Day trip to Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival from Busan: Photo blog (How to go, and what to expect)

Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the most talked about Cherry Blossom Festivals in South Korea. It is actually the largest festival in the country that attracts nearly 2M people!

Jinhae is closer to Busan, it takes you only an hour maximum for you to arrive.

You can also opt to go to Jinhae from Seoul but it will take you about 4 hours before you can arrive at Jinhae.

I booked our day trip to Jinhae (day tour) from Busan with Klook for a hassle free commute.

I cannot find the link to the activity anymore on Klook’s website so I’ll do my best in giving you everything I can. I believe Klook will only show the activity a few months before the festival so you can book with them but they will remove the activity after the festival.

The activity I booked with Klook looks like this:

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You will be asked to go to a subway station (with a specific exit number) to meet up before you will be riding the bus to Jinhae.

Voucher information if you will book:

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note: the bottle of water was not given. our tour guide said that there isn’t really a bottle of water based on the agreement so he apologized because he didn’t know why Klook wrote the free bottle of water

Destinations during the trip:
• Gyeonghwa Railway Station
•Jinhae
• Yeojwacheon
• Yeojwacheon Stream & Rainbow Bridge
• Jinhae NFRDI Environment Eco-Park
• Jehwangsan Park

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based on the activity, we were supposed to meet at Seomyeon Station exit 3
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it was not hard to find the group since there was someone waving the Klook flag. We were also given these wrist bands
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we were assigned to bus 4

First stop: Gyeonghwa Railway Station

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Second stop: Jinhae and Yeojwacheon (Yeojwacheon Stream & Rainbrow Bridge)

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While talking a walk, we decided to have lunch in one of the tents that we passed by.

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freshest seafood pancake I’ve ever had!!!!!

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the stream is actually long with 12 bridges and they have different “themes” per bridge

Third stop: Jinhae NFRDI Environment Eco-Park

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Before heading to our 4th stop, we decided to take a break and head inside this cafe to drink the strawberry milk!! We got curious since almost everyone was selling that!

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cafe where we took a break!
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famous strawberry milk

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we tried out the small one! I have to say this was SO GOOD!!! This is coming from someone who is not crazy for anything sweet!!!

Fourth stop: Jehwangsan Park

We didn’t have enough time to explore this place so we decided to just take photos.

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Since we decided to head back to the designated meeting place, we were able to see 2 parades that were only scheduled during the time that we were there!! (pretty lucky!)

1. Victory Parade (a time travel parade that showcases the Joseon Dynasty)
2. Jinhae Military Band and Honor Guard Festival

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all photos taken using an iPhone / Fujifilm X-T20 18-55 mm

Will I recommend Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival? Definitely YES! Especially if you are already in Korea when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom in Jinhae.

Probably if I will be lucky enough, I would like to take the night tour around Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival!

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Watch my Busan and Jinhae Travel Film!

💚, R


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