Best Cherry Blossom Festivals and Tours in South Korea 2024

SOUTH KOREA—As winter fades and spring emerges, a mesmerising sight awaits in South Korea—the enchanting cherry blossoms! Most of us would agree that Spring is one of the most enjoyable seasons in South Korea. The weather is perfect—not too cold, not too hot. It’s the ideal time to venture out and explore the beauty of this magnificent country. And what better way to do so than by attending one of South Korea’s top cherry blossom festivals or joining a tour? If you’re looking to create special memories with your loved ones, then it’s high time to start planning your springtime adventure to catch these beautiful blooms.

To help you get started, we’ve rounded up a list of cherry blossom festivals and tours in South Korea. Read on to find out!

1. Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival (Departing From Busan) 

The Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival is a major event in South Korea, attracting over a million visitors annually. The festival, which stretches along the picturesque Jinhaeru Stream, is renowned for its expansive ROK navy base and the Yeojwacheon Romance Bridge, providing a dreamy atmosphere for lovebirds and photo enthusiasts. The festival is known for cherry blossoms, but is actually celebrating the Korean military and Admiral Yi Sun Shin, alongside King Sejong in Korean history.

Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival tour is available both in the day and night. During the day, visitors can stroll around the festival site and take part in various activities such as parades, cultural performances, and food tasting. The night tour offers a different experience with the cherry blossoms lit up beautifully at night.

  • Dates: Late March to Early April
  • Location: Jinhae-gu, Changwon City, Gyeongsangnam-do
  • The festival kicks off with a grand opening ceremony, offering a showcase of Korean art and culture, complete with traditional performances.
  • The festival features tens of thousands of cherry trees in several noteworthy locations, notably the Gyeonghwa Station, where the “snow of cherry blossoms” is a sight to behold.
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2. Busan Gyeongju Cherry Blossom One-day Tour

The Busan Gyeongju Cherry Blossom One-day Tour takes you on a journey through historic sites in Gyeongju and lets you soak in cherry blossom views at various locations.

  • Dates: 25th Mar – 7th Apr 2024
  • Location: The tour starts in Busan and takes you to Gyeongju, known as the “Museum without Walls,” where history and nature intertwine.
  • Visit the ancient Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto, both designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which boast serene cherry blossom landscapes.

The Busan Gyeongju Cherry Blossom One-day Tour is perfect for history buffs and nature lovers who wish to combine cultural exploration with the splendor of cherry blossoms.

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3. Blueline Park Sky Capsule & Chasing Cherry Blossom and Spring Flowers Day Tour

Looking for an adventurous twist to your cherry blossom escapade? The Blueline Park Sky Capsule & Chasing Cherry Blossom and Spring Flowers Day Tour Tour provides a unique cherry-blossom-vantage point from Daegu Tower’s Sky Capsule, 80 meters high in the air. Experience the thrill of a futuristic glass-bottomed capsule viewing experience at Blueline Park, overlooking a sea of cherry blossoms! Immerse in the beauty of spring as the tour bring you to the best spots for cherry blossoms and vibrant spring flowers. Witness nature’s spectacle, capturing the essence of the season at every turn!

  • Dates: 25th Mar – 7th Apr 2024
  • Locations:*Daegu: Ayang-Gyo, Keimyung University, Duryu Park, Palgongsan, E WORLD, Suseongmot,etc *Busan: Dalmaji-gil Road, Macdo Ecological Park, Samnak Ecological Park, Hwangnyeongsan Mountain, Oncheon-cheon, Yeonji Park , Namcheon-dong Cherry Blossom Road,etc *Gyeongju: Bomunho Lake, Bulguksa, Cheomseongdae, Gyeongju Historic Areas, Wolseong,etc

This tour is perfect for families and groups, combining a mix of adventure, history, and serenity in a day trip!

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4. Daegu E-world Cherry Blossom Tour from Busan

Daegu E-world is a combination of a theme park and a botanical garden. During cherry blossom season, the park becomes a realm of fleeting pink wonder, inviting visitors to take in the sights of cherry blossoms as they go on roller coaster rides.

  • Dates: 25th Mar – 7th Apr 2024
  • Location: Daegu’s E-world
  • Spend the day enjoying the wide range of activities at E-world, accentuated by vibrant cherry blossom displays.
  • Wind down with a leisurely stroll through 83 Tower’s Love-pad, a well-known date spot framed by cherry blossoms.

This tour is perfect for families with children, as it offers a mix of fun-filled amusement park activities and natural beauty that is sure to enchant kids and adults alike.

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