Sakura season is right around the corner and we want to make sure you don’t miss a single petal with our new 2020 Tokyo Cherry Blossom Forecast map–it’ll be ready soon! While we wait on the weatherperson, you can use our map from last year to get an idea of the bloom times or check the 2020 cherry blossom dates in the table below.

Tokyo Area Sakura Forecast: Updated March 21, 2019
Tokyo Area Sakura Forecast: Updated March 21, 2019 | Photo by

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

Tokyo cherry blossom dates

Location Start Full Bloom
Tokyo (Tokyo) March 18th March 26th
Yokohama (Kanagawa) March 16th March 26th
Nagano (Nagano) April 1st April 7th
Kofu (Yamanashi) March 17th March 25th
Choshi (Chiba) March 23rd March 31st
Maebashi (Gunma) March 19th March 27th
Mito (Ibaraki) March 19th March 27th
Utsunomiya (Tochigi) March 22nd March 29th

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. Want to see sakura illuminations at night? Find out where to go night-time cherry blossom viewing.

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 affect the flowering times.

Not in Tokyo? Check out our 2020 cherry blossom forecast for all of Japan.

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