Best time for cherry blossom (sakura) viewing in Japan

A lot of people dream about trip to Japan.

But what is best time to go where?

It depends what you want to see and how many things you want to see.

If you are up for cherry blossom viewing, so it is much easier to find out what is best time to visit Japan.

Of course the time can be different each year, but usually cherry blossom bloom from late March until end of April.

Here are average dates from previous years to make your planning easier http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2011_when.html.

Cherry blossom at Shinjuku Gyoen Garden in Tokyo

Cherry blossom at Shinjuku Gyoen Garden in Tokyo

The time also can vary depending to which place you are going because Japan is not such small country after all. Here is a list of top 5 most popular places for cherry blossom viewing with best time to do it in that place. Have a nice viewing. It is really wonderful experience.