Posted by: Japan Hoppers編集部 ユジン(Yoojin) 14 Jan 2016

When will cherry blossoms bloom in 2017?

When will cherry blossoms bloom in 2017? © Iry

When will cherry blossoms bloom in 2017?

According to Japan Meteorological Corporation, the earliest place where Someiyoshino, the most common kind of cherry tree, will bloom in 2017 is Tokyo around March 19th. Followed by Fukuoka (around March 22th), Osaka (around March 27th), and Sendai (around April 4th).

The map below is the Cherry Blossom Flowering Forecast Map of Someiyoshino.

Blooming dates of cherry trees depend heavily on the weather and the temperature of the previous winter. Cherry trees form floral buds in summer and then go dormant during the cold winter in order to rest until the warm spring to grow. And when the cherry trees catch the sign of spring, they start to bloom. In other words, winter must be cold enough so that cherry trees can go dormant. So if the winter becomes relatively warm, the cherry trees tend to bloom later than average.

Generally, it takes about a week to become full-bloom and it lasts for about 10 days. Look the following chart for the detailed forecast of Someiyoshino. 

Hokkaido

Area Flowering date Full bloom date
Hakodate 4/27 5/1
Sapporo 5/2 5/6

Tohoku

Area Flowering date Full bloom date
Aomori 4/18 4/22
Morioka 4/15 4/22
Sendai 4/4 4/10
Akita 4/15 4/20
Yamagata 4/10 4/14
Fukushima 4/6 4/10

Kanto

Area Flowering date Full bloom date
Mito 3/28 4/6
Utsunomiya 3/28 4/4
Maebashi 3/27 4/4
Kumagaya 3/24 3/31
Tokyo 3/19 3/28
Yokohama 3/23 4/1

Chubu

Area Flowering date Full bloom date
Kofu 3/23 3/31
Nagano 4/8 4/13
Niigata 4/5 4/10
Toyama 4/4 4/9
Kanazawa 4/3 4/9
Fukui 4/2 4/7
Gifu 3/25 4/2
Shizuoka 3/25 4/3
Nagoya 3/23 4/2

Kansai

Area Flowering date Full bloom date
Tsu 3/28 4/2
Hikone 4/1 4/8
Kyoto 3/26 4/3
Osaka 3/27 4/3
Kobe 3/28 4/5
Nara 3/27 4/3
Wakayama 3/26 4/2

Chugoku

Area Flowering date Full bloom date
Tottori 3/30 4/7
Matsue 3/30 4/6
Okayama 3/28 4/4
Hiroshima 3/24 4/2
Shimonoseki 3/27 4/4

Shikoku

Area Flowering date Full bloom date
Tokushima 3/30 4/6
Takamatsu 3/28 4/5
Matsuyama 3/24 4/4
Kochi 3/23 3/30

Kyushu & Okinawa

Area Flowering date Full bloom date
Fukuoka 3/22 3/31
Saga 3/24 4/1
Nagasaki 3/26 4/3
Kumamoto 3/24 4/2
Oita 3/26 4/6
Miyazaki 3/29 4/7
Kagoshima 4/4 4/14

Information provided by :Japan Meteorological Corporation(Announced on February 16, 2017)

If you would like to see the up-to-date forecast, visit Japan Meteorological Corporation website or the special page in Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) website.

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