Korea's Cherry Blossoms 2017 Forecast: When & Where to Catch Them?

Korea’s Cherry Blossoms 2017 Forecast: When & Where to Catch Them?

This Korea cherry blossoms forecast for 2017 will make sure you get to see those beautiful sakura flowers in full bloom!

Psst… check out our Korea Cherry Blossoms Forecast for 2018 instead! 

Everybody’s crazy about seeing cherry blossoms in full bloom, and if you are considering that for this year, careful planning is advised. We’ve already made a quick guide in case you are planning to fly to Japan (watch out for Taiwan, too) but if you have had your sights locked on Korea, then this guide is for you.

The Korean Meteorological Administration usually releases their official cherry blossom forecast early March so do check back this page as we will be updating it as soon as more information is available.

Regardless, it is still possible for you to make travel plans as early as today: Korea’s cherry blossoms are often in full bloom between late March to early April depending on the region so have your flights around these dates. You can also check out our forecast (based on the past years) plus the best places to view beautiful sakura blooms all throughout South Korea below:

Seoul: mid April

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Festivals not to miss: Yeouido Spring Flower Festival, Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry blossom viewing spots: Kyunghee University, Seoul Forest, Seoul Grand Park, Seoul Palaces (Changdeokgung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, Unhyeongung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace, and Gyeongbokgung Palace)

Incheon: mid April

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Festivals not to miss: Incheon Grand Park Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry blossom viewing spots: Incheon Grand Park, Jayu Park

Busan: late March to early April

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Cherry blossom viewing spots: Gamcheon Culture Village, Yongdusan Park, Beomeosa Temple, Namcheondong Samik Town, Haeundae Dalmaji Road, Oncheon Stream Park, Igidae Coastal Promenade, Samnak Park

Daegu: late March to early April

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Best cherry blossom viewing spots: Yongyeonsa Temple Cherry Blossom Street, Duryu Park, Suseong Lake, Jijeo-dong Cherry Blossom Tunnel, Keimyung University – Seongseo Campus

Jeju Island: late March

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Festivals not to miss: Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival, Jeju Seosara Culture Street Festival

Cherry blossom viewing spots: Seogwipo’s downtown area, around Jeju Sports Complex, Jeju University, Jeju Hallim Park

Jeolla Province: late March to early April

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Festivals not to miss: Seomjingang River Cherry Blossom Festival, Gimje Moaksan Festival

Cherry blossom viewing spots: Along the banks of the Seomjin River, Boseong Daewonsa Temple, Jeonju Zoo, Jeonju Junghyesa Temple, Seomjingang Cherry Blossom Road

Gyeongsang Province: early April

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Festivals not to miss: Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Blossom Festival, Hwagae Cherry Blossom Festival, Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry blossom viewing spots: Railroad by the Gyeonghwa Station, Gyeongju Cheomseongdae Observatory, Gyeongju Bomunjeong, Gyeongju Anapji Pond, Simni Cherry Blossom Road

Gangwon Province: mid April

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Festivals not to miss: Gyeongpo Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry blossom viewing spots: Gyeongpodae Pavilion, Gyeongpoho Lake, Nami Island

North Chungcheong Province: early to mid April

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Festivals not to miss: Cheongpunghoban Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry blossom viewing spots: Cheongpunghoban Lakeside area

South Chungcheong Province: early to mid April

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Festivals not to miss: Silk Town Mountain Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry blossom viewing spots: Bogok Village in Geumsan, Wonbeolli Ranch in Seosan

Also read: In Pictures: Best of 2015 Cherry Blossoms in Seoul

Now you can finally go crazy in planning your South Korea trip. Have a great time watching all those sakuras in full bloom!


 

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