(2nd Update) Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Events 2018 in Japan



Now, It's time for Cherry Blossom or Sakura Festival. You can enjoy Hanami (Sakura Viewing) and also participate in variety of events as below. I will keep updated.


Photo: Fukuoka Now



Year 2018 Events Time Venue Link
16 Mar – 15 Apr  Midtown Blossom 2018 Light Up: 17:00-23:00 Tokyo Midtown, Tokyo Link
16 Mar – 15 Apr Nihonbashi Sakura Festival Nihombashi Station, Tokyo Link
18-Mar Nojirikopia Sakura Matsuri 10:00-15:00 Nojirikopia - Miyazaki Link
20 Mar – 8 Apr Sumida Park Sakura Festival Sumida Park, Tokyo Link
21 Mar – 8 Apr Ueno Sakura Matsuri Light-up5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Ueno Park, Tokyo Link 
Access
22 Mar – 8 Apr Bokutei Cherry Blossom Festival 10:00-21:00 Sumida Park - Tokyo Link
23 Mar – 13 Apr Nabari Sakura Matsuri 9:00 am - 9:30 pm Nabari Central Park - Mie Link
Event Date: 7 April 18
24 Mar – 6 May Nagoya-jo Spring Festival Sakura Festival:  Nagoya Castle Link
(Sakura Festival: 24 Mar – 8 Apr) 09:00-19:30 Admission Fee: 
Adult 500 yen
Elderly people in Nagoya city: 100 yen
24 Mar - 8 Apr The 47th Bunkyo Cherry Blossom Festival Between 4 and 5-chome, Koishikawa (Harimazaka Cherry Road) Link
Bunkyo-ku - Tokyo
24 Mar - 8 Apr Cherry Blossoms Festival in Atamijo (Castle) 2018 09:00-21:00 Atami Castle, Shizuoka Link
24 Mar - 8 Apr Fukuoka Castle Sakura Festival 10:00 - 22:00         Light up 18:00 - 22:00 Fukuoka Castle Link
24 Mar – 10 Apr Nakameguro Cherry Blossom Festival Nakameguro - Tokyo Link
25 Mar – 8 Apr Tatebayashi Cherry Blossom Festival Banks of Tsuruuda River and other places (Hanayama-cho and other, Tatebayashi-shi, Gunma) Link
26 Mar – 8 Apr Chiyoda Cherry Blossom Festival Kitanomaru Park - Tokyo Link
28 Mar – 15 Apr Expo'70 Commemorative Park Cherry Festival 09:30-21:00 Expo'70 Commemorative Park – Osaka Link
Adult 250 yen
Light up:
18:00-21:00
30-Mar Mochio Sakura Matsuri 2018 Mochio Park - Miyazaki Link
31 Mar – 1 Apr Okoyama Cherry Blossom Festival 2018 31/3 10:00-17:00 Kochi Prefectural Museum of History Link
1/4 10:00-16:00
31 Mar - 1 Apr Iwatsuki Castle Park Cherry Blossom Festival 10:00-16:00 Iwatsuki Castle Park - Saitama Link
31 Mar – 8 Apr Cherry Blossom Night Viewing 18:30 - 21:00 (Last entry 20:30) Sankeien Garden - Yokohama Link
31 Mar – 9 Apr Usuki Castle Sakura Festival Usuki Castle Ruins - Oita Link
31 Mar - 5 May Koedo Kawagoe Spring Festival Kawagoe city center - Saitama Link
31 Mar – 15 Apr Cherry Blossom Nighttime Illumination at Nagano Park 18:00-21:00 Nagano Park / Oku Kawachi Sakura Park – Osaka Link
(Free Admission)
31 Mar – 8 Apr Yonago Cherry Blossom Festival 09:00-22:30 Minatoyama Park - Tottori Link

Year 2018 Events Time Venue Link
1-10 Apr Mt. Komaki Cherry Blossom Festival Ruins of the Komaki Castle on Mount Komaki - Aichi Link
3 - 8 Apr Night Cherry Blossom  18:00-21:00 (Entrance until 20:30) Himeji Castle - Nishinomaru Garden Link
4 - 8 Apr Yasugi Park Cherry Blossom Festival 2018 4-6 Apr 13:00 - Yasugi Park, Shimane Link
7 Apr 13:00- / 15:00, 19:00 -
8 Apr 13:00- / 15:00, 18:00 -
Light Up: 18:00-22:00
5-19 Apr Miyagi Ogawara Cherry Blossom Festival  10:00-16:00 3 minutes walk from JR Ogawara station (riverside) Link
Illumination: 18:00-22:00
07-Apr The 33rd Himeji Castle Sakura Viewing Festival 10:00-16:00 Himeji Castle Sannomaru Square - Hyogo Link
(If it is rainy postpone to 8 Apr)
7-8 Apr Sakae Cherry Blossom Festival Drum no Sato - Chiba Link
7-22 Apr Akagi Cherry Blossom Festival 09:00-20:00 South side of Mt.Akagi - Gunma Link
08-Apr Bando Sakura Matsuri 10:00-16:00 Sakasaijoato Park, Yasaka Park - Ibaraki Link
9-29 Apr Wakuya Cherry Blossom Festival Light up: Shiroyama Park - Miyagi Link
18:30-21:00
10 Apr – 6 May Kitakami Tenshochi Cherry Blossom Kitakami’s Tenshochi Park – Iwate Link
Access
JR Kitakami Station
11 - 17 Apr Osaka Mint Bureau Cherry Blossom Viewing 10:00 - 21:00 (weekdays)
9:00-21:00 (Saturday and Sunday)
Osaka Mint Bureau - Osaka Link
15-Apr Numata Park Cherry Blossom Festival 10:00-15:30 Numata Park - Gunma Link
Illumination: 28 Mar-19 Apr
20 Apr – 5 May Kakunodate Cherry Blossom Festival Hinokinai River, Kakunodate Samurai District - Akita Link
21 Apr – 6 May Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival Hirosaki Park, Aomori Link
Access
JR Hirosaki Station 
28 Apr  - 13 May Matsumae Cherry Blossom Festival Matsumae Castle - Hokkaido Link
28 Apr  - 13 May Morimachi cherry blossom Festival Aobagaoka Park - Hokkaido Link
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