5 Best Cherry Blossom Festivals in korea

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Among many spring festivals with different themes in Korea, Cherry Blossom festivals are always the most expected events, obviously because cherry blossom is considered the queen of spring 🌸 Check out the best 5 Korean cherry blossoms for your Spring bucket list!  


P.S. Unfortunately, all the festivals mentioned below have already been canceled this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic situation. 🙁  But you can still put them in your bucket list for the next Spring! 😀 



  • Period: March 27 ~ April 6 (2020 festival canceled)
  • Location: Jinhae-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do 

Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival is considered to be the biggest and most well-known spring festival in Korea. The festival will be organized during 10 days from the end of March to early April – when more than 350,000 cherry blossoms trees will fully bloom.  Two of the top attractions during the festival are the 800-meter long tunnel of cherry blossom lined up on two sides of the railroad by Gyeonghwa Station, and the 1.5-kilometer flower streams which can be perfect backgrounds for your spring photo-shoots.


To get to Jinhae from Seoul or other cities, you can take the public train or bus. However, in order to go to the festival locations, you might need to take some transferring trips and it might be confusing. If you do not want to think too much about transportation, then booking a private shuttle bus tour is a convenient alternative option!



💡 Visiting Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival conveniently by shuttle bus from Seoul!




  • Period: April 5 ~ April 7 (2020 festival canceled)
  • Location: Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Gyeongju was the ancient capital of Korea under the Shilla dynasty, hence it is also one of the biggest historical sites in the country. Therefore, if you visit this city during springtime, you can also visit a lot of Korean historical sites besides Cherry Blossom sightseeing.


Along with the spectacular view of cherry blossoms in full bloom near Bomun Lake and Gyeongju Historic UNESCO area, there will be many interesting community events and activities such as orchestra, busking performances, and sports competitions. Among these, the most important and popular event is the Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon, which attracted more than 1500 foreign participants in 2018.



💡 Enjoy the historical sites and cherry blossoms of Gyeongju with this 1 day shuttle bus package from Busan!




  • Period: the end of March (2020 festival canceled)
  • Location: Seogwipo, Jeju-do 

Due to the island’s special climate, the cherry blossoms on Jeju island – which are called King Cherry Blossoms – have larger petals and more vivid color than the normal type of cherry blossoms in the other parts Korea. The King Cherry trees in full bloom across Seogwipo’s downtown area and nearby Jeju Sports Complex create an especially beautiful landscape that attracts thousands of visitors every spring season.


Along with the spectacular scenery, interesting activities such as traditional music and modern dance performances as well as singing contests will also be held. Besides the light pink color of cherry blossoms, visitors can also enjoy the scene of the vibrant yellow canola flower fields that also bloom at the same time!



💡 Visit the best photo spots on Jeju island in Spring with this Jeju Island Spring Flowers 1day Shuttle Bus Package!



  • Period: April 5 ~ April 12 (2020 festival canceled)
  • Location: Songpa-gu, Seoul  

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival will take place inside the areas of Seokchon Lake in Seoul. The unique scenery of Lotte World Tower and Magic Island combined with the color of cherry blossoms creates such a perfect dating spot for couples and friends. The festival also features music performances, singing contests, flea markets, food trucks, and many other interesting experience programs so that visitors can have many things to do besides flower-watching.




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  • Period: early to mid-April(2020 festival canceled)
  • Location: Gyeongpo-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do

The Gyeongpo Cherry Blossom Festival is held in the center of the Gyeongpodae Pavilion in Gangneung – one of the host cities for the 2018 Winter Olympic – when the cherry blossoms trees along the 4.3 km trail around Gyeongpo Lake are in full bloom. Various cultural activities and flower displays will be held during the festival along with the backdrop of the stunning cherry blossom flowers.



💡 Let us take you on a romantic Spring tour to Gyeongpo Lake and other famous spots in Gangneung!

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5 Korean Spring Festivals 2020 – that prove spring is not only about cherry blossom

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Surely the most expected thing about spring in Korea is cherry blossoms in full bloom. But don’t you know that beside cherry blossoms festivals, there are many other interesting spring festivals with different themes in Korea that you can enjoy?


For this upcoming spring, we would like to introduce to you some alternative choices of spring events that you can go for, if you are already a little bit bored of the popular cherry blossoms festivals! 


