Cherry blossom festival Korea 2021 — Top 5 cherry blossom festivals in South Korea in 2021

Cherry blossom season is one of the most beautiful times of year in Korea, with the streets covered in lovely and romantic sceneries reminiscent of plays owing to the pink petals of cherry blossoms. Discover the best 5 cherry blossom festivals in South Korea (Cherry blossom festival Korea, Cherry blossom festival Korea 2021, South Korea cherry blossom festival) in 2021 with Focus Asia Travel, including dates, times, events, and more.

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CherryBlossoms in Namsan mountain. Credit: Cherry blossom festival Korea 2021 blog.

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Cherry blossom in Jinhae. Credit: Cherry blossom festival Korea 2021 blog.

However, the cherry blossoms are not in full bloom for long, maybe just one to two weeks, so planning ahead of time is essential to ensure you don’t miss out on such a beautiful time of year. Check out the 2021 South Korean cherry blossom forecast to find out when the ideal time to visit South Korea for sakura season is.

Outside Areas of Dongbu Historic Site & Bomun Tourist Complex
Outside Areas of Dongbu Historic Site & Bomun Tourist Complex

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Seoul National Cemetery Weeping Cherry Blossoms
Seoul National Cemetery Weeping Cherry Blossoms

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Cherry Blossom N Seoul Tower at night

Cherry blossom in Korea 2021 forecast: Best time to see cherry blossoms in South Korea

Korea cherry blossom 2021 forecast

Cherry trees bloom at different times in different regions, but it generally blooms between late March and mid-April. Checking the weather forecast can help you plan your route.

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And here are the 5 best cherry blossom festivals that will take place in Korea in 2021 you should not be missed!

1. Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival, Seoul

Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival, Seoul

Yeouido Island, located directly on the Han River, is one of the most popular sites in Korea to observe sakura flowers. This event, which has over 1,600 cherry trees, attracts hundreds of tourists and locals each year.

Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival, Seoul

Especially, cars are restricted during the festival so you can take a stroll under romantic canopies of pink cherry trees. Besides, you can also get a chance to taste the yummy street food or join unique street performances.

Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival, Seoul

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Yeouido Spring Flower Festival, Yeouiseoro Street seoul (1)

Yeouido Spring Flower Festival, Yeouiseoro Street seoul (1)

Yeouido Spring Flower Festival, Yeouiseoro Street seoul (1)

Yeouido Spring Flower Festival, Yeouiseoro Street seoul (1)

Yeouido Spring Flower Festival, Yeouiseoro Street seoul (1)
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Location: Yeouido Han River Park (Address (English): Gukhoe-daero, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul)
When: Dates for 2021: April 5 – 11, 2021, but depends on cherry blossom blooming.
How to get: Take Seoul Subway Line 5 to Yeouinaru Station (Exit 1), or Subway Line 9 to National Assembly Station (Exit 6). Basic fare is $1.50 (KRW 1,350) for adults and $0.50 (KRW 450) for children.
Website: http://culture.songpa.go.kr

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Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

Seokchon Lake, South Korea’s largest artificial lake, with an area of 147.400m2, is the best spot to completely appreciate the ambiance of South Korean spring with rows of cherry blossom trees.

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

During the Seokchon Lake cherry blossom festival, there are many cultural activities, performances and exhibitions will take place along the roads.

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

Don’t miss a chance to visit Seokchon Lake to have a deeper insight into South Korean’s culture. What is more, Lotte World amusement park is located right next to the lake for entertainment or sightseeing.

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival
A corner of Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

 

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival
Walking around Seokchon Lake on Cherry Blossom Festival
Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival
Seokchon Lake from above

 

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival
Walking around Seokchon Lake on Cherry Blossom Festival

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Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

Location: Seokchon Lake Park (Address (English): 148, Jamsil-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul)
When: April 4 ~ 12, 2021
How to get: Take Seoul Subway Line 2 to Jamsil Station (Exit 2). Basic fare is $1.50 (KRW 1,350) for adults and $0.50 (KRW 450) for children.
Website: http://english.songpa.go.kr/eng/

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Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Flower Festival, Busan

Jinhae, about an hour’s drive from Busan, is home to one of South Korea’s greatest cherry blossom festivals, which attracts millions of visitors each year. The festival runs for ten days, from April 1st to April 10th, and includes a variety of interesting activities such as art performances and a street parade.

Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Flower Festival, Busan

Don’t miss out on the Romance Bridge, which was used as a filming site for the Korean drama “Romance.” The Gyeonghwa train station is also an excellent location for taking photographs. The train only runs during the 10-day festival, so taking a train here to see the cherry blossoms is a must-do in South Korea.

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Jinhae, Korea – Dates: Dates for 2021: Average first week of April TBD

 

Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Blossom Festival, Jinhae
Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Blossom Festival, Jinhae

Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Blossom Festival, Jinhae

Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Blossom Festival, Jinhae
Check-in at Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Blossom Festival, Jinhae

 

All Abloom at the Jinhae Gunhangje Festival
All Abloom at the Jinhae Gunhangje Festival

Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Flower Festival, Busan

The most wonderful spots to catch the beautiful cherry flowers in Jinhae are Gyeonghwa train station, Yeojwa streams, Jehwangsan Park, …

Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Flower Festival, Busan

Location: Jinhae Gunhangje (Address (English): Tongsin-dong, Jinhae-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do)
When: April 1 ~ 10, 2021.
How to get: Take a bus from Seobu Terminal in Busan. The bus ride from Busan to Jinhae is 45 min to 1 hour and costs $6 (KRW 5,100) for a one-way trip.
Best spots: Yeojwacheon Romance Bridge, Nesumyeon eco park, Gyeonghwa station
Website: http://gunhang.changwon.go.kr/

Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Flower Festival, Busan

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Cherry blossom in Jinhae

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4. Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival, Busan

Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival, Busan

Many tourists visit Gyeongju because it has so many historical monuments and gorgeous natural settings. Gyeongju is even more beautiful during cherry blossom season, with white and pink blossoms filling the air, especially in the Cheomseongdae observation area near Heungmu Park.

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Spring Scenery of Gyeongju_Bomun Lakeside Stage

 

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Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon 2013
Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon 2020

 

Club's Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon trip
Club’s Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon trip

Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival, Busan

One of the peach blossom viewing sites in Gyeongju favored by tourists and photographers is Bomun gazebo – a small wooden gazebo by the peaceful lake Bomun.

Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival, Busan

Seokguram Grotto in Bulguksa Temple Anapji is recommended to be visited at night because of the breathtaking view.

Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival, Busan

Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival, Busan

Location: all over Gyeongju
When: (Early April)
How to get: Take an express bus from Busan Central Bus Terminal. It takes about 50 minutes Busan to Gyeongju by bus and costs $5.50 (KRW 4,800) for a one-way trip.
Best spots: Bomun lake, Bulguksa, Anapji

5. Cherry blossom festival on Jeju Island

Cherry blossom festival on Jeju Island

Jeju island is usually a quiet and intriguing location in the spring, especially when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. Jeju cherry blossoms are also considered as the most gorgeous flowers in South Korea, owing to its big and beautiful petals, which give the flower a regal beauty as the King of cherry blossoms.

Sakura trees lined road at Jeju City
Sakura trees lined road at Jeju City

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Jeju island covered in yellow canola flowers

 

Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival, Seogwipo
Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival, Seogwipo

Cherry blossom festival on Jeju Island

During the festival, you may immerse yourself in romance through plays and outdoor music performances. A flower display is also extremely enticing and worth your time. Remember to bring your cameras with you so you may snap postcard-style photographs with your loves and friends.

Cherry blossom festival on Jeju Island Credit: Cherry blossom festival Korea 2019 blog.
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Keep in mind that the cherry blossoms are only in full bloom for around 3 days, so check the official forecast and stay up to current on the event.

Cherry blossom festival on Jeju Island

Cherry blossom festival on Jeju Island

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Location: Jeju Island (Address (English): Jeonnong-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do)
When: Late March.
How to get: From Jeju International Airport, take the Airport Limousine bus (route 600) to Seogwipo. Journey time is around 1 hour and costs $5.80 (KRW 5,000) for a one-way trip.
Website: http://www.jejutour.go.kr/

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