2018 Tokyo Cherry Blossom Forecast

Adriana Paradiso

Sakura season is right around the corner and we want to make sure you don’t miss a single petal with our new 2018 Tokyo Cherry Blossom Forecast map.

Tokyo and its surrounding prefectures (with exception of Nagano) should be all blossomed up by late March to early April.

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Location Start Full Bloom
Tokyo (Tokyo) March 22nd March 28th
Yokohama (Kanagawa) March 21st March 3rd
Nagano (Nagano) April 9th April 14th
Kofu (Yamanashi) March 22nd March 29th
Choshi (Chiba) March 23rd March 31st
Maebashi (Gunma) March 26th April 1st
Mito (Ibaraki) March 26th April 1st
Utsunomiya (Tochigi) March 27th April 2nd

(Dates provided by WeatherMap.jp)

Think we’d leave you hanging with just the map? No way—we’ve also got a solid list of the very best cherry blossom viewing spots, which includes less-crowded options. Wanna see sakura illuminations at night? We tell you where to go here.

And if you’ll just barely be missing sakura season, fret not, there are late-blooming varieties all around Tokyo as well.

Please remember that this is just a forecast and it fluctuates from day to day! Individual trees, different sub-regions and the weather (wind and rain especially) may effect the flowering times.

Not in Tokyo? Check out our 2018 cherry blossom forecast for all of Japan.


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