Cherry blossom along Meguro River near Nakameguro Station
Photo: Yukihipo/iStockAn undated stock photo of cherry blossom along Meguro River near Nakameguro Station

Tokyo’s cherry blossoms are set to arrive in one week

Get ready – sakura in Tokyo are currently projected to bloom from March 24

Emma Steen
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Emma Steen

This is it! The Japan Meteorological Corporation just released its eighth update for the 2024 sakura season, revealing that the cherry blossoms in Tokyo are only a week away from blooming.

According to the latest forecasts, Tokyo's cherry blossoms are expected to flower around March 24, with the pink blossoms reaching their peak bloom by March 31. These dates are right on par with what we usually see, so there won’t be any need to rearrange your hanami plans in a panic.

Cherry blossom at Ueno Park
Photo: Navapon Plodprong/DreamstimeCherry blossom at Ueno Park

Though the warmer weather last autumn pushed back the cherry trees' bud development slightly, warmer temperatures from February to March helped speed things up again. For tips on where to go to see cherry blossoms in the city, we’ve got a round-up of our favourite sakura parks, gardens and streets in Tokyo to point you in the right direction. 

If you're curious about when and where else in Japan you can enjoy cherry blossoms, check out our other story on Japan's sakura forecast for the latest updates. With spring just around the corner, all we have left to do is cross our fingers and hope that the rainy season doesn’t wash all the petals away. 

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