Cherry blossoms are one of the most popular attractions in Korea during spring, which draws millions of travelers and visitors from all around the world.

For those of you who still haven’t seen the beautiful cherry blossom in Korea yet, here’s an ultimate list of the best cherry blossom festivals and the best viewing spots where you can take in stunning cherry blossoms in Korea!

  1. Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival
  2. Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival
  3. Jeonju Maisan Cherry Blossom Festival
  4. Hwagae Cherry Blossom Festival
  5. Gyeongpo Cherry Blossom Festival
  6. Cherry Blossoms in Seoul
  7. Cherry Blossoms in Busan
  8. Cherry Blossoms in Daegu
  9. Cherry Blossoms in Jeju Island
  10. Andong Cherry Blossom Festival 
  11. Eden Cherry Blossom Road Cherry Blossom Festival
  12. Nami Island Friendship Blossoms Party

1. Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival

  • Where: Jinhae County
  • When: March 23~April 1, 2024
  • Best Spot: Yeojwacheon Romance Bridge / Gyeonghwa Station

To experience the ultimate beauty of spring in Korea, Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival, or Jinhae Gunhangje Festival, is where you should be. As the largest cherry blossom festival in the country, there are more than 350k cherry trees and you will be able to enjoy the spectacular scenery of cherry blossoms.

Oh, and don’t forget to cross the Yeojwacheon Romance Bridge, one of the most romantic spots to view the cherry blossoms at the festival! If you want to know more details about Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival, click here → Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival Ultimate Guide


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2. Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival

 

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  • Where: Across Gyeongju City
  • When: Gyeongju Daereungwon Stone-road Cherry Blossom Festival (March 22~24, 2024)
  • Best Spot: Bomun Lake / Bulguksa Temple / Daereungwon Tomb

Not only does the historic city of Gyeongju offer numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as Seokguram Grotto in Bulguksa Temple, but also one of the best cherry blossom viewing spots in the country, the Bomun Lake. There is a cherry tree-lined path around the lake to take a walk with your loved ones! → Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival Ultimate Guide


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3. Jeonju Maisan Cherry Blossom Festival

 

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  • Where: Jinan County
  • When: Early to Mid-April
  • Best Spot: Maisan Mountain / Jeonju Hanok Village / Jeonju Wansan Park

Jeonju, the capital of Jeollabuk-do province, is a city that is rich in culture and good food. In mid-April, the hiking trail along Maisan Mountain dresses up in beautiful pink cherry blossoms and serves as the venue for the annual cherry blossom festival. You can also stop by Jeonju Hanok Village and Wansan Park, a must-visit spring destination with colorful king cherry blossoms!


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4. Hwagae Cherry Blossom Festival

 

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  • Where: Hadong County
  • When: March 22~24, 2024
  • Best Spot: 10-ri Cherry Blossom Road / Hwagaejangteo Market / Ssangyesa temple

Hwagae Cherry Blossom Festival has not received much attention worldwide but it is a well-known cherry blossom festival among the locals. The ’10-ri (Simni) Cherry Blossom Road’, which is a 4 km-long road of cherry trees, and ‘Hwagae Jangteo’ or ‘Hwagae Market’, the famous local market where you can enjoy cultural performances and taste local specialties, are some of the popular attractions not to be missed at the festival.


5. Gyeongpo Cherry Blossom Festival (Gangneung, East Sea)

  • Where: Gyeongpo Lake area
  • When: March 29~April 3, 2024
  • Best Spot: Gyeongpo Lake / Gyeongpodae Pavilion / Gyeongpo Beach

Another fascinating cherry blossom destination is Gyeongpo Lake where you can take a stroll along the 4.3-km long path lined with hundreds of cherry trees. Drop by Gyeongpodae Pavilion standing at the end of the lake, which is a great spot to take photos and admire the view of the lake. As Gyeongpo Lake is located just across the street from Gyeongpo Beach, you may want to stop by the beach and enjoy the breathtaking ocean view of the East Sea as well. 

If you are a fan of K-pop or K-drama, visiting Jumunjin Beach is also highly recommended. You’ll get to capture unforgettable moments by taking selfies at the filming locations of both BTS’ “You Never Walk Alone” music video and the popular K-drama “Goblin”.


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6. Cherry Blossoms in Seoul

  • Where: Across Seoul City
  • When: Early April
  • Best Spot: Yeouido Yunjungno Street / Seokchon Lake Park / Namsan Park / Children’s Grand Park / Yangjaecheon & Seongnaecheon Stream

Seoul is the most convenient destination for a cherry blossom trip. You can admire the breathtaking cherry blossom views at a lot of places, such as Yeouido, Seokchon Lake, Namsan Tower, and Children’s Grand Park.

Yeouido is especially famous for its cherry blossom festival at Yunjungno Street, also known as Yeouiseoro Street, with a 1.7 km-long cherry blossom tunnel in spring. The Yeoudio Cherry Blossom Festival takes place from March 29th to April 2nd.

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Seokchon Lake is also one of the most popular spots in Seoul which holds a cherry blossom festival every year. This year, the festival will take place earlier than usual, from March 27th to 31st.  It’s a great place to enjoy nearby attractions, such as Lotte World Theme Park, Lotte World Aquarium, Lotte World Mall, and Lotte World Tower Seoul Sky.

