Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival [Review]

Jinhae cherry blossom

Not all flowers are created equal. Some flowers like cherry blossom attract tons of tourists to visit. In Asia, South Korea is one of the best places to capture their beauty. Especially famous is the Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival.

Travel HANter
07 Jul 18

It has always been on my bucket list to catch the cherry blossom during Springtime. This year we traveled to Busan for a day trip to Jinhae for the Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival and boy, they don’t disappoint.
HAN-dy tip: The festival is usually held in the first week of April. Check to Imagine your Korea website for updates.

How to get to Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival

  1. Take Subway to Sasang Station.
  2. Walk towards Seobu Intercity Bus Terminal. (about 5mins walk away)
  3. A 1-hour bus ride to Jinhae. (Tickets priced at KRW5100 per pax, per way)
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Seobu Intercity Bus Terminal
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Get your tickets to Jinhae from Seobu Intercity Bus Terminal
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Long queue for the bus
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Bus to Jinhae

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HAN-dy tip: Get your return bus tickets before exploring the town to risk not getting the tickets and to avoid the long queue in the evening.

Exploring Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival

Follow the crowd! That’s how we began our exploration. There were so many people and so many cherry blossom trees. Soon enough, we found ourselves at the carnival where we were greeted by rows of street food.

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How the whole town looks like

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Be greeted by the numerous street stalls

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Tasty meat sticks


Yeojwacheon Stream

After filling our stomachs, we walked (and shopped) towards Yeojwacheon Stream, which is one of the two famous photo stops.

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Walking towards Yeojwacheon Stream
Finally, we reached Yeojwacheon Stream (READ: human stream). Like all touristy places, there were so many people and it was tough taking a decent photo without getting photobombed by a fellow tourist.

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Yeojwacheon Stream

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Lots of strawberries

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To be totally honest, the Yeojwacheon Stream is kind of overrated. There are plenty other spots with better photo opportunities. The strawberry milk, on the other hand, is definitely a must try!

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Gyeonghwa Station

We took a cab to Gyeonghwa Station and the view along the way was equally gorgeous.

After a 10 mins ride, we arrived at the MAIN event of the festival. Lots of food, music, and activities happening along the railway track.

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Stalls at Gyeonghwa Station

Gyeonghwa Station was much more picturesque than Yeojwacheon Stream. Of course, there were even more people here! There were so many people that we had to queue for almost an hour for a photo in front of the iconic Korail train.

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Look at that queue!

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Before the next tourist enters the frame
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The famous Korail at Gyeonghwa Station

After finally taking our mandatory shots in front of the train, we took a cab back to the bus station to catch our bus ride back to Seobu Intercity Bus Terminal.

We really enjoyed our day despite the massive crowds. Gyeonghwa Station was definitely the highlight of the day!

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