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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 2010 Season  

Hirosaki Sapporo Nagasaki Nagasaki Hiroshima Osaka kannai_yamashitakoen Sendai Nagasaki Fukuoka Hiroshima Osaka Kyoto kannai_yamashitakoen Nagoya Tokyo
7 May. 2010
1 May. 2009
28 Apr. 2010
17 Apr. 2009
14 Mar. 2010
13 Mar. 2009
19 Mar. 2010
19 Mar. 2009
18 Mar.2010
19 Mar.2009
13 Apr. 2010
7 Apr. 2009
22 Mar. 2010
24 Mar. 2009
18 Mar. 2010
21 Mar. 2009
20 Mar. 2010
22 Mar. 2009
21 Mar. 2010
24 Mar. 2009
22 Mar. 2010
23 Mar. 2009

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