When can we see cherry blossoms in Niseko this year?
Around early March each year, spring begins its journey north all the way from Okinawa to Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost prefecture. Along with the northbound movement of warm spring air comes the wave of sakura (cherry blossoms) that bloom all across the country.
Spring has already sprung in southern regions like Kyushu and Chugoku and they are currently enjoying the beginning of the awe-inspiring sakura season.
A recent sakura sighting from Odori Park, Fukuoka
However up north in Niseko, we will have to wait until late April/early May to see our local sakura spots come into bloom. According to the Japan Guide sakura forecast that is published each year and updated daily, Hokkaido's sakura trees will begin to bloom around April 28th, and the best viewing period will be before May 5th.
How to enjoy cherry blossoms in Niseko?
We have many resources to help you get the most out of sakura season this spring in Niseko. Check out our hanami pacakage with everything you need for a sakura-viewing trip, or read more about where to see sakura blooming in Niseko and what spring-themed treats you can find in Japan: