The best place to see Sakura may just be in Singapore.
Sakura at Gardens By the Bay 2023 marks its return to the Flower Dome.
This year’s theme is train travel.
|Train Travel @ Sakura|
The Flower Dome will be transformed into a landscape akin to a scenic train
journey across beautiful spots of Japan.
Here are 10 things to do at Sakura 2023
1) HANAMI – FLOWER WATCHING
Enjoy Hamani (Flower Viewing) at the sakura.
There are 2 types of Sakura to enjoy.
Cherry Blossom is the most popular Sakura that is found throughout Japan
Peach Blossom, or momo, can also be found in the flower field.
2) Catch a Pokemon at the Pokemon Forest
The Pokemon Forest will be home to Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle and
Pikachu. Can you catch them all?
|Pokemon Gardens By The Bay|
3) Meet Pikachu on 18 March 2023
|Pikachu at the Flower Fields|
Pikachu will be performing at Gardens by the Bay for one day only on 18 March
at the Flower Dome at 11 am and 2 pm. Don’t miss it!
4)Spot the Mini Shirakawa-Go Houses
Since this is a scenic train journey, you can expect to see Japanese
attractions. These Shirakawa Go Houses would be familiar to visitors in Japan
5) Catch a glimpse of Mount Fuji
|Can you spot Mount Fuji|
Mount Fuji can also be spotted here.
6) Admire the Torri Gates
These Torri Gates could have taken a page from the steps of Fushimi Inari
Look out for the super cute bunnies there!
7) Hop on the Sakura Express
Hop on the Sakura Express for the mandatory Selfie
8) Hide Under the Red Wagasa (Umbrella)
Red Umbrella is used in Japanese weddings, signifies life, and wards off evil.
|Bento found in Trains|
Look out for the numerous bento that are usually sold at train stations.
9) Touring Springtime Japan – 19 March 11am-630pm
|Mochi Pounding at Nara|
Immerse in a Japanese experience in the one-day-only Touring Springtime Japan
Showcase. Experience the traditional Japanese art of Mochi Pounding, sample
delicious snacks from across six regions, and learn more about the
prefectures, culture, and food. Best of all, the programmes are Free!
10 ) Enjoy Japanese Cultural Programmes -19 March
Immerse in Japanese culture with a selection of performances and
demonstrations. Programmes are free.
Refer here for details.
There will also be a show – Belle at the Flower Fields, from 4-6pm on the same
|Entrance to Sakura|
Sakura 2023 will start from 11 March to 9 April. The best time to go is the
18/19 weekend when most activities are held!