The 62nd Jinhae Gunhang Cherry Blossom Festival

📍 Tongsin-dong, Jinhae-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, Republic of Korea | 창원시 진해구 중원로타리
🚆 Free Shuttle Bus around festival spots from 9 am to 9 pm. (Bus interval 10-15minutes)
🕒 2024.03.23. ~ 04.01. (*03.22. Opening Ceremony) | Check the Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival’s schedule.
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✍🏻 You can enjoy beautiful cherry blossoms by the City Tour Bus. Ticket costs 3,000KRW for adults, 2,000KRW for teens, and babies(~48 months) for free.

Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival 2024

Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival
Gyeonghwa Station in Jinhae

Welcome to the 62nd Jinhae Gunhangje Festival, 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.

Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival
Yeojwacheon Stream in Jinhae

The Jinhae Gunhangje Festival not only celebrates the breathtaking beauty of cherry blossoms but also commemorates the illustrious legacy of Admiral Yi Sun-shin with parades and ceremonial events. Highlights include the stunning Yeojwacheon Stream, known as the Romance Bridge, and Gyeonghwa Station, where cherry blossom petals create a mesmerizing scene as they fall like snow.

Jinhae Cherry Blossom Day Tours


Seoul/Busan: Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival One Day Tour

as of 1:09 pm

Experience the magic of spring by joining a Jinhae Cherry Blossom Day Tour, a perfect escape to witness South Korea’s most beautiful cherry blossoms in full bloom. These tours offer a hassle-free journey to the heart of the Jinhae Gunhangje Festival, where you can stroll through enchanting cherry blossom tunnels, visit iconic spots like Yeojwacheon Stream and Gyeonghwa Station, and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere. With expert guides to lead the way, you’ll learn about the history and culture surrounding this spectacular event, enjoy traditional performances, and even sample local cuisine. Ideal for nature lovers, photographers, and anyone looking to celebrate the arrival of spring, a Jinhae Cherry Blossom Day Tour is an unforgettable way to experience the beauty and tradition of Korea’s cherished cherry blossom season.

Comparison Table of Jinhae Cherry Blossom Day Tours

FeatureKlook – King Cherry Blossom TourGetYourGuide – Hadong Cherry Blossom TourViator – Busan and Jinhae Cherry Blossom Tour
Duration11 hours15.5 hours8 hours
LanguagesChinese/English/KoreanChinese, English, KoreanEnglish
Group Size4 to 100Not specifiedNot specified
Meet Up LocationsMultiple in BusanSeomyeon Station Exit No.4Multiple in Busan
Main AttractionsBusan Democracy Park, Sacheon Cheongrong Temple, Jinyangho ObservatoryHadong Cherry Blossom Road, Ssanggyesa TempleJinhae-gu, Busan Gamcheon Culture Village, Hwangnyeongsan Mountain
InclusionsAdmission to attractions, guide, transportTransportation, guide, cable car, temple entryBottled water, private transportation, lunch
ExclusionsMeals, beverages, personal expensesFood and drink, personal expensesGratuities
Cancellation PolicyFree cancellation (24-hours notice)Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refundCancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Unique FeaturesDaily selection of best blossom spots, variety of cultural and scenic sitesScenic cable car ride, focus on the spiritual and natural beauty of HadongComprehensive tour of cherry blossom sites in Busan and Jinhae, includes cultural landmarks

Events at Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festivals

Jinhae Gunhangje Festival

Visitors can indulge in various activities, from traditional music performances and military band parades to naval ship tours. The festival is a perfect opportunity for photography enthusiasts, families, and couples seeking a romantic backdrop.

Jinhae Gunhangje Festival

Don’t miss this chance to be part of a tradition that brings together nature’s beauty and Korea’s rich history. The 62nd Jinhae Gunhangje Festival awaits to offer you the warmth of spring amid the awe-inspiring scenery of cherry blossoms. Join us in Jinhae for an experience that will captivate your heart and create lasting memories.

How to Get to Jinhae

From Seoul to Jinhae:

The most straightforward option for visiting Jinhae from Seoul is booking an all-day tour. For those preferring to venture on their own, there are two main DIY travel methods:

By Bus

  • Depart from Seoul’s Nambu Bus Terminal for a journey of approximately 4+ hours directly to Jinhae bus terminal. And it’s a bit of a walk to the Jungwon Intersection which is the main event spot.
  • The bus ticket price from Seoul to Jinhae is 35,700 KRW for adults, 28,600 KRW for teenagers, and 17,900 KRW for kids.
  • Check the bus schedule and book the ticket online.

By Train

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From Busan to Jinhae:

Being significantly closer, Busan offers a quick, roughly one-hour trip to Jinhae using the Busan Seobu Terminal. Tours from Busan are also available for those seeking a guided experience.

Navigating from Jinhae Terminal:

Upon arriving at Jinhae Terminal, it’s a manageable walk to the Jungwon Intersection, a central point of interest. While I’ve included a map for reference, I strongly advise downloading KakaoMap for accurate, real-time navigation within Korea; Google Maps may not always provide the most reliable directions in this region.

For the latest updates, be sure to visit the Jinhae Gunhangje official website and follow their Instagram account.

Flower Festivals in South Korea

Beyond the renowned Jinhae Gunhangje Festival, South Korea blooms with other captivating flower festivals across the nation. Jeju Island enchants visitors with its Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival, showcasing the unique King cherry blossoms. Suwon’s Hwaseong Fortress becomes even more picturesque during the Suwon Hwaseong Cherry Blossom Festival. Incheon’s Wolmi Traditional Park hosts the Wolmi Sea Train Festival, adding vibrant tulips to its coastal charm. Gwangyang’s Maehwa Festival celebrates the early spring bloom of plum flowers, offering breathtaking views and cultural experiences. Each festival boasts its unique blend of natural beauty and cultural festivities, making South Korea a must-visit destination for flower enthusiasts and springtime explorers.

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