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2020 Cherry Blossom Season in Hokkaido

15 April — 5 May, 2020
Hokkaido, Japan

Wanting to experience the famous cherry blossoms (sakura) that Japan is known and loved for? The blossoms are scheduled to arrive in Hokkaido in mid-late April, 2020 - see the best locations to view sakura in Hokkaido and their blooming times below:


Best Places to See Cherry Blossoms in Hokkaido (according to LiveJapan)

・Sapporo: Moerenuma Park
・Hakodate: Goryokaku Tower and Fort Goryokaku
・Furano: Asahigaoka Park
・Otaru: Mt. Tengu
・Asahikawa: Asahiyama Park


Blooming Times 2020 (according to WeatherMap Japan)

cherry blossom map japan 2020

Location First Bloom Full Bloom
Sapporo April 21 April 25
Hakodate April 18 April 22
Wakkanai May 5 May 8
Asahikawa April 27 April 30
Abashiri May 1 May 4
Kushiro May 7 May 10
Obihiro April 26 April 29
Muroran April 24 April 30


According to the map above, it looks like sakura trees in and around the Niseko region (you can see them in places like Makkari shrine, Lake Toya and around Niseko/Kutchan towns) will bloom between the 20th - 25th April, 2020.

Generally speaking, a trip to Hokkaido around the end of April/early May will be the perfect time to see cherry blossoms in bloom all over the south side of the island!

Additional Information

*Obviously, blooming times may change if the weather becomes warmer/colder unexpectedly.


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