I am from Indonesia and I have a plan to visit Tokyo with my wife around end of March or early April.
Would that period still be considered as the cherry blossom period since the weather all over the world nowadays is changing because of the global warming.
What would be our best plan to overcome these changes?
We’d like to start planning our itinerary, and book some tours in advance.
Thank you very much for your prompt reply.
Sincerely yours – Hanny .
Reply To Tokyo Cherry Blossom Festival And The Global Warming
Is Japanese cherry blossom festival running earlier because of climate change?
You’ve hit straight to the heart of a very hot debate that worries the admirers of this traditional festival.
Japan Cherry blossom season usually starts in March until the end of April.
The first flowers appear in the second half of March in the southern islands of the archipelago before they bloom in Honshu and then in the northern part of Japan in Hokkaido.
For the past two years Global warming activists were releasing alarming statements because cherry blossom in Japan opened days earlier than in the last 30 years.
According to Japan’s meteorological agency, global warming and urbanization has indeed caused some changes in the opening season of the festival.
The temperature is higher in cities than in rural areas due to human activities, lack of green spaces and the presence of materials that capture the sunlight.
Every year Japan’s meteorological agency tries to predict as accurately as possible the bloom time.
The difficulty to predict the blooming time with precision is indeed a problem for tourists looking to book flights and hotels in Tokyo in advance.
Visiting Japan is expensive, and for most nationalities a very long flight too. So naturally you’d like to know if you will be able to see the cherry blossom flowers.
My recommendation is to get prepared in advance.
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Although the petals fall after one week a person traveling between the south and the north of Japan, would theoretically be able to enjoy cherry blossom for nearly three months, starting from March and up to May.
The bloom begins in February in Okinawa, reaches Tokyo and Kyoto end of March beginning of April and will reach Hokkaido at the end of April beginning of May.
Cherry Blossom flowers in Mt Fuji bloom 3 weeks later than in Tokyo, and its only a day trip from Tokyo.
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