Cherry blossoms in Japan - Forecast 2024 桜開花予想2024

When to see the cherry blossoms in Japan in 2024

The blossoming of cherry trees, called sakura in Japanese, heralds the arrival of spring. Embodying the ephemeral, they reveal their beauty for just two weeks.

Sakura 2024 flowering forecast 🌸

  • 東京-TOKYO: March 17-March 25
  • 福岡-FUKUOKA: March 22-March 31
  • 広島-HIROSHIMA: March 22-April 1
  • 大阪-OSAKA: March 23/25-March 31
  • 京都-KYOTO: March 23/25-March 31
  • 城崎温泉 - KINOSAKI ONSEN: March 26-April 2
  • 金沢-KANAZAWA: March 31-April 6
  • 仙台-SENDAI: April 6-April 11
  • 札幌-SAPPORO: May 1-May 5


The first date is when the sakura blossom, called kaika or "blooming flowers", and the second is when they are in full bloom, mankai.

Prévisions 2O24 de la floraison des fleurs de cerisiers

2O24 cherry blossom forecast


  • Hirosaki Castle, Aomori: Surrounded by a moat and impeccable gardens, Hirosaki Castle offers spectacular views of cherry blossom, especially from the main tower.
  • GoryokakuPark , Hokkaido: In the pretty city of Hakodate. Here, plum and cherry blossom at the same time in the ruins of this former Vauban-style fortress (Louis XIV's architect).
  • Matsumoto Castle, Nagano: For magnificent night-time viewing of cherry blossoms, between the pink petals and dark walls of this impressive castle.
Lake Kawaguchiko Sakura Mont Fuji

Lake Kawaguchiko Sakura Mount Fuji


  • Chemin de la Philosophie, Kyoto: This path runs alongside a peaceful canal lined with hundreds of cherry trees, creating a serene and inspiring atmosphere.
  • Himeji Castle, Hyogo: Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is surrounded by a moat and magnificent gardens, creating an ideal setting to enjoy the cherry blossoms.
  • Senkoji Park, Hiroshima: One of the oldest parks, where 10,000 cherry trees have been planted for over 120 years, offering an unforgettable spectacle.
  • Shiroyama Park, Kagoshima: Overlooking the town of Kagoshima, it offers a breathtaking view of the bay, cherry trees and Sakurajima volcano in the background.
  • Kumamoto Castle Park: With its majestic building and 800 trees, this is considered one of Kyushu's best hanami spots.
... Or many other trains and buses all over Japan!

... Or many other trains and buses throughout Japan!

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