Is viewing the beautiful sakura on your bucket list but too broke to fly to Japan? Now you can view real cherry blossom at Gardens By the Bay from 16 March to 8 April 2018! There's even free anisong concerts, celebrity cosplayer appearances and Pikachu dance parade!
Japan spring fever sweeps Gardens by the Bay with the inaugural Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival). Anchoring the fiesta is the annual cherry blossom floral display in Flower Dome, which will be complemented by Flower Dome programmes such as Japanese tea ceremony demonstrations, performing arts and kimono parade. Fans of Japanese pop culture will be in for a treat at Anime Garden, an anime-themed weekend featuring free anisong concerts, celebrity cosplayer appearances and Pikachu dance parade. Rounding off the festivities at the end of the month is Sakura Japan Fair featuring Japanese food and retail options, workshops and performances.
- Fri, 16 Mar 2018 - Sun, 8 Apr 2018
- Daily 9.00am - 9.00pm
- Supertree Grove and Flower Dome
- Admission charge to Flower Dome applies.
Part of the floral display - Blossom Bliss, this is Gardens by the Bay's second time showcasing cherry blossoms.
Cherry blossoms are very sensitive to temperature and they are showcased for the first time last year, in a test to see if they can survive in tropical temperatures.
Now that it is proven successful, Gardens by the Bay has planted even more cherry blossom trees at Flower Dome, with more than 20 varieties showcased in a Japanese setting.
The Flower Dome will be open from 9am to 9pm daily during this event and you can book your tickets in advance online.
More info on event here.