See cherry blossoms or sakura in Japan

Do you want to travel to Japan to see the cherry blossoms and enjoy the authentic hanami? So here we tell you everything you need to know to plan your trip.

In the article, you can find the approximate dates of cherry blossom and peak dates, so you can plan your trip in detail, as well as information on how to enjoy the hanami.

Hanami 2019

This year, Japan will see the first cherry blossoms in Fukuoka, where it is estimated that they will bloom on March 18. In Tokyo, it is estimated that the peak of flowering will be on March 30. Also, in Kyoto and Osaka will be on April 2, anticipating between 5 and 7 days to the usual dates.

Best time to go to Japan and enjoy the hanami

Normally, the cherry blossoms begin to bloom:

  • Okinawa: end of January and advance through Kyushu, Shikoku and Honshu.
  • Hokkaido: May.

Then, in Tokyo and Kyoto, the flowering season of the cherry trees is usually between the end of March and the beginning of April.

The life of the cherry blossom is quite short. Usually, her life lasts a maximum of a couple of weeks. During the first week, the cherry trees bloom until they reach their splendor.

Finally, it should be great if you will inform yourself about the special events with beautiful nighttime illuminations.

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