I would say spring from March to May is the best season to travel in South Korea. It’s generally sunny and mild weather but bring a light jacket as daily temperatures fluctuate. Further, at this time of year you can enjoy one of Korea’s most beautiful festivals, the Cherry Blossom Festival in Seoul.

There’re many charming spots with blooming flowers in Seoul such as Yeouido, Seoul N Tower, Deoksugung, Seoul forest, Seokchonhosu, and Kyung Hee University.

I’m picking two major cherry blossom festivals in Seoul to highlight among others.


Yeouido Spring Flower Festival

Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival is a representative festival in Seoul. Yeouiseo-ro, the street behind the National Assembly Building, is lined with cherry blossom trees and is the most famous cherry blossom street in Seoul.

There are approximately 1,500 King Cherry Trees along the road which you can complete in an hour or so. In addition, you can rent bicycles, take a cruise, or just stroll along the river.

Vehicles have limited access to the road around the National Assembly Building during the festival period. Therefore visitors can enjoy the blossoms and festivities freely. At night, the cherry blossoms are lit up with various colored lights.

 

After that, enjoy Hangang Parks

These riverside parks located along Seoul’s Hangang River offer various water activities in summer. Many events and festivals are held throughout the year and locals enjoy camping out or picnicking in the parks. Above all, delivery food is available, an awesome Korean cultural experience! 😉

 
Address

Yeouiseo-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul

 
Transportation
  1. Yeouinaru Station (Subway Line 5) Exit 2 or 3. 5-minute walk.
  2. National Assembly Station (Subway Line 9), Exit 1 or 6. 5-minute walk.
  3. Dangsan Station (Subway Line 2 or 9), Exit 4. 20-minute walk.
 
Admission/Participation Fees

Free

Phone

1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-2670-3114

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

Seokchonhosu Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

Seokchonhosu Lake Cherry Blossom Festival will take place within the areas of Seokchonhosu Lake, located near Lotte World and Lotte World Tower.

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival 2019

Several events such as concerts, caricature booths, and a cherry blossom market will make the festival livelier than ever. In addition, you could grab snacks and a cup of beer or coffee here at the lake.

It’s a perfect season to see beautiful scenery and take a photo of you with cherry blossoms. Moreover, the night city view is awesome! We highly recommend you to go if you are planning your trip to Seoul in spring.

 
Address

Jamsil-ro 148, Songpa-gu, Seoul

 
Transportation

Jamsil Station (Subway 2 and 8), Exit 2 or 10

Walk approx. 200m to Seokchonhosu Lake.

Admission/Participation Fees

Free

Homepage
www.songpa.go.kr

(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Phone

1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

 

Written by Dy & Jay