Latest News: Japan’s sakura season for 2019 has been released by Japan Meteorological Corporation (JMC) and The private weather service Weathermap.

According to the forecasts, cherry trees will be in full bloom in Kochi on March 29, Tokyo and Yokohama on March 28, Kyoto, Osaka and Nara on April 1, Aomori on April 25, and Sapporo on May 2.

January 10, 2019According to Japan Meteorological Corporation, Japan cherry blossom viewing may come early this year.

~This year, it has been predicated that skaura will start to bloom as usual in Okinawa.

~Forecast of full bloom in Tokyo is around March 29, 2019 and sakura may start blooming in the city around March 22.

March 11, 2019The private weather service Weathermap has published its third cherry blossom forecast of the season on January 24.

According to its forecast, cherry blossoms are expected to open on March 22 in Tokyo, March 24 in Kyoto, March 26 Osaka, March 20 in Nagoya, and April 30 in Sapporo.

The map shown below indicates how the cherry blossom viewing season (Hanami) of Japan for 2019 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 2019. Photo Credit:

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 news 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 2019 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 2019.

Cherry blossoms in Nakajima Park, Sapporo. Photo Credit:

Now take a look at the 1st forecast of cherry blossom for 2019 released by Japan Meteorological Corporation.

PlaceEstimated Average First BloomEstimated Average Full BloomCurrent State
OkinawaLate January First Week of February
Kagoshima March 26, 2019April 5 to April 13, 2019
KumamotoMarch 20, 2019March 28 to April 5, 2019
Nagasaki March 23, 2019April 2 to April 10, 2019
FukoukaMarch 18, 2019March 27 to April 4, 2019
MatsuyamaMarch 21, 2019March 29 to April 6, 2019
HiroshimaMarch 23, 2019March 31 to April 8, 2019
KyotoMarch 25, 2019April 1 to April 9, 2019
OsakaMarch 25, 2019April 2 to April 10, 2019
ShizuokaMarch 22, 2019April 1 to April 9, 2019
NagoyaMarch 20, 2019March 27 to April 4, 2019
YokohamaMarch 21, 2019March 28 to April 5, 2019
KanazawaMarch 30, 2019April 3 to April 11, 2019
TokyoMarch 21, 2019March 28 to April 5, 2019
NaraMarch 25, 2019April 1 to April 9, 2019
MatsumotoApril 5, 2019April 9 to April 17, 2019
NiigataApril 7, 2019April 12 to 19, 2019
Nagano April 10, 2019April 15 to 23, 2019
TakayamaApril 9, 2019April 13 to 21, 2019
Fuji Five Lake AreasApril 7, 2019April 11 to 19, 2019
Fukushima April 5, 2019April 10 to 18, 2019
Sendai April 3, 2019April 8 to 16, 2019
Aomori (Hirosaki)April 19, 2019April 23 to May 1, 2019
Akita (Kakunodate)April 21, 2019April 24 to May 3, 2019
Iwate (Kitakami)April 16, 2019April 20 to April 27, 2019
Hakodate April 26, 2019April 29 to May 6, 2019
SapporoApril 28, 2019May 2 to May 9, 2019

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