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Top 29 Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers 2023 (Seoul)

Spring is not just a great time to visit South Korea for its popular cherry blossoms, there are in fact many other beautiful spring flowers blooming right in Seoul throughout Spring (March to May) as well.

Summary based on the latest 2023 official releases by weatheri.co.kr on:

🌸17 Feb 2023 - Spring flowers (i.e. Forsythias & Azaleas) are expected to bloom 2-9 days earlier in Korea.

🌸28 Feb 2023 - Cherry blossoms will bloom 1-7 days earlier in Korea.

Cherry Blossom Forecast 2023 in Korea

Seoul

first bloom: 3 Apr 2023 / peak: 10 Apr 2023

 

Jeju

first bloom: 22 Mar 2023 / peak: 29 Mar 2023

 

Southern Regions

first bloom: 26-31 Mar 2023 / peak: 2-7 Apr 2023

Central Region

first bloom: 31 Mar - 7 Apr 2023 / peak: 7-14 Apr 2023

 

Northern Gyeonggi, Northern Gangwon & mountainous regions

first bloom: Apr 2023

Flower Plant

🌸first bloom🌸

Seoul

Busan

Incheon

Jeju

Jeonju

Gangneung

Chuncheon

Gwangju

 

Daegu

Daejeon

3 Apr 2023

27 Mar 2023

 8 Apr 2023

22 Mar 2023

27 Mar 2023

31 Mar 2023

7 Apr 2023

27 Mar 2023

26 Mar 2023

31 Mar 2023

Changwon

Ulsan

Yeosu

 

Mokpo

Pohang

Andong

Cheongju

 

Seosan

Suwon

28 Mar 2023

28 Mar 2023

29 Mar 2023

29 Mar 2023

27 Mar 2023

31 Mar 2023

1 Apr 2023

7 Apr 2023

6 Apr 2023

Cherry Blossom Full Bloom Forecast:

Cherry blossoms generally reach full bloom 7 days after flowering date. i.e. if cherry blossoms are expected to bloom in Seoul on 3 April 2023, it will reach its peak around 10 April 2023.

The flowering period is affected by temperature changes, sunlight and precipitation in February and March.

Common Spring Flowers in Seoul:

Besides the well-known cherry blossoms in Spring, there are other gorgeous spring flowers in Korea. They include Forsythia, Azalea, Magnolia and Canola flowers.

Yellow Forsythias Blooming Forecast 2023 in Korea:

Seoul

Busan

Incheon

Chuncheon

Jeju

25 Mar 2023

16 Mar 2023

 28 Mar 2023

30 Mar 2023

15 Mar 2023

Forsythias Blooming Forecast in Korea | KoreaToDo

Azaleas Blooming Forecast 2023 in Korea:

Seoul

Busan

Incheon

Chuncheon

Jeju

23 Mar 2023

18 Mar 2023

 25 Mar 2023

1 Apr 2023

17 Mar 2023

Azaleas Blooming Forecast in Korea | KoreaToDo

Where are the best places for cherry blossoms and spring flowers in/out Seoul? When is the best time to catch them? How to get there? 

Here is KoreaToDo Guide to Seoul's Top Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers Destinations in 2023

Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival | KoreaToDo

1. Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival

(4 - 9 Apr 2023)

free admission / official website

The most well-known cherry blossom festival in Seoul is the Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival (also known as Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival).

 

It is famous for its 1,886 Korean Cherry trees along the 1.7km Yeouiseo-ro that begin to fully bloom in late March to early April.

 

Stay till nightfall and view the cherry blossoms lit up with various colored lights.

 

Other spring flowers in full bloom include azaleas, forsythia, royal azaleas, etc. Explore other activities at Yeouido Hangang Park.

Map of Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival - Location & nearest Subway Stations | Seoul, Korea
Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - N Seoul Tower | KoreaToDo

2. Namsan Seoul Tower

(forsythias: late Mar - early Apr 2023 /

cherry blossoms: early - mid Apr 2023)

free admission

The cherry blossom path in Namsan Park is the longest trail of cherry trees anywhere in the city and is spectacular in full bloom.

