My top picks for cherry blossom hunting in South Korea (Seoul, Busan and Jinhae)

I was able to visit Korea twice during spring. I wasn’t super successful during my first spring but I was blessed during my second spring where I was able to experience and see the cherry blossoms in full bloom both in Seoul, Busan and Jinhae.

With that, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite spots to chase and see the cherry blossoms when they are in full bloom.

Seoul

There are a lot of places in Seoul where you can catch cherry blossoms but my 2 favorite places to see them are:

1. Seoul Forest
(^click me to know how you can go here and for more details)

 

2. Seokchon Lake
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Suggestion below is not my favorite cherry blossom sighting in Seoul but it’s a good place to see them nonetheless.

3. Nami Island
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4. Everland
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Yes there are also cherry blossom trees in Everland, but during spring time they are more famous for their tulip flowers inside the theme park.

 

Busan

There is actually just one place you need to go to enjoy the cherry blossoms at full bloom.

1. Samnak Eco-Park (삼락생태공원)  (Regine’s top pick in Korea)
(^click me to know how you can go here and for more details)

 

Suggestion below is not my favorite cherry blossom sighting in Busan but it’s a good place to see them nonetheless.

2. Gamcheon Culture Village
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Jinhae
(^click me to know how you can go here and for more details)

We joined a day trip to Jinhae but the two places in Jinhae that really caught my eye (and my heart) were Gyeonghwa Railway Station and the Yeojwacheon Stream & Rainbow Bridge.

Must try in Jinhae: stawberry milk that is being sold everywhere!

 

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

I hope you get to see the beauty that we saw from our recent trip! It doesn’t happen often that you get to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom in all the places you’re in during your trip.

If I can have the chance to see the cherry blossoms again in full bloom, where would you recommend to go?

💚, R


Read about my other Seoul , Busan or Jinhae adventures

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