15 of the Most Picturesque Places To See Cherry Blossoms In Seoul

It’s spring in Korea! And I know you’re wondering where to see cherry blossoms in Seoul, right? There are some super popular cherry blossom spots, hidden gems, and everything in between. Literally, you can see cherry blossoms all over the city so don’t think you must head to the “must see” spots. Enjoy any cherry blossom scenery you find here, there, and everywhere. But, if you are looking for the most popular places to see cherry blossoms in Seoul, then I’ll give you a few spots to start and plenty of hidden gems too. Here are the top 15 places to see cherry blossoms in Seoul: Yeouido (여의도) Seoul Children’s Grand Park (서울어린이대공원) Seokchon Lake (석촌호수) Seoul Forest (서울숲) Dream Forest (북서울꿈의숲) Namsan Mountain (남산) Bulgwang Stream (불광천) Yangjae Stream (양재천) Anyang Stream (안양천) Jeongdok Library (정독도서관) Hapjeong (합정) Ansan Mountain (안산) Seonyudo Island (선유도) Seoul National Cemetery (국립서울현충원) Gyeongchun Line Railroad Forest (경춘선숲길) (This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a certain percentage of a sale if you purchase after clicking at no cost to you. Thank you for your support.) 1 Yeouido (여의도) There are 1,700 king cherry blossom trees that line the western end of Yeouido Island. The flowers are the obvious draw and they line the roads that circle the island of Yeouido behind the National Assembly Building. Yeouido is one of the, if not the, most popular places to see cherry blossoms in Seoul. Yeouido usually hosts the Yeouido Cherry Blossom festival and even closes down the roads to cars and buses during the weeklong event. It can be packed but it’s gorgeous and worth it. A lot of people plan to have a picnic at the Yeouido Han River Park after they see the flowers. Do the same. Address: Yeouiseo-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 영등포구 여의서로) 2 Seoul Children’s Grand Park (서울어린이대공원) Photo by Seoul Metropolitan Government/Penta Press Considered one of the most impressive places to see cherry blossoms in Seoul, Children’s Grand Park has it all including grassy fields for picnics. This public park in Gwangjin-gu has an amusement park , botanical garden, musical fountain, and of course lots and lots of cherry blossom trees to see. Stroll beneath the flowering trees and see the other park highlights while you’re there. Address: 216 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul (광진구 능동로 216) 3 Seokchon Lake (석촌호수) Stroll around a lake surrounded by cherry blossoms and just next to the tallest building in Korea, the Lotte Tower. There is an annual cherry blossom festival held here and it can get busy so go early in the morning if you want to visit with the least number of people. Stop in for the flowers, but stay to see the amazing views from the tallest building in Korea nearby. Address: 148 Jamsil-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 송파구 잠실로 148) 4 Seoul Forest (서울숲) Feed deer and visit the butterfly garden in between walking beneath the beautiful fluttering white and pale pink petals of the cherry blossoms. Take a blanket and food for a picnic and stay the whole day in this massive park and then if you’re hungry, head into Seongsu-dong, the Brooklyn of Seoul. Address: 273 Ttukseom-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 성동구 뚝섬로 273) 5 Dream Forest (북서울꿈의숲) The fourth largest park in Seoul, Dream Forest is in northern Seoul and though surrounded by dense forest, is rather empty in the park except for the outstanding number of cherry blossom trees that circle the open lawns. Follow the cherry blossom lined path and make a loop around the park before heading up to the observatory to get the views from above. Address: 173 Wolgye-ro, Gangbuk-gu, Seoul 6 Namsan Mountain (남산) Photo by Seoul Metropolitan Government/Penta Press Namsan Mountain should need no introduction, but just in case, the mountain is a gorgeous cherry blossom covered mountain come spring. Right downtown and easy to get to, it’s a popular spot to find the flowers and take a cable car ride up to Namsan Tower while you’re there. Address: 231 Samil-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul (중구 삼일대로 231) 7 Bulgwang Stream (불광천) When we moved to Eunpyeong-gu, I never realized how picturesque the stream near us was until that first spring came of course. The entire stream is lined on both sides with cherry blossom trees that cover the sidewalk like a tunnel. It’s amazingly gorgeous when in peak bloom. Find the nearest stream to you and see what you can find! You might be surprised just like we were. 8 Yangjae Stream (양재천) Photo by Seoul Metropolitan Government/Penta Press The streams of Seoul are long and often lined with cherry blossoms as you might notice. I’ve named a few here, but just look for the stream nearest you and you might be surprised at what you find. Yangjaecheon Stream is southeast of Gwacheon’s Gwanaksan Mountain and is another stream that doesn’t disappoint with cherry blossoms. 9 Anyang Stream (안양천) This stream is a gorgeous place to take a strol

15 of the Most Picturesque Places To See Cherry Blossoms In Seoul

It’s spring in Korea! And I know you’re wondering where to see cherry blossoms in Seoul, right? There are some super popular cherry blossom spots, hidden gems, and everything in between. Literally, you can see cherry blossoms all over the city so don’t think you must head to the “must see” spots. Enjoy any cherry blossom scenery you find here, there, and everywhere. But, if you are looking for the most popular places to see cherry blossoms in Seoul, then I’ll give you a few spots to start and plenty of hidden gems too.

Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival, Seoul, Korea

Here are the top 15 places to see cherry blossoms in Seoul:

  1. Yeouido (여의도)
  2. Seoul Children’s Grand Park (서울어린이대공원)
  3. Seokchon Lake (석촌호수)
  4. Seoul Forest (서울숲)
  5. Dream Forest (북서울꿈의숲)
  6. Namsan Mountain (남산)
  7. Bulgwang Stream (불광천)
  8. Yangjae Stream (양재천)
  9. Anyang Stream (안양천)
  10. Jeongdok Library (정독도서관)
  11. Hapjeong (합정)
  12. Ansan Mountain (안산)
  13. Seonyudo Island (선유도)
  14. Seoul National Cemetery (국립서울현충원)
  15. Gyeongchun Line Railroad Forest (경춘선숲길)

(This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a certain percentage of a sale if you purchase after clicking at no cost to you. Thank you for your support.)


1 Yeouido (여의도)

Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival, Seoul, Korea

There are 1,700 king cherry blossom trees that line the western end of Yeouido Island. The flowers are the obvious draw and they line the roads that circle the island of Yeouido behind the National Assembly Building. Yeouido is one of the, if not the, most popular places to see cherry blossoms in Seoul. Yeouido usually hosts the Yeouido Cherry Blossom festival and even closes down the roads to cars and buses during the weeklong event. It can be packed but it’s gorgeous and worth it. A lot of people plan to have a picnic at the Yeouido Han River Park after they see the flowers. Do the same.

  • Address: Yeouiseo-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 영등포구 여의서로)

2 Seoul Children’s Grand Park (서울어린이대공원)

Seoul National Cemetary, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, Korea
Photo by Seoul Metropolitan Government/Penta Press

Considered one of the most impressive places to see cherry blossoms in Seoul, Children’s Grand Park has it all including grassy fields for picnics. This public park in Gwangjin-gu has an amusement park , botanical garden, musical fountain, and of course lots and lots of cherry blossom trees to see. Stroll beneath the flowering trees and see the other park highlights while you’re there.

  • Address: 216 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul (광진구 능동로 216)

3 Seokchon Lake (석촌호수)

Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival, Seoul, Korea

Stroll around a lake surrounded by cherry blossoms and just next to the tallest building in Korea, the Lotte Tower. There is an annual cherry blossom festival held here and it can get busy so go early in the morning if you want to visit with the least number of people. Stop in for the flowers, but stay to see the amazing views from the tallest building in Korea nearby.

  • Address: 148 Jamsil-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 송파구 잠실로 148)

4 Seoul Forest (서울숲)

Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival, Seoul, Korea

Feed deer and visit the butterfly garden in between walking beneath the beautiful fluttering white and pale pink petals of the cherry blossoms. Take a blanket and food for a picnic and stay the whole day in this massive park and then if you’re hungry, head into Seongsu-dong, the Brooklyn of Seoul.

  • Address: 273 Ttukseom-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 성동구 뚝섬로 273)

5 Dream Forest (북서울꿈의숲)

The fourth largest park in Seoul, Dream Forest is in northern Seoul and though surrounded by dense forest, is rather empty in the park except for the outstanding number of cherry blossom trees that circle the open lawns. Follow the cherry blossom lined path and make a loop around the park before heading up to the observatory to get the views from above.

  • Address: 173 Wolgye-ro, Gangbuk-gu, Seoul

6 Namsan Mountain (남산)

Namsan, Seoul, Korea
Photo by Seoul Metropolitan Government/Penta Press

Namsan Mountain should need no introduction, but just in case, the mountain is a gorgeous cherry blossom covered mountain come spring. Right downtown and easy to get to, it’s a popular spot to find the flowers and take a cable car ride up to Namsan Tower while you’re there.

  • Address: 231 Samil-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul (중구 삼일대로 231)

7 Bulgwang Stream (불광천)

When we moved to Eunpyeong-gu, I never realized how picturesque the stream near us was until that first spring came of course. The entire stream is lined on both sides with cherry blossom trees that cover the sidewalk like a tunnel. It’s amazingly gorgeous when in peak bloom. Find the nearest stream to you and see what you can find! You might be surprised just like we were.


8 Yangjae Stream (양재천)

Yangjaecheon Stream, Daechi-dong, Seoul, Korea
Photo by Seoul Metropolitan Government/Penta Press

The streams of Seoul are long and often lined with cherry blossoms as you might notice. I’ve named a few here, but just look for the stream nearest you and you might be surprised at what you find. Yangjaecheon Stream is southeast of Gwacheon’s Gwanaksan Mountain and is another stream that doesn’t disappoint with cherry blossoms.


9 Anyang Stream (안양천)

This stream is a gorgeous place to take a stroll in the spring. It can be crowded at times, but since it’s a long walking path, you can usually get some great alone time on the path that stretches for quite a long distance. Visit as the cherry blossom petals fall and it’s pretty magical. They made me dance and I’m sure they’ll make you dance too.


10 Jeongdok Library (정독도서관)

Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival, Seoul, Korea

In the heart of the Bukchon/Anguk district, Jeongdok Library becomes a popular spot to take photos each spring. Established as a place to provide Seoulites and visitors with a space to study and enjoy books, the library is one of the major libraries of the city’s public library system. It’s a hidden gem to most tourists and visitors.

  • Address: 48 Bukchon-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul (종로구 북촌5길 48)

11 Hapjeong (합정)

There are some very scenic streets just near Hapjeong Station. They become extremely popular for quiet… yet busy strolls each spring. Head out exit 5 of Hapjeong Station and turn right on the first alleyway and you’ll be on Yanghwa-ro 6-gil, where the above photos were taken. You can also head out of exit 7 and head into the streets on the other side of the main road. Tongjeong-ro is a great street to take a stroll to see cherry blossoms too. Enjoy the views along with a nice cafe or popular restaurant.


12 Ansan Mountain (안산)

Hallie Bradley & daughter in Ansan Mountain, Seoul

Near Hongje Stream (Hongjecheon 홍제천) a waterfall is the first sight to view and that is just the beginning of the great sights to behold on Ansan Mountain. On the hillside just behind the waterfall sits all of these beautiful cherry blossom trees and the crowds were not nearly as large as you’d expect for a grove this beautiful. A few years ago, the climb on this side was redone by the local government so instead of just a hiking path up, it became a gorgeous garden.

  • Address: Bongwon-dong Seodaemun-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 서대문구 봉원동)

13 Seonyudo Island (선유도)

Seonyudo Island, Seoul, Korea

Seonyudo Park sits on an island on the Han River in Seoul, Korea between Hapjeong and Dangsan and is one of the best kept secrets in Seoul. The island, only accessible by foot bridge, walking, or bus, used to house a water treatment plant but in the effort to bring green space back to Seoul, it was released back to nature. Seonyudo Island blooms and does it rather quietly. Somehow being in the middle of the Han River makes it a bit of a hidden gem that people just pass by without realizing they can visit to see cherry blossoms.

  • Address: 95 Yanghwa-dong Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul (영등포구 양화동  95)

14 Seoul National Cemetery (국립서울현충원)

Seoul National Cemetary, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, Korea
Photo by Seoul Metropolitan Government/Penta Press

Might seem like an odd place to enjoy cherry blossom trees, but Seoul National Cemetery is one of Seoul’s most beautiful sites when the pink cherry blossoms bloom. The Seoul National Cemetery is where people who dedicated their lives for Korea are buried. It is a memorial site for patriots and veterans so be respectful if you choose to visit here. The cemetery is home to the popular weeping willow-like cherry blossoms.

  • Address: 210 Hyeonchung-ro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul (동작구 현충로 210)
  • Hours: 6:00am ~ 6:00pm

15 Gyeongchun Line Railroad Forest (경춘선숲길)

Gyeongchun Line (Railroad) Forest, Nowon-gu, Seoul, Korea
Photo by Seoul Metropolitan Government/Penta Press

Picture historic trains and cherry blossoms and that’s what you’ll get at Gyeongchun Line Railroad Forest. The railroad line that was shut down in 2010 is now a 6.3km long Seoul Urban Regeneration Project that allows pedestrians to walk from Kwangwoon University Station to old Hwarangdae Station. It’s beautiful and perfect if you live in northern Seoul.

  • Address: 29-51 Gongneung 2-dong, Nowon-gu (노원구 공릉2동 29-51)

There are some amazing places to see cherry blossoms around Seoul. You won’t be the only person out and about looking for the pink petals and these aren’t the only places to see them, but it’s a great start. Also, just walk outside and look near you and you’ll be sure to find cherry blossoms in Seoul. Don’t worry too much. They’re everywhere! Enjoy them this spring.