There’s only a short period of time during a year when you will be able to experience the marvelous scene of pastel pink blossoms in Korea. If you want to catch the cherry blossom season, it’s best to start planning your trip now! So, what’s hot in cherry blossom season in Korea? Let’s find out the dates of cherry blossom season Korea 2021 (cherry blossom in Korea 2021, cherry blossom Korea 2021, South Korea cherry blossom 2021): Korea cherry blossom 2021 forecast (cherry blossom forecast 2021 Korea, cherry blossom Korea 2021 forecast, Korea cherry blossom 2021 forecast, South Korea cherry blossom 2021 forecast) with the best time to see and 9 best places to see cherry blossoms in Korea with Living Nomads below.
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Based on the time of the cherry blooming season in 2020, Living Nomads gives you the following guide on where and when to catch the cherry blossoms in Korea for 2021 (Korea cherry blossom 2021 forecast):
Note: These below dates are just estimated. The weather is ever-changing so it is difficult to identify the exact cherry bloom dates. However, Living Nomads will update the dates when we have more information.
South Korea cherry blossom 2021 forecast: The dates of cherry blossom in Korea 2021 forecast
South Korea cherry blossom 2021 forecast by dates and destinations
|Region||Forecast cherry blossom dates|
|Jeju Island||23–30 Mar 2021 (Full Bloom: March 23rd)|
|Busan||26 Mar–2 Apr 2021 (Full Bloom: March 26th)|
|Gwangju||29 Mar–5 Apr 2021 (Full Bloom: March 29th)|
|Daegu||26 Mar–2 Apr 2021 (Full Bloom: March 26th)|
|Seoul||6–13 Apr 2021 (Full Bloom: April 6th)|
|Incheon||9–15 Apr 2021 (Full Bloom: April 9th)|
|Jeolla Province||Late March, Early April|
|Gyeongju||First bloom: Early April|
|Gangwon-do||April 6–11, 2021|
You can see the cherry blossoms for about a week from the date of full bloom.
You also can refer the Korea cherry blossom forecast in 2020 here.
|Region||Forecast cherry blossom dates|
|Jeju Island||Mar 23 – 30 (Full bloom: Mar 23)|
|Busan||Mar 26 – Apr 2 (Full bloom: Mar 26)|
|Gwangju||Mar 29 – Apr 5 (Full bloom: Mar 29)|
|Daegu||Mar 26 – Apr 2 (Full bloom: Mar 26)|
|Seoul||Apr 6 – Apr 13 (Full bloom: Apr 6)|
|Incheon||Apr 9 – Apr 15 (Full bloom: Apr 9)|
Below are the forecast dates and 9 best place to see cherry blossoms in Korea.
Seoul: 6–13 Apr 2021
Yeouido Spring Flower Festival, Yeouiseoro Street: (April 5 – 11, 2021). Address: Gukhoe-daero, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
Are there any places better to admire the scene of these beautiful flowers than in Seoul – the capital of Korea? Are you ready? Let’s check out the Yeouido Spring Flower Festival which is famous for the number of 1,886 Korean cherry trees blooming on Yeouiseoro Street. Get ready to see at all the delicate sakura blooms during the cherry blossom season!
How to get: Take Seoul Subway Metro Line 9 to National Assembly Station.
Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival (Dates: April 4 ~ 12, 2021)
The area surrounding Seokchon Lake is also a wonderful spring scene with cherry blossoms along the bank of the lake. How interesting is it?
Moreover, you also admire these cherry blossoms at other places such as outside Kyung Hee University, Seoul Forest, Seoul Grand Park and outside the five grand palaces in Seoul (Changdeokgung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, Unhyeongung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace and Gyeongbokgung Palace).
Address: 148, Jamsil-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Access: Heading to Jamsil Station (잠실역 | jamsillyeok) on Seoul Subway Metro Line 2 and walking to Lake Seokchon.
Jeju Island: 23–30 Mar 2021
Cherry blossoms festivals to catch: Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival, Seogwipo
Best spots to views cherry blossoms: Just about anywhere on the island!
Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival, Seogwipo: Dates: Late March, Address: Jeonnong-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
Jeju Island is famous for its fresh seafood, clear blue seawater, and volcanic landscapes; however, the most special thing in Jeju is the sakura season. At that time, visitors come here to witness a marvelous sightseeing as the island wears on its a nice pink shirt.