Japan is one of my favorite countries in the entire world and after spending an entire month there, I’ve been longing to go back. I have really good Japanese family friends that live in Japan that I basically consider family. So, when I got to Japan it almost felt like I was coming home. This trip to Japan I got to stay with them for a month by myself (I was spoiled) and I made it JUST in time for cherry blossom season!
I was the happiest person on the planet because that particular year the cherry blossoms fell later in the year and it was just in the middle of it when I arrived. This is such a special time to go to Japan and I feel so lucky to have gotten to experience it during cherry blossom season that I now want you to experience it!
SO, WHEN IS CHERRY BLOSSOM SEASON IN JAPAN?
Cherry blossom season typically starts in late March and can last until mid-May. In many parts of Japan it will end in April. The actual bloom of the flower on each tree usually will only last about 2 weeks. Before heading on your trip, make sure to do your research on when the blooming is predicted that particular year so you don’t miss it! You can check cherry blossom forecasts here for more information on best times to visit. Just remember that while it is spectacular to visit Japan during this time of year, it can be very crowded in certain places.