Japan Cherry Blossom Forecast 2020

Cherry Blossoms at Gifu Park in Gifu City

Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Forecast for Japan 2020

This year’s Japan cherry blossom forecast 2020 is expected to open a few days earlier than average in most regions across Japan due to a mild winter and warm early spring. Warmer than usual winter temperatures across Japan since December may speed up the blossoms by several days in some areas.

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

The cherry blossom season is ending in Tokyo and is currently at its peak in Hiroshima, Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya.

The cherry blossom front is moving into the north of Japan with the cherry blossoms predicted to open in Hirosaki on April 17 and Sapporo on April 26.

Japan Cherry Blossom Forecast Map 2020

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 Meteorological Corporation

2020 Cherry Blossom Forecast Chart for Japan

Updated 5th April 2020Japan Cherry Blossom Forecast Chart for 2020

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John Asano is a blogger, travel writer and travel advisor living in Gifu, Japan. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, he has lived in Japan now for over 15 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/