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If you want to visit somewhere not full of tourists,  Yangjaecheon Stream and Seongnaecheon are the local secret spots for cherry blossoms!


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7. Cherry Blossoms in Busan

 

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  • Where: Across Busan City
  • When: End of March to Early April
  • Best Spot: Dalmaji Hill / Oncheoncheon Cherry Blossom Road

Travelers to Busan must not miss a chance to stroll down Dalmajigil Road, or Dalmaji Hill, a walkway lined with cherry trees where you can peer down at the beautiful Haeundae beach. Taking a short excursion from Busan to its vicinities like Gyeongju and Jinhae is also highly recommended. And for those of you who want to easily navigate the highlights of Busan and its cherry blossom viewing spots, joining one of the tours below can be a great option.


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8. Cherry Blossoms in Daegu

 

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  • Where: Across Daegu City
  • Festival Period: E-World Blossom Picnic (March 13~April 7, 2024)
  • Best Spot: E-World / Duryu Park/ Palgongsan Mountain

Not many people know that Daegu offers one of the best cherry blossom experiences in Korea. You can meet cherry blossoms in Daegu a bit earlier than in Seoul thanks to its warm weather. If you want to visit the trendiest cherry blossom spot in Daegu, you should check out the theme park called “E-World”. If you visit E-World at night, you can enjoy the E-World Blossom Picnic, which offers a special collaboration of vivid LED lights and cherry blossoms!


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9. Cherry Blossoms in Jeju Island

  • Where: Across Jeju Island
  • Festival Period: Jeonnong-no King Cherry Blossom Festival (March 22~24, 2024)
  • Best Spot: Seopjikoji Hill / Sanbangsan Mountain / Jeonnong-ro Road (Cherry Blossom Road) / Jeju National University

Jeju Island is the first place in Korea that welcomes cherry blossoms every spring! The peak season is around mid-March to early April. At the same time in Jeju Island, you will see not only cherry blossoms but also canola flowers in full blossom. If you are looking for a romantic getaway, Jeju Island is the best destination.

The most popular cherry blossom spots in Jeju are Jeonnong-ro Road, where cherry blossoms make a tunnel above the road, and Jeju National University, where you can walk along cherry blossoms from Jeju National University Entrance Station to Jeju National University Station.

To admire bright yellow canola flowers, don’t forget to visit Sanbangsan Mountain and Seopjikoji Hill, the must-visits to take instagrammable pictures.


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10. Andong Cherry Blossom Festival

 

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  • Where: Andong Talchum Park (239, Yuksa-ro, Andong-si, Gyeongbuk)
  • When: March 27~31, 2024

The Andong Cherry Blossom Festival is a renowned annual event held in Andong, a city located in the Gyeongsangbuk-do province of South Korea. This festival celebrates the breathtaking beauty of cherry blossoms, which typically bloom in abundance during the spring season.

Additionally, you can explore nearby attractions, such as Andong Hahoe Village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its well-preserved traditional Korean houses (hanok) and cultural heritage.


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11. Eden Cherry Blossom Road Cherry Blossom Festival

 

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  • Where: Cheongpyeong-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
  • When: April 6~14, 2024

Discover the charm of the lesser-known Eden Cherry Blossom Road in Gapyeong, admired by locals for its stunning cherry blossom-lined path. You can walk beneath the delicate pink canopy along the cherry blossom tree-lined road and enjoy the spring festival featuring live performances, a charming flea market, and delicious street foods!


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12. Nami Island Friendship Blossoms Party

  • Where: Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
  • When: April 6~21, 2024

The Nami Island Friendship Blossoms Party is an annual event held on Nami Island, also known as Namiseom Island, located in Chuncheon, South Korea. This festival celebrates the breathtaking beauty of cherry blossoms in full bloom, attracting visitors from all over the country and beyond.


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Check Out Other Spring Flower Festivals in Korea!

1) Wonmisan Azalea Festival

  • Festival Period: March 30~31, 2024

Korea has so much more to offer than cherry blossoms! For instance, there are vivid pink and magenta azaleas that cover the entire Wonmisan Mountain in Bucheon, Gyeonggi-do every spring. The annual Wonmisan Azalea Festival has been gaining more and more popularity every year, so try a visit and see the magnificent sight for yourself!


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2) Goryeosan Azalea Festival

  • Goryeosan Azalea Festival Period: In April

In April, beautiful magenta azalea flowers decorate Goryeosan Mountain in Ganghwado Island. You can enjoy the light hike and see the breathtaking view of the dazzling pink and purple azalea flowers covering the whole mountain! → Goryeosan Azalea Festival Ultimate Guide


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2) Taean Tulip Festival

 

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  • Taean Tulip Festival Period: Mid-April to Early May

Don’t be disappointed when the cherry blossoms are gone as there are colorful tulips for you to enjoy. Widely known as one of the top famous tulip festivals in the world, Taean Tulip Festival can be the perfect spring getaway for those who missed out on the cherry blossoms. → Taean Tulip Festival Ultimate Guide


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5 thoughts on “Korea’s Best Cherry Blossom Festivals 2024

    1. Hello Jessa. Sorry for the late response. Currently the flowers are almost gone already due to the rainy weather this Spring. TT Hopefully you can have some luck to see the last flowers.. !

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