In Full Bloom: Must-Visit Destinations For Cherry Blossom Season - Travel

Here’s where to book your next trip to see cherry blossoms in all their glory.

Some places in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan are already experiencing cherry blossom season this spring.

If you’re looking to plan your next trip, here are the best ways to view and experience these pink blooms.

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Cherry blossoms, also known as sakura, are celebrated in Japan with numerous activities. Locals often welcome in the spring with flower-viewing parties across the country.

These can range from informal gatherings with friends and family to company-organized events in parks near office buildings.

While staying in Tokyo, visitors can go on a Mt. Fuji Route Day Tour to enjoy the flowers and the sunrise.

Japan Cherry Blossom
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Crowd favorite spots in Fukuoka include the Kumamoto Castle and Kurokawa Onsen. From there, you can also visit the active volcano Mount Aso.

Later in the day, visitors can take in a 360-degree panoramic view of Tokyo from the Shibuya Sky

For a tour of the city from the ground, the Churashima Open Top Bus takes passengers through Okinawa, passing through the first undersea tunnel.

South Korea

Become your very own romantic K-drama lead under a canopy of pink flowers in South Korea.

Jeju island will be the first place in the country to experience full blooms. King Cherry trees throughout the island will give visitors views of the biggest blossoms.

If you want to hit up some of South Korea’s most popular landmarks, the Nami Island Tour can take visitors through Petite France, the Italian Village, Alpaca Pasture, and the Gangchon Rail Bike.

South Korea Cherry Blossom
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For a taste of history, check out Gyeongju. It’s fondly referred to as a “Museum Without Walls” as the place houses many ruins and artifacts.

Participants from all over the world sign up for the Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon to run through roads lined with the pink flowers.

In Seoul, several festivals are held all over the city. The popular Yeouido Spring Flower Festival takes place by the Han River.

Festival-goers can take in the view of cherry blossoms while enjoying exhibitions, performances, and fireworks.


Explore Taiwan’s great outdoors to see their own cherry blossoms in bloom from as early as January.

In Taipei, one of the popular viewing spots is at the Tianyuan Temple. The pink flowers frame the majestic structure until nighttime.

Taiwan Cherry Blossom
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For a close experience with nature, the Beitou and Yangmingshan One-Day Tour will take you through national parks for views of mountains and the sought-after flowers.

Wuling Farm in Taichung is home to 21,000 different varieties of cherry blossoms with a three-kilometer walking trail for the best views.

With Klook’s Under the Pink Sky campaign, tourists can book some of these activities through their app. Save 5% off on your cherry blossom getaway with the promo code “PINKSKYPH.”

Banner image via Pexels by Taryn Elliott.

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