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). Use our guides to blossom viewing around each of Japan’s major cities to find the perfect spot. Don’t forget to enter our GaijinPot Sakura Contest for your chance to win shinkansen tickets, tasty sakura treats, and more!

For the most up-to-date information on blossoming status, check our interactive map on the GaijinPot Travel homepage.


Philosopher's Path Kyoto

The Best Spots to See Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto

2020 blossoms are expected from late March to early April in Kyoto.

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Osaka Castle Park

The Best Spots to See Cherry Blossoms Around Osaka

2020 blossoms are expected from mid to late March in Kansai.

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Cherry blossom in Goryokaku Hakodate Hokkaido Japan

The Best Spots to See Cherry Blossoms around Sapporo

2020 blossoms are expected from late April to early May in Hokkaido.

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Miyajima in Hiroshima, Japan.

The Best Spots to See Cherry Blossoms Around Hiroshima

2020 blossoms are expected from mid to late March in Chugoku

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Fukuoka City sakura lit at night.

The Best Spots to See Cherry Blossoms Around Fukuoka

2020 blossoms are expected from mid to late March in Kyushu and Shikoku.

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The Yamazaki River in Nagoya, Japan.

The Best Spots to See Cherry Blossoms Around Nagoya

2020 blossoms are expected from mid-March to early April in Chubu.

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Hitome Senbon Zakura in Miyagi, Japan.

The Best Spots to See Cherry Blossoms Around Sendai

2020 blossoms are expected by early to mid-April in Tohoku.

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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.

The Best Spots to See Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo

Blossoms are expected by mid-March in Tokyo for 2020.

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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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