[News] Japan-Sakura Cherry Blossoms Forecast 2018

It is the yearly Sakura season also known as the Cherry Blossom Flowering forecast, knowing that lots of people have been posting the forecast. As for me, I have made the chart and done some research comparing two of the Japan weather forecast and news of the prediction of the Cherry Blossom flowering period.

Tenki Japan Report

The expected day of cherry blossoms flowering in 2018 is 1 to 5 days earlier than the previous forecast (announced on March 7) from Kyushu to Tohoku, and it is expected to be the same period as the previous forecast in Hokkaido. Compared with the normal year, there are many places that are 3 to 7 days earlier in Kyushu from Tohoku and 3 days earlier in Hokkaido.

Full bloom of the cherry blossoms will be about one week after flowering and the earliest expected full bloom will be Kochi on March 22. By the end of March, from Kyushu to Kanto, there are many places that will be in full bloom and it is expected to be around 1 week earlier than normal. In Hokuriku area, Nagano and southern Tohoku, the full bloom is likely to be in early April, northern Tohoku in late April, Hokkaido in mid-May.

(Source: Tenki Japan)

Update of Cherry blossom forecast

Sakura Northern Japan(Hokkaido・Tohoku)

Hokkaido Forecast Blooming (Around)Expected Full Bloom Period
SapporoApr 30May 4
AsahikawaMay 2May 4
ObihiroMay 3May 6
KushiroMay 15May 19
MuroranMay 3May 8
HakodateApril 28May 2
Northern EastForecast Blooming (Around)Expected Full Bloom Period
Sendai April 5April 12
Aomori April 22April 26
Akita April 16April 21
Morioka April 19April 24
April 11April 15
Fukushima April 3April 7
(Matsumae Park)
April 26-
(Twenty-way road)
May 4May7

Sakura East Japan(Koshin・Hokuriku・Tokai Kanto)

HokurikuForecast Blooming (Around)Expected Full Bloom Period
Niigata April 5April 9
Joetsu city
(Takada Park)
April 3April 7
Toyama March 29April 2
Takaoka city (Takaoka Old castle park) March 31 April 4
Kanazawa March 30 April 3
WajimaApril 3-
Fukui March 31April 2
Kanto.KoshinForecast Blooming (Around)Expected Full Bloom Period
TokyoMarch 20March 27
Hachioji CityMarch 22 -
Mito March 25April 2
March 26April 1
Maebashi March 24 April 1
KumagayaMarch 22March 29
Saitama City
(Omiya Park)
March 22 -
Choshi March 23March 31
Yokohama March 20March 27
Odawara City (Odawara Castle Ruins Park) March 21 March 27
(Hachijo botanical park)
March 22 March 30
KoushinForecast Blooming (Around)Expected Full Bloom Period
KofuMarch 25April 1
Nagano April 9April 14
Omachi City (Omachi Mountain Museum) April 12 April 20
Iiyama city (Iiyama castle ruins park) April 13 -
Matsumoto-shi (Matsumoto Castle) April 3 April 8
Ueda (Ueda Castle Ruins Park) April 2 April 6
Komoro city (old-school garden) April 9April 15
Suwa-shi (Takashima Park) April 6-
Ina-shi (Takano district castle ruins park) April 4April 10
Iida City (Omiya street) March 29 April 4
Iida City (Tenryu Gorges) March 27 -
TokaiForecast Blooming (Around)Expected Full Bloom Period
NagoyaMarch 21 March 31
ShizuokaMarch 19 March 27
Hamamatsu City (Hamamatsu Castle Park) March 22 March 29
GifuMarch 21 March 30
Takayama April 10 April 16
Tsu March 26 April 1

Sakura West Japan(Kinki・Chugoku・Shigoku・Kyushu)

KinkiForecast Blooming (Around)Expected Full Bloom Period
OsakaMarch 21 March 29
HikoneMarch 29 April 4
KyotoMarch 21 March 29
KobeMarch 22 March 30
Himeji City (Himeji Castle) March 23 April 1
Nara March 21 March 28
WakayamaMarch 18 March 26
ChugokuForecast Blooming (Around)Expected Full Bloom Period
HiroshimaMarch 22 March 30
OkayamaMarch 24 April 1
MatsueMarch 26 April 3
TottoriMarch 26 April 2
ShimonesekiMarch 22 March 30
Iwakuni-shi (Kintai Bridge and Yoshika Park) March 24 April 2
ShikokuForecast Blooming (Around)Expected Full Bloom Period
TakamatsuMarch 22 March 28
TokushimaMarch 22 March 29
MatsuyamaMarch 20March 26
Uwajima March 19 March 24
KochiMarch 16 March 22
Sukumo March 17 -
KyushuForecast Blooming (Around)Expected Full Bloom Period
FukuokaMarch 19 March 27
OitaMarch 20 March 28
NagasakiMarch 19 March 27
SagaMarch 20 March 27
KumamotoMarch 17 March 25
MiyazakiMarch 18 March 25
Miyakonojo (Yoshidorioka Park) March 19 March 26
KagoshimaMarch 19 March 29

Weathernews Sakura Report

Cherry Blossom has started to bloom at Kyushu, Kochi and Shizuoka.

(Source: weathernews)

**To note this is only a rough prediction of the Cherry blossom period for latest update you will need to visit Sakura Navigation 2018. Their system will update every Thursday, on the latest condition of the blooming of Sakura flower/ Cherry Blossom.

(Update: 18/3/18)

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. We are coming to Tokyo 01.04.2018. How long will sakura last?

    1. Hi Milos~
      Thank you for your message.
      Full bloom of Sakura last for around a week. You will have a chance to view it~!
      Have a nice trip in Japan and enjoy your stay there!

  2. Many thanks! Can’t wait!

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