P.S. Some of the festivals mentioned below have already been canceled this year due to the Corona virus pandemic situation. 🙁  But you can still put them in your bucket list for the next Spring! 😀 



  • Period: 2020 festival canceled
  • Location: Seomjin Village in Jeollanam-do

Gwangyang International Maehwa Festival is held in the middle of March at a village called Seomjin, home to Korea’s largest number of plum blossom trees. During this time of the year, the plum blossoms (maehwa in Korean) cover the mountains and the riverbanks with their pure white color which creates a mesmerizing scenery. Visitors can enjoy a stroll under the plum blossoms as well as sample and buy local organic products made from plum. The festival also includes many interesting programs such as fashion shows, cooking shows, and busking performances. 


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💡 Catching up the very first Spring Festivals in Korea with the Gwangyang Maehwa and Gurye Sansuyu Festivals 1 Day Tour



  • Period: 2020 festival canceled
  • Location: Gurye-gun, Jeollanam-do 

Along with Gwangyang Maehwa Festival, Gurye Sansuyu Festival is another mainspring flower festival that represents Jeollanam Province. The festival takes place in the Jirisan Mountain hot springs area. For Korean people, sansuyu (cornelian cherry flower) is considered as the messenger of spring because it is the first spring flower to bloom in its brilliant yellow color. Main programs of the festival include an exhibition of local products made from sansuyu fruits, experience programs as well as traditional music and dance performances.


sansuyu flower on stream bank


💡 Catching up the very first Spring Festivals in Korea with the Gwangyang Maehwa and Gurye Sansuyu Festivals 1 Day Tour


  • Period: April 13 – April 27 (Magnolia Festival) / April 14 – May 11, 2020 (Tulip festival)
  • Location: Taean-gun, Chungcheongnam-do 

Taean is a county in Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea which is famous all over the country for its sandy beaches as well as colorful spring flowers festivals. Taean World Tulip Summit is considered to be one of the TOP 5 most beautiful tulip festivals in the world. Every year, the festival presents more than 1.5 million tulips in the shapes of different famous world landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Egyptian Pyramid or The Netherlands’ windmill. Besides the famous tulip festival, Taean is also home to a festival dedicated to celebrating the poetic beauty of magnolia: Taean Magnolia Festival. The festival is held annually at Cheollipo Arboretum in Taean –  one of Asia’s best botanical institutions with approximately 14,000 different species of plants, including more than 400 types of magnolia species.


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💡  Celebrate Spring with Taean Magnolia Festival, Mallipo Beach and sweet taste of strawberries freshly picked from the farm!


💡 Check out the famous Taean Tulip Festival 2020 with this convenient day tour package!



  • Period: 2020 festival canceled
  • Location: Jindo-gun, Jeollanam-do

Once a year on Jindo Island in Jeollanam Province, the sea water mysteriously splits and people can walk through the sea from the main island to a smaller island nearby. The event is considered the Korean version of Moses’ miracle. The Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival takes place at the same time as this phenomenon. Visitors will enjoy walking along the sea path, collecting abalone and other enjoyable activities that make up the program of the festival. The sea parting’s stunning sight is widely known by so many Korean people as well as international visitors that every year, about half a million people flock from around the world just to see this amazing event.


jindo miracle sea route festival panorama


💡  Come to Jindo Island and witness the sea miraculously parting in front of your eyes!



  • Period: May 1-5, 2020
  • Location: Boseong-gun, Jeollanam-do 

You know Spring is absolutely not all about them flowers! Spring is also the best time to harvest green tea, as well as the perfect time to visit those lush green tea fields with spectacular view around the country.

Boseong is considered the birthplace of Korea tea industry and is also the largest green tea hub in the country. Boseong Green Tea Festival is held every May in Boseong Tea Plantation – which was listed on “31 Beautiful Sights on This Incredible Planet” by CNN, USA. During this Green Tea Festival, you can enjoy various food, hands-on experience programs, performance, events and also a lot of traditional cultural activities. 



💡  Spring is the best time to visit Boseong Tea Field in Korea! 

That’s all we have for you today!
So which of the festivals mentioned above that you want to join the most this Spring?

Let us know by leaving a comment below~! 😍


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