It is time for hanami once again at Flower Dome as Sakura Matsuri 2019 at Gardens by the Bay Singapore returns from Saturday, 9 March to Sunday, 31 March 2019.
During this fleeting period, catch beautiful cherry blossoms and experience Japanese culture at this popular floral display at Gardens by the Bay.
Cherry Blossoms in Singapore
Inside the Flower Dome, delicate cherry blossoms greet the eye. The pink and white petals of the cherry blossoms surround a pretty jinrickshaw display by the entrance. Stepping through a rustic Japanese-style gate, an impressive red Torii gate unveils the view of the Flower Field display below.
A traditional Japanese tea house or chashitsu occupies the centre of the Flower Field. This is enveloped on multiple sides by cherry trees.
HEADS UP: Esplanade has a new children's festival from the 10 to 14 March. Book your tickets before they sell out.
However, the most popular spot for photo-takers is at the row of torii gates. 15 bright red Torii gates, iconic sights found in Japan, create a picture-postcard tunnel that will get you whipping out your camera to take some snaps with family and friends.
Wandering under the red torii gates and enjoying the cool air within the beautiful Flower Dome, it almost feels like springtime in Japan – which is probably the allure of visiting Sakura Matsuri 2019 at Gardens by the Bay.
Not all the cherry trees have bloomed yet and will probably only do so over the next two weeks.
What Else To See at Sakura Matsuri 2019
Don’t miss the chance to admire the scenes within marumado or circular windows. These miniature scenes offer the chance for calm reflection.
There is also a picturesque Pavilion at Sakura Matsuri 2019, along with a Japanese garden decorated with cranes and Japanese lanterns.
Visitors who are curious to learn more about the cherry blossoms found at Sakura Matsuri 2019 can also pick up a “Sakura Matsuri” Garden Trail pamphlet or join an “Ask Me!” tour held daily at 11 am and 3pm.
Experience Japanese Culture
There are also several Japanese cultural events being held in conjunction with Sakura Matsuri 2019.
From 9 to 17 March, visit Nippon Street at the Flower Field Hall and Waterview Room where there will be Japanese street food, Yukatas for rent, Japanese carnival games and more.
Cultural performances such as the Japanese Tea Ceremony, Wadaiko performances, Kendo demonstrations and others are also scheduled.
A Sakura Matsuri: Anime Garden will also be held at The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay on the last weekend of March.
Sakura Matsuri 2019 At Gardens By The Bay
For more information about Sakura Matsuri 2019, visit the website here.