Each spring, thousands of tourists from different parts of the world would gather in Japan to witness one of its specialties, the cherry blossoms. Locally known as sakura flowers, the cherry blossom season in Japan is an occasion that is just as equally anticipated by the locals as it is for the foreigners. It truly comes to no surprise, the sight of rosy-coloured sakura flowers dangling from the trees, accompanied by the warmer temperatures, create the perfect atmosphere for an outdoor ‘hanami’ with loved ones, a local term for picnic.
When to see the cherry blossom?
It’s important to keep track of the cherry blossom forecast before planning your trip to avoid disappointment. The cherry blossom season commonly occurs from late march to mid April. Team Vidi has gathered data from various reliable sites for the cherry blossom forecast as shown below, for major cities in Japan.
Where are the best places to see the cherry blossom in Japan?
Mt. Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture
Himeji Castle, Himeji
Shinjuku Gyoen, Tokyo
Hirosaki Castle, Hirosaki
The Philosopher’s Path, Kyoto
Miharu Takizakura, Fukushima
Takato Castle Park, Nagano
Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima
Nishi Park, Fukuoka
Expo 70 Commemorative Park, Osaka
Goryokaku Tower, Hokkaido
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