Cherry Blossom Forecast Japan 2015
This year’s cherry blossom forecast has seen the cherry blossoms open earlier than the average schedule in many parts of the country due to the recent warm weather in Japan.
Above average temperatures have seen the cherry blossoms reach full bloom sooner than expected in many places on the main island of Honshu.
The cherry blossom season has already ended in many major cities including Tokyo and Kyoto.
The cherry blossom front has moved northwards with the blossoms opening in the mountainous areas of central Japan and the Tohoku Region. The cherry blossom front is likely to reach Hokkaido before the end of 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 weather forecasts which can be unpredictable. Please refer back to this page for regular updates and reports.
Information from the Japan Weather Association
Cherry Blossom Forecast Chart for 2015 in Japan
Updated 16th April 2015