2020 Cherry Blossom Forecast

Catch these angelic flowers before they're gone

By Serena Ogawa    - 2 min read

Spring means new beginnings and there’s no better time to see those new beginnings take place than cherry blossom season in Japan. Bear witness to these gentle blossoms as they usher in a new spring all over Japan.

The 2020 season is sure to be a spectacular display of snow-like petals covering the country. And due to the high temperatures in early spring, you can expect early blossoms from Hokkaido to Kyushu.

Be sure to catch these short-lived beauties on your trip to Japan in the spring. This is the current forecast as of March 5th.

Location Cherry Blossom Forecast Full-bloom Forecast

Sendai, Miyagi

March 31

April 6

Tokyo, Tokyo

March 15

March 23

Nagoya, Aichi

March 18

March 28

Osaka, Osaka

March 23

March 30

Fukuoka, Fukuoka

March 20

March 29

Cherry blossom forecast map

As of 3/5
As of 3/5 (Photo: Japan Meteorological Co., Ltd.)

Follow the blossoming wave across Japan with the latest information (2020 version coming soon) so that you don’t miss out on one of the best times of the year to be in Japan.

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Travel Editor for Japan Travel by day, novel-writing cat lady by night.

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Kim B 8 months ago
Definitely important from a planning perspective!!
Sherilyn Siy 9 months ago
Useful to know. We got family from abroad coming to visit early this year.
Elena Lisina 9 months ago
Very early in Tokyo this year!
Sherilyn Siy 9 months ago
Yes, very early. It's usually nice to see them timed with the start of the new school year.