Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Forecast for Japan 2018

Cherry blossom (sakura) forecast for 2018 was released by Weather map, a Japanese weather forecast company. Tokyo Direct Guide follows it every year to welcome Japan’s most beautiful season with you!

Sakura Forecast Released on 25 January

(This forecast has been updated. For the latest forecast, please go down.)

Tokyo: Start to open on 27 March / Reach to peak on 3 April

Osaka: 28 March / 3 April

Kyoto: 29 March / 5 April

Nara: 31 March / 6 April

Nagoya: 27 March / 3 April

Hiroshima: 28 March / 4 April

Fukuoka: 24 March /31 March

Sapporo: 1 May/ 5 May

What do you think? From my point of view, it is a little later than the past few years. (See Cherry Blossom Forecast 2017?) It snowed a lot in Tokyo a few days ago. I’m shivering while typing this and I see some shiny snow in streets. But according to the forecaster, this cold weather let cherry blossoms know it’s winter now and that they must prepare for spring. So I can stand!

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Top Places for Sakura Viewing in Tokyo

The following articles are the top places in Tokyo. Every article contains practical guides as well as beautiful photos, so you can plan your sakura viewing trip perfectly!

Skytree and fully blooming cherry blossoms (sakura) in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan.
Asakusa Sumida River Cherry Blossom Festival & Tokyo Skutree

I’ve written some travel advice, too.

If you want to know how Cherry Blossom Forecast & Report was going in the past years, have a look at these articles.

Are you excited? Stay tuned to Tokyo-Direct-Guide.com!




 

Sakura Forecast (Updated on 8 February)

Tokyo: Start to open on 27 March / Reach to peak on 3 April

Osaka: 28 March / 4 April

Kyoto: 29 March / 5 April

Nara: 30 March / 6 April

Nagoya: 27 March / 3 April

Hiroshima: 28 March / 4 April

Fukuoka: 23 March /30 March

Sapporo: 1 May/ 5 May

So the changes are not very big. The sakura season became a little earlier in West Japan than the old forecast, and that’s all.

This winter is quite tough in Japan. Weather forecasters say we have that heavy snow only once in 60 years. My skin had some troubles for the first time in my life because of the cold weather, but Tokyo was better than some other cities. More than 1 meter of snow covered the ground in Hokuriku area (northeast from Osaka and Kyoto, etc), so cars couldn’t move at all surrounded by the deep snow.

I’m waiting for warm spring days. Hope it becomes warm in March and cherry blossoms rush to bloom!

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