2013 Cherry Blossom Schedule for Japan
Below are the scheduled dates for when cherry blossoms will most likely bloom according to the Japan Weather Association. The best way to really get a feel for when the flowers will bloom is to be in Japan and get outdoors to check places in person. If you are not in Japan or cannot get out to check the cherry blossoms firsthand, then you will need to find a website or someone living in an area you wish to visit.
If you are in the Kyoto area, please come back to this site, KansaiNews, and get updates. We will post pictures of flowers in the Kyoto area to help you know when the best time to view them is.
Currently, this is what the sakura blossoms look like in southern Kyoto.