Cherry blossoms in Ryōan-ji Temple.
Cherry blossoms in Ryōan-ji Temple.

With a natural and brilliant beauty, cherry blossom and Mount Fuji are the two most typical symbols of Japan. The cherry blossom season is always the most beautiful time that visitors want to come and look forward to admiring a full shimmering, glamorous, romantic beauty of Japanese in cherry blossoms. Watching cherry blossom petals blooming, flying in the wind and enjoying a glass of sake will surely leave you a lot of unforgettable impressions. Are you finding the cherry blossom Japan 2020 dates and best places to see cherry blossoms in Japan? Let’s find out the dates of cherry blossom season Japan 2020 forecast (cherry blossoms in Japan 2020 forecast): cherry blossom forecast 2020 Japan (cherry blossom 2020 forecast, cherry blossom in Japan 2020, cherry blossom in Japan 2020 forecast, cherry blossom Japan 2020 dates, Japan cherry blossom season 2020) — The detail dates & top 10 best places to see cherry blossoms in Japan (best places to view cherry blossoms in Japan) with Living Nomads below.

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Cherry blossoms along Meguro River, Tokyo
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Rowing boats during cherry blossom at Chidorigafuchi, Tokyo
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Cherry blossoms at Philosopher’s Path, Kyoto.

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Cherry blossoms season in Kyoto
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Maruyama Park. Kyoto

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Cherry blossoms in Osaka castle.
Cherry blossoms in Osaka castle.
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Tsutsujigaoka Park in the cherry blossom season

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The 2020 cherry blossom season is coming earlier than usual, have you known the time for the cherry blossom or not? Let’s follow Living Nomads to explore the secret of this flower!

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park cherry blossom
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park cherry blossom

Every spring, when the weather becomes warm, the whole country of Japan is bright in the pink color and a light aroma of cherry flowers. Spring in Japan usually begins in March and lasts until May. This is also the time of cherry blossom. Normally at the end of March and April, it is the period of cherry blossom. This is an ideal time for you to fully admire the beauty of cherry blossoms.

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Kiyomizu-dera temple in cherry blossom season

Cherry blossoms in different regions of Japan

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Cherry Blossom Viewing at Hanamiyama Park

As Japan is a country stretching from north to south, climate and terrain are different in each region, cherry blossom will have different blooming schedules. The earliest cherry blossoms in Okinawa is in early January and until May in Hokkaido. The time of cherry blossom, which is most brilliant in all parts of Japan, is usually at the end of March and early April.

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Omiya Koen Park in Saitama, Tokyo

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The cherry blossom time is also the time when Japanese people celebrate the Hanami Festival. That is the most popular flower-viewing festival in Japan every spring. This is a large festival with thousands of years of history and is considered as the national holiday of the Japanese. They usually organize picnics right under the cherry trees, be together to eat, sing, talk and enjoy the cool air of spring!

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Osaka – where the historic and modern atmosphere stay harmoniously. Photo: jtbgenesis

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Hiroshima during the cherry blossom season
Hiroshima during the cherry blossom season

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Cherry blossom in Japan 2020 forecast by regions and prefectures

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Throughout Japan, the period of from late March to early April is the time when flowers bloom most. A few places where flowers will bloom early in January. Several years, the cherry blossom season lasts until May in the north. The forecast is based on analysis data in 2018, 2019 and from the Japan Weather Association. The 2020 cherry blossom season will be expected to arrive a bit earlier in central and southern Japan. Please take a look at the summary table below.

