1145 Sakura Festival - where and when to go
Are you planning to visit Japan for cherry blossoms? Where and when?
Japan extends from north to south.
So the peak bloom period depends on the elevation, climate and the place.
In Okinawa, the most southern area, Sakura Festivals are held in late January. On the other hand in Hokkaido, most northern area, it’s in early May. .
It’s at their best during end of March to beginning of April in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka usual year, but you can’t see that in other areas with higher elevation like Mt. Fuji area or northern area’s Hirosaki Park at the same time.
If you have to decide the dates at first, you need to select the place that would be in bloom at that time.
If you already have special spot to see that, you need to choose the dates when it blooms. .
I hope you can see what you want, especially tourists from far away.
No.1 April 20, 2017, Lake Kawaguchi, almost full
No.2 April 15, 2016, Oshino Village, a bit early
No.3 April 1st, 2018, Kawagoe city, almost full
No.4 March 31, 2016, Meguro River, Tokyo, a bit early
No.5 March 25, 2018, Tokyo Skytreee, so early bloom this year.
No.6 May 1st, 2015, Obuse town, Nagano, too late
No.7, 8 April 27, Hirosaki Castle, Aomori, full bloom
No.9 April 8, Arakurayama, Yamanashi, full bloom
No.10 April 1, 2018, Kawagoe city, Saitama, almost full