 2020
http://www.city.taito.lg.jp/index/event/kanko/sakurabashi.html

Meguro East Area Sakura Matsuri (目黒イーストエリア桜まつり) at Meguro River
4, 5 April 2020
https://megurosakurafes.wixsite.com/site

Nakameguro Sakura Matsuri (中目黒桜まつり) at Meguro River
5 April 2020
https://www.nakamegu.com/archives/1545

Oedo Fukagawa Sakura Matsuri (お江戸深川さくらまつり)
21 March to 5 April 2020
http://fukagawa-sakura.com/


Kyoto and Osaka

Heian Jingu Shrine Beni Shidare Concert (平安神宮 紅しだれコンサート2020)
9 to 12 April 2020
http://www.heianjingu.or.jp/

Maruyama Park Night Light-up (円山公園)
late March to early April
https://www.city.kyoto.lg.jp/kensetu/page/0000266478.html

Sawaritei Sakura Matsuri (背割堤さくらまつり) at Yodogawa Riverside Park
28 March to 7 April 2020
https://www.yodogawa-park.go.jp/sakurafes2020/

Osaka Mint Bureau (造幣局 桜の通り抜け)
early to mid April
https://www.mint.go.jp/eng/enjoy-eng/sakura-eng/toorinuke-eng/2020-cherry-blossom-viewing-in-osaka.html

Ikeda Satsukiyama Sakura Matsuri (池田五月山さくらまつり)
4, 5 April 2020
http://www.city.ikeda.osaka.jp/ant/1582179544926.html


Kanto Area

Minato Mirai 21 Sakura Festa 2020 (みなとみらい21 さくらフェスタ2020)
20 to 29 March 2020
https://www.welcome.city.yokohama.jp/eventinfo/ev_detail.php?bid=yw5498

Sakura Matsuri (さくらまつり) at Mitsuike Park
16 March to 15 April 2020
https://www.kanagawaparks.com/mitsuike/

Kano no Yube (観桜の夕べ) at Sankeien Garden
27 March to 5 April 2020
https://www.sankeien.or.jp/event/1250/

Minamiku Sakura Matsuri (南区桜まつり) at Ooka River Promenade
5 April 2020
https://www.city.yokohama.lg.jp/minami/event-bosyu/kanko/30_minamikusakura.html

Hadano Sakura Matsuri (はだの桜まつり)
18 to 31 March 2020
https://www.city.hadano.kanagawa.jp/www/contents/1521091600218/index.html

Kinugasa Sakura Matsuri (衣笠さくら祭)
26 March to 6 April 2020
https://www.city.yokosuka.kanagawa.jp/2486/kankou/kankou/r2sakura.html

Sakura Matsuri (桜まつり) at Negishi Forest Park
28 March 2020~
https://negishi-shinrin.jp/2386.html/

Shukugawara Hachimangu Sakura Matsuri (宿河原八幡宮 桜まつり)
5 April 2020
http://www.city.kawasaki.jp/tama/page/0000115628.html

Satomi Park Sakura Matsuri (里見公園さくら祭り)
20 March to 5 April 2020
https://www.city.ichikawa.lg.jp/pla04/1111000296.html

Tokiwadaira Sakura Matsuri (常盤平さくらまつり)
4,5 April 2020
https://sakuramatsuri.jp/

Kumagaya Sakura Matsuri (熊谷さくら祭)
late March to early April
https://www.oideyo-kumagaya.com/cate-info/10639/

Kitakoshigaya Sakura Matsuri (北越谷桜まつり)
late March to early April
https://www.city.koshigaya.saitama.jp/smph/citypromotion/gyoji/haru/sakura/index.html

Ranzan Sakura Matsuri (嵐山さくらまつり)
21 March to 5 April 2020
https://www.ranzan-kanko.jp/tokigawa

Satte Sakura Matsuri (幸手桜まつり)
25 March to 9 April 2020
http://www.satte-k.com/event/sakura/index.html

Kodama Senbonsakura Matsuri (こだま千本桜まつり)
5 April 2020
https://www.honjo-kanko.jp/news/20200302084602.html

Fukuokazeki Sakura Matsuri (福岡堰さくらまつり)
27 to 31 March 2020
https://sp.jorudan.co.jp/hanami/spot_59.html

Utsunomiya Castle Sakura Matsuri (宇都宮城桜まつり)
14 March 2020
https://www.city.utsunomiya.tochigi.jp/citypromotion/kanko/meisho/jyiousi/1007280.html