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival | KoreaToDo

3. Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

(5 - 9 Apr 2023)

free admission / official website

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival Cherry Blossoms Path | KoreaToDo

Over 1000 cherry blossom trees lined the entire lake for another breathtaking experience together with Lotte World Magic Island in the background. Watch the cherry blossom trees lit up brilliantly at night too!

Activities include cherry blossom concert, piano on the lake, various performances, cherry blossom market, cherry blossom cinema and food truck.

Map on Getting to Seochon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival | Seoul, South Korea
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Seoul Forest | KoreaToDo

4. Seoul Forest

(early Apr 2023)

free admission

Have a leisure picnic under the cherry blossom trees at Seoul Forest. Also, you can get on the overhead footbridge and view the rows of beautiful cherry blossom trees below. Don't miss out the deer at the Ecological Forest too!

Seoul Forest
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Eungbongsan Mountain | KoreaToDo

5. Eungbongsan Mountain Forsythia Festival

(30 Mar - 1 Apr 2023)

free admission / official website

Eungbongsan Mountain is famed for its yellow forsythia, the first place where spring flowers bloom in Seoul. The mountain turned into picturesque shades of gold, attracting visitors to hit the hiking trails.

Seoul Grand Park
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Seoul Grand Park | KoreaToDo

6. Seoul Grand Park Cherry Blossom Festival

(5 - 9 Apr 2023)

 

free admission to park, admission fees apply for Seoul Land, Zoo, Theme Garden, Sky Lift & Elephant-shaped Train

official website

A huge park with pleasant surprises for cherry blossoms & spring festivals. Cruising past cherry blossom trees on the elephant-shape trains or enjoy cherry blossoms from the top on the Sky Lift to the entrance of Seoul Zoo. 2km long Cherry Blossoms path around the lake with night time viewing available during the festival period.

Yangjaecheon Stream
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Yangjaecheon Stream Cherry Blossom | KoreaToDo

7. Yangjaecheon Stream Cherry Blossom and Lantern Festival

(6 - 9 Apr 2023)

free admission / official website

Enjoy this local cherry blossoms hideout, away from the mainstream tourists. Walk on the well-paved road from Yangjae Citizen's Forest Station, along the beautiful Yangjaecheon Stream and ending at Dogok Station (or earlier at Maebong Station).

Map to Yangjaecheon Stream Cherry Blossom and Lantern Festival
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Banpocheon Stream Cherry Blossoms Trail | KoreaToDo

8. Banpocheon Stream Cherry Blossoms Trail

(early Apr 2023)

free admission

Another local cherry blossoms walking trail, away from the typical cherry blossoms crowd. Walk along Banpocheon Stream with end-to-end subway stations access.

Banpocheon Stream Cherry Blossoms Trail | KoreaToDo
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Inwangsan Mountain | KoreaToDo

9. Inwangsan Mountain

(late Mar - early Apr 2023)

free admission

From Dongnimmun Station (line 3), enter the hillside of Inwangwan Mountain full of yellow forsythia flowers in Spring. From there, you can continue your hike to Inwangsan Mountain's peak, or cross over the sky bridge to the 7km raised wooden deck walk around Ansan Mountain.

Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Cheonggyesan Mountain | KoreaToDo

10. Cheonggyesan Mountain

(late Mar - early Apr 2023)

free admission

Fancy walking among the pink azaleas along the hiking trail of Cheonggyesan (Mountain)? Think no further!

Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Ewha Womans University | KoreaToDo

11. Ewha Womans University

(early Apr 2023)

free admission

Be surprised! Yes, you will find a good varieties of beautiful spring flowers and cherry blossoms at Ewha Womans University in spring. Check out its white magnolia flowers, pink azaleas and yellow forsythia!

Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Yonsei University | KoreaToDo

12. Yonsei University

(early Apr 2023)

free admission

Located near to Ewha Womans University is another prestigious university, Yonsei University. Every spring, the university campus become a visitor's hot spot for Cherry, Plum and Pink Azalea Blossoms in Seoul.

