The best time to view cherry blossoms is about a week in a year. They are not powerful before full bloom, flowers will fall and green leafs will appear after full bloom. Its brevity is one of reasons that we love cherry blossoms so much.

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Weathermap announced a new cherry blossoms forecast on March 1. According to the forecast, cherry trees begin to bloom from March 26 in Tokyo. This day shift a day after from last forecast. The best time to enjoy cherry blossoms will be from april 1 to April 8 in central Tokyo. This term shift one day after. And then, Weathermap also announced the first forecast for Hokkaido. *Weathermap is one of private weather broadcasting companies in Japan.

The first spring storm blew in Tokyo today. We call it “Haru Ichiban”. Haru Ichiban tells us the arrival of spring, and it is a scene of early spring in Japan.

It is influenced by the climate when cherry blossoms begin to bloom. So, some weather broadcasting companies announce cherry blossoms forecast in several time until they bloom. Do they really come true as this forecast?

Cherry blossom in Tokyo

Many people enjoy cherry blossoms in its season. People spread their sheets under trees, and eat, drink, talk and then sing.

There are several famous spots in Tokyo to enjoy cherry blossoms.

area open best time from
Sapporo May 1 May 4 – May 8
Sendai April 11 April 15 – April 20
Tokyo March 26 April 1 – April 8
Yokohama March 26 April 1 – April 8
Kyoto March 29 April 3 – April 10
Nara March 31 April 4 – April 10
Osaka March 28 April 2 – April 9
Kobe March 30 April 5 – April 11
Fukuoka March 24 March 30 – April 6

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