Hokkaido and Tohoku Region

Matsumae Sakura Matsuri (松前さくらまつり)
25 April to 12 May 2020

Towada City Sakura Matsuri (十和田市春まつり)
20 April to 5 May 2020
http://www.city.towada.lg.jp/docs/2020022700045/

Hirosaki Sakura Matsuri (弘前さくらまつり)
23 April to 5 May 2020
https://www.hirosakipark.jp/sakura/2020/04/10193.html

Morioka Sakura Matsuri (盛岡さくらまつり)
mid April to eary May

Kitakami Tenshochi Sakura Matsuri (北上展勝地さくらまつり)
15 April to 6 May 2020

Ogawara Sakura Matsuri (おおがわら桜まつり)
1 to 17 April 2020
https://www.oogawara.com/2020sakura/

Shibata Sakura Matsuri (しばた桜まつり)
3 to 19 April 2020
https://www.town.shibata.miyagi.jp/news/index.cfm/detail.73.40642.html

Kakudate Sakura Matsuri (角館の桜まつり)
20 April to 5 May 2020

Yonezawa Uesugi Matsuri (米沢上杉まつり)
29 April to 3 May 2020

Takada Castle Cherry Blossom Festival (高田城址公園観桜会)
1 to 15 April 2020
https://www.joetsu-kanko.net/kanoukai/


Central Japan

Izu Kogen Sakura Matsuri (伊豆高原桜まつり)
21, 22, 28, 29 March 2020
https://itospa.com/event/detail_10008.html

Nihondaira Sakura Marathon (日本平桜マラソン)
5 April 2020
https://nihondaira-sakura-marathon.jp/

Fuji Kawaguchiko Sakura Matsuri (富士河口湖さくら祭り)
4 to 12 April 2020
http://www.fujisan.ne.jp/news/info.php?no=567

Iwakura Sakura Matsuri (岩倉桜まつり)
27 March to 5 April 2020
https://www.city.iwakura.aichi.jp/0000004155.html

Kakamigahara Sakura Matsuri (各務原市桜まつり)
28 March to 5 April 2020
http://kakamigahara-kanko.jp/

Kisosaki Sakura Matsuri (木曽岬町桜まつり)
early April
https://www.town.kisosaki.lg.jp/contents_detail.php?co=new&frmId=1571

Garyu Koen Sakura Matsuri (臥竜公園さくらまつり)
3 to 22 April 2020
https://www.suzaka-kankokyokai.jp/midokoro/sakuramatsuri.php

Fukui Sakura Matsuri (ふくい桜まつり)
28 March to 12 April 2020
https://www.fukuicity-navi.com/sakura/


Western Japan

Nishinomiya Sakura Matsuri (西宮さくら祭)
5 April 2020
https://nishinomiya-kanko.jp/news20200304/

Himeji Castle Cherry Blossom Viewing Festival (姫路城観桜会)
3 to 12 April 2020
https://www.city.himeji.lg.jp/bousai/0000011642.html

Yamato Koriyama Oshiro Matsuri (大和郡山お城まつり)
24 March to 7 April 2020
https://www.yk-kankou.jp/newsDetail259.html

Sakura Matsuri at Shukkeien Garden (縮景園 桜まつり)
late March to early April
https://shukkeien.jp/

Japan Mint Hiroshima (造幣局広島支局「花のまわりみち」)
early to mid April
https://www.mint.go.jp/eng/enjoy-eng/sakura-eng/mawarimichi-eng/2020-cherry-blossom-viewing-in-hiroshima.html

Hatsukaichi Sakura Matsuri (はつかいち桜まつり)
5 April 2020
https://www.hiroshima-kankou.com/event/9570

Ihara Sakura Matsuri (井原桜まつり)
20 March to 7 April 2020

Oshiro Matsuri at Matsue Castle (お城まつり)
28 March to 12 April 2020
https://www.kankou-matsue.jp/important/599

Iwagi Sakura Matsuri (いわぎ桜まつり)
1 to 12 April 2020
https://www.town.kamijima.lg.jp/site/covid19infomation/15916.html


Kyushu Region

Kokurajo Sakura Matsuri (小倉城桜まつり) at Kokura Castle
28, 29 March 2020
https://www.gururich-kitaq.com/event

Kengu Sakura Marche (健軍桜マルシェ)
https://www.facebook.com/kengunsakura/posts/1332624220281202

Isshinji Botan Sakura Unkai Matsuri (一心寺ぼたん桜雲海祭り)
1 to 15 April 2020
http://issinnji.jp/2013sakuramaturitoppage.html


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