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Cherry Blossoms in Japan 2022: When & Where to See Them

Don’t you wish you could fly to Japan to see these springtime blooms up close?

Similar to last year, it’s going to be a slightly early sakura season in Japan this year. And while we’re still waiting for this country to reopen to leisure travellers, we can always look forward to the new (and stunning!) photos of these dazzling pink flowers — especially when they reach full bloom. Or if you’re among the lucky ones who are (or will be) in Japan for springtime, then all the better.

Here’s when we can expect to see cherry blossoms in Japan in 2022, according to the latest data from Japan Meteorological Corporation. We also included the top flower-viewing spots for each destination to fuel your wanderlust!

Note: Below is the sakura forecast for 2022, as of 15 Feb. We will be updating this article every time a new forecast is released.

Best time to see cherry blossoms in Japan in 2022

1. Tokyo

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Where to view cherry blossoms: Shinjuku Gyoen, Meguro River, Ueno Park, Yoyogi Park, Chidorigafuchi, Sumida Park

When to view cherry blossoms: Flowering – 25 Mar 2022; Full bloom – 1 Apr 2022

2. Hokkaido

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Where to view cherry blossoms: Goryokaku Park, Matsumae Park, Odori Park, Moerenuma Park, Nakajima Park

When to view cherry blossoms: Flowering – 1 May 2022; Full bloom – 4 May 2022

3. Kyoto

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Where to view cherry blossoms: Himeji Castle, Arashiyama district, Toji Temple, Kyoto Botanical Gardens, the Philosopher’s Path, Maruyama Park

When to view cherry blossoms: Flowering – 29 Mar 2022; Full bloom – 6 Apr 2022

4. Osaka

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Where to view cherry blossoms: Osaka Castle, Settsukyo Park, Expo ’70 Commemorative Park, Satsukiyama Park, Kema Sakuranomiya Park, Osaka Mint Bureau

When to view cherry blossoms: Flowering – 29 Mar 2022; Full bloom – 6 Apr 2022

5. Aomori

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Where to view cherry blossoms: Ashino Park, Hirosaki Park, Higashi Park, Tsugaru Fujimi Lake Park

When to view cherry blossoms: Flowering – 23 Apr 2022; Full bloom – 27 Apr 2022

6. Miyagi

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Where to view cherry blossoms: Funaoka Joshi Park, Hitome Senbonzakura, Shiogama Shrine, Mikamine Park, Tsutsujigaoka Park

When to view cherry blossoms: Flowering – 10 Apr 2022; Full bloom – 14 Apr 2022

7. Ishikawa

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Where to view cherry blossoms: Kenrokuen Garden, Saigawa River Terrace, Kanazawa Castle Park, Kazue-machi Chaya district

When to view cherry blossoms: Flowering – 6 Apr 2022; Full bloom – 11 Apr 2022

8. Nagano

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Where to view cherry blossoms: Ueda Castle Park, Takato Castle Park, Koboyama Koen, Oide Park, Suzaka Garyu Park

When to view cherry blossoms: Flowering – 13 Apr 2022; Full bloom – 18 Apr 2022

9. Aichi

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Where to view cherry blossoms: Nagoya Castle and Meijo Park, Okazaki Park, Four Seasons Road, Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Tsuruma Park

When to view cherry blossoms: Flowering – 25 Mar 2022; Full bloom – 3 Apr 2022

10. Wakayama

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Where to view cherry blossoms: Negoro-ji Temple, Kimiidera Temple, Wakayama Castle, Heisogen Park

When to view cherry blossoms: Flowering – 30 Mar 2022; Full bloom – 7 Apr 2022

11. Hiroshima

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Where to view cherry blossoms: Miyajima Island, Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Castle, Shukkeien Garden, Hijiyama Park, Shobara-Ueno Park

When to view cherry blossoms: Flowering – 26 Mar 2022; Full bloom – 4 Apr 2022

12. Kochi

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Where to view cherry blossoms: Mount Soda, Kagamino Park, Wakamiya Uemachi Park, Kochi Castle, Kure Osakadani Riverside

When to view cherry blossoms: Flowering – 22 Mar 2022; Full bloom – 30 Mar 2022

13. Fukuoka

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Where to view cherry blossoms: Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, Kokura Castle, Maizuru Park, Minami Park, Nishi Park

When to view cherry blossoms: Flowering – 21 Mar 2022; Full bloom – 30 Mar 2022

14. Kagoshima

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Where to view cherry blossoms: Yoshino Park, Sengan-en Garden, Tadamoto Park, Kannongaike Citizen’s Forest

When to view cherry blossoms: Flowering – 23 Mar 2022; Full bloom – 3 Apr 2022

So, in which region do you wish you could admire the cherry blossoms in Japan this 2022?

On a different note, check out these other flower fields that we can’t wait to see this spring!


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