Sakura 2023 Gardens by the Bay : Review - - Singapore Wacky Magazine

Sakura 2023 Gardens by the Bay : Review

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



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

Cherry Blossom

Peach Blossom, or momo, can also be found in the flower field.

Peach Blossom

2) Catch a Pokemon at the Pokemon Forest

The Pokemon Forest will be home to  Snorlex, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle and Pikachu. 

Can you catch them all?

Pokemon Gardens By The Bay

3) Meet Pikachu on 18 March 2023

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. 

Sakura Afro Pikachu will also make its first appearance outside of Japan. Meet and Greet will be from 18-19 March. 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

Torri Gates

These Torri Gates could have taken a page from the steps of Fushimi Inari Shrine.

Look out for the super cute bunnies there! 

7) Hop on the Sakura Express

Sakura Express

Hop on the Sakura Express for the mandatory Selfie. 

A miniature Nara Park awaits beyond the train.

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 day.

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!

Get your tickets to the Flower Dome here.

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