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Sakura Matsuri: Kids Enter Free, Springtime Blooms & Cultural Performances at Gardens by the Bay!

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Location: Gardens by the Bay
6 Mar - 29 Mar 2020
Various timings
Free (Admission charges to Flower Dome applies)

Escaping to Japan to marvel in awe at the cherry blossoms might be a no-no during this period but don’t let that get you down. You can still enjoy the beauty of the springtime blooms at Gardens by the Bay!

Sakura Matsuri 2020 at Gardens by the Bay

The annual Sakura Matsuri is back and as usual, you can expect a melange of family-friendly cultural performances and activities to accompany your flower viewing! 

Visit this school holiday and kids enjoy FREE Admission to Gardens by the Bay! More below!

Tale of the Peach Boy Floral Display

Sakura Matsuri 2020 at Gardens by the Bay

The Flower Dome paints a scenic image of a Japanese springtime landscape with Gassho-style farmhouses, torii gates, and a Japanese tea house nestled amidst different varieties of bright cherry and peach blossoms.

Sakura Matsuri 2020 at Gardens by the Bay

As you wander through the conservatory, you will also come across the adventures of the legendary Momotaro, a boy born from a peach, and three adorable warriors who fought alongside him.

Tale of the Peach Boy Floral Display: Flower Dome | 6 Mar – 29 Mar 2020: 9 am – 9 pm | Admission charges apply

Cultural Programmes

Updated (23/3): Please note that Sakura Matsuri: Cultural Programmes have been canceled.

Aside from appreciating cherry blossoms and embarking on folklore adventures, you can also enjoy an array of cultural performances at the Flower Dome.

Sakura Matsuri 2020 at Gardens by the Bay

Happening across the weekends, you can experience a Japanese tea ceremony and catch the thrilling demonstrations of Japanese sword techniques by members of the Singapore Kendo Club and Tanglin Kendo Club!

Sakura Matsuri 2020 at Gardens by the Bay

Also, keep your eyes (and ears) peeled for Hibikiya’s performances as they present to you traditional Japanese minyo music, including the taiko (Japanese drum)!

Japanese Tea Ceremony: Flower Dome | 7 – 8, 21 – 22, 28 – 29 Mar 2020: 11 am & 12 pm | Admission charges apply

Hibikiya: Flower Dome | 8 & 21 Mar 2020: 2 pm & 4 pm | Admission charges apply

Singapore Kendo Club & Tanglin Kendo Club: Flower Dome | 22 Mar 2020: 2 pm (SKC) & 4 pm (TKC) | Admission charges apply

Games & Activities

Nothing completes a matsuri experience quite like some hands-on games and activities! Try out some exciting games, like FIFA 20 and Streetfighter V for free at the Sony Playstation Demo Kiosk or take part in the Danbo Colouring Workshop.

Sakura Matsuri 2020 at Gardens by the Bay

And in case you were wondering who or what Danbo is, it’s the alter ego of Miura Hayasaka, a friend of the main character, Yotsuba Koiwai, from the manga Yotsuba&!. This cardboard character has since become quite an internet sensation. Now you can have your own!

Additionally, you can check out the Kotobukiya Pop-up Display where over 20 figurines and models of popular Japanese Characters are showcased.

Sony Playstation Demo Kiosk: Flower Dome | 13 Mar – 22 Mar 2020: 10 am – 8 pm | Admission charges apply

Danbo Coloring Workshop: Flower Dome | 14 – 15, 21 – 22 Mar 2020: 11 am – 2 pm (30 mins/session) | $35/person | Suitable for 6 yrs & above

Kotobukiya Pop-up Display: Flower Dome | 13 Mar – 22 Mar 2020: 10 am – 8 pm | Admission charges apply

Half-Priced Tickets + Kids Enter Free

From now until 22 Mar 2020, Singapore residents get to enjoy a 50% discount on tickets purchased! Promotion is valid for One Conservatory, Two Conservatories, Floral Fantasy, Supertree Observatory and Attraction Bundle tickets!

Sakura Matsuri 2020 at Gardens by the Bay

Also, during the school holidays, (14 - 22 Mar), children aged 3 to 12 years old who are Singapore Residents will enjoy FREE admission to the Conservatories, Floral Fantasy, and Supertree Observatory. Please note that this promotion is not valid with any other offers/promotions.

The good news doesn't end, for drivers you get to enjoy 4 hours of free parking too! More savings!

Photo credits Gardens by the Bay


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Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day

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