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The Bloom of Cherry Blossoms
The cherry blossoms usually bloom for only about a week after full-bloom. The small, round shape flowers flutter to the ground gracefully and the blossoms are said to be the most beautiful at their final stage. For many Japanese people, the blooming of the cherry trees symbolize human life, transience and nobleness. They celebrate and cherish their beauty while it lasts.

Cherry blooming forecast (date of first bloom) on 2009 Season  

Hirosaki Sapporo Nagasaki Nagasaki Hiroshima Osaka Hakone Sendai Nagasaki Fukuoka Hiroshima Osaka Kyoto Hakone Nagoya Tokyo
1 May 2009
21 Apr. 2008
17 Apr. 2009
16 Apr. 2008
13 Mar. 2009
24 Mar. 2008
19 Mar. 2009
24 Mar. 2008
19 Mar.2009
22 Mar. 2008
7 Apr. 2009
5 Apr. 2008
21 Mar. 2009
22 Mar. 2008
21 Mar. 2009
24 Mar. 2008
22 Mar. 2009
25 Mar. 2008
24 Mar. 2009
26 Mar. 2008
23 Mar. 2009
24 Mar. 2008

Source: Japan Weather Association (http://tenki.jp)
Note: The forecast is subject to change due to weather conditions.
*Dates in italic character show result of blooming.

Cherry blooming forecast in major cities (as of 20th May 2009)  
Prefecture(Hokkaido)
City / Area
Forecast of first bloom
Forecast of full bloom
Hokkaido Sapporo 1 May 4 May
Hokkaido Asahikawa 3 May 4 May
Hokkaido Kushiro 10 May 14 May
Hokkaido Muroran 3 May 7 May
Hokkaido Hakodate 25 Apr. 1 May
Prefecture(Tohoku)
City / Area
Forecast of first bloom
Forecast of full bloom
Aomori Aomori 18 Apr. 22 Apr.
Aomori Hirosaki 17 Apr. 24 Apr.
Akita Akita 14 Apr. 19 Apr.
Iwate Morioka 13 Apr. 18 Apr.
Iwate Kitakami 13 Apr. 19 Apr.
Yamagata Yamagata 11 Apr. 13 Apr.
Yamagata Sakata 11 Apr. 14 Apr.
Miyagi Sendai 7 Apr. 10 Apr.
Fukushima Fukushima 6 Apr. 9 Apr.
Prefecture(Kanto/Koshin)
City / Area
Forecast of first bloom
Forecast of full bloom
Tokyo Central Tokyo 21 Mar. 2 Apr.
Chiba Choshi 1 Apr. 7 Apr.
Kanagawa Yokohama 22 Mar. 4 Apr.
Kanagawa Odawara 23 Mar. 5 Apr.
Ibaraki Mito 27 Mar. 8 Apr.
Tochigi Utsunomiya 26 Mar. 6 Apr.
Gunma Maebashi 30 Mar. 8 Apr.
Saitama Kumagaya 25 Mar. 5 Apr.
Nagano Nagano 8 Apr. 12 Apr.
Yamanashi Kofu 20 Mar. 31 Mar.
Prefecture(Hokuriku)
City / Area
Forecast of first bloom
Forecast of full bloom
Niigata Niigata 7 Apr. 13 Apr.
Toyama Toyama 30 Mar. 8 Apr.
Ishikawa Kanazawa 3 Apr. 10 Apr.
Ishikawa Wajima 6 Apr. 12 Apr.
Fukui Fukui 26 Mar. 7 Apr.
Prefecture(Tokai)
City / Area
Forecast of first bloom
Forecast of full bloom
Aichi Nagoya 19 Mar. 3 Apr.
Shizuoka Shizuoka 19 Mar. 27 Mar.
Shizuoka Hamamatsu 21 Mar. 1 Apr.
Gifu Gifu 18 Mar. 1 Apr.
Gifu Takayama 10 Apr. 14 Apr.
Mie Tsu 23 Mar. 2 Apr.
Prefecture(Kinki)
City / Area
Forecast of first bloom
Forecast of full bloom
Osaka Osaka 24 Mar. 6 Apr.
Shiga Hikone 28 Mar. 8 Apr.
Kyoto Kyoto 19 Mar. 5 Apr.
Kyoto Maizuru 25 Mar. 6 Apr.
Hyogo Kobe 23 Mar. 6 Apr.
Hyogo Himeji 24 Mar. 8 Apr.
Nara Nara 23 Mar. 6 Apr.
Wakayama Wakayama 21 Mar. 3 Apr.
Wakayama Kushimoto 22 Mar. 30 Mar.
Prefecture(Chugoku)
City / Area
Forecast of first bloom
Forecast of full bloom
Hiroshima Hiroshima 22 Mar. 5 Apr.
Okayama Okayama 21 Mar. 5 Apr.
Shimane Matsue 22 Mar. 6 Apr.
Tottori Tottori 22 Mar. 7 Apr.
Yamaguchi Shimonoseki 18 Mar. 1 Apr.
Yamaguchi Iwakuni 21 Mar. 4 Apr.
Prefecture(Shikoku)
City / Area
Forecast of first bloom
Forecast of full bloom
Kagawa Takamatsu 20 Mar. 3 Apr.
Tokushima Tokushima 23 Mar. 3 Apr.
Ehime Matsuyama 17 Mar. 1 Apr.
Ehime Uwajima 13 Mar. 24 Mar.
Kochi Kochi 16 Mar. 24 Mar.
Prefecture(Kyushu)
City / Area
Forecast of first bloom
Forecast of full bloom
Fukuoka Fukuoka 13 Mar. 23 Mar.
Oita Oita 17 Mar. 28 Mar.
Nagasaki Nagasaki 21 Mar. 27 Mar.
Nagasaki Tsushima 18 Mar. 26 Mar.
Nagasaki Goto 23 Mar. 1 Apr.
Saga Saga 19 Mar. 29 Mar.
Kumamoto Kumamoto 16 Mar. 24 Mar.
Miyazaki Miyazaki 16 Mar. 23 Mar.
Kagoshima Kagoshima 19 Mar. 1 Apr.

Source: Japan Weather Association (http://tenki.jp)
Note: The forecast is subject to change due to weather conditions.
*Dates in italic character show result of blooming.


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