Top 10 places to view beautiful cherry blossoms across the globe 2024

Oct 27, 2023


  • 1. Tokyo, Japan: Meguro River
  • 2. Seoul, South Korea: Seokchon Lake
  • 3. Chiang Mai, Thailand: Khun Chang Khian
  • 4. Boston, New York: Charles River Esplanade
  • 5. Vancouver, Canada: Queen Elizabeth Park
  • 6. Paris, France: Champ-de-Mars
  • 7. London, England: Greenwich Park
  • 8. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Amsterdamse Bos
  • 9. Cáceres, Spain: Valle del Jerte
  • 10. Copenhagen, Denmark: Bispebjerg Cemetery
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Every year, cherry blossom season is a major event all over the world, with travelers from across the globe flocking over to take a peek at the breathtaking full bloom of the cherry petals. As pink and white cherry blooms fill the air around some of the most famous locations around the world, it’s easy to feel that spring is just around the corner.

Still can’t decide where to go? Don’t worry! We have picked the best cherry blossom viewing locations for you to catch the best spring view! Read on to find out when and where to see the beautiful cherry blossoms all over the world.

The peak flower bloom period varies from year to year depending on the weather, though it usually falls in late March or early April.

Cherry blossom appreciation has gradually been a national tradition in Japan for centuries. There is nowhere in the world like Tokyo when the sakura pops around the city. And Tokyo’s Meguro River is definitely one of the best places to catch delicate cherry blossom blooms.

When winter turns to spring, the Meguro River is inundated under a sea of pink. Walking along the small bridge on both sides of the river is like walking in a corridor full of pink cherry blossoms. It is very easy for visitors to take stunning pictures from any angle, and you can see more than 800 cherry trees in full bloom in its heyday.

Best time to see cherry blossoms: Late March to early April


The Cherry Blossom festival at Seokchon Lake has been suspended for several years due to COVID-19. But this year, visitors would be able to enjoy flower viewing in a little more free atmosphere with the mask off.

More than 1000 stunning cherry blossom trees line the pathways surrounding the 2.5km-long Seokchon lakes. Travellers can take pictures with cherry trees and Magic Castle Lotte World in the background, and it’s also recommended as a photo spot for the Cherry Blossom Festival. The festival also features various events such as busking performances, cultural programs and flea markets.

The mountain peaks surrounding Chiang Mai, Thailand usually turn into a sea of pink flowers during the spring time. And Khun Chang Khian is one of the best places to view Sakura blossom near Chiang Mai.

Famous for the stunning Sakura blossom, fresh mountain air and coffee plantations, the Khun Chang Khian is not only a best place to enjoy the beautiful flower blossom but also a fantastic day trip option.

Travel information:

There are many ways to reach the Khun Chang Khian. Visitors can take local red pick-up trucks, a rental car or motorbike. In addition, travellers can also follow ancient hiking trails up to the village.

Every year when spring comes, the New York City is blanked with pink. If you want to catch the best spring sunlight and flowers, you can’t miss Boston’s Charles River Esplanade.

Boston’s Charles River Esplanade in spring time usually bursts with pink with beautiful cherry blossoms, and is the pinnacle of Sakura goodness. People from home and abroad flock here specifically to soak up the stunning display of spring blossoms.

Remember to go for a walk especially in the section between the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge off Arlington Street and the ramp to Massachusetts Avenue to get the best view.

Best time to view cherry blossoms : Late March to early May

In spring, the Queen Elizabeth Park turns into sea of pink flowers and the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival usually takes place in April most years. The festival boasts a Japan Fair and other blossom-themed events.

There are several varieties of cherry trees in the park. Every year hundreds of people gather under cherry trees to enjoy a community picnic and watch musical performances while Akebono (Yoshino) cherry petals quietly fell all around.

The park is also noted as one of the most popular locations for wedding photos.

Recommended sightseeing time: 2-3 hours

Opening Hours: 6:00-22:00 Monday-Sunday

Paris is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and romantic cities to visit all year round but its springtime is also magical. In Champ-de-Mars, you will find that a big beautiful cherry blossom tree with the Eiffel Tower in the background which is in bloom from March to April every year.

If you are looking for a destination to travel on your world travel bucket list, then the Champ-de-Mars is the one you can’t miss in spring.

Best time to view cherry blossoms: Late March to mid-April

Noted as one of the largest green spaces in south east London, the Greenwich Park boasts a wide range of gardens and an abundance of cheery trees. When spring comes, you will always find a site in the park to spot cherry blossoms. In particular, the views from the top of the Greenwich Park are pretty fantastic and span across to Canary Wharf, St Paul’s Cathedral and beyond.

Apart from the stunning cherry blossom views, visitors could also enjoy a majestic view of the park and of London from the Royal Observatory at the peak of the park's hill. Brass bands and puppet shows during the summer set the stage for an idyllic playground of the young and young-at-heart.

Best time to view cherry blossoms: March to early May

Cherry blossoms is undoubtedly one of the reasons to visit Amsterdam. In 2000, Japan has sent the Netherlands around 400 Sakura trees as a gift. Cherry trees are in full bloom during the spring season, attracting hundreds of visitors every year.

There are many cherry blossom festivals in Amsterdam. Notably the Cherry Blossom Festival (Kersenbloesem festival) in Amsterdam is organized in March and April, which depends on when the trees are sprouting.

If you want to get a full flower-blooming experience in Amsterdam, then Amsterdamse Bos is a must-see.

Best time to view cherry blossoms: Mid-March through early April

With the advent of spring, you can find cherry blossom trees pretty much everywhere in the Spain. And one site you can’t miss is Valle Del Jerte (Jerte Valley) in the old town of Caceres. The Jerte Valley and its eleven villages are covered by a white blanket of flowers when spring rolls in. The bloom of the Sakura is a real natural wonder for visitors to experience but make sure you act quick as these fragile flowers last around 10 days.

Travel tips:

The first trees in bloom are those in the lower regions in the valley with warmer temperatures than higher up in the mountains.

One of the most popular spots to see the stunning Sakura is Bispebjerg Cemetery. The cherry blossom walkway is situated on the fringes of the cemetery.

If you prefer to avoid the majority of the crowds, consider visiting early in the morning or on a weekday. Make sure to check out Grundtvigs Kirke, both the chuuch grounds and interior for its splendid architecture before you leave.

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