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Cherry blossoms, Sakura 桜

  We hope that the typical flowering process and viewing spots in Kamakura shown below will be a good reference for your Cherry blossom viewing.

 

  2019 Report  

 

Shidare

Hongakuji

Someiyoshino

Gosho jinja

  Shidare Sakura at Hongakuji has partly started opening flowers, which usually opens its flowers about a week earlier than Someiyoshino そめいよしの the most standard kind of cherry blossoms. The Meteorological Agency announced Sakura Kaika Sengen today the 21st in Kanagawa Pref. and Tokyo. So, we can expect the good time to see fully blooming Sakura will come soon from now.

 

= FYI =

"Sakura Kaika Sengen" 開花宣言 is "the declaration that the cherry blossoms have started to bloom".

  But, that declaration is announced when the officials of the Meteorological Agency can confirm the 5 to 6 flowers having opened in a Someiyoshino tree determined as the sample tree by each prefecture.

  So, good time to see usually comes about one week after the Sakura Kaika Sengen.

* Mar. 21, 2019

Tamanawa

Amanawa jinja

Someiyoshino

Goryo jinja

Someiyoshino

Goryo jinja

Shidare

Hongakuji

Someiyoshino

Komyoji

Someiyoshino

Komyoji

Someiyoshino

Okurabakufu

Someiyoshino

Dankazura

Someiyoshino

Roadside

  Early flowering kinds such as Tamanawa 玉縄桜、Kawazu 河津桜, Beni 紅桜 are on the final stage. On the other hand, Someiyoshino seems to open flowers soon because buds of that kind are growing day by day.

Mar. 17, 2019

Someiyoshino

The G.. Buddha

Someiyoshino

Kosokuji

Someiyoshino

Kosokuji

Someiyoshino

Hachimangu

Someiyoshino

Highland

Yamazakura

Highland

  We can see many buds coming out, but they still close tight. They are the most standard cherry blossoms called Someiyoshino .

 Japan Weather Association says that the flowering of cherry blossoms this year will be several days earlier than usual. It's said that they will start opening by the late March at most places in the Japanese main island in 2019.

https://tenki.jp/sakura/expectation/

Mar. 10, 2019

Kawazu-sakura

Goryo jinja

Kawazu-sakura

Goryo jinja

Beni-sakura

Roadside

  When we say Sakura, it generally means Somei Yoshino kind that blooms between the end of March to early April, but some early flowering kinds of Sakura such as Kawazu-sakura and Beni-sakura have started to bloom in the city.

  Ancient Japanese chanted a poem saying like "Ume are blooming. Cherry blossoms, you are not yet blooming? " Now is the time of that poem and the spring season is coming soon in Japan.

Early March, 2019

 

  Overview - Past years

 

  Late March to early April is the best times for the Sakura-Cherry blossom viewing in Kamakura.  However, it deviates somewhat back and forth depending on the weather condition every year and the flowering status at each place is not necessarily the same.

Last stage

roadside

Good to see

temple

Beginning

temple

 

= Topics in recent years =

 

March, 2018

Mar. 21

Mar. 21

first half of Mar.

  It's unusually warm in the first half of March and many cherry buds grew first like as they were about to open flowers even in mid March.  JMA announced a forecast that cherry blossoms will be in full bloom about ten days earlier than the past years.

  However, it turned cold in the middle of the month and snow fell on the 21st in the Kanto-greater Tokyo area. Snow in late March here was also unusual.  Finally, cherry blossoms began blooming just a little earlier than the past years.

 

= Hanafubuki =

 

Early Apr, 2017

  Strong southern onshore wind came, which blew off many petals.  That was Hanafubuki, 桜吹雪- shower of cherry petals.

 

= Early flowering kinds =

Tamanawa

Tamanawa

Kawazu

  Eearly flowering cherry blossoms such as Tamanawa Sakura 玉縄桜 and Kawazu Sakura 河津桜 can be seen at some places in the city from the middle of February to the beginning of March.

  It's nice to view those cherry blossoms together with Ume-plum blossoms before the standard cherry blossoms called Someiyoshino began blooming.

  * This article is based on the Someiyoshino standard cherry.

  Sakura viewing spots  

 

  We introduce representative viewing spots as follows, but you will be able to see nice scenes at other places and even roadsides.  Walking around to find your favorite places and to see the difference of the flowering status at each spot are also a way of enjoying Kamakura's cherry blossoms.

 

Park and roadside

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Dankazura

Genjiyama Park

Highland area

Kamakura Yama

段葛

源氏山公園

ハイランド

鎌倉山

Okurabakufu Ato

大倉幕府跡

 

 

 

* Photos do not show the current situation or that of a specific year. They are posted to show only the average status every year.

Shrine and temple

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Amanawa Jinja

Engakuji

Gokurakuji

Goryo Jinja

甘縄神社

円覚寺

極楽寺

御霊神社

Great Buddha

Hasedera

Houkokuji

Jojuin

大仏高徳院

長谷寺

報国寺

成就院

Kenchoji

Komyoji

Kosokuji

Myohonji

建長寺

光明寺

光則寺

妙本寺

Tsurugaoka

Hachimangu

 Others

八幡宮

   

* Photos do not show the current situation or that of a specific year. They are posted to show only the average status every year.

 

  Sakura Map  

 

Check the check box Cherry Blossom, Local train & bus to see the routes for each spot.

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