Updated: Mar 24, 2021
The Cherry Blossom Season or Sakura in Japan is almost upon us! This year's buds are predicted to arrive a little earlier than normal, that's according to both the 10 January and 24 January 2019 updates from the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).
Although you should note that they were off by a day in 2018, just to share a bit of perspective haha
Even in the weeks running up to an individual season it can be difficult to predict the peak bloom or Hanami. That can mean a little guess work when planning a tour or cruise itinerary which can sell out many months in advance.
Peak blooms are a much anticipated phenomenon around the country, with a typical season rolling in from the west or southwest on through the more middle regions and arriving later to the northern island of Hokkaido in its grand finale. The process may be spread late March through the end of May.
When can I see the blooms this year, in 2019?
While the best resource for this is the strangely fun, yet complex Sakura page from Kinshou, I've included a brief table (above) to help navigate popular cities and their predicted bloom & peak bloom dates to help keep it fun and simple.
More information is available direct from Kinshou.
Here at Odyssean Travel, our mission is pretty simple. We want you to make better vacation memories with the people who matter most in your life.
Because we’re a small, family owned business, we need your help to spread the word so we can aid more travelers in this mission! Simply by sharing this post or even just leaving a comment will help us help others enjoy a better, more memorable trip.
You can find answers to your cruise & travel questions in our friendly online community, our Travel Society and online forum (click here).
If you enjoy a superior level of service and want an unforgettable vacation experience of your own, contact us now to arrange a complimentary One-on-One Discovery Session with a qualified, professional travel advisor (click here).