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During the Jinhae Gunhangje Festival in early April, South Korea's naval history is freshened up by the early April cherry blossom bloom. For ten days, Jinhae's usually off-limits naval base is flooded with 2.6 million tourists enjoying the fresh...more
Jinhae Jungwon Rotary Intersection and Jinhae area, Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

The biggest Cherry Blossom festival in South Korea. Jinhae is beautiful and there are lots of cherry trees. It was worth a long drive from Seoul.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Jamie0025
Reviewed 3 October 2018

You have to take bus ride from Busan. I suggest you purchase your return ticket right away when you get there because there will be so many people in the evening trying to get back to Busan. It will save you time to line up...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank anez12
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

I was privileged to celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival! The town was extremely beautiful. I stayed at Changwon, took a bus to Jinhae. Free buses available in Jinhae during the festival to ferry people to places of attractions. If you love Cherry Blossom, do plan...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank HMH
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

The journey is very long from Seoul. 5 hours to and 5 hours back. A total 10 hours but it is worth it. The full bloom of cherry blossom is breathtaking and enjoyable. Crowded during the festival. Occasional wind adds a different views with cherry...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

I learned this festival last year and I had the chance to participate and see this last April 07, 2018. I joined a famous group tour from seoul to avoid any hassle coming here. Although travel time is 5 hours one way....it's definitely worth it...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank paolodecastr0
Reviewed 24 April 2018

It's popular cherry blossoms festival in Korea. Thousands of tourists visit this place to view the well organised cherry blossoms alongside a foot bridge. There are also food stalls nearby to cater for the festival.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Leung L
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Honestly blossom trees lined the roads everywhere in Jinhae and Masan (heard it was the same in Changwon). Definitely worth a trip down if you're in time for the blooms.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank pottyfrodo
Reviewed 14 April 2018

I chose to go during the first week of April where I know it will be in full bloom and is just before the actual festival. In such a way I can enjoy the full bloom of the cherry blossom and yet avoid the crowd....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

The Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Blossom Festival is truly a great experience to be in every spring. It will be a great idea to have a simple lunch at one of the pochamacha along the 1.5m Yeojwacheon Stream over looking the stream and beautiful cherry blossoms....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank tweetypooh87
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Nothing really special to see apart from cherry trees. The festival itself is vertical crowded, a lot of traffic jams and common fries sellers... The Jinhae Station seem to be just regular and nothing extra ordinary

Date of experience: April 2018
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Gemma E
12 February 2019|
Response from HMH | Reviewed this property |
You can go via flight or train from Incheon Airport to Jinhae. Info is available in website. From Jinhae to Busan, can take bus from Jinhae bus terminal. Can check for info in website.
9 September 2018|
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Response from Leung L | Reviewed this property |
Since there are a lot more choices in town around the subway line, which also enable evening activities, and the trip in Jinhai will not last for a full day, suggest not to stay a night in Jinhai.
1 September 2018|
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Response from paolodecastr0 | Reviewed this property |
Hello...there..i was there last year and it was great...its my first time to see cherry blossom and there are many ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š I was there during their festival april 7 which is a sureball to see full bloomed cherry trees If... More