Here’s your ultimate guide to spring in Korea! Read on to find out when and where to see the beautiful spring blossoms across Korea.

In Korea, spring falls in the months of March, April, and May. Offering gentle breezes and warm weather with beautiful blossoms, spring is surely the best time to visit Korea. Especially mid-March to early April is the season in which a lot of international visitors, as well as locals, go on a trip to capture the fascinating scenery of spring flowers.

Although their peaks differ depending on each flower, most of the spring blossoms usually last only up to 10 days after the date of the first bloom. For sure, it is wise to see the forecast first before planning your spring blossom trip if you don’t want to miss out on incredible spring colors in Korea.

*Please note that most festivals are canceled this year due to the pandemic.
*Covid-19 prevention measures are taken for tours on Trazy.

Spring in Korea – Weather & What to Wear



| Weather: Mostly sunny with warm afternoon highs. Huge difference in day and night temperatures.

| Temperatures: 

  • March – Average 6°C (42°F); High 10°C (51°F); Low 2°C (36°F)
  • April – Average 13°C (55°F); High 18°C (64°F); Low 8°C (46°F)
  • May – Average 18°C (64°F); High 23°C (73°F); Low 13°C (55°F)

Check the weather forecast here for accurate weather information and an indication of rain.

| What to wear: A warm, lightweight jacket, or winter coat (in March), long-sleeved T-shirts or sweatshirts, cardigans, and an umbrella in case of rain.

Dress in multiple layers for changing temperatures.

2021 Korea Spring Blossom Map & Forecast



Typically, Korea’s spring blossom season starts from mid-March with Maehwa (plum blossom) and Sansuyu (cornelian cherry) flowers followed by cherry blossoms and other spring flowers. Usually, Korea’s spring blossoms start bursting into bloom from the southern part of Korea and then the peak moves up to the northern region after.

Below is the date of the first bloom for Korea’s spring flowers. Please note that plum blossoms, cornelian cherry flowers, and cherry blossoms reach their peaks in a week and last only about 10 days after the first bloom. However, canola flowers in Jeju Island start to bloom in late February and continue to flourish throughout March to April, and azaleas in Goryeosan Mountain in Gangwhado, Incheon remain thriving for the whole month of April.

DestinationDate of First Bloom
Gwangyang Maehwa (plum blossom)March 6
Gurye Sansuyu (cornelian cherry)March 6
Jeju Island Cherry BlossomMarch 24
Jeju Island Canola FlowerEarly March
Jinhae Cherry BlossomMarch 25
Busan Cherry BlossomMarch 26
Daegu Cherry BlossomMarch 24
Gyeongju Cherry BlossomMarch 23
Hadong (Hwagae) Cherry BlossomMarch 26
Incheon AzaleaMarch 27
Jeonju Cherry BlossomMarch 29
Gangneung Cherry BlossomMarch 31
Seoul Cherry BlossomApril 1

*2021 Spring blossom forecast information provided by 153 weather.

Best Spring Blossom Destinations in Korea


One of the best ways to experience the spring blossom season in Korea is to visit the spring flower festivals held across the country. Here’s our pick of the top 7 festivals for your spring blossom day out. Take a close look at each destination below and start planning your trip!

1. Gwangyang International Maehwa Festival



▲ The festival is canceled this year due to Coronavirus, however, there are tours available on Trazy.
▲ Where: Gwangyang, South Jeolla Province (southwest of Korea)

Gwangyang Maehwa Village, also known as Seomjin Village, is a charming local village tucked in the city of Gwangyang at the downstream of Seomjin River, the cleanest water among Korea’s 5 largest rivers. Every spring, the picturesque view of more than 100,000 plum trees covering the hilly Seomjin Village bursting into bloom fascinates both local and international visitors.

Take a peep at Trazy Crew’s review & tips on Gwangyang International Maehwa Festival

By taking a day trip to Gwangyang Maehwa Village, you can stroll around the huge plum blossom farm where the whole mountain has turned into a vast orchard by the 50-year devotion of a female farmer.

Gwangyang Maehwa Village & Jeonju Hanok Village Tour (Mar 7~21)

2. Gurye Sansuyu Festival



▲ The Festival is canceled this year due to Coronavirus.
▲ Where: Gurye, South Jeolla Province (southwest of Korea)

Another popular destination for an early spring flower festival is Gurye Sansuyu Village. As its name gives away, during the spring festival season, the sansuyu (cornelian cherry) trees paint the village with their bright yellow flowers.

Take a trip down south to Gurye Sansuyu Festival and dive into the colorful spring vibes offered by the breathtaking scenery and various activities at the experience booths.

3. Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival



▲ The Festival is canceled this year due to Coronavirus.
▲ Where: Jinhae-gu, Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province (southeast of Korea) 

Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival is by far the largest cherry blossom festival in Korea. From April 1 to 10, you’ll be able to enjoy the very best cherry blossoms in the city of Changwon.

Check out Trazy’s ultimate guide to Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival!

Walking along Yeojwacheon Bridge, widely known as the Romance Bridge, you will admire a view of beautiful cherry blossoms and their reflections on the stream. To take utterly Instagrammable photos, head to Gyeonghwa Station. You’ll be in awe of the scenery of the cherry blossom trees endlessly stretched out along the railway.

4. Hwagae Cherry Blossom Festival



▲ The festival is canceled this year due to Coronavirus, however, there are tours available on Trazy.
▲ Where: Hadong, South Gyeongsang Province (southeast of Korea)

Ever late-March to early-April, the Simni Cherry Blossom Road, the 4 km road that connects Ssanggyesa Temple and Hwagaejangteo Market, is filled with 1,200 cherry blossom trees in full bloom. To capture this scenic view, people from all over Korea take a trip to this small village in Hadong, Gyeongsangnamdo (South Gyeongsang) Province and have an unforgettable moment with their beloved people.

