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5 Best Places to See Cherry Blossoms in Japan 2023: From Tokyo to Fukushima

By Nikita Karia on Nov 17, 2022
Category: Uncategorized | Country:  Asia Japan

In just one word, Japan transforms us into a mystical land. A visit to Japan is an experience you will never forget. Our topic today is the acclaimed Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan 2023. We could say that Cherry Blossom is synonymous with Japan.Cherry blossoms have a lot of significance and meaning in Japan. Cherry blossoms are often seen in Japanese animation, films, music, and other art forms such as paintings. But do you know the significance of Cherry Blossom in Japan?

The fast blooming and falling of the petals in a cherry blossom represent the passing of life in Japanese culture. The cherry Blossom or Sakura – Japan’s national flower – symbolizes a time of rebirth and hope. Amid winter, pink pops of color symbolize the beginning of spring.

Up until this day, the Cherry Blossom tradition is still revered. The last week of March to April is the best time to visit Japan for cherry blossoms. The cherries can open a week earlier or later and reach full bloom at any point in late March or early April, depending on the weather that year. Thousands of people flock to parks across Japan to view the stunning Sakura trees. Do not forget to reserve your Japan tour packages during this time of year to experience the splendor of nature.

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Places to See Cherry Blossoms in Japan

Japan boasts the most beautiful cherry blossom time in any country. Blogs, news broadcasts, special menus, chat shows, and festivals are all based on these trees as they blossom around the country. Even the word hanami was coined in Japan to describe the practice of enjoying and picnicking amid cherry blossoms.To help celebrate hanami with the best of them, we have curated a list of the best spots in Japan to watch Cherry Blossoms.


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Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo typically flowers in April and March and last for two weeks. Tokyo Prefecture has more than 100 locations where you can see cherry blossoms. During the Sakura season, most places conduct celebrations that span anything from a few days to two weeks. There will be entertainment, food, and drinks at the events. Enjoy all this with our Japan Cherry Blossom Tour Package.

Tokyo Cherry Blossom Dates

20th – 27th March 2023

Places to See Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo

  • Ueno Park
  • Koganei Park
  • Shinjuku Gyoen
  • Meguro River


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The Hiroshima Cherry Blossom viewing is possible at a garden of late-flowering yaezakura cherry trees. The garden contains 64 multi-petaled Sakura types and 216 trees. The festival dates are yet to be finalized for the year 2023. Book our Scenic Beauty – Cherry Blossoms with Chef Tour package to discover the Sakuras in Hiroshima.

Hiroshima Cherry Blossom Dates

21st – 29th March 2023

Places to See Cherry Blossoms in Hiroshima

  • Peace Memorial Park
  • Shukkei-en Garden
  • Hiroshima Castle
  • Onomichi


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The cherry blossom in Kyoto typically blooms from late March to early April, 5 to 7 days later than those in Tokyo. It is a natural occurrence with varying dates. There are about 90 – 100 cherry blossom viewing locations in Kyoto. Many viewing spots have light displays and celebrations.

Kyoto Cherry Blossom Dates

24th – 30th March 2023

Places to See Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto

  • Nijo Castle
  • Sagano Arashiyama area
  • Daigoji Temple
  • Kasagi Campsite


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Osaka is a surprisingly fantastic site to see the renowned cherry blossoms of Japan. The trees are lovely, and the locals are usually up for a good time. Cherry Blossom in Osaka 2023 also is a few days late than that in Tokyo. Osaka Castle is a prominent landmark in Japan, and it is surrounded by a park with around 600 cherry blossom trees. Osaka is known for this castle because it is surrounded by so much to explore and experience. Osaka’s cherry Blossoms bloom on average on 21 March each year and reach full bloom by April 1.

Osaka Cherry Blossom Dates

23rd – 30th March 2023

Places to See Cherry Blossoms in Osaka

  • Banpaku Memorial Park
  • Osaka Mint
  • Ryokuchi-koen Park
  • Osaka Castle Park


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Due to the varying blooming seasons caused by the geographical features and climate of each location, the Fukushima Cherry Blossom can be experienced from early April to mid-May. It is said that Hanamiyama is the Fukushima Peach Blossom Spring. In the spring, the park’s most appealing feature is the vibrant blooming of many various types of flowers, including Plum, Flowering peach, and more than ten different varieties of cherry blossoms.

Because of the prefecture’s size, there is no set time for cherry blossoms to bloom in Fukushima. Cherry blossoms bloom in Fukushima from early April until mid-May on average, so tourists can enjoy cherry blossoms for as long as they like!

Fukushima Cherry Blossom Dates

28th March – 5th April 2023.

Places to See Cherry Blossoms in Fukushima

  • Kasumiga Castle Park
  • Tsuruga Castle Park
  • Miharu Shidarezakura
  • Hanamiyama Park


There is never a wrong time to visit this lovely country, but the cherry blossom festival is an excellent reason to do so. When it comes to cherry blossom season in Japan, it is one of the best times of year to visit the country. People meet with friends and family throughout the country to celebrate, feast, and party late into the night while admiring the beautiful pink beauty of the blooms.

Would you like to witness the cherry blossoms in this mystical land? Check out the Cherry Blossom Tour Package offered by Flamingo Transworld and reserve it for you well in advance.

FAQs Regarding Japan Cherry Blossom 2023

What month is the cherry blossom in Japan in 2023?

March to May, are the perfect months to explore Cherry Blossom in Japan

Is there going to be a cherry blossom festival in 2023?

Yes, there will be a cherry blossom festival in 2023. Although, it is weather dependent phenomenon. Okinawa will see the first blossoms of the Sakura in January 2023, followed by Kyoto and Tokyo at the end of March 2023, and Hokkaido sometime in May 2023.

Is there a place in Japan where you can see cherry blossoms the best?

Miharu Takizakura, Shinjuku Gyoen, Yoshino, Fuji Five Lakes, Maruyama Park, Yoyogi Park, and many more.

During what time of year is Japan at its best?

It’s best to visit Japan during the spring months of March and May and the autumn months of September and November. It is the time of year when Japan is at its most brilliant, with delicate cherry blossoms and bright crimson foliage contrasting the surroundings.

What is the expected bloom time for the cherry blossoms?

Depending on where you are, the famous cherry blossom festival season in Japan starts around the end of March and lasts for roughly two weeks. Cherry trees can continue to bloom until May.

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Nikita Karia
Nikita Karia

Nikita Karia has eleven years of experience working in the B2B travel trade, focusing on international destinations. Thus, writing tourism content comes naturally to her. She has traveled across countries- like Singapore, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and South Africa.

Additionally, she has a flair for writing about healthcare, technology, mental health, education, and e-commerce. Her purpose of the write-up is to simplify the contents in a way that resonates with the reader. When she is not writing, she enjoys tweaking her gardening skills

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