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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 2011 Season  

Hirosaki Sapporo Nagasaki Nagasaki Hiroshima Osaka kannai_yamashitakoen Sendai Nagasaki Fukuoka Hiroshima Osaka Kyoto kannai_yamashitakoen Nagoya Tokyo
7 May. 2011
7 May. 2010
25 Apr. 2011
28 Apr. 2010
22 Mar. 2011
14 Mar. 2010
28 Mar. 2011
19 Mar. 2010
27 Mar.2011
18 Mar.2010
12 Apr. 2011
13 Apr. 2010
28 Mar. 2011
22 Mar. 2010
23 Mar. 2011
18 Mar. 2010
1 Apr. 2011
20 Mar. 2010
31 Mar. 2011
21 Mar. 2010
30 Mar. 2011
22 Mar. 2010

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. 12 May.
Hokkaido Muroran 6 May. 13 May.
Hokkaido Hakodate 2 May. 6 May.
Prefecture(Tohoku)
City / Area
Forecast of first bloom
Forecast of full bloom
Aomori Aomori 25 Apr. 28 Apr.
Akita Akita 23 Apr. 27 Apr.
Iwate Morioka 20 Apr. 29 Apr.
Yamagata Yamagata 18 Apr. 25 Apr.
Miyagi Sendai 12 Apr. 15 Apr.
Fukushima Fukushima 12 Apr. 15 Apr.
Prefecture(Kanto/Koshin)
City / Area
Forecast of first bloom
Forecast of full bloom
Tokyo Central Tokyo 28 Mar. 6 Apr.
Chiba Choshi 4 Apr. 12 Apr.
Kanagawa Yokohama 30 Mar. 8 Apr.
Ibaraki Mito 6 Apr. 12 Apr.
Tochigi Utsunomiya 6 Apr. 12 Apr.
Gunma Maebashi 3 Apr. 11 Apr.
Saitama Kumagaya 1 Apr. 8 Apr.
Nagano Nagano 15 Apr. 21 Apr.
Yamanashi Kofu 29 Mar. 8 Apr.
Prefecture(Hokuriku)
City / Area
Forecast of first bloom
Forecast of full bloom
Niigata Niigata 14 Apr. 18 Apr.
Toyama Toyama 8 Apr. 11 Apr.
Ishikawa Kanazawa 7 Apr. 12 Apr.
Fukui Fukui 7 Apr. 13 Apr.
Prefecture(Tokai)
City / Area
Forecast of first bloom
Forecast of full bloom
Aichi Nagoya 27 Mar. 6 Apr.
Shizuoka Shizuoka 20 Mar. 4 Apr.
Gifu Gifu 28 Mar. 4 Apr.
Mie Tsu 1 Apr. 5 Apr.
Prefecture(Kinki)
City / Area
Forecast of first bloom
Forecast of full bloom
Osaka Osaka 31 Mar. 7 Apr.
Shiga Hikone 1 Apr. 11 Apr.
Kyoto Kyoto 28 Mar. 7 Apr.
Kyoto Maizuru 5 Apr. 10 Apr.
Hyogo Kobe 31 Mar. 10 Apr.
Nara Nara 31 Mar. 8 Apr.
Wakayama Wakayama 27 Mar. 7 Apr.
Prefecture(Chugoku)
City / Area
Forecast of first bloom
Forecast of full bloom
Hiroshima Hiroshima 1 Apr. 10 Apr.
Okayama Okayama 31 Mar. 7 Apr.
Shimane Matsue 6 Apr. 12 Apr.
Tottori Tottori 2 Apr. 8 Apr.
Yamaguchi Shimonoseki 30 Mar. 7 Apr.
Prefecture(Shikoku)
City / Area
Forecast of first bloom
Forecast of full bloom
Kagawa Takamatsu 31 Mar. 8 Apr.
Tokushima Tokushima 31 Mar. 8 Apr.
Ehime Matsuyama 25 Mar. 6 Apr.
Kochi Kochi 22 Mar. 31 Mar.
Prefecture(Kyushu)
City / Area
Forecast of first bloom
Forecast of full bloom
Fukuoka Fukuoka 22 Mar. 2 Apr.
Oita Oita 23 Mar. 5 Apr.
Nagasaki Nagasaki 23 Mar. 7 Apr.
Saga Saga 22 Mar. 5 Apr.
Kumamoto Kumamoto 21 Mar. 7 Apr.
Miyazaki Miyazaki 23 Mar. 4 Apr.
Kagoshima Kagoshima 23 Mar. 5 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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