Japan Travel by NAVITIME - Japan Travel Guides, Transit Search and Itinerary Planner
* Posted data is from 2019 and is reference information.

Cherry Blossom Season Japan 2019Blooming Forecast and Current State

Find by Area

Preferences
Current State of Blooming

Recommended viewing locations

  • Row of Cherry Trees on Hiikawa River Bank
    Row of Cherry Trees on Hiikawa River Bank
    Shimane Pref. Unnanshi Kisukichoukisuki
    The height of sakura spots in the Chugoku region, this area features an array of 800 cherry trees stretching roughly two kilometers, and was selected as one of Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots. Many visitors come each year to see the tunnel formed by the blooming cherry trees. Every year during peak season, the Sakura Festival is held, the trees are illuminated for nighttime viewing; during spring, there are fireworks, temporary shops, and other events.
    sakura-icon Best period to see in normal years
    Late Mar.-Mid-Apr.
    Best Seasons Best Selection:Early Apr.-Mid
  • Chidorigafuchi-ryokudo Walkway
    Chidorigafuchi-ryokudo Walkway
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Kudanminami 2-chome From Sanbancho
    Chidorigafuchi-ryokudo Walkway is a walkway with lush greenery that runs for a total of about 700 meters along Chidorigafuchi moat on the west side of the Imperial Palace. The cherry blossoms bloom above people strolling along the walkway, and you can have an experience that is like walking in a tunnel of cherry blossoms. The cherry blossoms are illuminated in the evening, and the sight of the cherry trees reflected in the water of the moat is beautiful. It is one of the best spots in Japan for cherry blossoms, being visited by more than one million people from around the world, including Japan, during cherry blossom viewing season.
    sakura-icon Best period to see in normal years
    Mid-Mar.-Early Apr.
  • Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
    Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Naitoumachi 11
    Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden was formerly the site of the mansion of the Naito family, lords of the Shinshu Takato domain. It was subsequently developed as an Imperial Garden, and was opened to the general public in 1949. Famous as a great place for viewing cherry blossom, the Garden has approximately 1,100 cherry trees belonging to around 65 different varieties, including Yoshino, hill cherry, Ichiyou, and Kanzan. With a mixture of early-flowering and late-flowering cherry trees, visitors can enjoy coming to the Garden to view the cherry blossom over an extended period. The large numbers of Yoshino cherry trees that are in flower in late March and early April, and the many double-flowered cherries that are in bloom from early to late April, are particularly spectacular. Please note that bringing alcoholic beverages into the Garden is prohibited, as is the use of sporting equipment. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is open from 9:00 to 16:30 (last admission at 16:00); the Garden is closed on Mondays (except when a public holiday falls on a Monday, in which case the Garden is closed on the next working day; the Garden is also open on Mondays during the cherry blossom season). The admission charge is 200 yen for adults, and 50 yen for elementary and junior high school students. There are toilets, shops, and parking (there is a parking charge). Nearby stations include Shinjuku-gyoenmae Station and Sendagaya Station.
    sakura-icon Best period to see in normal years
    Mid-Mar.-Mid-Apr.