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.


Tokyo, Japan - April 4, 2017: Chidorigafuchi Park in the spring of Tokyo is famous for cherry blossoms. By the time cherry blossoms are in full bloom it will be crowded with many tourists. Several boats float on the moat and see the cherry blossoms.

10 Best Cherry Blossom Spots in Tokyo From Least Crowded to Most Iconic

Blossoms are expected by late March in 2019. Discover the best spots to see cherry blossoms in spring, from less crowded to the most iconic locations in Tokyo.

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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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Blossoms over the river — an iconic scene not too far from Arashiyama Station.

Top 10 Places to See Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto

In Japan, Kyoto is one of the more brilliant albeit crowded locations for viewing beautiful cherry blossom scenes in spring. The prefecture’s ancient shrines, temples, and rivers are the oh-so-scenic backdrops to...

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5 Places to See Japan’s (Very Real) Winter Cherry Blossoms

These blossoms are not confused. They’re perfect.

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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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Inokashira Park

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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