PrefectureLocationFlowering dateFull bloom date
Hokkaido Region
HokkaidoMuroranMay 5May 10
HokkaidoHakodateApril 24May 1
HokkaidoSapporoApril 24May 3
Tohoku Region
AomoriAomoriApril 18April 22
IwateMoriokaApril 18April 22
MiyagiSendaiApril 5April 10
AkitaAkitaApril 16April 20
YamagataYamagataApril 12April 21
FukushimaFukushimaApril 5April 8
Kanto-Koushin Region
IbarakiMitoMarch 27April 5
TochigiUtsunomiyaMarch 28April 9
GunmaMaebashiMarch 28April 4
SaitamaKumagayaMarch 25April 4
ChibaChoshiMarch 25April 4
TokyoTokyoMarch 21March 27
KanagawaYokohamaMarch 21April 1
YamanashiKofuMarch 27April 7
NaganoNaganoApril 13April 18
Hokuriku Region
NiigataNiigataApril 5April 12
ToyamaToyamaMarch 28April 5
IshikawaKanazawaApril 1April 6
FukuiFukuiMarch 28April 5
Tokai Region
GifuGifuMarch 22April 2
ShizuokaShizuokaMarch 28April 6
AichiNagoyaMarch 22April 4
MieTsuMarch 28April 3
Kinki Region
ShigaHikoneApril 4April 8
KyotoKyotoMarch 27April 6
OsakaOsakaMarch 27April 4
HyogoKobeMarch 27April 6
NaraNaraMarch 29April 1
WakayamaWakayamaMarch 25April 2
Chugoku Region
TottoriTottoriMarch 26April 4
Shimane MatsueMarch 26April 1
OkayamaOkayamaMarch 27April 5
HiroshimaHiroshimaMarch 22April 3
YamaguchiShimonosekiMarch 25April 5
Shikoku Region
TokushimaTokushimaMarch 28April 7
KagawaTakamatsuMarch 26April 4
EhimeMatsuyamaMarch 22April 5
KochiKochiMarch 22March 29
Kyushu Region
FukuokaFukuokaMarch 21March 29
SagaSagaMarch 23April 1
NagasakiNagasakiMarch 20April 3
KumamotoKumamotoMarch 26April 4
OitaOitaMarch 24April 6
MiyazakiMiyazakiMarch 22April 5
KagoshimaKagoshimaMarch 25April 9
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Japan regions and prefectures

The best time to see the cherry blossoms in Tokyo is from March 21th to March 27th, in Hiroshima is from March 22th to April 3rd, in Osaka is from March 27 to April 4th, in Kyoto is from March 27th to April 6th. You should also remember that most full cherry blossoms are only within a week.

Beautiful cherry blossom blooming at Mt Fuji
Beautiful cherry blossom blooming at Mt Fuji – a well-known symbol of Japan

Cherry blossoms in each part of Japan are different so Living Nomads has selected top 10 ideal locations with cherry blossoms forecast to help you plan and have the ability to admire the attractive flowers in spring.

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Rowing boats during cherry blossom at Chidorigafuchi, Tokyo

Cherry blossoms in Japan 2020 forecast by destinations: Now take a look at the Japan cherry blossom season 2020 given below.

Okinawa

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Cherry blossoms season in Okinawa
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Events in Okinawa cherry blossom festival
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Nakijin Castle Remains in Okinawa

Time of cherry bloom: from late-January to early-February.
Best cherry blossom-viewing spots: Nago Chuo Park, Nakijin Castle, Yogi Park.

Osaka

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Tourists enjoy the cherry blossom at Osaka Mint Bureau
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Time of cherry bloom: from March 27th to April 4th.
Best cherry blossom-viewing spots: Kema Sakuranomiya Park, Osaka Mint Bureau, Osaka Castle Park.

Nara

Nara Park in cherry blossoms season
Nara Park in cherry blossoms season
Koriyama Castle Park
Koriyama Castle Park
Cherry Blossoms on Mt Yoshinoyama Nara
Cherry Blossoms on Mt Yoshinoyama Nara. | japan cherry blossom 2020 forecast
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Yoshino Chogu Ruins, Nara, Japan

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Time of cherry bloom: from March 27th to April 8th.
Best cherry blossom-viewing spots: Nara Park, Mount Yoshino, Koriyama Castle Park.

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