Japan Cherry Blossom Forecast 2017

Cherry Blossoms at Gifu Park in Gifu City

Japan Cherry Blossom Forecast for 2017

This year’s cherry blossom forecast is expected to open close to their average schedule in 2017. The cherry blossoms are predicted to start opening in late March and reach their peak in early April in Central Japan.The cherry blossom season is ending in many of Japan’s major cities such as Tokyo and Kyoto. The season has moved into higher elevations and is currently reaching its peak in the southern Tohoku Region. It is expected to reach its peak in Nagano from April 17, Hida Takayama from April 20, and Hirosaki from April 23.

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.

We 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 2017 in Japan

Updated 16th April 2017

Cherry Blossom Forecast Chart for 2017 in Japan


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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 http://japan-australia.blogspot.com/