Spring in Korea

Welcome to our exploration of spring in Korea 🌸, a season that blankets the country in a vibrant burst of colors and fragrances. As winter’s chill recedes, Korea bursts into life with cherry blossoms, azaleas, and forsythias, creating a picturesque setting in both urban and rural landscapes. This period is not just a visual marvel but also a time rich in cultural festivities and seasonal delicacies. Through our travel blog, we aim to guide you through the captivating beauty of Korean spring, offering insights and tips for experiencing its unique charm. Discover the best places to enjoy the spring blossoms 🌼, partake in local traditions, and immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere that makes this season a peak time for adventurers and culture enthusiasts alike in the Land of the Morning Calm.

Cherry Blossom Forecast 2024 in South Korea

Cherry Blossom Forecast 2024 in South Korea

Popular Flower Festivals

🌸 Embrace the beauty of spring with tours that take you through blooming cherry blossoms, vibrant azaleas, and fields of colorful wildflowers. It’s the perfect escape to witness the season’s splendor up close! 🌷

Eungbongsan Forsythia Festival

2024.03.21. ~ 03.23. 
Admission: Free
📍 1540 Geumhodong 4(sa)-ga, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
🚆 Approx. 80 m from Exit 1 of Eungbong Station

Spring has sprung early in Seoul with the Eungbongsan Forsythia Festival, a cultural art fest that blends the beauty of flowers with art and culture. Enjoy a variety of side events such as exhibitions, photo zones, and a food market, promising fun for all who visit. With an easy trek of 95m, Eungbongsan offers a gentle walk and a spectacular night view of the Han River and city lights!

The 62nd Jinhae Gunhang Cherry Blossom Festival

2024.03.23. ~ 04.01. 
Admission: Free

the 62nd Jinhae Gunhangje Festival is South Korea’s premier cherry blossom celebration! Every spring, the coastal town of Jinhae transforms into a magical landscape, with millions of cherry blossoms draping the streets, parks, and waterfronts in soft, pink hues. This year’s festival, held from late March to early April, promises an unforgettable experience with its picturesque cherry blossom tunnels, cultural performances, and street food vendors offering local delicacies.

Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival 2024

2024.03.27. ~ 03.31. 
Admission: Free

Experience Seoul’s premier cherry blossom event! This renowned festival boasts 1,886 Korean Cherry trees lining the 1.7km stretch of Yeouiseo-ro, creating a breathtaking tunnel of blooms. Conveniently reachable by Seoul’s subway, it’s a must-visit for a magical spring outing.

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival 2024

2024.03.27. ~ 03.31. 
Admission: Free
📍 Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul
🚆 Approx. 280m from Exit 2 of Jamsil Station

Imagine a scene where over 1000 cherry blossom trees encircle a lake, offering a stunning view, especially with Lotte World Magic Island setting a magical backdrop. And at night, these cherry blossoms light up, transforming the place into a luminous fairy tale. It’s an unforgettable spectacle!

Hwadam Botanic Garden Spring Daffodil Festival

2024.03.29. ~ The end of April 
Admission: 11,000KRW

Hwadam Botanic Garden, also known as Hwadam Forest, is celebrated as one of the ‘Top 100 Must-Visit Tourist Spots in Korea’. This ecological park offers scenic monorail rides that glide through its lush landscapes. Come spring, the garden is home to the beloved Daffodil Festival, alongside a mesmerizing display of Cherry Blossoms and Azaleas. It’s a spring paradise not to be missed!

2024 Taean World Tulip Flower Festival

2024.04.12. ~ 2024.05.07.
Admission: 11,000KRW

The Taean World Tulip Flower Festival ranks among the world’s top 5 tulip events, showcasing over 200 varieties of tulips, such as the stunning flamingo, vibrant lambada, and striking red proud tulip. Set in the scenic Korea Flower Park in Taean, South Chungcheong Province, this festival is a must-visit for flower enthusiasts and those looking to bask in the beauty of nature.

2024 Seoul Grand Park Cherry Blossom Festival

TBA (Early April)
Admission: Free on Lake District

This spectacular event is a spring highlight, showcasing miles of cherry trees in full, glorious bloom. As you wander through the park, you’re surrounded by a canopy of pink and white blossoms, creating a dreamlike atmosphere. It’s the perfect setting for picnics, leisurely strolls, and unforgettable photo opportunities.

Garden of Morning Calm Spring Flower Festival

2024. 04. 30 ~ 2024. 05. 31
Admission: Adults 11,000 won | Children 7,500 won

This spring, immerse yourself in a floral paradise at the botanical garden, where a vast array of flowers (including tulips, daffodils, and azaleas) and blooming trees (such as magnolia, plum, and cherry blossoms) await. It’s a breathtaking spectacle of nature’s finest!

Top Things To Do in Spring

Spring in Korea is full of fun things to do! Enjoy the stunning cherry blossoms at festivals in places like Jinhae and Yeouido Park. Take a trip to Jeju Island to see the bright yellow rapeseed fields and the beautiful azaleas on Hwangmaesan Mountain. Join in on the fun at the Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival or walk through the traditional houses of Bukchon Hanok Village with flowers blooming all around. Don’t miss trying some tasty seasonal food at the markets, where you can get a real flavor of Korea’s delicious food culture.

Plan Your Spring Trip To Korea

Korea Spring Weather Guide

Spring in Korea, from late March to May, welcomes mild and pleasant weather, making it an ideal time for outdoor activities and sightseeing. Temperatures gradually rise from cool to comfortably warm, averaging between 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F). While the season starts with a crisp chill, it quickly warms up, filling the air with the freshness of blooming flowers. However, it’s wise to prepare for occasional rain by packing a light jacket or umbrella. This period also sees a significant decrease in the cold winds and dry conditions of winter, offering clear skies and a gentle breeze, perfect for exploring the country’s natural beauty and vibrant festivals.