2016 Hidden places for cherry blossom in Korea – (1) South Province
Jinhae Gunhangje(진해 군항제)
A world-class cherry blossom festival is held annually at the beautiful naval port city of Jinhae. The festival was first held on April 13, 1952 as a small ceremony commemorating Admiral Yi Sun-shin, a Korean naval hero who played an important role in defeating the Japanese army during the Imjin War (1592-1598). Today, it has become one of the largest festivals in the country, with approximately 2 million visitors annually. The endless canopy of cherry blossoms over the entire city makes a dazzling sight that awes everyone.
– Festival date : 2016.04.01 ~ 2016.04.10
– Website : http://gunhang.changwon.go.kr
– Location : Yeojwa-dong, Jinhae-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea
Hadong Park Simni (10ri) Cherry Blossom Road(하동 10리 벚꽃길)
Hwa-gae Market Cherry Blossom Festival
the nice cherry blossoms flutter up to 4 km distance and call for spring brilliantly. The flower way of Hwagae is a road well-known for 4 km cherry blossoms. It is so called a wedding way because young man and woman loving each other walk with their hands held on this way like a dream road and will live together for a long time. Thereupon, numerous young men and women walk on this romantic way with their hands held by taking an oath for love. The cherry blossoms that bloomed like the white snow are embroidered on the 25 km interval of the clear stream of the Seomjin River and Hwagaedongcheon so that the brilliant things to see are provided to enjoy the mood of new spring and the various cultural events are held. Moreover, you can taste somewhat fragrant spring greens of Mt. Jiri produced by the people of Hwagae village by themselves and enjoy the spring festival in the flower party where you can taste the hometown food such as Euneohoe, Jaecheopguk, and Chamgaetang.
– Website : http://toureng.hadong.go.kr/main/
– Period : 2016.04.01 ~ 2016.04.03
– Venue : Maekjeon-gil, Hwagae-myeon, Hadong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
The cherry blossoms are also covering ‘Bomunjeong‘, which is a hidden landmark of cherry blossoms and a great attraction for the photographers. Bomunjeong presents a picturesque pavilion across from the Hilton Hotel. This is where you can appreciate the weeping cherry blossoms instead of the ordinary king cherry blossoms.
– Address : 150-1, Sinpyeong-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Gyeongju Cheomseongdae observatory
Cheomseongdae is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia. If you go there at the proper time, you’ll see the beautiful yellow canola(Yuchae) flower blooming along with cherry blossoms.
– Address : 839-1, Inwang-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea
Gyeongju Bomun Pavilion
Gyeongju city is completely covered by cherry blossom in April. Especially Bomun complex is the best around Bomun lake. This place’ the only flaw is that it’s too famous thus crowded. So you better hurry in the morning and finish your sightseeing by noon. Then you might be free from heavy traffic around the place.
– Address : 402-12, Bomun-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea
Gyeongju Anapji Pond
Anapji is the ancient palace complex constructed by a king of the Silla Dynasty. It also offers great night view with the light so you cannot miss beautiful scene during the day and night in spring.
– Address : 102, Wonhwa-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea
– Operating Hours : 09:00-22:00
– Admission Fees
[Individuals] Adults: 2,000 won
Teens: 1,200 won
Children: 600 won
Youths: 1,000 won
Children: 500 won [Day Pass] Entry to 6 sites: Daereungwon Ancient Tomb, Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (Anapji Pond), Poseokjeong Pavilion Site, Five Royal Tombs, Tomb of Kim Yu-sin, Tomb of King Muyeol
Individual: Adults 8,000 won/ Youths 4,800 won/ Children 2,800 won
Group: Adults 6,400 won/ Youths 4,000 won/ Children 2,200 won
Entry to 2 sites: Daereungwon Ancient Tomb, Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (Anapji Pond)
Individual: Adults 4,000 won/ Youths 2,400 won/ Children 1,200 won
Group: Adults 3,200 won/ Youths 2,000 won/ Children 1,000 won
Busan Dalmaji Hill
Dalmaji-gil Road is a small walkway on the corner to Songjeong Beach and boasts beautiful cherry blossoms and pine trees, which are located just beyond Haeundae Beach, on the slope of Mt.Wausan. The landscape, with the blue sea, sandy seashore, and pine trees, is beautiful enough to be the representative place of this area for a long time to come. The Dalmaji Hill has 8km driving course(The 31st National Highway) is one of the most beautiful driving roads in Korea.
