Japan Cherry Blossom 2024: A Complete Guide

Japan Cherry Blossom 2024: A Complete Guide

One of the most important aspects of Japanese tourism is Cherry Blossom, or ‘sakura’ as it is commonly known. In 2024, it is expected that this specific spectacle will reach its pinnacle.

Typically, this specific spectacle is witnessed by hundreds and thousands of tourists from all over the globe, making springtime the most favored season to visit Japan. Nature offers the best of its creation through these blooms making the surroundings most captivating, though for a brief period.

Every year, different places in Japan gear up to welcome tourists to witness the spectacular natural phenomenon, and 2024 will be no exception. Like always, it will set new heights for Japan tourism promising an exclusive combination of natural splendor and the rich cultural heritage of the country.

Ideally, according to Japanese belief, it is the brevity of this beautiful natural phenomenon that makes it so unique an experience for the people who participate in it. People can immerse themselves in the enchanting landscapes of different places in Japan making them all the more picturesque.

There is much to do in Japan during Cherry Blossom apart from watching the extravaganza of the subtle pink petals. You can explore different temples full of historic stories to tell and enjoy delectable Japanese food and flavored tea in different eateries.

So, with the attraction of Cherry Blossom 2024 around the corner, here are a few specific things to know before you visit the country to experience the harmony of natural beauty and the charming culture of the Japanese people.

Best time to visit Japan to witness Cherry Blossom

The months of March through April is the best time to visit Japan to experience the spectacular phenomenon nature has to offer. To be more precise, you must plan a trip between mid-March and mid-April. Almost the entire country is painted in pink and white during these months.

However, be flexible with your plans because the exact period of blooming may vary at different places depending on the weather and regional conditions. Typically, the capital city of Japan, Tokyo is one of the most popular destinations, with Kyoto in the second spot in terms of popularity.

Several other destinations also offer a spectacular view of the delicate pink and white hue during these months. However, make sure you research well or read this article in its entirety to learn about these places because the bloom times in these places are slightly staggered.

You must also follow the forecasts for cherry blossoms to learn about the best time to view the spectacle in its full magnificence and immerse fully in the transient beauty of nature.

However, it will be unwise to rely on these forecasts and dates because these are not written in stone. The dates for full bloom may vary according to the climatic conditions. So, consider these as mere predictions and not the guaranteed dates for the concrete dates for cherry blossom Japan 2024.

Places to Enjoy Cherry Blossom in Japan

Though there are many, here are some of the best places to see cherry blossom in Japan


This is the most favored destination to witness cherry blossom. There are thousands of trees in Ueno Park which paint the park pink and white. The Shinobazu Pond in the background presents a breathtaking view of Hanami, which refers to the tradition of viewing the beauty of nature for a brief period.

The ideal time to visit Tokyo is between late March and early April.


The UNESCO World Heritage site, Kiyomizu-dera, is another favored destination to view the natural spectacle. You will have an unforgettable experience staring at the wooden terrace which looks exquisite due to the cherry blossom.

Adding to the extravaganza of this annual event is another, the Higashiyama Hanatouro, which refers to the illumination under the blossoms at nighttime. This creates a magical effect, making this historic place one of the most popular destinations during this time of the year.

Talking about the time, once again, it is between late March and early April.


Among all others, Osaka Castle Park is considered to be the haven for witnessing the cherry blossom spectacle. It draws travelers from all over the globe every year numbering to thousands during late March and early April.

The huge park around Osaka Castle has lots of trees to watch the beauty of this natural phenomenon. Along with Hanami, this makes the perfect spot for enjoyment. In the evenings, the place looks even more spectacular with the entire park illuminated to fill it with a romantic radiance.

If you want to have a more memorable experience, do not hesitate to have a boat ride on the moat around the castle and enjoy the cherry blossom spectacle from an entirely different perception.

Hokkaido (Sapporo):

The blooming period in this period is albeit a little late but does not make this place ignorable. It is a place to visit for the late attendees of the natural extravaganza with a blooming period ranging from the end of April to early May.

There is no shortage of beauty during this time at the Maruyama Park in Hokkaido, Sapporo. It is the home of the Maruyama cherry tree, which is iconic and one of the oldest in Japan. You will find yourself immersed in a sea of pink hues.

The best thing is that the yearly Hokkaido Shrine Festival coincides with the cherry blossom. The cultural festivities add to the enjoyment and experience of the tourists who have come to view the cherry blossom extravaganza.

As said earlier this is not an exhaustive list of places to visit in Japan to witness cherry blossom 2024. So, choose your favorite destination.


In conclusion, you will need to be very strategic with your plans if you want to visit the country specially to witness the exclusive natural phenomenon of cherry blossom in 2024. You will not only need to book your flight tickets and accommodations at the best time to view this spectacle but also keep a close watch on the cherry blossom forecast.

In addition, you must also plan to visit one of the best places in Japan to view cherry blossoms in full swing. As outlined in this post, you may try any one of the four iconic places such as Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Hokkaido.

Also, if you do not want any hassles in booking your tickets and accommodation, you will be better off if you choose one of the Japan tour Packages for 2024 offered by Flamingo Travels. These packages are carefully designed by Flamingo Travels. It ensures that you have a wonderful trip blending the experience of the natural spectacle and exploration of the rich culture of the people living in the Land of the Rising Sun.

One of the best packages offered by Flamingo Travels that you can try is the 8 nights/9 days package. It includes 3 nights each in Tokyo and Osaka and 2 in Hiroshima along with 7 lunches, 8 dinners, and 8 breakfasts.

The package also includes local sightseeing in Tokyo, which includes Teamlab Digital Art Museum, Honda Robot Show, Asakusa Temple, Chidorigafuchi Park, Imperial Palace, Tokyo Skytree, and lots more apart from the cherry blossom view at Ueno Park.

Similarly, you will visit Hakone to see Mt. Fuji 5th station, Lake Ashi Cruise, Owakudani Valley, and ride the Hakone Ropeway.

In Hiroshima, you will visit the Peace Memorial Park and Museum, the Atomic Bomb Dome, and Miyajima Island among others.

In Osaka, you will visit the Osaka Castle, ride the ferry wheel, and the Kaiyukan Aquarium. In Kyoto, the package includes visits to the Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple, Philosopher’s Path, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, and Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, apart from visiting the Todai-ji Temple with deer park in Nara.

Steffy Alen

Steffy Alen