At the beginning of February, Japanese people cerebrate “setsusbun”, the last day of winter. But reality you can enjoy snowy views in northern parts of the country. Meanwhile, you can see precocious cherry blossom in region facing pacific coast, namely “Kawazu sakura“. The color of “kawazu sakura” petal is much more vivid than best known “somei yoshino”, and some people might prefer “kawazu”.
Also, flower of plum, and then peach start blooming toward April, that means you don’t have to worry about “hanami” scheduling which is very limited and hard to predict.
Here, attached the link related to “hanami” in Japan.
Plum blossoms in Tokyo
Top 10 Peach blossoms places in Japan, Japanese only