– Address : Jwadongsunhwan-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
…………………부산광역시 해운대구 좌동순환로
Busan Beomeosa Temple
– Address : 250, Beomeosa-ro, Geumjeong-gu, Busan, Korea
Busan Namcheondong Samik Town
If you are finding out hidden places where locals only know in Busan, this Namcheondong Samik town area is perfect for you! When spring comes, Busan locals naturally remind beautiful cherry blossom tunnel in this area and love to visit every year. When the wind blows and the flowers seen to rain from heaven it just adds to the magical effect. As it is close to Gwangalli Beach, this area is a perennial favorite among citizens from other provinces and countries.
Busan constructed a housing site on this reclaimed land. To make better landscape, the community put efforts to plant numerous trees. Large cherry trees that are more than 30 years old densely populate the area and create a veritable tunnel of cherry blossoms.
– Address : 100, Gwanganhaebyeon-ro, Suyeong-gu, Busan, Korea
Seomjingang cherry blossom road
Alongside the only unpolluted river of South Korea’s 5 major rivers is the 3km-long cherry blossom path for which Gurye is famous for. The path was created in 1992, and drivers along national highways numbers 17 and 19 can enjoy the scent of spring while driving along. Few cars pass by, making the path ideal for strolling. The path is also a popular marathon course. The Seomjingang cherry blossom path was selected by Korea’s Ministry of Land, Transportation and Maritime Affairs as one of ‘Korea’s 100 Most Beautiful Roads.’
– Website : http://www.gurye.go.kr/en/jiriANDsumjin/05/index.jsp
– Venue : Seomjingangbank, Jukma-ri, Muncheok-myeon, Gurye-gun, Jeollanam-do
Boseong Daewonsa temple
– Address : 506-8, Juksan-gil, Mundeok-myeon, Boseong-gun, Jeollanam-do
– Address: 73-48 Deokjindong 1(il)-ga, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
– Operating Hours
Summer (Mar-Oct) 09:00-19:00
Winter (Nov-Feb) 09:00-18:00
※ Last admission: 1 hour before closing.
※ Night time opening: Schedule available at the official website during April. (09:00-22:00)
– Admission Fees
[Adults] Individual 1,300 won / Group 1,000 won
[Teens, Military personnel] Individual 600 won / Group 500 won
[Children] Individual 400 won / Group 300 won
※ Group: 30 people or more
※ Adults (ages 19-64, except military personnel), Teens (ages 13-18), Children (age 4-12)
※ Seniors (age 65 and older): ID card check required
※ People with disability are allowed for free admission: ID card check required
※ Children under age 3 are allowed to enter for free: date of birth check required
Jeonju Junghyesa temple
Junghyesa temples is located in the center of Jeonju city but it keeps its own peaceful and elegant atmosphere. It has 110 years history and was founded for educational institution for monks. This temple proves how temple can be harmonized with nature beauty. It is hidden places that locals even do not want to share and photographers take this temple’s attractiveness in every season.
– Address : 2, Hyoja-dong 1-ga, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Korea
Gyeongpo Cherry Blossom Festival takes place at the center of Gyeongpodae Pavilion, the 6th regional tangible cultural treasure of Korea, when cherry blossoms on trees on the 4.3㎞ path around Gyeongpoho Lake are in full bloom. During the festival, various cultural events and flower exhibitions are held against the backdrop of the beautiful cherry blossom covered Gyeongpodae.
