Where to Visit for Cherry Blossoms

When is the best time to visit Japan to see cherry blossoms? The forecast for cherry blossom flowering (sakura kaika-yosou) is announced by Japan Meteorological Agency every year at the beginning of March. See a Japan map, which shows average dates of cherry blossom flowering. Hundreds of places are well-known for beautiful cherry blossoms in Japan.

Places to Go to See Cherry Blossoms:

*Note: Cherry blossom flowering dates change every year. (Average Cherry Blossom Flowering Date)


  • Goryokaku – Early May
    Hakodate-city Hokkaido / 81-138-51-4785
    Admission: Adult 630 yen Children 310 yen
  • Aoba-jo Castle Park – Early April
    Sendai-city Aoba-ku, Miyagi / 81- 222-61-1111 (Sendai-city Tourist Information)
    Access: By Taxi from JR Sendai Station (10min.) Free Admission
  • Shinjuku Gyoen – Late March to Early April
    Shinjuku, Tokyo / 81-3-3350-015
    Access: Subway Marunouchi line Shinjuku Gyoen Station
    Admission 200yen. Closed on Mondays.
  • Sumida Park – Late March to Early April
    Sumida-ku, Tokyo / 81-3-5608-1111(Sumida-ku Tourist Information)
    Access: Subway Ginza line Asakusa Station. Free admission
  • Inokashira Oncho Park – Late March to Early April
    Inokashira Mitaka-city, Tokyo / 81-422-47-6900
    Access: JR Chuo line Kichijo-ji Station / Keio Inokashira line Inokashirakoen Station
    Free Admission
  • Ueno Oncho Park – Late March to Early April
    Taito-ku, Tokyo / 81-3-3828-5644
    Access: JR Ueno Station Uenopark Exit.
    Free admission
  • Odawara Castle Park – Early April
    Odawara-city, Kanagawa / 81-465-33-1521 (Odamawa City Tourist information)
    Access: JR Odawara Station
    Free Admission
  • Nagoya Castle – Early April
    Mizuho-ku Nagoya-city, Aichi / 52-262-2918 (Nagoya Tourist information)
    Access: JR Tokaido line Nagoya Station
    Admission: Adult 500yen Child 100yen
  • Arashiyama Togetsu bridge and Nakanoshima Park – Early April
    Kyoto 81-75-343-6655 (Kyoto Tourist Information)
    Access: Hankyu Arashiyama Station
  • Byodo-in Temple – Early April
    Uji, Kyoto / 81-774-23-3334 (Uji Tourist Information)
    Access: Keihan Dentetsu line Uji Station
    Admission: Adult 500 yen child 250yen
  • Fushimi Momoyama Castle – Early April
    Momoyama Fushimi-ku, Kyoto / 81-75-752-225 (Kyoto-city Tourist Information)
    Access: Kintetsu Nara line Momoyamagoryomae Station
    Admission: Adult 800yen child 500yen
  • Heian Jingu Shrine– Early April
    Nishi-tennoji Sakyo-ku, Kyoto / 81-75-752-225 (Kyoto-city Tourist Information)
    Admission: Adult 600yen child 300yen
  • Expo Memorial Park – Late March to Early April
    Suita-city, Osaka / 81-6-6877-3331
    Access: Osaka Monorail Banpaku kinen koren Station
    Admission: Adult 250yen Child 70yen
  • Osaka Mint Bureau – Mid April
    Tenman Kita-ku, Osaka / 06-6351-5361
    Access: Subway Tenman-bashi Station/JR Osaka Tenmangu Station
  • Osaka Castle Nishi-no-maru Garden -Early April
    Osaka-jo Chuo-ku, Osaka / 81-6-6941-1144
    Access: Subway Tanimachi line Tenmangu-bashi Station
    Adult 200yen
  • Nara Park – Early April
    Nara-city, Nara / 81-742-34-1111(Nara-city Tourist Information)
    Access: Kintetsu line Nara Station
    Free Admission
  • Kofukuji Temple -Early April
    Nara-city, Nara / 81-742-34-1111(Nara-city Tourist Information)
    Access: JR Kansaihonsen line Nara Station
    Admissioin: Adult 500yen Child 150 yen


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