Jeju Island, also known as ‘The Hawaii of Korea’, lies in Korea Strait. Thanks to the location and the warm weather, spring comes first here in the nation. Also, Korea’s cherry blossoms make their first appearance in Jeju. If you are planning to travel to Jeju Island in the spring season, make sure you read our ultimate spring travel guide before you go!
Spring in Jeju Island
Best time to visit
While the spring season in Jeju Island spans from mid-March to May in general, the peak season lasts from mid-March until early April, which is when you can fully enjoy the stunning spring flowers on the island.
Spring weather in Jeju is mild and pleasant. The weather conditions may vary across the island but the weather is gorgeous for outdoor activities during the day, with average high temperatures of 12~14ºC (53.6~57.2ºF). But take note that it can still be chilly at night.
※Make sure you watch the weather forecast for the indication of rain before you go!
What to wear & pack
Casual and lightweight clothes that can be layered work best, and wear sunscreen, comfortable shoes and hats.
Where to go in Jeju Island
During the spring season, much of Jeju Island teems with beautiful yellow canola flowers and stunning cherry blossoms.
Those who want to fully enjoy Jeju’s spring, check out the 3 best destinations where you can find the best view of these beautiful spring flowers on the island.
3 Best places to visit during spring
1. Seongsan Ilchulbong Sunrise Peak
Located on the eastern coast of Jeju Island, Seongsan Ilchulbong, also known as Seongsan Sunrise Peak, is a famous volcanic cone designated as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.
The peak itself does not offer canola flowers but you can find breathtaking canola fields near the peak, especially along Gwangchigi Beach.
★Tip. If you book Trazy’s Jeju Island Spring Taxi Tour, you will be able to stop by Noksan Road on the way to Seongsan Sunrise Peak, which is a fantastic cherry tree-lined driveway bursting with both canola flowers and cherry blossoms. For more information on the tour, click here.
2. Hallim Park
Hallim Park, located in western Jeju, is a must-visit park with 9 different themed gardens, two lava caves, and Jeju folk village.
While Hallim Park holds flower-related events every month, the park will first kick off with colorful tulips in March, followed by cherry blossoms and canola flowers in April.
3. Mount Sanbangsan
Mount Sanbangsan, located in southern Jeju, is another must-see spring destination, which offers an otherworldly landscape. Set against the backdrop of a unique volcanic formation, the carpets of vivid yellow canola flowers are seriously Instagram-worthy!
Set against the backdrop of a unique volcanic formation, the carpets of vivid yellow canola flowers are seriously Instagram-worthy!
★Tip. There are several canola fields around Mount Sanbangsan, all of which are private properties. It is absolutely free to see them, but if you’d like to enter the field and take photos, you will have to pay 1,000 KRW in cash. It doesn’t cost much money, so go inside! 😉
Suggested Itineraries for Jeju Spring Travel
Here are Trazy’s suggested itineraries that will help you take in Jeju Island’s all the most beautiful spring flowers – canola flowers and cherry blossoms.
|Day 1. Eastern part of Jeju|
|Jeju University & Cherry Blossom Street|
|Seongsan Sunrise Peak|
|Jeju Seongeup Folk Village|
|Day 2. Western part of Jeju|
*Click on each destination for the details and discount tickets.
If you want to conveniently travel on a chartered taxi and tour around Jeju’s best spring destinations,
With this taxi tour specially designed for the spring season, you will be able to take in the splendid cherry blossoms and the yellow canola flowers of Jeju Island.
*The driver can speak conversational English so you won’t have to worry about communicating. The driver is very friendly and welcoming so you’ll be able to enjoy a pleasant private trip.
Here are more travel deals on Jeju Island you may be interested in!
| Jeju Island 1 Day Small-Group Van Tour
| Jeju Island 1 Day Bus Tour Package
| Flight (Seoul ↔ Jeju Island) & Hotel Package
| Jeju Island 3D2N/4D3N Hotel + Taxi/Van Tour
| Jeju Island Snap Tour
| Jeju Island West & East Coast 1 Day Tour
| Jeju Island Taxi Tour
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