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Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Viewing in Japan

First review on 01 Oct 2020
Last review on 01 Oct 2020 (1 review)
Japan's famous cherry blossoms (sakura) are considered a national flower of Japan and the flowering season is a closely followed ritual celebrated and adored by Japanese throughout the country. The blossoming begins in Okinawa in January, typically reaches Kyoto and Tokyo around the beginning of April, proceeding northward to Hokkaido in late April.
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Annual Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Viewing Event


- January Event: Okinawa
- March Event: Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Hiroshima, Matsuyama
- April Event: Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Hiroshima, Matsuyama, Osaka, Kyoto, Yoshino, Kanazawa, Nagoya, Matsumoto, Tokyo, Fukushima, Sendai, Kitakami, Kakunodate, Hirosaki
- May Event: Hokkaido

Opening Period

Blooming starts from January-May depending on location
Blooming usually lasts 4-7 days
(Check website for dates and details)

Known For

Top Travel Destination in Asia

Best Time to Visit

Full Bloom: 1 week after the opening of first blossoms


Special Info & Comments

- Once flowering has begun, Most flowers usually take a week to reach full bloom and full bloom lasts around another week (This is the peak viewing period).
- Strong winds and rain can greatly cut short the blooming period.
- Coming earlier in advance is much more safer than coming late because after the blooming peaks and the petals have fallen, there is nothing left to see.