Click to read Trazy Crew’s review and tips on Hwagae Cherry Blossom Festival.

By visiting Hwagae Cherry Blossom Festival, you can walk under the dazzling cherry blossom arch alongside the lush green tea fields and murmuring stream. Also, take a chance to peep into the traditional Korean market laid at the end of the cherry blossom road.

Hwagae & Ssanggyesa Temple Cherry Blossoms Tour (Mar 21~Apr 3)

5. Jeju Island Cherry Blossom / Canola Flower



▲ Best time to visit: For Canola flowers March / Cherry blossoms  Mid March – April
▲ Where: Jeju Island

While the spring season in Jeju Island spans from March to May in general, the peak season lasts from mid-March until early April where you can fully enjoy the stunning cherry blossoms and canola flowers at the same time!

Visit Mount Sanbansan and Seongsan Ilchulbong Sunrise Peak to marvel at the natural wonders Jeju Island has to offer in the spring season. Also, don’t forget to take a look at gardens such as Hallim Park and Camellia Hill to see how man-made artifacts and human-grown plants are arranged in harmony with Jeju’s nature.

Click to read Jeju Island Spring Travel Guide A to Z.

You can conveniently travel Jeju Island by taxi or tour to visit only the best spring destinations without a hassle.

| Taxi/ Van Tour: Jeju Island Cherry Blossom & Canola Flower
| All-Inclusive Tour: Jeju Island Flight + Private Cherry Blossom & Canola Flower Tour (+ Hotel option)
| Car Rental in Jeju Island
| Jeju City Tour Bus: Hop On & Hop Off 1 Day Pass

6. Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival



▲ The festival is canceled this year due to Coronavirus
▲ Where: Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province (southeast of Korea)

The picture-perfect Bomun Lake in Gyeongju, a historic city in the southern part of Korea, shows off its best every April when 9,000 cherry trees around the lake burst into bloom. Take a walk or cycle along the 8km-long cherry tree-lined path around the lake. You can also rent out a cute duck boat to paddle on the lake.

Here, you can read Trazy Crew’s review and tips on Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival.

| Gyeongju City 1 Day Private Tour – from Gyeongju/Busan
| Explore the Old & New of Gyeongju – 1 Day Tour from Busan

| Gyeongju Culture & Heritage Sites 1 Day Tour from Busan
| Gyeongju City Tour Bus

7. Seoul Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival



▲ The festival is canceled this year due to Coronavirus
▲ Where: Yeouido, Seoul

Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival is the most famous cherry blossom festival in Seoul. It has nice scenery and many cherry blossom trees with lots of people on the street. Since the street lies along the Han River, you can walk under the arch of pinkish-white cherry blossoms with the spring breezes from the river.

| Seoul Private City Tour – 1 Day Private Van Tour

By Trazy’s Yeouido cherry blossom walking tour, you can visit the best spots of the Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival. Plus, you’ll be able to look around popular attractions in Yeouido such as 63 Sky Art, Aqua Planet 63, and Han River Cruise.

8. Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival


▲ Festival period: TBD
▲ Where: Jamsil, Seoul

Another representative cherry blossom festival in Seoul is Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival in Jamsil. Seokchon Lake Park is known to have many famous attractions that both locals and tourists often visit, such as Lotte World Theme Park, Lotte World Mall, and Lotte World Tower. Don’t miss out on the fun and exciting landmarks of Seoul when visiting Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival!

| Lotte World Discount Ticket (+ Magic Pass Premium option)
| Lotte World Tower Seoul Sky Discount Ticket
| Lotte World 1 Day Pass + Lotte World Aquarium Combo Discount Ticket
| Korean School Uniform Rental near Lotte World

Here, you can read Jamsil: Seoul’s Instagrammable Hidden Gems Part 5.

9. Daegu E-World Cherry Blossom Festival


▲ Festival period: Mar 20~Apr 4, 2021
▲ Where: Daegu

Daegu E-World, located in the southeastern part of South Korea, is an outdoor amusement park that boasts beautiful pink cherry blossoms every spring! There are many photo spots that you shouldn’t miss out on. Also, don’t forget to stop by 83 Tower Observatory, the symbolic landmark of Daegu.

| Daegu E-World & 83 Tower Observatory Discount Ticket

Here, you can read the Perfect Guide to Daegu E-World & 83 Tower Observatory.

10. Goryeosan Azalea Festival



▲ The festival is canceled this year due to Coronavirus
▲ Best time to visit:  The whole month of April
▲ Where: Goryeosan Mountain, Incheon

Don’t be disappointed even if you land in Korea after the cherry blossoms are gone. After the cherry blossom season, pink and purple azaleas explode in spectacular bloom in Korea. If you are thumbing through guidebooks searching for the best place to see these breathtaking azaleas, Goryeosan Mountain Azalea Festival is the perfect place to be!

Check out Trazy Crew’s review and tips on Goryeosan Azalea Festival

Walk up the mountain and enjoy the gorgeous view of the azalea flowers at Goryeosan Mountain with a hassle-free 1-day private tour from Seoul!

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4 thoughts on “Spring in Korea: Cherry Blossom Korea 2021 Forecast

    1. Hi, Jane! Unfortunately, there are no cherry blossom festivals at the end of April. For your info, cherry blossom festivals in Seoul will be held around early April.

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