As the spring season draws near, Japan gears up for one of its most stunning natural displays – the cherry blossom, or sakura, season. In 2024, we’re in for a special treat with the cherry blossoms expected to bloom earlier than in past years. Join us in exploring this year’s cherry blossom forecast and find out how staying with Travelodge Asia can make your experience even more memorable.
Every year, the arrival of cherry blossoms is eagerly awaited. These blossoms’ timing depends heavily on the weather conditions of the previous year. The Japan Meteorological Corporation notes that the cherry blossom buds are formed during the previous summer and go through a fascinating process before they finally bloom.
The cherry blossom buds go through two main phases: a dormant period in winter and a growth period closer to spring. The dormancy phase is essential for the buds to survive the winter’s cold temperatures and short days. There’s no noticeable development during this time. But when they enter the growth phase, the buds start to expand, indicating that the bloom season is just around the corner.
This year, the cherry blossoms are set to begin their display in March, with the first blooms expected in Fukuoka, followed closely by Tokyo. The 2024 sakura season is looking to be longer and even more stunning than usual, offering an excellent opportunity for visitors to experience this unique event.
During this season of bloom, Travelodge Asia’s hotels – located in Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, and Sapporo – provide the ideal spots to enjoy the cherry blossoms. Whether you’re capturing the early blooms in Tokyo or witnessing the late season in Sapporo, our comfortable accommodations ensure a restful retreat after a day of exploration.