2014 Cherry Blossom Forecast in Japan

It looks like spring is almost here and that means we’re about to get ready for Sakura Fever throughout Japan!
Many news outlets are already showing buds on trees in the warmer areas of the country.
Here’s the latest prediction on when the blossoms will bloom in 2014 from http://sakura.weathermap.jp/ 

Tokyo: March 25
Osaka: March 26
Nagoya: March 23
Fukuoka: March 20
Sendai: April 13
Niigata: April 11
Aomori: April 20
Sapporo: May 2

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The map above will help you guesstimate the time you should hold your hanami party under the trees.
Tenki.jp also posts their blossom “expectations” http://www.tenki.jp/sakura/expectation.html

If you haven’t experienced the sakura season in Japan before, check out our episodes showing the events and parks around Tokyo and in top viewing spots like Fuji-san and Yoshinoyama in Nara Prefecture.

Around Tokyo [Part 1]

Outside Tokyo

Both videos are available in HD.

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