Sakura Copenhagen - The Cherry Blossom Festival 2024


Every year, around April, the city of Copenhagen transforms into a pink wonderland as thousands of cherry blossom trees bloom and create a stunning contrast with the blue sky and the green grass. This is the time when the Sakura Festival, also known as the Cherry Blossom Festival, takes place in Copenhagen, attracting locals and tourists alike who want to enjoy the spectacle of nature and the richness of Japanese culture.

Cherry Blossom Trees of Copenhagen

The Sakura Festival is organized by the Copenhagen Sakura Festival Committee, a non-profit organization that aims to promote friendship and cultural exchange between Denmark and Japan. The festival is held in Langelinie Park, a waterfront park near the Little Mermaid statue, where about 200 cherry trees were donated by the Japanese Embassy in 2005 as a symbol of gratitude and peace.

Reach Langelinieparken and the Sakura Festival on board Stromma’s Classic Copenhagen route, just hop off at stop 5 – The Little Mermaid.

Experience the Heart of Japan in Copenhagen

The festival lasts for two days, during which visitors can experience various aspects of Japanese culture, such as music, dance, martial arts, tea ceremony, origami, calligraphy, and more. There are also stalls selling Japanese food, drinks, crafts, and souvenirs, as well as workshops and demonstrations for children and adults. The highlight of the festival is the Hanami, or the cherry blossom viewing, where people can picnic under the trees and admire the pink petals falling like snowflakes. In 2024, the Sakura Festival takes place on April 20th and 21st.

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A Celebration: Sakura Festival Copenhagen

The Sakura Festival is a free and family-friendly event that celebrates the arrival of spring and the friendship between Denmark and Japan. It is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a different culture and enjoy the beauty of nature in the heart of the city. The festival is very popular and attracts thousands of visitors every year, so it is advisable to arrive early and bring your own picnic blanket and basket. You can also check the official website of the festival for the latest updates and information about the program and the activities.

The Sakura Festival in Copenhagen is one of the many cherry blossom festivals that take place around the world, but it is certainly one of the most charming and memorable ones. If you are planning to visit Copenhagen in spring, make sure to add this festival to your itinerary and experience the magic of the Sakura.

If you are looking for more inspiration on what to do in Copenhagen in spring, we have made a top ten list of things to do in spring.

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