Sakura at Yoyogi Park, Tokyo. Photo Credit: mrhayata at Flickr.

Cherry Blossom viewing (Hanami) season has arrived to many areas in southern part of Japan. It means sooner or later, most of the top hanami spots that are located around Japan would welcome sakura flowers. The map shown below indicates how the cherry blossom viewing season (Hanami) of Japan for 2017 goes upward (Hokkaido) from the lower elevations (Okinawa). Every year, Japan’s first cherry blossoms appear in Okinawa. The average time for appearing cherry blossom may vary depending on the weather conditions. You better keep an eye on this year cherry blossom forecast for 2017 in order to catch all the action of sakura in different regions of Japan. If somehow you miss hanami in Tokyo or Kyoto, I suggest you to head to the Tohoku and Hokkaido regions. Hopefully, you won’t miss any of the hanami spots you desire to visit in 2017.

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2017 Japan cherry blossom forecast has not been announced yet. This page will be updated with latest information once they announce it.

Cherry Blossom Forecast Map for 2016. Photo Credit:

Take a look at the Cherry Blooming Forecast for 2016 given below. Please note that, early and peak blooming dates may slightly vary from the last year sakura forecast. Knowing it as a reference you can estimate yourself when would Japan cherry blossom bloom in 2017. Each and every year, blooming period in particular places across Japan vary slightly from the previous years.

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PlaceEstimated Average First BloomEstimated Average Full Bloom
OkinawaMid January Second Week of February
Kagoshima Late March (31-03-2016)Early April (07 to 16 April)
Nagasaki Late March (25-03-2016)Early April (02 to 10 April)
FukoukaLate March (25-03-2016)Early April (02 to 10 April)
MatsuyamaLate March (28-03-2016)Early April (05 to 13 April)
HiroshimaLate March (29-03-2016)Early April (4 to 12 April)
KyotoLate March (29-03-2016)Early April (04 to 12 April)
OsakaLate March (29-03-2016)Early April (04 to 12 April)
ShizuokaLate March (29-03-2016)Early April (02 to 10 April)
NagoyaLate March (26-03-2016)Early April (02 to 10 April)
YokohamaLate March (28-03-2016)Early April (04 to 12 April)
KanazawaEarly April (04-04-2016)Early April (08 to 16 April)
TokyoLate March (26-03-2016)Early April (02 to 11 April)
NaraLate March (28-03-2016)Early April (03 to 11 April)
NiigataEarly April (07-04-2016)Mid April (12 to 18 April)
Nagano Early April (08-04-2016)Mid April (11 to 20 April)
Fukushima Early April (07-04-2016)Mid April (10 to 18 April)
Sendai Early April (09-04-2016)Mid April (14 to 22 April)
AomoriThird Week of April (22-04-2016)Early May (26 April to 4 May)
Matsumae Late April (26-04-2016)Early May (01 to 10 May)
Hakodate Late April (29-04-2016)Early May (02 to 09 May)
SapporoEarly May (02-05-2016)Early May (04 to 11 May)

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