Want to see beautiful cherry blossom? Here is the info for you!

Cherry blossom blooms everywhere in Japan. However, there are some famous cherry trees and viewing spots that you should not miss. Some of them are in urban areas, others are in remote areas which are not easy to access. YOKOSO Japan Tour takes you to both places conveniently and comfortably.

Kawazu Sakura―Early Blooming Variety
Kawazu sakura is an early cherry blossom variety that blooms from the mid February to the mid March in Kawazu, Shizuoka Prefecture(Izu Peninsula).
Kawazu sakura has large and deep pink petals, which is as popular as the most common variety someiyoshino that blooms a bit later. Kawazu Sakura
Three Great Cherry Trees of Japan
The “Three Great Cherry Trees of Japan” are three individual cherry trees that have lived for many years. Although they stand alone, they are stunningly beautiful.

Miharu Taki Sakura(三春滝桜)

Variety: Shidare sakura(枝垂桜)
Location: Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture
Blooming info etc

Neodani Usuzumi Sakura(根尾谷淡墨桜)

Variety: Edohigan sakura(江戸彼岸桜)
Location: Motosu, Gifu Prefecture
Blooming info etc

Yamataka Jindai Sakura(山高神代桜)

Variety: Edohigan sakura(江戸彼岸桜)
Location: Hokuto, Yamanashi Prefecture
Blooming info etc

Three Great Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots of Japan
The "Three Great Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots of Japan" are three places where hundreds and thousands of cherry trees bloom at the same time, creating the most gorgeous and impressive views.

Takato Castle Park(高遠城址公園)

Variety: Takato kohigan sakura(高遠小彼岸桜)
Location: Ina, Nagano Prefecture
About 1,500 trees
Blooming info etc

Mt Yoshino(吉野山)

Variety: Shiroyama sakura(白山桜)
Location: Yoshino, Nara Prefecture
About 30,000 trees
Blooming info etc

Hirosaki Park(弘前公園)

Variety: Someiyoshino(染井吉野)etc.
Location: Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture
About 2,600 trees
Blooming info etc
Tokyo & Osaka’s Best Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots
We have chosen ten best cherry blossom viewing spots of Tokyo and Osaka.
These spots are beautiful and easy to access from the city centres.

Tokyo’s 10 Best Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots

Shinjuku Gyoen, Ueno Park, Chidorigafuchi, Yoyogi Park, Meiji-jingu Gaien,Megurogawa, Roppongi Hills Mohri Garden, Rikugien Garden, Hamarikyu Garden, Koishikawa Korakuen Garden

Osaka’s 10 Best Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots

Osaka Mint Bureau, Kema-Sakuranomiya Park, Osaka Castle Park, Satsukiyama Park, Expo Commemoration Park, Yamanakadani, Settsukyo Park, Motoibarakigawa Ryokuchi Park, Oizumi Ryokuchi Park,Ooiseki Park

Want to know blooming dates? Check cherry blossom forecasts!
The cherry blossom blooming time varies each year. If you want to see beautiful cherry blossoms, then check the cherry blossom forecasts first. Many institutions forecast blooming dates for various regions and you can get them on their websites. You can also get them at tourist offices by phone. Usually cherry blossom becomes in full bloom about one week after the blooming date. If you want to join cherry blossom tours, contact us at any time, please. We will take you to the best viewing spots around Japan!
Cherry Blossom Forecasts of Major Cities
Here are cherry blossom blooming dates forecasted by three major weather forecast institutions. The best viewing time is about one week after the blooming date. Note that the blooming date of kawazu sakura is not counted in the forecasts.
Japan Weather Association Weather Map Co., Ltd. Weather News Inc.
Date of forecast 12 Mar 18 Mar 12 Mar
Tokyo 30 Mar 26 Mar 26 Mar
Nagoya 26 Mar 24 Mar 26 Mar
Kyoto 28 Mar 27 Mar 27 Mar
Osaka 29 Mar 27 Mar 28 Mar
Fukuoka 22 Mar 20 Mar 23 Mar
Sapporo 5 May 1 May 2 May
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