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.

 (Photo: Japan Meteorological Co., Ltd.)
(Photo: Japan Meteorological Co., Ltd.)

Flowering will begin around March 19 in Tokyo and Kochi and will spread to the Kyushu and Tokai areas from there. Blossoms will reach their peak around the 27th. Be sure to catch these short-lived beauties on your trip to Japan in the spring.

Location Cherry Blossom Forecast


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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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Serena Ogawa

Serena Ogawa @serena.ogawa

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

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