Hokkaido Cherry Blossom 2019/2020

All Top 4 Hokkaido Cherry Blossom Viewing Attractions

Maruyama Park and Hokkaido Shrine

Address: Miyagaoka, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 064-0959, Hokkaido

Best time to view in 2019: late April to early May

Best time to view in 2020 (estimated): April 27 to May 4

Nijukken Sakura Avenue

Address: Shinhidaka-cho, Hidaka-gun, Hokkaido

Best time to view in 2019: early to mid May

Best time to view in 2020 (estimated): early to mid May

Matsumae Park

Address: Matsushiro, Matsumae-cho, Matsumae-gun 049-1511, Hokkaido

Best time to view in 2019: late April to late May

Best time to view in 2020 (estimated): April 29 to May 3

Fort Goryokaku

Address: 44 Goryokaku-cho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido

Best time to view in 2019: late April to early May

Best time to view in 2020 (estimated): April 28 to May 3

Hokkaido Cherry Blossoms Travel Guide

All About Cherry Blossoms in Hokkaido

What to wear during cherry blossom season in Hokkaido?
Hokkaido is located in the north of Japan. So you can enjoy the latest cherry blossoms here. Take Sapporo weather, the highest temperature in April and May is between 12 and 18 degree celsius, 3 and 8 degree celsius the lowest. Thus, you will definitely need to keep warm when enjoying beautiful night cherry.
What to ride to view cherry blossoms in different spots?
Travelling around Hokkaido by railway is convenient. Hokkaido Rail Pass is of good value.
What do people eat at cherry blossom season?
Japanese people are keen on having picnic under cherry trees. They often bring bentos, rice balls, sushi, pickled vegetables, beer, etc. food stands provide grilled meats, fried fish, sticky rice balls and sweets. Sakura-flavoured ice cream and dessert are peculiar to cherry blossom season.
Which cherry blossom viewing spots hold festivals in Hokkaido?
9 cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido celebrate festivals. For example, Matsumae Park, Nijukken Road Cherry Blossoms, Midorigaoka Park, etc. hold festivals during sakura season which usually last from a few days to two weeks. There are performances, local food and drinks on the events.
Which cherry blossom viewing spots hold night cherry, light-up or illumination?
Around 6 cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido hold light-up, such as Matsumae Park, Fort Goryokaku, Aobagaoka Park, Tomei Park, etc.
Where are the best cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido?
There are about 25 cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido. Matsumae Park and Nijukken Road Cherry Blossoms in the region are listed as top 100 cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan. Additionally, Fort Goryokaku Maruyama Park and Hokkaido Shrine are recommended.
When is cherry blossom season in Hokkaido?
Cherry blossoms often bloom from late April to early May, about two weeks. In 2019, cherry blossom season in Hokkaido is between April 24 and May 10, and full bloom fell on April 29.