Hanami, the countdown is on! 花見カウントダウン
Mapping of flowering cherry blossoms in Japan (hanami).
Cherry buds ready to bloom.
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ...
To be fully prepared for the cherry blossoms, it is not enough to know the good spots for sakura, or to have everything for a successful hanami...It is also necessary to know when the flowers will show the tip of their nose!
Very serious Japanese meteorologists predict every year the day of arrival of the beloved flower, and unbearable suspense ends: the first sakura will be visible March 20, 2015 on the island of Kyushu (in Kagoshima and Kumamoto , Nagasaki and Fukuoka ) before rising to the north of Japan, Tohoku and Hokkaido.
This leaves a good month to enjoy the cherry blossoms, but beware: these dates are not exact, and it would be unwise to comply 100% ... Below is a partial list of the usual dates for full bloom by location (hatching begins three to four days before the date specified), which you check out virtually with this useful and clever flowering simulator.
|Location||Usual date of full bloom|