2019 Japan Cherry Blossom Forecast: slightly earlier or same as usual

Today, I will introduce the cherry blossom forecast of 2019. It is now winter in Japan. However, in Tokyo, plum blossoms began to bloom first. I feel that spring is approaching gradually. Now, the Japanese are starting to feel excited, feeling spring is near. Cherry blossoms are expected to be a little earlier or the same as usual.

Summary

If you click on this image, the site of Japan Weather Association (in Japanese) will be displayed on a separate page

If you click on this image, the site of Japan Weather Association (in Japanese) will be displayed on a separate page

According to the forecast released by the Japan Weather Association on February 7, the cherry blossoms will start flowering from Fukuoka and Kumamoto on March 19. It will flower in Nagasaki and Saga, Kochi on March 21, and Tokyo and Matsuyama on 22th. It will bloom in a wide range from west Japan to eastern Japan by the end of March. In Hokuriku, Nagano and Tohoku regions, there are many places to bloom from early April to mid-April. And on April 29th it will flower in Hakodate, Hokkaido.

The forecast for each region announced by the Japan Weather Association is as follows.

The cherry blossoms will be in full bloom in about a week after blooming. You can enjoy cherry blossoms for about 10 days after flowering.

 

Kyushu Region: Cherry Blossom Forecast 2019

Isshingyo Sakura Tree, Aso Kumamoto Japan = shutterstock

Isshingyo Sakura Tree, Aso Kumamoto Japan = shutterstock

Map of Kyushu = shutterstock

Map of Kyushu = shutterstock

Forecast flowering Average Year
Fukuoka City March 19 March 23
Oita City March 24 March 24
Nagasaki City March 21 March 24
Saga City March 21 March 24
Kumamoto City March 19 March 23
Miyazaki City March 24 March 24
Kagoshima City March 27  March 26

 

Shikoku Region: Cherry Blossom Forecast 2019

Cherry blossoms of Seto Inland Sea (at Mt. Shiude in Mitoyo city),Shikoku,Japan = shutterstock

Cherry blossoms of Seto Inland Sea (at Mt. Shiude in Mitoyo city),Shikoku,Japan = shutterstock

Map of Shikoku = shutterstock

Map of Shikoku = shutterstock

Forecast flowering Average Year
Takamatsu City March 26 March 28
Tokushima City March 27 March 27
Matsuyama City March 22 March 25
Kochi City March 21 March 21

 

Chugoku Region: Cherry Blossom Forecast 2019

Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan spring landscape = shutterstock

Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan spring landscape = shutterstock

Map of Chugoku = shutterstock

Map of Chugoku = shutterstock

Forecast flowering Average Year
Hiroshima City March 24 March 27
Okayama City March 26 March 29
Matsue City March 26 March 31
Tottori City March 25 March 31
Shimonoseki City March 25 March 27

 

Kansai Region: Cherry Blossom Forecast 2019

Aerial drone view of Mt. Yoshino covered by full blossom cherry trees, Nara prefecture, Japan = shutterstock

Aerial drone view of Mt. Yoshino covered by full blossom cherry trees, Nara prefecture, Japan = shutterstock

Japan crowds enjoy the spring cherry blossoms in Kyoto by partaking in seasonal night Hanami festivals in Maruyama Park at Kyoto, Japan. = shutterstock

Japan crowds enjoy the spring cherry blossoms in Kyoto by partaking in seasonal night Hanami festivals in Maruyama Park at Kyoto, Japan. = shutterstock

Map of Kansai = shutterstock

Map of Kansai = shutterstock

Forecast flowering Average Year
Osaka City March 26 March 28
Hikone City March 31 April 2
Kyoto City March 24 March 28
Kobe City March 27 March 28
Nara City March 25 March 29
Wakayama City March 23 March 26

 

Chubu Region: Cherry Blossom Forecast 2019

Red Pagoda with Mt Fuji on the background = shutterstock

Red Pagoda with Mt Fuji on the background = shutterstock

Map of Chubu = shutterstock

Map of Chubu = shutterstock

Tokai Area

Forecast flowering Average Year
Nagoya City March 23 March 26
Shizuoka City March 27 March 25
Gifu City March 23 March 26
Tsu City March 28 March 30

Koushin area

Travelers visiting the Takato Castle Ruins Park that located on a hill in Ina City of Nagano Prefecture,Japan = shutterstock

Travelers visiting the Takato Castle Ruins Park that located on a hill in Ina City of Nagano Prefecture,Japan = shutterstock

Forecast flowering Average Year
Kofu city March 26 March 27
Nagano City April 8 April 13

Hokuriku Area

Forecast flowering Average Year
Niigata City April 5 April 9
Toyama City April 3 April 5
Kanazawa City April 1 April 4
Fukui City March 30 April 3

 

Kanto Region: Cherry Blossom Forecast 2019

Tokyo Crowd enjoying Cherry blossoms festival in Ueno Park

Tokyo Crowd enjoying Cherry blossoms festival in Ueno Park = Shutterstock

Map of Kanto = shutterstock

Map of Kanto = shutterstock

Forecast flowering Average Year
Tokyo Central March 22 March 26
Mito City April 1 April 2
Utsunomiya City March 31 April 1
Maebashi City March 30 March 31
Kumagaya City March 29 March 29
Choshi City March 31 March 31
Yokohama City March 24 March 26

 

Tohoku Region: Cherry Blossom Forecast 2019

Beautiful view of Cherry blossoms or sakura and pink Peach flowers at Hanamiyama (Mountain of flowers) park in Fukushima town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan = shutterstock

Beautiful view of Cherry blossoms or sakura and pink Peach flowers at Hanamiyama (Mountain of flowers) park in Fukushima town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan = shutterstock

Map of Tohoku = shutterstock

Map of Tohoku = shutterstock

Forecast flowering Average Year
Sendai City April 9 April11
Aomori City April 22 April 24
Akita City April 16 April 18
Morioka City April 18 April 21
Yamagata City April 12 April 15
Fukushima City April 7 April 9

 

Hokkaido: Cherry Blossom Forecast 2019

In late April, tourists walking in Goryokaku Park, watching beautiful cherry blossoms, Hakodate, Hokkaido = Shutterstock

In late April, tourists walking in Goryokaku Park, watching beautiful cherry blossoms, Hakodate, Hokkaido = Shutterstock

Maruyama Park is said to be one of Sapporo's best cherry blossoms

Maruyama Park is said to be one of Sapporo’s best cherry blossoms

Map of Hokkaido = shutterstock

Map of Hokkaido = shutterstock

Forecast flowering Average Year
Sapporo City May 3 May 3
Muroran City May 6 May 6
Hakodate City April 29 April 30

 

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