Cherry Blossom Forecast 2014

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossom Forecast 2014

This year’s cherry blossom forecast is expected to open close to their average schedule or slightly earlier or later than usual depending on the region of Japan. The Kyushu and Shikoku region is expected to be around 3 or 4 days earlier than usual, while the Kanto, Koshin and Hokkaido regions can expect a 3 or 4 days later than usual bloom. Central Honshu is expecting a late March blooming date at this stage with a peak in early April.

The Cherry Blossom season typically starts in January in Okinawa and sweeps up the mainland to Hokkaido in May.

The best time for viewing the cherry blossoms varies between a few days to a week from the first bloom, so don’t leave it too late to see the beautiful blossoms.

I have created a table below for the major places in Japan with the estimate start date and peak bloom of the cherry blossoms. This is only a predication and is based on long term forecasts for February and March. Please refer back to this page for regular updates and reports.

Information from the Japan Weather Association

Cherry Blossom Forecast Chart for 2014 in Japan

Updated 29th April 2014

Cherry Blossom Forecast 2014


John Asano (100 Posts)

John Asano is a blogger, traveler and freelance writer living in Gifu, Japan. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, he has lived in Japan now for over 12 years. John loves nothing better than picking up his camera and exploring all the amazing sights and attractions that Japan has to offer. He writes about the must see sights and attractions in Japan at Japan Travel Advice, as well as about Japanese culture and modern life on his blog Japan Australia. You can read more of his work at