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2017 Cherry Blossom Preview

2017 Japan Cherry Blossom Forecast

Cherry Blossom viewing (Hanami) season has arrived to many areas in southern part of Japan. It means sooner or later, most of the top hanami spots that are located around Japan would welcome sakura flowers. The map shown below indicates how the cherry blossom viewing season (Hanami) of Japan for 2017 goes upward (Hokkaido) from the lower elevations (Okinawa). Every year, Japan’s first cherry blossoms appear in Okinawa (southern Japan) then move northwards to Hokkaido by early May.

Sakura at Yoyogi Park, Tokyo. Photo Credit: mrhayata at Flickr.

The average time for appearing cherry blossom may vary depending on the weather conditions. You better keep an eye on this year cherry blossom forecast for 2017 in order to catch all the action of sakura in different regions of Japan. If somehow you miss hanami in Tokyo or Kyoto, we suggest you to head to the Tohoku and Hokkaido regions. Hopefully, you won’t miss any of the hanami spots you desire to visit in 2017.

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Latest news: 2017 Japan cherry blossom first forecast has finally been published by Weathermap! According to Weathermap, Somei Yoshino (Yoshino cherry), the most popular sakura variety, will start blooming on March 21 in Tokyo, March 30 in Kyoto, March 25 in Fukuoka, and March 29 in Osaka.

Cherry Blossom Forecast Map for 2016. Photo Credit:

Please note that, early and peak blooming dates may slightly vary from the last year sakura forecast. Knowing it as a reference you can estimate yourself when would Japan cherry blossom bloom in 2017. Each and every year, blooming period in particular places across Japan vary slightly from the previous years.

Now take a look at the Cherry Blooming Forecast for 2017 given below. The dates of the first bloom and full bloom are subject to change due to the temperatures, wind, and rain. We strongly suggest you to check out the sakura forecast often so that you get the latest information regarding this matter.

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Please visit: to get the latest and breaking news on 2017 cherry blossom forecast of Japan. Thank you.


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