Cherry Blossoms in Japan Forecast for 2016

Cherry blossoms in Japan adds to the excitement of spring season as this special period sandwiched between the bitter winter months and the sweltering humid months in the summer offer a bit of magic as a blanket of white-pink hue stage a picturesque backdrop.

Locals and tourists flock to parks, gardens and riversides to set up picnics, chatting while partaking of the cherry-blossom flavored snacks and drinks.

Here is the forecast for cherry blossoms in 2016 for selected areas in Japan.

Hokkaido Forecast of first bloom Forecast of full bloom
Sapporo (Hokkaido) 2-May 2016 5-May 2016
Muroran (Hokkaido) 3-May 2016 8-May 2016
Hakodate (Hokkaido) 27-Apr 2016 2-May 2016
Tohoku Forecast of first bloom Forecast of full bloom
Aomori (Aomori) 21-Apr 2016 26-Apr 2016
Akita (Akita ) 14-Apr 2016 19-Apr 2016
Morioka (Iwate) 15-Apr 2016 21-Apr 2016
Yamagata (Yamagata ) 10-Apr 2016 14-Apr 2016
Sendai (Miyagi) 5-Apr 2016 10-Apr 2016
Fukushima (Fukushima ) 3-Apr 2016 7-Apr 2016
Kanto/Koshin Forecast of first bloom Forecast of full bloom
Tokyo (Tokyo) 21-Mar 2016 29-Mar 2016
Choshi (Chiba) 30-Mar 2016 7-Apr 2016
Yokohama (Kanagawa) 23-Mar 2016 31-Mar 2016
Mito (Ibaraki) 28-Mar 2016 5-Apr 2016
Utsunomiya (Tochigi) 29-Mar 2016 5-Apr 2016
Maebashi (Gunma) 29-Mar 2016 5-Apr 2016
Kumagaya (Saitama) 27-Mar 2016 4-Apr 2016
Nagano (Nagano ) 6-Apr 2016 11-Apr 2016
Kofu (Yamanashi) 24-Mar 2016 31-Mar 2016
Hokuriku Forecast of first bloom Forecast of full bloom
Niigata (Niigata) 5-Apr 2016 10-Apr 2016
Toyama (Toyama ) 31-Mar 2016 7-Apr 2016
Kanazawa (Ishikawa) 31-Mar 2016 7-Apr 2016
Fukui (Fukui ) 29-Mar 2016 4-Apr 2016
Tokai Forecast of first bloom Forecast of full bloom
Nagoya (Aichi) 20-Mar 2016 31-Mar 2016
Shizuoka (Shizuoka) 24-Mar 2016 2-Apr 2016
Gifu (Gifu ) 21-Mar 2016 31-Mar 2016
Tsu (Mie) 28-Mar 2016 3-Apr 2016
Kinki Forecast of first bloom Forecast of full bloom
Osaka (Osaka) 24-Mar 2016 2-Apr 2016
Hikone (Shiga) 28-Mar 2016 5-Apr 2016
Kyoto (Kyoto) 25-Mar 2016 2-Apr 2016
Kobe (Hyogo) 24-Mar 2016 2-Apr 2016
Nara (Nara ) 25-Mar 2016 2-Apr 2016
Wakayama (Wakayama ) 22-Mar 2016 1-Apr 2016
Chugoku Forecast of first bloom Forecast of full bloom
Hiroshima (Hiroshima) 26-Mar 2016 3-Apr 2016
Okayama (Okayama ) 26-Mar 2016 3-Apr 2016
Matsue (Shimane) 27-Mar 2016 4-Apr 2016
Tottori (Tottori ) 27-Mar 2016 4-Apr 2016
Shimonoseki (Yamaguchi) 28-Mar 2016 5-Apr 2016
Shikoku Forecast of first bloom Forecast of full bloom
Takamatsu (Kagawa) 26-Mar 2016 3-Apr 2016
Tokushima (Tokushima ) 27-Mar 2016 4-Apr 2016
Matsuyama (Ehime) 23-Mar 2016 2-Apr 2016
Kochi (Kochi ) 22-Mar 2016 31-Mar 2016
Kyushu Forecast of first bloom Forecast of full bloom
Fukuoka (Fukuoka) 22-Mar 2016 1-Apr 2016
Oita (Oita ) 25-Mar 2016 5-Apr 2016
Nagasaki (Nagasaki) 25-Mar 2016 3-Apr 2016
Saga (Saga ) 26-Mar 2016 4-Apr 2016
Kumamoto (Kumamoto ) 23-Mar 2016 2-Apr 2016
Miyazaki (Miyazaki ) 27-Mar 2016 7-Apr 2016
Kagoshima (Kagoshima) 29-Mar 2016 8-Apr 2016
Okinawa Forecast of first bloom Forecast of full bloom
Naha (Okinawa) 21-Jan 2016