Latest update: Season’s first Cherry blossoms have opened in Tokyo on March 14, which is earlier than average. On the other hand, first sakura blossoms have been spotted on March 18 in Yokohama, and March 21 in Fukuoka.

According to Weather Map Japan, cherry trees will be in full bloom in Tokyo and Yokohama on March 22, Kanazawa on March 25, Kyoto, Hiroshima on March 26, Fukuoka, Osaka, Kochi, and Wakayama on March 28, Aomori on April 17, and Sapporo on April 28.

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 blossoms bloom in 2020. Every year, blooming period in particular places across Japan vary slightly from the previous years.


Japan Cherry Blossom 2020 Report

April 6, 2020 – Cherry blossom season for this year in Tokyo and Yokohama has ended.

April 3, 2020 – The sakura season has arrived in Northern Japan with cherry blossoms in Sendai and Fukushima have reached peak bloom.

March 29, 2020 – Cherry blossoms are in full bloom in Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Hiroshima, Yokohama, and Fukuoka.

March 23, 2020 – Sakura in Tokyo reached full bloom.

March 14, 2020 – The start of cherry blossom season in Tokyo has begun.

March 9, 2020 – Date of first bloom in Tokyo is on March 14 and full bloom will be on March 22, according to the fourth forecast of Weather Map Japan.

February 14, 2020 – Sakura are in full swing in Kawazu, a small town in the Izu Peninsula.

February 04, 2020 – It’s full bloom in Okinawa!

January 23, 2020Weather Map Japan has issued its first cherry blossom forecast of the season. Date of first bloom forecast: March 21 in Kochi, March 22 in Tokyo, March 25 in Osaka, March 24 in Nagoya, March 25 in Kyoto, and March 29 in Kanazawa.

January 10, 2020 – Japan’s sakura season for 2020 has been released by Japan Meteorological Corporation (JMC). Forecast of full bloom in Tokyo is around March 27, and sakura may start blooming in the city around March 19.


The map shown below indicates how the cherry blossom viewing season (Hanami) of Japan for 2020 goes upward (Hokkaido) from the lower elevations (Okinawa). Every year, Japan’s first cherry blossoms appear in Okinawa (southern Japan) then move northwards to Hokkaido by early May.

Cherry Blossom Forecast Map for 2020. Photo Credit: Kyuhoshi.com

 

The dates of the first bloom and full bloom are subject to change due to the temperatures, wind, and rain. We strongly suggest you to check out the sakura forecast often so that you get the latest updates regarding this matter.

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 2020 in order to catch all the action of sakura in different regions of Japan. If somehow you miss hanami in Tokyo or Kyoto, we suggest you to head to the Tohoku and Hokkaido regions. Hopefully, you won’t miss visiting some remarkable hanami spots that you would like to visit in 2020.

Cherry blossoms in Nakajima Park, Sapporo. Photo Credit: Kyuhoshi.com.

Now take a look at the cherry blossom forecast for 2020. Please note that these dates are tentative and subject to change.

PlaceEstimated Average First BloomEstimated Average Full BloomCurrent State
OkinawaLate JanuaryFirst Week of February through late FebruaryEnd of season
KagoshimaApril 1, 2020 (Opened)April 12 to 22, 2020Blossom opening
KumamotoMarch 23, 2020 (Opened)April 2 to April 10, 2020Best viewing
NagasakiMarch 24, 2020 (Opened)April 3 to April 11, 2020Best viewing
FukoukaMarch 21, 2020 (Opened)March 31 to April 9, 2020Best viewing
MatsuyamaMarch 25, 2020 (Opened)April 1 to April 11, 2020Best viewing
HiroshimaMarch 22, 2020 (Opened)March 31 to April 10, 2020Best viewing
OkayamaMarch 24, 2020 (Opened)March 31 to April 8, 2020Best viewing
NagoyaMarch 22, 2020 (Opened)April 1 to April 10, 2020Best viewing
KyotoMarch 22, 2020 (Opened)March 30 to April 8, 2020Past peak
OsakaMarch 23, 2020 (Opened)March 29 to April 6, 2020Best viewing
ShizuokaMarch 27, 2020 (Opened)April 7 to April 15, 2020Best viewing
WakayamaMarch 22, 2020 (Opened)March 31 to April 8, 2020Best viewing
YokohamaMarch 18, 2020 (Opened)March 22 to March 30, 2020Past peak
KanazawaMarch 26, 2020 (Opened)April 1 to April 9, 2020Best viewing
TokyoMarch 14, 2020 (Opened)March 21 to March 29, 2020End of season
KochiMarch 24, 2020 (Opened)April 2 to April 10, 2020Best viewing
NaraMarch 26, 2020 (Opened)April 1 to April 9, 2020Best viewing
YoshinoMarch 25, 2020 (Opened)April 1 to April 11, 2020Best viewing
MatsumotoMarch 28, 2020 (Opened)April 5 to 14, 2020Best viewing
NiigataApril 1, 2020 (Opened)April 7 to 15, 2020Best viewing
NaganoApril 2, 2020 (Opened)April 9 to April 17, 2020Blossom opening
TakayamaApril 8, 2020 (Opened)April 12 to 20, 2020Blossom opening
Fuji Five Lake AreasApril 1, 2020April 5 to 13, 2020
FukushimaMarch 28, 2020 (Opened)April 2 to April 11, 2020Best viewing
SendaiMarch 28, 2020 (Opened)April 3 to 12, 2020Best viewing
Aomori (Hirosaki)April 12, 2020April 26 to 24, 2020
Akita (Kakunodate)April 13, 2020April 16 to 25, 2020
Iwate (Kitakami)April 8, 2020April 12 to 19, 2020
HakodateApril 20, 2020April 25 to May 2, 2020
SapporoApril 23, 2020April 27 to May 4, 2020

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