[Taiwan] Cherry blossoms in Taiwan
To share information about places to visit in Taiwan with non-locals was one of the main reasons this blog started. This purpose never has changed, but today while it suddenly occurred to me that: I’m seeing a lot of cherry blossoms recently…god! What have I missed to include in my blog!!!
So…here we go: I’m listing as many places as possible for you to enjoy cherry blossom in Taiwan.
Taiwan’s cherry blossom season
From February to April
📌Keep in mind that even if it’s not cherry blossom season, below most places are still 100% worth a visit if you are looking for a day/ weekend trip to escape from the busy city.
Cherry blossom’s in Taipei
Bishanyan is uber famous spot for its night scene of Taipei and with Taipei 101 right in front of you.
After climbing those 460 steps you will find the Kaizhang Shengwang Temple and there you can see the city lights. Sakura flowers can be seen on your way up to the temple.
Lane 42, Pingjing street Shilin District
If you are a fan of hiking and hated the number of crowds at the elephant mountain, this is definitely your place.
Xinbeitou Shanguang Temple
Recommended time to visit for Cherry blossoms: the beginning of February
Tianyuan temple cherry blossom
I would say that this is the most famous cherry blossom spot in Taipei. As a student studying for 4 years in Tamsui, every spring you can see the crowd queuing outside Tamsui Metro station to change into a bus for Tianyuan temple. Even without the sakura flowers, Tianyuan temple itself is totally worth your visit if you are coming to Tamsui, let alone when it’s covered by cherry blossoms!
|Tamsui recommendation for cafe lovers: |
Cafe by the river- La vie Rêvée des Anges
How do I get from Taipei to Tianyuan temple?
Take Taipei metro red line till the final stop-Tamsui station and get out at exit 2. Turn right and keep going forward and you will see a pile of bus standing by. You can take buses with number 866, 875, 893, 876, 877 and get off at Tianyuan gong/ Tianyuan temple stop.
Tianyuan temple working hours: 06:30~21:30
Starbucks Linkou branch
Also known as the prettiest Starbucks in Linkou for the cherry blossoms right in front of it. If you’re planning to go to the Linkou outlet, don’t miss this Starbucks across it!
Remember to wear a pair of comfortable shoes. The way uphill is steep and will take you around 30 minutes.
📌2023 cherry blossom flower season: Jan.10～March.20(approx)
⏰Working hour: 07:00-19:00
🚫Vehicles are forbidden to enter
Taoyuan cherry blossom
Lala Mountain Maple Lodge
If you are not staying in this lodging you may enter after 12pm and better leave before 2 pm. There are fewer sakura flowers here comparing to other cherry blossom spots at Lala mountain, but also fewer people!
-No entrance fee
Lala mountain Loving farm
Everyone says it’s better to park your car before coming to the mountain and take a taxi to enter cause you need to queue (during weekends and high season). Or there are also people who just park their car and walk up to this farm and it takes approx 1 hour.
Or park your car at this Parking lot and take their shuttle bus up to the farm. 100NT per person and you don’t have to queue in your own car.
-Working hour: 07:00~19:00
This is an Atayal tribe(泰雅族)-the 3rd biggest aboriginal tribe in Taiwan. If you’re finding a place for sakura hunting, but with less crowd and more original, this will be the place I would choose!
Tree more manor(翠墨莊園)
Kids friendly and Pets friendly! Many facilities and DIY to keep kids busy.
Moreover, you can rent Kimono here!!
Adult: 700 full day/ kids: 400 full day (11:00-17:00)
📌2023 Spring openings: Jan.03-Feb.28
(closed on Jan.22、23、29、30、Feb.04、05、11、12、 25、26)
🎟️entrance150/50 non-flower season
⏰Working hour: 09:00~18:00
If you missed the Sakura season, no worries!
Mid-April- early May is the Firefly season
May to June is the season for Hydrangea
December you can also come to see Maple leaves
Mid-December until Mid January is the time for plum blossoms
Hsinchu cherry blossom
The biggest park in Hsinchu city and the oldest zoo in Taiwan!
Moreover, Hsinchu Confucius Temple is here also!
So if you’re coming here for sakura flowers, this is an all-inclusive package-totally kids-friendly! Check more pictures below👇🏻
Sakuras here are white and pink interlaced😍
Have to book in advance for parking here, and it’s recommended to take a motion sickness pill before coming😅
⏰Working hour: 08:00~17:00
Miaoli cherry blossom
Another temple with 6 types of cherry blossoms for you to visit.
⏰Working hours: 07:30~18:00(only on weekends)
Taichung cherry blossom
Houli Taian cherry blossom(Taian Police station)
The prettiest police station in Taiwan with cherry blossoms in front which you can enjoy the sakura flowers at night also.
Wuling farm cherry blossom
20000 sakura planted waiting for you to visit!
Sakura bird forest
🎟️Entrance: 200/100 non-flower season
free for kids below 3
⏰Working hour: 09:00~18:00 daily
Spring Mountain Leisure Farm
⏰Working hour: 09:30~18:00
Xinshe Cherry Blossom Trail(新社櫻花秘境)
Xinshe District office
Things to do in Taichung
Nantou county Cherry blossom
Taiwan Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village is a famous amusement park for locals.
During spring you can enjoy 4 types of sakura flowers and 5000 cherry blossom trees inside. Their cherry blossom trees are verified by Japan officially（😅don’t ask me what that means)
Moreover, it’s pet friendly!
📌2023 Cherry blossom season: Feb.06-March.05
⏰Working hours: mon~fri: 09:30-19:30
Sat, Sun: 09:30-20:00
Bagua Tea Garden
NTU Experimental Forest
Kawazu-zakura cherry blossom season 2/21~3/14
🚗with parking lot
🚫no pets allowed
🎟️Entrance: Weekday:80/ Weekends 100
⏰Opening hours: 8am-5pm
National Chi Nan university Sakura forest
cherry blossom season 2023: to be announced
Chi nan university has the biggest sakura forest among any university in Taiwan.
Things to do in Nantou
Yunlin county Qingshanping coffee farm(雲林青山坪咖啡農場)
You will need a car to get here. While you come out of the tunnel you will see the whole way embellished by cherry blossom trees. This coffee farm doesn’t offer food prepare some snacks😉
Chiayi cherry blossom
🎟️entrance220 parking 50
⏰Working hours: 08:00~17:00
Cherry blossom tree introduced from Japan in 2001, with a petite tea house aside.
🎟️Entrance: adult 100/ free under 6 years old
⏰Working hour: 08:00-17:00
Things to do in Chiayi
Pingtung Sakura king
This cherry blossom tree in Pingtung is 60 years old!
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