Where To See Cherry Blossoms In Japan

In spring, Japan transforms into a wonderland of pink, with innumerable places to view the fleeting sakura (cherry blossoms). Our guide to each of Japan’s regions — including more than 600 iconic viewing spots — ensures travelers can view these magnificent blossoms no matter where they go.


100 Places to See Cherry Blossom in Japan: Kanto

The blossoms have arrived in the capital to the delight of Japan's urban populace, all ready to let their hair down at the annual office hanami.

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100 Places to See Cherry Blossoms in Japan: Hokkaido

Cherry blossom ends here, as does our 100 places list, in the wilds of Japan's northernmost island.

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100 Places to See Cherry Blossom in Japan: Tohoku

Part six features the Tohoku prefectures in all their movie-star glory. Blooming arrives a little later here - typically mid-April.

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100 Places to See Cherry Blossoms in Japan: Chubu

Part four of our top 100 cherry blossom spots features the lesser-known region between Kanto and Kansai, including Gifu and Ishikawa.

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100 Places to See Cherry Blossom in Japan: Kansai

Part three of our epic cherry blossom list shows you the bloom of the Kansai region, featuring Osaka and the big cheese, Kyoto.

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100 Places to See Cherry Blossom in Japan: Chugoku

Part two of our epic list covers the south- and central-western parts of the country; including Yamaguchi, Hiroshima and Tottori.

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100 Places to See Cherry Blossom in Japan: Kyushu & Shikoku

Wherever you happen to be traveling in the country, we've got you covered in our seven-part mega list.

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