In the bucket list: Sakura in Japan

This is as close to heaven as one can get. The Japanese Cherry blossoms (sakura) season is the time of the year when I should be visiting Japan next.

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“Hanami” is the centuries-old practice of picnicking under a blooming sakura or ume tree. The custom is said to have started during the Nara Period (710–794) and was originally limited to the elite of the Imperial Court. It soon spread to samurai society and, by the Edo period, to the common people as well.

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 Should the Universe hear this and surprise me with the chance, I should be there on these dates:

Prefecture(Hokkaido)

City / Area
Forecast of first bloom
Forecast of full bloom
Hokkaido Sapporo 4 May.
Hokkaido Muroran 6 May.
Hokkaido Hakodate 2 May.
Prefecture(Tohoku)

City / Area
Forecast of first bloom
Forecast of full bloom
Aomori Aomori 26 Apr.
Akita Akita 18 Apr.
Iwate Morioka 23 Apr.
Yamagata Yamagata 15 Apr.
Miyagi Sendai 13 Apr.
Fukushima Fukushima 11 Apr.
Prefecture(Kanto/Koshin)

City / Area
Forecast of first bloom
Forecast of full bloom
Tokyo Central Tokyo 30 Mar.
Chiba Choshi 2 Apr.
Kanagawa Yokohama 31 Mar.
Ibaraki Mito 6 Apr.
Tochigi Utsunomiya 5 Apr.
Gunma Maebashi 4 Apr.
Saitama Kumagaya 3 Apr.
Nagano Nagano 13 Apr.
Yamanashi Kofu 1 Apr.
Prefecture(Hokuriku)

City / Area
Forecast of first bloom
Forecast of full bloom
Niigata Niigata 11 Apr.
Toyama Toyama 8 Apr.
Ishikawa Kanazawa 7 Apr.
Fukui Fukui 5 Apr.
Prefecture(Tokai)

City / Area
Forecast of first bloom
Forecast of full bloom
Aichi Nagoya 29 Mar.
Shizuoka Shizuoka 27 Mar.
Gifu Gifu 29 Mar.
Mie Tsu 31 Mar.
Prefecture(Kinki)

City / Area
Forecast of first bloom
Forecast of full bloom
Osaka Osaka 30 Mar.
Shiga Hikone 5 Apr.
Kyoto Kyoto 29 Mar.
Kyoto Maizuru 5 Apr.
Hyogo Kobe 31 Mar.
Nara Nara 31 Mar.
Wakayama Wakayama 27 Mar.
Prefecture(Chugoku)

City / Area
Forecast of first bloom
Forecast of full bloom
Hiroshima Hiroshima 29 Mar.
Okayama Okayama 1 Apr.
Shimane Matsue 2 Apr.
Tottori Tottori 2 Apr.
Yamaguchi Shimonoseki 31 Mar.
Prefecture(Shikoku)

City / Area
Forecast of first bloom
Forecast of full bloom
Kagawa Takamatsu 31 Mar.
Tokushima Tokushima 1 Apr.
Ehime Matsuyama 28 Mar.
Kochi Kochi 24 Mar.
Prefecture(Kyushu)

City / Area
Forecast of first bloom
Forecast of full bloom
Fukuoka Fukuoka 27 Mar.
Oita Oita 27 Mar.
Nagasaki Nagasaki 27 Mar.
Saga Saga 27 Mar.
Kumamoto Kumamoto 26 Mar.
Miyazaki Miyazaki 24 Mar.
Kagoshima Kagoshima 28 Mar.
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  1. im already in japan.im in gifu.there are lots of sakura trees here.its still bare though because of winter season but will be looking forward for the cherry blossoms the next 2 months.:)

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