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