Cherry Blossom Season Japan 2022Blooming Forecast and Current State

Find by Area

Current State of Blooming

Recommended viewing locations

  • Hirosaki Park
    Hirosaki Park
    Aomori Pref. Hirosakishi Shimoshiroganechou 1
    A park located in Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture considered one of the three best places to view cherry blossoms in Japan. The scenery created by Hirosaki Castle, built in 1611, and the cherry blossoms in spring is truly beautiful, and the park is one of the most renowned destinations for flower viewing in the prefecture. In spring, some 2,600 mainly Yoshino cherry and other cherry tree varieties come into bloom, and each year the park is visited by large numbers of people seeking to enjoy the sight. The Hirosaki Cherry Blossoms Festival is held from late April to early May, and during this time a variety of stalls and stands open up in the area, and the trees are lit up at night to create a magical, fairy tale-like atmosphere. Many of the trees are over 100 years old, and one Yoshino cherry in the outer citadel area is said to be the oldest specimen living in Japan. A fee is required to enter the inner citadel of Hirosaki Castle, Kita no Kuruwa area, and Hirosaki Castle Botanical Garden. Toilets, shops, and nearby parking available.
    sakura-icon Best period to see in normal years
    Late Apr.-Early May
  • Daigoji Temple
    Daigoji Temple
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Daigohigashiojichou 22
    A Buddhist temple and head temple of Shingon Daigo Buddhism, the entirety of Mt. Daigo makes up the temple’s grounds. The temple’s grounds are dotted with numerous National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties, including a National Treasure-designated the five-storied Pagoda. The temple is also considered one of the best destinations for cherry blossom viewing in Kyoto, and even the great Toyotomi Hideyoshi came to the temple to enjoy its flowers (so called Daigo no Hanami or Blossom viewing in Daigo). Each year in spring, the various cherry tree varieties at the temple bloom one after the other for around a three week period, starting with Kawazu-zakura cherry trees, then weeping cherries, Yoshino cherries, hill cherries, Oyama-zakura cherries, and others. Particularly famous are a Yoshino cherry believed to be the oldest in Kyoto, as well as the Sanboin hall Yae red weeping cherry tree. The nearest station is Daigo Station. During the cherry blossom season, the grounds are open from 9:00 to 17:00 (tickets sold until 16:00, last entry 16:30). Entry is 1,500 yen for adults, 1,000 yen for junior high and high school students. Shops, toilets and paid parking available.
    sakura-icon Best period to see in normal years
    Late Mar.-Early Apr.
  • 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