Cherry trees will bloom a bit earlier than usual in most parts of Japan this year because of a warmer than usual winter. Check out anticipated best viewing dates and book rooms at recommended hotels as the Cherry Blossom Front moves north. UPDATED FOR 2019!
With the exception of Okinawa, cherry blossoms start blooming in Japan from late March to early May, and the peak viewing period is usually one week after the cherry blossoms start to bloom. Hotel recommendations.