This is question I frequently get, and since I was asked again a week ago, I decided to do a post on it.
It is impossible to predict the precise date on which the flowers are at their most stunning. Think about it logically: you only know for sure that day was the best after the entire season, no?
However, it is not difficult to wager a good guess as to the period where one can view cherry blossoms in Tokyo.
I translated past cherry blossom seasons data which I extracted from the Japan Meteorological Agency and made it into the table below:
As can be seen, apart from the 2013 outlier, the dates to view cherry blossoms in Tokyo are generally around the same period.
If you visit Tokyo around end March / early April, there’s a pretty darn good chance you’ll be able to catch these fleeting beauties that drive the entire nation into a park-going frenzy :)
Where to view cherry blossoms in Tokyo
A lovely video I found:
Ahh, I can’t wait for sakura season to arrive! I’m going to check out new places this year instead of the same old spots I’ve been going to :D