Posted by: Japan Hoppers編集部 ユジン(Yoojin) 19 Feb 2018

When will cherry blossoms bloom in 2018?

When will cherry blossoms bloom in 2018? © Iry

When will cherry blossoms bloom in 2018?

Blooming dates of cherry trees depend heavily on the weather and the temperature of the previous winter. Cherry trees form floral buds in summer and then go dormant during the cold winter in order to rest until the warm spring to grow. And when the cherry trees catch the sign of spring, they start to bloom. In other words, winter must be cold enough so that cherry trees can go dormant. So if the winter becomes relatively warm, the cherry trees tend to bloom later than average.

Generally, it takes about a week to become full-bloom and it lasts for about 10 days. Look the following chart for the detailed forecast of Someiyoshino. 

Hokkaido

Area Forecasted date Forecasted full bloom date
Hakodate 4/29 5/2
Sapporo 5/2 5/5

Tohoku

Area Forecasted date Forecasted full bloom date
Aomori 4/22 4/26
Morioka 4/18 4/24
Sendai 4/7 4/12
Akita 4/18 4/22
Yamagata 4/14 4/18
Fukushima 4/7 4/11

Kanto

Area Forecasted date Forecasted full bloom date
Mito 3/29 4/5
Utsunomiya 3/29 4/4
Maebashi 3/26 4/2
Saitama 3/24 3/31
Tokyo 3/19 3/27
Yokohama 3/23 3/30

Chubu

Area Forecasted date Forecasted full bloom date
Kofu 3/24 3/31
Nagano 4/9 4/15
Niigata 4/9 4/14
Toyama 4/5 4/10
Kanazawa 4/4 4/10
Fukui 4/4 4/9
Gifu 3/23 3/30
Shizuoka 3/23 3/31
Nagoya 3/22 3/31

Kansai

Area Forecasted date Forecasted full bloom date
Tsu 3/25 3/30
Hikone 3/31 4/8
Kyoto 3/26 4/3
Osaka 3/26 4/2
Kobe 3/27 4/5
Nara 3/28 4/4
Wakayama 3/25 4/2

Chugoku

Area Forecasted date Forecasted full bloom date
Tottori 3/31 4/8
Matsue 3/31 4/7
Okayama 3/28 4/4
Hiroshima 3/24 4/2
Shimonoseki 3/25 4/3

Shikoku

Area Forecasted date Forecasted full bloom date
Tokushima 3/27 4/3
Takamatsu 3/26 4/3
Matsuyama 3/25 4/4
Kochi 3/21 3/28

Kyushu&Okinawa

Area Forecasted date Forecasted full bloom date
Fukuoka 3/21 3/30
Saga 3/25 4/2
Nagasaki 3/22 3/31
Kumamoto 3/22 3/31
Oita 3/23 4/3
Miyazaki 3/21 3/30
Kagoshima 3/20 3/30

Information provided by :Japan Meteorological Corporation(Announced on February 15, 2018)

Check out "Sakura Navi" for the cherry blossom forecast!

In "Sakura Navi" run by Japan Meteorological Corporation(JMC), you can look for the up-to-date cherry blossom forecast of more than 1,000 popular viewing spots all over Japan.

URL http://s.n-kishou.co.jp/w/sp/sakura/sakura_al.html?&yosou=1&fla=jh


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