Updated: January 30, 2019
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Tokyo & Kyoto Cherry Blossom 2019 Forecast

Cherry Blossom (sakura) 2019 season in Tokyo is forecasted to start on the 21st of March and be in full bloom from the 29th. For Kyoto, the season should start on the 27th and be in full bloom on from the 3rd of April.

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Forcasting the blossoms

The cherry blossom season in Japan, called sakura in Japanese, can be pretty accurately forecasted for each region based on the weather throughout the year. The warmer regions have an earlier season than the colder regions but only by a few days.
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When giving their forecasts, weather agencies usually include two important dates. One of them is the "kaika" (開花) which corresponds to the first blooms, and the other is the "mankai" (満開), which corresponds to the full bloom. The full bloom is defined as the trees being 80 percent and over in bloom. As for when it ends, it depends mostly on the winds and whether or not it rains after the mankai so there is no precise forecast, but on average it lasts about a week after the mankai.

Here are the 2019 forecasts for both Tokyo and Kyoto.

Cherry Blossom 2019 In Tokyo

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Although Tokyo is in central Japan, the area is one of the warmest because of the heat island effect of the city. In effect, sakura is a bit earlier than in most other regions.

For 2019, the kaika, or first blooms, are expected to occur on the 21st of March.

The mankai, or full bloom, is forecasted to be on the 29th of March.

Cherry Blossom 2019 In Kyoto

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In Kyoto, the 2019 season is forecasted to start on the 27th of March and be in full bloom from the 3rd of April.
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