5 Cherry Blossom Destinations aside from Japan [Klook]
With the rise in demand for unique travel experiences during this year’s Sakura season, Klook offers a range of Cherry Blossom experiences to discover the beautiful sights beyond Japan.
Klook has curated a selection of breathtaking opportunities to witness the natural spectacle at unconventional locations. Klook’s bespoke selection enables travellers to experience the highly-anticipated natural phenomenon in a distinctive and memorable way, away from the crowds in Japan.
Wuling Farm Day Tour (Taiwan)
Earliest available date: 17 Mar 2019
Set in the far reaches of Taiwan’s backcountry, the farms display an overwhelming array of bloom at its peak as thousands of flowers populate the farms 700 hectares of land. The grounds at Wuling farm are conveniently accessible by a train ride and shuttle bus. Kicking off the day with a stop at a quaint tea village, visitors are encouraged to enjoy a bus trip from at Luodong Train Station in Yilan to the farms, where stunning views and fresh air awaits.
Cherry Blossom Festival: Formosa Aboriginal Culture Village Day Trip (Taiwan)
Earliest available date: 16 Mar 2019
Set in one of Taiwan’s most popular theme parks, this immersive village trip is an insight into the Formosa Aboriginal culture. Travellers will be able to embark on a scenic cable car ride across vast landscapes peppered with the blooming beauty of cherry blossoms. Enjoy a unique bird’s eye view of the flowers, giving guests an unforgettable photography moment.
Chasing Cherry Blossoms Tour (South Korea)
Earliest available date: 6 Apr 2019
Primed for Cherry Blossom season, the English-speaking guides are geared to show visitors the best viewing spots of the day depending on where the most vibrant blooms are. Whether it’s an adventure to the mountainous province of Gangwon, an exploration of the ancient culture of Chungcheong, or an expedition to South Korea’s most populated area of Gyeonggi-do. These neighbouring regions of Seoul will exhibit valleys of bright blossoms on the sought-after season that will delight guests.
2019 Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival Day Tour from Busan (South Korea)
Earliest available date: 27 Mar 2019
Venture to Jinhae for the awaited season, where a mountainous area covered in pine trees set the backdrop for flower hopefuls to expect festive energy to imbue their viewing experience. The Jinhae Cherry Blossom festival began as a memorial to honour the great naval admiral Yi Sun-sin before it became a day enjoyed by millions of visitors each year. From cultural shows and activities to spectacular military performances, the Cherry Blossom Festival is one of Jinhae’s landmark calendar events.
Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival One Day Tour from Busan (South Korea)
Earliest available date: 30 Mar 2019
Bidding farewell to the cold winter months, Gyeongju celebrates its blossom-lined streets with a display of South Korea’s finest food stalls, local delicacies and souvenirs. Taking advantage of the scenic turn, a joyful atmosphere takes over the town, with music, entertainment and arts and crafts abound. Home to several UNESCO World Heritage sites, Gyeongju located about an hour by train from Busan, is a walk-through history. Sprawling with the legacy of the Silla Dynasty, one of South Korea’s Three Dynasties, Gyeongju sets an imperial context for the floral display.
The Cherry Blossom season is one that’s globally recognised, but one that’s celebrated beyond Japan’s borders. With its award-winning app and innovative technologies, Klook’s initiatives are giving nature’s gift a broader audience.