CHERRY BLOSSOMS GUIDE IN EXPLORING JAPAN THIS 2018

One of Japan’s most awaited natural occurrences is their Hanami season. A lot would go flying to visit Japan and experience Hanami or the Cherry Blossoms season.

We have served you a list of best Hanami spots in Osaka, Nara, and Kobe last 2015 and 2017. This year, we are going to roll out the bloom forecast in order for you to plot out your visit well.

The cherry blossom viewing season has already begun in some other parts of Japan. In most cases, the bloom season starts at the Southern regions of Okinawa and shall move upwards, towards prefectures in Japan’s higher elevation like Hokkaido in the coming months.

Be enchanted by these splendid blooms this coming Spring Season and make sure to take note of our schedule.

FUKUOKA, JAPAN

Estimated Opening: March 24, 2018

Estimated best viewing: April 1-9

Best bloom spots: Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, Nishi Park, Fukuoka Castle, Atago Shrine

 

OSAKA, JAPAN

Estimated Opening: March 28, 2018

Estimated best viewing: April 3-11

Best bloom spots: Osaka Castle Park, Osaka Mint Bureau, Osaka University, Kema Skuranomiya

NARA, JAPAN

Estimated Opening: March 31, 2018

Estimated best viewing: April 6-14

Best bloom spots: Nara Park, Heijo Palace, Nara deer park, Mt. Yoshino

 

HIROSHIMA, JAPAN

Estimated Opening: March 28, 2018

Estimated best viewing: April 3-11

Best bloom spots:Peace Park, Hiroshima Castle, Shukkein Garden

 

KYOTO, JAPAN

Estimated Opening: March 29, 2018

Estimated best viewing: April 4-12

Best bloom spots: Kyoto Gosho, Shirakawa, Maruyama, Heian Shrine, The Philosopher’s path

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SAPPORO

Estimated Opening: May 1, 2018

Estimated best viewing: May 3-10

Best bloom spots: Nakajima Park, Moerenuma Park, Hiraoka Park, Maruyama Park

 

TOKYO

Estimated Opening: March 27, 2018

Estimated best viewing: April 3-11

Best bloom spots: Shinjuku Garden, Ueno Park, Sumida Park, Yoyogi Park, Chidorigafuchi Park

 

 

FUKUSHIMA

Estimated Opening: April 9, 2018

Estimated best viewing: April 12-20

Best bloom spots: Hnamiyama Park, Shinobuyama Park

 

HOKKAIDO

Schedule: Last week of April until the first week of May

Best bloom spots: Hakodate Goryokaku, Matsumame Castle, Odori Park

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