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2018 Cherry Blossom Forecast in Japan and My Cherry Blossoms Experience in Tokyo

My Cherry Blossoms Experience + 2018 Cherry Blossom Forecast in Japan

Spring is one of the most-awaited seasons in Japan because of the Cherry Blossoms or the Sakura. It is so impossible to think of springtime in Japan without the iconic image of the cherry trees blossoming with beautiful pink hues of flowers in mind. Several websites have begun to release its 2018 cherry blossom forecasts, so that travelers can plan ahead and be able see and enjoy the cherry blossoms this year. Depending on the weather, the blooms of the cherry trees usually open first in the southern region, and blooming progresses northwards. So, it's great if you know where to go and plan your visit to Japan ahead of time.

2018 Cherry Blossom Forecast in Japan

To help you decide when and where to go. Here's the 2018 cherry blossom forecast in some key cities in Japan, curated from different websites.

2018 Cherry Blossom Forecast in Japan


  Forecasted flowering date Forecasted full bloom date
Tokyo March 15 March 22
Sapporo May 1 May 5
Fukushima April 3 April 7
Yokohama March 17 March 25
Gifu March 19 March 27
Nagoya March 18 March 27
Kyoto March 20 March 29
Osaka March 21 March 28
Nara March 22 March 29
Hiroshima March 22 March 31
Fukuoka March 18 March 27
Nagsaki March 20 March 28

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2018 Cherry Blossom Forecast in Japan

My First Cherry Blossoms Experience


Not yet in full bloom, but I am so happy and delighted to see some beautiful trees in different parks in Tokyo during our Japan trip last week.

2018 Cherry Blossom Forecast in Japan

So, if you’re traveling to Tokyo this week or next week, you can see these beautiful trees in some places around the city such as the Yoyogi Park, Ueno Park, and other places in Tokyo. If you cannot visit Japan on the forecast dates of the cherry blossoms' flowering and blooming dates, no need to worry because you can see and experience some of these trees as early as now.

2018 Cherry Blossom Forecast in Japan

These photos were taken last March 5, 2018 at Yoyogi Park. To get there, just take the train to Harajuku station and walk for about 10 minutes to the park. Upon entering the park, walk towards the right side of the park where you will find these trees.

2018 Cherry Blossom Forecast in Japan

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While walking towards our accommodation in Taito, we saw this small park where there are also some cherry blossoms. Sorry I didn't get the name of the park. Hehehe!

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Also, if you visit Ueno Park, you'll get to see these lovely trees. To get there, take the train to Ueno JR station (Yamanote Line) and walk to the park. When inside the park, just walk towards the left side until you see the beautiful trees blossoming with pink flowers. They are truly an amazing sight to behold!

2018 Cherry Blossom Forecast in Japan

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I am so happy to see these lovely trees. Based on what I saw and on my research, these are cherry trees. But whether it's Cherry, Peach, or Plum blossoms, they are truly so beautiful!

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Sakura Cherry Blossoms in Japan
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Want to experience Cherry Blossoms in Japan?


For an iconic cherry blossom experience, you may book a Cherry Blossom Tour with River Cruise in Tokyo via Klook.com. This includes a leisurely stroll around the famous Showa Memorial Park and a cruise along the Sumida River in the early evening with cherry blossom trees lining both sides of the river. Best of all, you'll be assisted with an experienced guide to help you discover the best cherry blossom viewing locations in Tokyo.

BOOK AND RESERVE HERE: Cherry Blossom Tour with River Cruise in Tokyo

Package Details


Inclusive Of:
  • Join in tour
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Light dinner
  • 1 drink
  • Boat cruise
  • Admission fees
  • Transportation

Not Inclusive Of:
  • Fees for rental of bicycles, boats, etc in Showa Memorial Park
  • Access fee for Tokyo Tower's Special Observatory

BOOK AND RESERVE HERE: Cherry Blossom Tour with River Cruise in Tokyo

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Considered as the most colorful time of the year, spring offers amazing views of Japan loved not just by the Japanese but also by travelers visiting Japan. Don't miss it!


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Cheap Flights to Japan


Local airlines such Cebu Pacific Air, Philippine Airlines, and Air Asia Philippines, and other international airlines have daily flights from Manila to Tokyo (Narita and Haneda), Osaka, and Nagoya, Japan. To search for cheap flights to Japan, I highly recommend booking via Traveloka.com - one of Southeast Asia's leading travel booking sites. I've been using it in my travels and I can assure you that you'll always get the best deals and promos on flights! And don't forget to use their weekly promo codes to get more discounts!

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