– Address : San 1-1 Anhyeon-dong, Gangneung-si, Kangwon
This driving road is the only one that you can enjoy cherry blossom and rape flower at the same time. This place gets popular and attracts locals as well as tourists on every April.
– Address : Gasiri, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, Korea
If you ask where is the most romantic road in Jeju, locals will answer that you should have a walk at Jeju National University. Numerous family, couples go this area to appreciate spring with cherry blossom. We strongly recommend you to take a walk in Jeju national university if you already enjoyed famous driving roads in Jeju.
– Address : 1, Arail-dong, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
Jeju Seosara Culture Street Festival(Jeonnong-ro)
Seosara Cultural Street Festival is held along the Jeonnong-ro Street which is covered with big cherry blossom trees and cheongsachorong, traditional Korean lanterns made with red-and-blue silk shade. The views at night with the cherry blossoms and the lights of cheonsachorong are picturesque. There arediverse events like walking along the cherry blossom road, a painting contest, photo and video contest, balloon making, making traditional knots, and more. This road is the oldest and the most famous road for cherry blossom in Jeju. Its location is also near Jeju airport. You can see how beautiful cherry blossom is during day and night.
– Location : Jeonnong-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do 제주특별자치도 제주시 전농로 (삼도일동)
– Performance: Gilteugi performance, singing performance, instrument performance, band performance, and dance sports
– Hands-on program: Making mask, balloon art, face-painting, bubble show, gallery art, cherry blossom road tour, etc.
– Admission/Participation Fees
– Additional Events
– Drawing contest (along with cherry blossom road tour)
– Writing contest (poem, composition)
– Food Street and free tea service
* Free tea service period: 10:00-22:00
Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival
Jeju’s King Cherry Tree blossoms can be seen all over Seogwipo’s downtown area and the surrounding Jeju Sports Complex. The petals of Jeju’s King Cherry Tree blossoms are the largest and most luxurious among all the cherry blossoms. The King Cherry Trees fully blossom for only 2 to 3 days, during the festival period in April. Come listen to the soothing music as you take a romantic stroll down the gorgeous cherry blossom boulevard on beautiful Jeju Island.
– Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Busan-One-Asia-Festival-771049196374854/
– Addreess : 24, Seogwang-ro 2-gil, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
제주특별자치도 제주시 서광로2길 24 (오라일동)
Jeju Hallim Park
Hallim Park, reaching almost 100 thousand square meters, has a variety of gardens that can be enjoyed in any season. Visitors can enjoy checking out Palm Tree Road, Jeju Stone and Bonsai Garden, Water Garden, Subtropical Botanic Garden and much more. The most famous tourist sites in Hallim Park are Hyeopjaegul and Ssangyonggul Caves, known to be the only two-dimensional caves in the world. In addition, a folk village, children’s amusement park and outdoor resort facilities make it enjoyable for both children and adults.
– Address : 300, Hallim-ro, Hallim-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
제주특별자치도 제주시 한림읍 한림로 300
– Operating Hours
Peak season (July 15-August 20) 08:30~19:30
※ Last admission is one hour before closing.
– Admission Fees
Individuals: Adults 10,000 won / Teenagers 7,000 won / Children 6,000 won / Seniors 9,000 won
Groups: Adults 8,000 won / Teenagers 5,000 won / Children 4,000 won / Seniors 7,000 won
※ Persons with disablities, men of national merit, and Jeju residents are eligible for the group rates.
※ Groups: 30 people or more
※ Teens (middle/high school students), Children (aged 3 or above)
※ Senior: Aged 65 and over
How To Make Your Reservations
Kindly note that we only accept reservations on our website. Please go to the particular product page to book right way!
Also, please kindly note that heavy traffic condition will happen during these festivals period. When you make your itinerary, please avoid rush hour(7:00-9:00/17:00-19:00) to make convenient and safe trip after considering these festival area and time 🙂