Feel Like You're In Japan At Gardens By The Bay Sakura Matsuri With 50% Off Tickets

Feel Like You're In Japan At Gardens By The Bay Sakura Matsuri With 50% Off Tickets

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By Karmen on 11 Mar 2020
Digital Editor

If your travel plans to Japan are postponed due to the virus, you can still admire the wonderful sakura blossoms and feel like you're in Japan while staying right here in Singapore. 🌸

Keep reading to find out more!

Gardens by the Bay has transformed into a sakura wonderland! Over 300 sakura trees make up the new Sakura Matsuri - Tale of the Peach Boy floral display.

photo area Sakura Matsuri - Tale of the Peach Boy floral display at gardens by the bayPhoto from GirlStyle Singapore

Sakura Matsuri - Tale of the Peach Boy floral display at gardens by the bayPhoto from GirlStyle Singapore

cherry blossoms in full bloom Sakura Matsuri - Tale of the Peach Boy floral display at gardens by the bayPhoto from GirlStyle Singapore

close up of cherry blossom Sakura Matsuri - Tale of the Peach Boy floral display at gardens by the bayPhoto from GirlStyle Singapore

Stroll under the delightful springtime blooms and be instantly transported to Japan! There are plenty of photo opportunities throughout the display including the Torii gates. Often found at the entrance of a Shinto shrine, this vermillion gate is said to protect against evil, misfortune and calamity.

row of red torii gates Sakura Matsuri - Tale of the Peach Boy floral display at gardens by the bayPhoto from GirlStyle Singapore

single torii gate Sakura Matsuri - Tale of the Peach Boy floral display at gardens by the bayPhoto from GirlStyle Singapore

It's not all just about admiring the beautiful flowers and taking the most stunning photos ever, this is also an educational experience!

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You can learn about Japanese culture like their folklore stories and historical times. Delight in the tale of Momotaro, the Peach Boy, a classic Japanese folklore and admire the mini recreation of Gassho-style farmhouses located in the historic villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama.

Gassho-style farmhouses historical Japan Sakura Matsuri - Tale of the Peach Boy floral display at gardens by the bayPhoto from GirlStyle Singapore

Complementing the floral display in Flower Dome are Cultural Programmes showcasing traditional Japanese arts such as tea ceremony, taiko drum performance and Experience Areas offering activities from video gaming to colouring. You can also have a Hanami Experience ($20) with a ride ticket from the Flower Dome to Bayfront plaza, hanami pack, a bottle of oi ocha, sakura sake tasting and then dress up in a yukata!

Hanami experience wear yukata at Sakura Matsuri - Tale of the Peach Boy floral display at gardens by the bayPhoto from GirlStyle Singapore

Rounding off the festivities is Anime Garden, a celebration of Japanese pop culture with free anisong concerts, anime screenings, and appearances by celebrity cosplayers at The Meadow.

More good news! You can enjoy 50% discount on tickets* purchased for entry to Flower Dome. From 6 to 22 March 2020, tickets are priced at $6 (U.P. $12) for adults and $4 (U.P. $8) for children and seniors.

*Applicable for Singapore citizens, permanent residents and those living in Singapore, including holders of employment passes, work permits or dependent passes.

📍Flower Dome, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, S018953
⏰ 9am - 9pm, from now till 29 March 2020
🌐 gardensbythebay.com.sg/sakura

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