Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Flower Festival, Busan

Cherry blossom season is one of the most beautiful time of the year in Korea, the street is covered with the charming and romantic scenes like dramas thanks to the pink petals of cherry blossoms. Let’s discover top 5 cherry blossom festivals in South Korea (Cherry blossom festival Korea, Cherry blossom festival Korea 2019, South Korea cherry blossom festival) includes dates, time, event… in 2019 with Living Nomads below.

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CherryBlossoms in Namsan mountain. Credit: Cherry blossom festival Korea 2019 blog.

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Cherry blossom in Jinhae. Credit: Cherry blossom festival Korea 2019 blog.

However, the cherry blossoms are not in full bloom for so long, it might take only from one to two weeks, so making a plan is everything to make sure you don’t miss out on such an amazing time of the year. Check out on 2017 cherry forecast for South Korea to know the best time to visit South Korea for sakura season.

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 2019 forecast : Best time to see cherry blossoms in South Korea

RegionForecast cherry blossom dates
Jeju IslandFull bloom: March 24
BusanFull bloom: March 28
GwangjuFull bloom: April 2
DaeguFull bloom: March 31
SeoulFull bloom: April 10
IncheonFull bloom: April 13
SuwonFull bloom: April 9
CheongjuFull bloom: April 6
DaejeonFull bloom: April 6
JeonjuFull bloom: April 5
SamcheokFull bloom: April 5
ChuncheonFull bloom: April 11
GangneungFull bloom: April 8
PohangFull bloom: March 31
TongyeongFull bloom: March 26
YeosuFull bloom: Mar 30
GyeongjuFull bloom: Mar 28

You can see the cherry blossoms for about a week from the date of full bloom.

Cherry trees burst into bloom at different times at different region, but it usually blooms between late March to mid-April, take a look at the expected forecast will help you have an idea about your itinerary.

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Read more: Cherry blossom in Korea 2019 forecast — The best time & Top 9 best places to see Cherry blossoms in Korea. And here are the 5 best cherry blossom festivals that will take place in Korea in 2019 you should not be missed!

1. Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival, Seoul

Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival, Seoul

Yeouido Island is located right on the Han River is one of the most popular places to see sakura flower in Korea. With more than 1,600 cherry trees, this festival attracts hundreds of tourists and local alike 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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Credit: Cherry blossom festival Korea 2019 blog.

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)
Picture: seoul cherry blossom 2019 blog.

Yeouido Spring Flower Festival, Yeouiseoro Street seoul (1)

Location: Yeouido Han River Park (Address (English): Gukhoe-daero, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul)
When: Dates: April 3, 2019
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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2. Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

As one of the largest artificial lake of South Korea with the area of 147.400m², Seokchon Lake is the ideal place to fully enjoy the atmosphere 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: Dates: April 5 ~ 13, 2019
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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3. Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Flower Festival, Busan

Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Flower Festival, Busan

Only an hour drive from Busan, Jinhae is home to the largest cherry blossom festivals of South Korea, attracts millions of people each year. The festival lasts for 10 days from April 1st to 10th with many exciting activities such as art performances, street parade.

Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Flower Festival, Busan

Don’t miss the Romance Bridge here as this bridge is well known as the shooting location for the Korean drama named “Romance”. Gyeonghwa train station is also a perfect spot to take stunning photos. The train runs only during the 10-day festival, take a train here to see cherry blossoms is definitely a must-do in South Korea.

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Jinhae, Korea – Dates: April 1 ~ 10, 2019
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: Dates: April 1 ~ 10, 2019
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

Gyeongju is favored by many foreigners as there are so many historical sites and stunning natural landscapes in Gyeongju. In cherry flowers season, Gyeongju is even more attractive with white and pink petals fill the air, especially Cheomseongdae observatory area to the Heungmu Park.

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Spring Scenery of Gyeongju_Bomun Lakeside Stage
Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon 2015
Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon 2015
Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon 2013
Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon 2013
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: April 6th to 15th
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 always a peaceful and fascinating place in springtime, especially when the cherry flowers burst into gorgeous bloom. Jeju cherry blossoms are also regarded as the most magnificent flowers in South Korea thanks to its large and beautiful petals, giving a noble beauty as the King of cherry blossom.

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 have a chance to immerse yourself into the romance just like dramas, watching outdoor music concerts and flower exhibition are also very appealing and worthy your time. Remember to bring your cameras to take postcards-like photos with your lovers and friends.

Cherry blossom festival on Jeju Island Credit: Cherry blossom festival Korea 2019 blog.
Credit: Cherry blossom festival Korea 2019 blog.

Note that the cherry flowers are only in full bloom about 3 days, you should check the official forecast and keep update with the festival.

Cherry blossom festival on Jeju Island

Cherry blossom festival on Jeju Island

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Credit: Cherry blossom festival Korea 2019 blog.

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Location: Jeju Island (Address (English): Jeonnong-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do)
When: Dates: April 6 ~ April 8, 2019
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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Seeing cherry blossom is absolutely a dream of many people, especially girls. Don’t just dream about this, plan your journey, book a flight and head to South Korea to fulfill your sense of adventure.

Seomjingang in Jeollanam-do
Credit: Cherry blossom festival Korea 2019 blog.

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