It is that time of year again, where people flock to experience the blooming of the cherry trees. And no wonder - there is something magical about standing under a pink cloud of cherry blossoms. The cherry tree or sakura in Japanese, has a long tradition within Japanese culture and the last couple of years, this has spread to Copenhagen as well.
So, if you want to experience what all the rave is about, here are a couple of spots for experiencing the phenomenon.
It might sound a bit strange at first – cherry blossoms in a cemetery. But it is true and one of the most popular places to see the trees. Beautiful avenues lined with cherry trees that form a puffy cloud of pink as far as you can see. You are sure to see friends and families gather underneath the trees trying to get the best picture of the magical wonder. But please remember to be considerate as it is a functioning cemetery.
Another perfect place to see the trees – and right beside that famous little lady out in the water. The 200 trees here were donated by the Japanese Honorary consul of Denmark and mark the place for the annual Sakura Festival where Japanese traditions are celebrated. In 2019, the festival takes place on the 27th – 28th of April. You can take the Hop On – Hop Off Mermaid/Classic Copenhagen bus to the Little Mermaid.
This popular street in the area of Vesterbro is known for its trendy restaurants and cafes. On a spring day you can find Copenhageners here, enjoying life. Along the boulevard cherry trees decorate and adds a bit of spring color to the area.
No matter where you enjoy the pink clouds, you are in for a treat.