Cherry Blossom Viewing Calendar in 2021/2022

Where to view

Japan is home to cherry blossoms or sakura and there are more than 1000 viewing places across the country. For overseas visitors, Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hokkaido and Fukuoka are top destinations. Apart form these cities, some spots are also strongly recommended, such as Himeji Castle in Hyogo Prefecture, Hirosaki Park in Aomori Prefecture, Kawazu in Shizuoka Prefecture, Takato Castle Ruins Park in Nagano Prefecture, etc.


The Best Viewing Time in 2021

Opened:

Osaka March 25 to April 2
Nara April 2 to 10
KanazawaMarch 27 to April 4
YoshinoMarch 29 to April 5
Fuji Five LakesMarch 27 to April 2
MatsumotoMarch 31 to April 8
FukushimaMarch 29 to April 6
SendaiApril 2 to 10

Not open yet(estimated):

Sapporo April 27 to May 4
Hirosaki April 19 to 27
HakodateApril 27 to May 4
KakunodateApril 20 to 29
KitakamiApril 16 to 23
TakayamaApril 7 to 15


When to view

The full bloom of cherry blossoms in Kushiro (Hokkaido) on May 13th marked the end of cherry blossom season in Japan in 2020. According to sakura.weathermap.jp, the first bloom in 2021 will be earlier than it in 2020.

Cherry blossoms in Amami/Okinawa bloomed at the end of January to early February, middle April to early May in Tohoku/Hokkaido and late March to early April in the rest of regions in Japan.

Below is the cherry blossom viewing calendar in 2021.


Location First Bloom in 2020 First Bloom in 2021 Full Bloom in 2021

Sapporo (Hokkaido)

24-April

24-April

28-April

Aomori (Aomori)

19-April

14-April

20-April

Sendai (Miyagi)

05-April

27-March

03-April

Niigata (Niigata)

05-April

27-March

02-April

Tokyo

21-March

15-March

23-March

Shizuoka (Shizuoka)

28-March

21-March

31-March

Kanazawa (Ishikawa)

01-April

17-March

23-March

Nagoya (Aichi)

22-March

17-March

27-March

Kyoto

27-March

17-March

25-March

Osaka

27-March

19-March

28-March

Matsuyama (Ehime)

22-March

16-March

28-March

Hiroshima (Hiroshima)

22-March

16-March

25-March

Fukuoka (Fukuoka)

21-March

15-March

27-March

Nagasaki (Nagasaki)

20-March

20-March

30-March

Kagoshima (Kagoshima)

25-March

26-March

05-April

Naha (Okinawa)

10-January

06-January

03-February


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