【Japan】2017 Cherry Blossom Forecast!🌸

Spring will be coming soon and in Japan that means it’s nearly time to enjoy sakura (cherry blossoms)!

Cherry Blossom Flowering Forecast Map

On January 18, 2017, JMC released its 1st forecast of the dates when cherry blossoms will start to flower and reach full bloom.

JMC has estimated the flowering and full bloom dates for Somei Yoshino (Yoshino Cherry) trees in approximately 1,000 cherry blossom viewing locations in cities from Hokkaido to Kagoshima.

🌸Hokkaido Region

Prefecture Location Forecasted flowering date Forecasted full bloom date
Hokkaido Muroran May 6  May 11
Hokkaido  Hakodate  April 30  May 4
Hokkaido Sapporo May 4  May 8

Tōhoku region

Prefecture Location Forecasted flowering date Forecasted full bloom date
Aomori  Aomori  April 21  April 25
Iwate  Morioka  April 18  April 24
Miyagi  Sendai  April 10  April 15
Akita  Akita  April 19  April 23
Yamagata  Yamagata  April 13  April 17
Fukushima  Fukushima  April 9  April 13

🌸Kanto-Koushin Region

Prefecture Location Forecasted flowering date Forecasted full bloom date
Ibaraki  Mito  April 1  April 9
Tochigi  Utsunomiya  March 31  April 7
Gunma  Maebashi  March 29 April 6
Saitama  Kumagaya  March 27 April 3
Chiba  Choshi  April 2  April 9
Tokyo  Tokyo  March 22 March 30 
Kanagawa  Yokohama  March 26 April 3 
Yamanashi  Kofu  March 25 April 2 
Nagano  Nagano  April 9 April 14 

🌸Hokuriku Region

Prefecture Location Forecasted flowering date Forecasted full bloom date
Niigata Niigata April 8  April 13 
Toyama  Toyama April 7 April 12 
Ishikawa Kanazawa April 6 April 12 
Fukui  Fukui April 5 April 10 

🌸Tokai Region

Prefecture Location Forecasted flowering date Forecasted full bloom date
Gifu  Gifu March 24 April 2 
Shizuoka Shizuoka March 25 April 3 
Aichi Nagoya March 23  April 2 
Mie  Tsu March 28  April 2 

🌸Kinki Region

Prefecture Location Forecasted flowering date Forecasted full bloom date
Shiga Hikone April 2  April 9 
Kyoto  Kyoto March 27 April 4 
Osaka Osaka March 28  April 4 
Hyogo  Kobe March 30  April 7 
Nara Nara March 28 April 5 
Wakayama  Wakayama March 27  April 4 

🌸Chugoku Region

Prefecture Location Forecasted flowering date Forecasted full bloom date
Tottori Tottori April 1 April 8
Shimane  Matsue April 1 April 8 
Okayama Okayama March 29  April 5 
Hiroshima  Hiroshima March 25  April 3 
Yamaguchi  Shimonoseki March 28 April 6 

🌸Shikoku Region

Prefecture Location Forecasted flowering date Forecasted full bloom date
Tokushima Tokushima March 31  April 7 
Kagawa  Takamatsu March 30  April 7 
Ehime  Matsuyama March 26  April 6 
Kochi Kochi March 23 March 31 

🌸Kyushu Region

Prefecture Location Forecasted flowering date Forecasted full bloom date
Fukuoka  Fukuoka March 23 April 1 
Saga  Saga March 26 April 3 
Nagasaki Nagasaki March 26 April 3 
Kumamoto Kumamoto March 24  April 3 
Oita  Oita March 27  April 7 
Miyazaki  Miyazaki March 28 April 7 
Kagoshima  Kagoshima April 4  April 13 

Source: Japan Meteorological Corporation

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