The exquisite beauty and volatility of the cherry blossom has become a symbol of Japanese culture. They have been utilized through art, poetry, anime, film, decor and more. If you are lucky enough to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom you may come to realize what all the hype is about.
However, beauty can be fleeting. The cherry blossom season only lasts about a week. Once full bloom has been reached, the blossoms fall from the trees.
According to Japan Meteorological Corporation, some of the cherry blossoms may reach full bloom as early as March 24. The bloom forecast varies from region to region which means there are several chances to catch a glimpse of the globally adored blossoms.
If you are planning a trip to Japan at the height of the season, I would highly recommend visiting a cherry blossom festival. While it is a thing of beauty to see just one cherry blossom tree, it is truly mesmerizing to walk through a park filled with cherry blossoms in full bloom.
View a full list of the estimated flowering and full bloom dates listed here.