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Every year during spring, thousands of tourists flock to Japan to view the magnificent spectacle of the nation’s cherry blossom blooming season.
Centred around the last bit of March to the first half of April, visitors can join locals in the traditional custom of hanami (cherry blossom viewing), and experience the splendour that is the ephemeral beauty of Japan’s national flower.
To aid those looking to experience this brilliant display, we will share our 2020 Cherry Blossom Forecast for the 12 most popular Japanese cities to enjoy the festivities at. Because of the effects of climate change and general deviations in year-to-year weather patterns, these estimates may change closer to the blooming season.
Our guide to Japan’s Cherry Blossoms 2019 forecast will provide you with details on when and where you can view cherry blossoms in Japan.
Come March every year, Japan plays host to throngs and throngs of tourists as it transforms into a visually arresting sea of pink that blankets the country in soft, beautiful splendour. Celebrated for many years, this iconic flower holds a very prominent position in Japanese culture. With over dozens of different cherry blossom varieties blooming together for just a few short weeks a year, it’s no wonder Hanami is such an important event.
If you’re planning a trip to have your breath taken away, it’s definitely important to take note of the flowering dates, least you have the unfortunate luck of them blooming just before or after your trip.
Sure enough, the winds and weather are ever-changing, and the dates an estimate, but it’s always good to know roughly when the cherry season will hit Japan in 2019 and where best to enjoy the views.
A visit to Kyoto should always be on your itinerary if you ever find yourself in Japan. The ancient capital of Japan might be a little bit slow-paced as compared to the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, but it reflects a huge part of the rich Japanese culture and history.
Kyoto’s biggest attractions would probably be the sheer number of traditional temples. Most of them were built decades ago, and they still retain a certain rustic charm. But more often than not, we do not have the luxury of time to visit every single temple there is in Kyoto.
If you simply cannot make up your mind as to which temple you should go to, let our list of 14 Temples You Need To Visit While In Kyoto help you decide.
Hanami in Japan, or Cherry Blossom viewing, is one that we look forward to every year; and we believe it is the same for you.
During that short couple of weeks, one of the world’s most coveted flower displays awaits—the blooming of Japan’s spellbindingly beautiful Sakura. They happen all around Japan at different periods of time, and that means hanami in several different cities and places.
Sakura is synonymous with Japan, and if you haven’t experienced hanami, you are missing out in life. Nothing feels quite as ethereal as marvelling at the beauty of these stunning flowers. Each blossoming period lasts for an average of two weeks, and the cherry blossoms look best on the final week of blooming, where they are at their fullest.
Every year, many flock to Japan just for hanami, and you might want to plan and book your trip early to avoid disappointment. Here, we share with you the Forecast for Cherry Blossoms in Japan 2017—Where & When To See Them.
There is nothing more spectacular than the spellbindingly beautiful sight of cherry blossoms in full bloom. Countless of tourists flock to Japan every spring for a visual feast of these gorgeous sakuras – they call it ‘Hanami’ – and the novelty never gets old. Indeed, natives themselves remain equally in awe of this natural phenomena despite its annual occurrence.
Till date, local Japanese still cultivate the centuries-old practice Hanami. Renowned for its metaphorical meaning of the ephemeral nature of life, cherry blossoms are deeply integrated in Japanese arts and culture. In fact, they are commonly featured in many classic poetries, movies and even food!
It is important to note that the cherry blossom period varies yearly across Japan. The dates largely depend on predicted weather forecasts. Based on the past few years’ trends, this guide will serve as a forecast to the approximate dates for Cherry Blossoms periods in 2016 across five popular Japanese cities – namely Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Tokyo and Osaka.