Kyung Hee University
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Kyung Hee University | KoreaToDo

13. Kyung Hee University

(early Apr 2023)

free admission

Probably the most hidden cherry blossom spot in Seoul. Well-groomed gardens & Gothic-style buildings make this campus of one of the most beautiful university campuses in Seoul. Over 200 cherry blossom trees lined from the main gate to the main building.

Map on Getting to Kyung Hee University for Cherry Blossoms | Seoul, South Korea
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Gyeongbokgung Palace | KoreaToDo

14. Gyeongbokgung Palace

(early Apr 2023)

admission fee applies

Visitors can enjoy cherry, plum and apricot tree blossoms at Gyeongbokgung Palace.

Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Changdeokgung Palace & Secret Garden | KoreaToDo

15. Changdeokgung Palace & Secret Garden

(early Apr 2023)

admission fee applies

Ginger tree blossoms generally starts to blossom around mid-March, followed by plum and cherry blossoms till April. The late spring flowers include royal azaleas (Apr-May) and peonies (May).

Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Changgyeonggung Palace | KoreaToDo

16. Changgyeonggung Palace

(early Apr 2023)

admission fee applies

Ginger tree blossoms generally start to blossom around mid-March, followed by plum, cherry and apricot tree blossoms till April. Royal azaleas blossoms from April to May.

Samcheongdong - Jeongdok Library - Cherr

17. Jeongdok Library @ Samcheongdong

(early Apr 2023)

free admission

Cherry blossoms at Jeongdok Library is a hidden gem located near to the well-known Gyeongbokgung Palace and along your way to Samcheongdong from either Gyeongbokgung Station or Anguk Station.

Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers from Seoul - Jayu Park @ Incheon Chinatown | KoreaToDo

18. Jayu Park @ Incheon Chinatown

(early - mid Apr 2023)

free admission

Located within walking distance from Incheon Chinatown, easily accessible on Seoul Subway in an hour. Besides catching the beautiful cherry blossoms and taking in the spectacular views at Jayu Park, visitors can also dine at the many fabulous Chinese restaurants at Chinatown, visit Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village and hop on a short bus ride to Wolmido Island.

Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers from Seoul - Goyang International Flower Festival | KoreaToDo

19. Goyang International Flower Festival 2023

(27 Apr - 8 May 2023)

admission fee applies / official website

Located at Ilsan Lake Park, the International Horticulture Goyang Korea is a representative international flower exhibition held in Korea every spring.

Map on Getting to International Horticulture Goyang | Goyang, South Korea
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Hangang Seoraeseom Canola Festival | KoreaToDo

20. Hangang Seoraeseom Canola Festival

(2023: to be confirmed | 2022: no festival | 2021: cancelled | 2020: 9-10 May)

free admission / official website

The festival takes place at Seorae Island near Banpo Hangang River Park. The whole island is splashed with brightly-coloured Canola (or Rapeseed) flowers every mid-April to May. Ready for your intagram-perfect photos here?

Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Seoul Rose Festival | KoreaToDo

21. 2023 Seoul Rose Festival

(12 - 28 May 2023)

free admission / official website

View tens of millions of roses in bloom and Korea's longest Rose Tunnel (5.15km) at Seoul Rose Festival. During festival period, visitors can enjoy various concerts, music party, fashion show, etc.

Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Seoul Grand Park Rose Garden Festival | KoreaToDo

22. Seoul Grand Park Rose Garden Festival 2023

(2023: to be confirmed | 2022: no festival | 2019: 25 May - 9 Jun)

Lake District: free admission / official website

Enjoy tens of thousands of blooming roses at Seoul Grand Park's Theme Garden. You can get a good bird-eye view of the beautiful landscape from the top of the sky lift too.

Map of Seoul Grand Park.png
Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers in Seoul - Olympic Park | KoreaToDo

23. Olympic Park

(May to Jun 2023)

free admission

Every spring, the Wild Flower Garden at Olympic Park is transformed into a sea of wild poppies. Wish you were here?

Gradient Purple Red

Day Trips from Seoul

Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers from Seoul - Jinhae Gunhang Cherry Blossom Festival | KoreaToDo

Day Trip from Seoul

24. Jinhae Gunhang Cherry Blossom Festival

25 Mar - 3 Apr 2023

free admission / official website

Jinhae Gunhang Cherry Blossom Festival is the biggest spring festival in Korea. Over 360,000 Yoshino cherry trees burst into bloom. During the festival, there are cultural, art & music events and flea market.

Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers from Seoul - Taean World Tulip Flower Festival | KoreaToDo

Day Trip from Seoul

25. Taean World Tulip Flower Festival

12 Apr - 7 May 2023

admission fee applies / official website

Taean World Tulip Flower Festival is one of the top 5 tulip festivals in the world. It is scheduled to run at Korea Flower Park in Taean, South Chungcheong Province. Over 200 types of tulips, including flamingo, lambada, red proud tulip will be on full display. 

Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers from Seoul - Hwadam Botanic Garden - Hwadam Forest Spring Daffodil Festival | KoreaToDo

Day Trip from Seoul

26. Hwadam Botanic Garden Spring Daffodil Festival

(31 Mar - end Apr 2023)

admission fee applies / official website

Hwadam Botanic Garden (/Hwadam Forest) is a 'Top 100 Must-Visit Tourist Spots in Korea' with scenic monorail rides in the ecological park.

In spring, it held its popular Daffodil Festival. Other spring flowers in bloom include Cherry Blossoms and Azaleas.

Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers from Seoul - Nami Island | KoreaToDo

Day Trip from Seoul

27. Nami Island

(early Apr 2023)

admission fee applies / official website

Nami Island is popular in all 4 seasons, including spring when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom.

Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers from Seoul - The Garden of Morning Calm Spring Festival | KoreaToDo

Day Trip from Seoul

28. The Garden of Morning Calm Spring Festival

(mid Apr to late May 2023)

admission fee applies / official website

Enjoy the beautiful landscape at The Garden of Morning Calm with diverse spring flowers such as magnolia, azalea, Japanese apricot, forythia, cherry blossoms and tulips. There is also a Wild Flowers Exhibition where you can view over 60 types of the rare and precious wild flowers.

Top Places for Cherry Blossoms & Spring Flowers from Seoul - Everland | KoreaToDo

Day Trip from Seoul

29. Everland

2023: to be confirmed

(Tulip Festival: 18 Mar - 24 Apr 2022)

(Sky Plum Blossom Road: Mar - early Apr 2022)

(Rose Festival: 13 May - 12 Jun 2022)

admission fee applies / official website

Immerse in the beautiful flower fields of over 1.2 million tulips in 100 different varieties this spring at Everland. Other flower festivals are held here till June as well.

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14 Apr - 7 May 2023

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Pink King Cherry Blossom Tour (Wansan Flower Garden, Jeonju Hanok Village)

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₩84,300

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​Nami Island, Strawberry Picking, Jam Making & Gangchon Rail Bike Day Tour

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Jarasum Flower Festival, Nami island (& Alpaca Ranch) Day Tour

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₩35,000

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₩14,500

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₩58,500

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₩171,800

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₩70,000

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Daegu E-World Cherry Blossom Day Tour

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28 Mar - 7 Apr 2023

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Eden Cherry Blossom Festival, Nami Island & Gangchon Rail Bike Day Tour

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₩83,400

Pocheon Art Valley, Strawberry Picking & Herb Island Day Tour

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₩95,000

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Lotte World 1 Day Pass & Lotte World Aquarium

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₩48,000

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Hanbok Experience  (Hanboknam Gyeongbokgung Store)

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₩8,100

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Gwangmyeong Cave, Hwadam Forest, Ranch & Ice-Cream Making Tour

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₩104,900

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₩83,400

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₩141,200

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