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Spring is probably my favourite time of year, and that’s no different in Korea. They’re found all over the country including metropolitan cities like Busan and Seoul and smaller towns like Daegu. Not to mention the annual Jinhae cherry blossom festival, which is the biggest in Korea!
This is when the much-loved cherry blossoms are in bloom and become the star attraction of many parts of the country, including Jeju City. It’s the capital of Jeju Island and is only a short flight from the Korean mainland.
If you don’t know already, these pink petals are only on show for 1-2 weeks before they turn into typical green trees for the duration of the summer. This means, you only have a small window of opportunity to spot the cherry blossoms if you’re trying to see them in more than one place.
During my working holiday visa in Korea, I went to Jeju City to find the best places to spot cherry blossoms so I could share these locations with you. Luckily, as the trees don’t move, if you miss them this year, you can bookmark this list and try again next season! They’ll always be in the same place as the previous year.
Let’s take a look:
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Location: 1012 Yeon-dong Jeju-si Jeju-do ( 제주 제주시 수목원길 72 )
If you head over to the Halla Arboretum you’ll notice the road leading into the attraction is another tunnel of pink petals. This is a prime location where many tour groups come to snap the perfect photos of cherry blossoms in Jeju City.
Inside the arboretum, you’ll also find cherry blossoms scattered throughout the grounds so there are plenty of opportunities to find the perfect tree for your Instagram feed. Plus, as this is an outdoor attraction instead of just a residential street, there is much more to see and do here.
Jeju Sports Stadium
Location: 24 Seogwang-ro 2-gil Jeju-si Jeju-do ( 제주 제주시 서광로2길 24 )
This is another location we have added to our list of places to see the cherry blossoms in Jeju City. The stadium grounds are almost completely surrounded by these pink trees but the best place to see them is near the Aehyang sports field.
The trees lead you along the pathway around the field to create a pastel-pink hue over the sporting grounds.
Jeonnong-ro Cherry blossom street
Location: SamdoIl-dong Jeju-si Jeju-do ( 제주 제주시 삼도1동 )
Every year this one road becomes home to the Cherry Blossom street festival complete with market stalls, street performers and the main guest, trees with pink petals.
This is undoubtedly one of the main places for cherry blossoms to bloom in Jeju City which is why they hold an annual festival here. Our other destinations are mostly just aesthetic, but there is actually a lot you can do at this location when enjoying the blossom.
Jeju University Campus
Location: AraIl-dong Jeju-si Jeju-do ( 제주 제주시 아라1동 )
Technically, there are cherry blossoms all over the university campus. However, the best spot to see a large number of them in a picturesque scene is along the main stretch of road into the campus.
The large pink trees line the street on both sides to create a tunnel of cherry blossoms and have become a top place to see them in Jeju City. There is a lot of traffic on this main road so it’s hard to get photos without cars in. Plus, you’ll likely see many locals also trying to snap selfies here.
Location: 1313 IdoIl-dong Jeju-si Jeju-do ( 제주 제주시 삼성로 22)
Samseonghyeol Shrine is the perfect place to see cherry blossoms in Jeju City. Hundreds of people travel here from all across the island to take photos in front of the temple, and many dress up specifically for the occasion.
This is arguably the best place to take photos in Jeju during the spring Sakura season. The temple is open to the public from 9 am until 6 pm every day and tickets cost 4000 won (about £2.50) per adult to enter.
Spending some time on Jeju Island & not sure what to do? Look at these posts for some ideas:
- Jeongbang Waterfall on Jeju Island: What can you expect?
- Gwaneumsa Trail: Hiking the Steepest trail of Mt.Hallasan
- Seunghaksan Mountain: Completing the Loop Trail
- Cherry blossoms in Jeju City – where can you find them?
Are there any other places to see cherry blossoms in Jeju City?
Honestly, yes there is. On many streets scattered throughout the city, these light-coloured trees will be in full bloom. However, sometimes there are just one or two trees in an area so the photo ops are limited.
The locations above give you some of the best places to see a large number of cherry blossoms in Jeju City without having to travel too far. Each of these places will give you the best experience of catching the flowers in full bloom.
Have you found any other places that should be added to the list? Let me know!