Annyeong!! Here it is, we present you a guide on the best places to see cherry blossoms in Seoul in case if you’re planning to have a spring holiday in South Korea. Cherry Blossoms in Seoul normally bloom in early April, according to the bloom forecast, it’s predicted to be on its peak blooming time on 3th-7th April 2018 in Seoul this year.
While Japan is famous for their Cherry Blossoms, spring in Seoul, South Korea sounds like a nice idea too since each country has its own charm. After experiencing full bloom in Tokyo on 2016, AnakJajan decided to spend spring holiday in Seoul on 2017. Lucky us, we reach the city just in the right time on the full blooming time on 9th to 11th April 2017 last year.
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Before our trip last year, we did quite a lot of research on where is the best place to see cherry blossom in Seoul and here are a few places we visited that are worth sharing.
YEOUIDO SPRING FLOWER FESTIVAL
Yeouido came as number one popular result on our search. It’s located on Yeouiseo-ro, the street behind the National Assembly Building where the cherry blossom trees are lined on the street.
One fun factor that we love from the spring festival here is the STREETFOOD!! There are tons of street food vendors selling tasty looking items there, from tteokbokki, meat bbq, takoyaki, everything smells so good you won’t be able to avoid the temptation.
It was a fun experience strolling around while having picnic enjoying the street food. Luckily the weather was also lovely around 18degree we don’t have to wear thick coat anymore.
Prepare yourself with the crowd since it’s a popular destination.
With 1,800 cherry blossom trees lined on the street, AnakJajan can clearly see the charm of Yeouido Spring Flower Festival but we personally prefer Seoul Grand Park more.
Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival (영등포 여의도 봄꽃축제)
Yeidodong, Yeongdeungpo-gu (Behind the National Assembly Building)
Access: Yeouinaru Station (Line 5) Exit 2 or 3 // Dangsan Station (Line 2, 9) Exit 3 or 4
SEOUL GRAND PARK
Compared to Yeouido, AnakJajan personally think that Seoul Grand Park has the best Cherry Blossom views, it’s less crowded and it has better spots especially if you want to take a better and more instagrammable photo.
The park is very spacious and filled with tons of trees. Since it’s a park, you can roam around freely without the need to avoid vehicle on the road resulting a more relaxing experience.
AnakJajan gotta admit that spring festival in South korea is strong because in Seoul Grand Park, they put REAL PIANOS in the middle of the park for the festival!
Visitors are welcomed to play the piano, it makes an instagrammable photo spot as well.
In Seoul Grand Park, there are many attraction worth visiting too such as theme park, art museum, zoo, etc.
Seoul Grand Park
102 Daegongwongwangjang-ro, Makgye-dong
Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Access: Seoul Grand Park Station (subway line 4) exit 1
Every year, cherry blossom festival is held in Songpanaru Park or park surrounding Seokchon Lake and Lotte World theme park.
Compared to other places, it offers a different experience with calm lake view in the middle.
Around the lake there are around 1,000 cherry trees lined up creating a romantic pink tunnel of flowers.
If you visit Seoul Sky Observatory (located across the street), you can see fascinating lake view from above with beautiful pink blooms around it.
Seokchonhosu Lake Cherry Blossom Festival (석촌호수 벚꽃축제)
47 Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Access: Jamsil Station (Line 2, 8) Exit 2 or 3
Surrounding Namsan N Tower, Namsan Park boasts beautiful scenic view of cherry blossoms. Unfortunately it wasn’t blooming yet during our visit. But if you visit Seoul during the peak blooming season, you might want to consider visiting it.
109, Sowol-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
CANOLA FIELD + SAKURA 광명대교
This location is DAEBAK!! You will be amazed by the canola fields, cherry blossom and also tulip fields in this random location in the middle of nowhere.
It’s a less touristy location known by locals only, we found out about this place thanks to Sahabat Jajan’s information. He even drew a guide map for us to follow and thanks to the map we found this hidden gem.
Upon arriving, you will be welcomed by bright yellow canola flowers as well as colorful tulip with cherry blossom trees lined along the street.
Access: Guil Station
Well, aside from the locations we mentioned above, you might be able to find some cherry blossom trees blooming randomly on the street for example in front of Ewha University, Myeong-dong, etc.
If you’re an adventurous person, you can try exploring cherry blossom spots outside Seoul such as Gwangyang, Jinhae, Jeju, etc. Thank you for reading, hopefully this post can help you to plan a magical spring trip to Seoul, South Korea.
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17 thoughts on “[KOREA] CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN SEOUL – Where is the BEST PLACES to see it”
Been a silent reader.. I made my 1st solo trip in SoKor last year with the help of your blog and a big THANKS for that:-) Currently I’m planning to go back next year for spring season. I just want to ask if that “canola + spring field” is far from the Guil station? or any landmark?
Thanks very much and GOD bless..
Awwww glad to hear that. For this post, we used Fujifilm X-T1 mostly with 35mm f1.4 lens. For the canola field unfortunately there’s no other landmark, it’s around 1-1.2km of walking from Guil station, you can simply follow the GPS coordinate I put on the map, you can easily spot the colorful blooms once you’re around. Have a fun spring holiday in South Korea 🙂
Hello, I found that your blog is really useful 🙂
I am planning to visit South Korea in early April 2018. May I know which week & month you visited Korea? and for “canola + spring field” near Guil station, is the canola flower already bloom during cherry blossom week? If I am not mistaken, canola blooms in mid April-mid May while cherry blossom blooms early April..
Both flower and canola near guil station bloomed around 10th April during our visit on 2017 luckily. It’s hard to get an exact date prediction, usually you can see the bloom forecast on Korean Tourism official website at the end of Feb.
Okay, maybe next time I can see canola field 🙂
Anyway, Seoul Grand Park is really beautiful, did you buy the Zoo ticket or Theme Garden ticket for cherry blossom viewing ?
Indeed Seoul Grand Park is beautiful. we didn’t visit the zoo or theme garden due to time constraint also since the cherry blossom on the park was the most popular spot there.
Halo anak jalan, untuk bisa dapetin cherry blossom dan tulip, sebaiknya eksplor Seoul pada tanggal berapa? Thanks.
Tanggal pastinya susah untuk diprediksi, namanya juga alam, kadang lebih cepat, kadang lebih lambat. Normalnya sih akhir Maret, awal April
beautiful shots for cherry blossoms in south korea. will be there next year on spring too!! thanks so much for the details spot
You’re welcome, have fun planning your trip 🙂
Thanks for nice info to go.
ci julia, waktu spring disana pake baju berapa lapis?
2-3 lapis aja tergantung cuacanya
Hi I’m back here.. I just want to say thank you so much for your blog. I’ve been to SoKor last week and I went to Guil station like OMG i have the the whole place for myself. Imagine taking gazillion of photos of cherry blossom without photobomber.. hahahahaha..All bigs thanks to you.. God bless you.
Thank you for sharing your experience, we’re glad to know that our blog can be a helpful guide for you 🙂
Hi. Very useful blog 😊
May I know the exact dates you visited the places in the pictures? Planning on going in April 2020. Thanks.
4th April if we’re not mistaken, please note that the blomming dates are different from year to year, but usually at the end of March – early April