Sakura Gardens by the Bay

Sakura - Blossom into the Night at Gardens by the Bay

March 31, 2024

One of Gardens by the Bay's most popular displays returns for its 9th edition

The Sakura display is back at Gardens by the Bay and it’s just as stunning this year!

Cherry Blossoms will be blooming in full glory in the Flower Dome against a Japanese inspired backdrop that captures the serene beauty of the sakura season in Japan.

This year, the Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) in Kyoto takes centre stage with a magnificent replica of the iconic attraction.

You'll even be able to step inside and imagine what it's like to be inside the real thing.

Visitors to the Sakura floral display also stand a chance to win a pair of economy class tickets to anywhere in Japan, sponsored by All Nippon Airways (ANA).

Read on to find out how you can participate!

Over 140 cherry blossom trees

This year's display will feature more than 140 cherry blossom trees of over 40 varieties.

See fan favourites such as Prunus Accolade, known for its abundant clusters of pink blooms, Prunus Kiku Shidare with its distinctive weeping form, and Prunus Pendula Rubra which has an umbrella form and bears deep pink to red flowers.

There will be a new addition this year - the European plum blossom species Prunus domestica with its white to pale pink flowers.

As you wander the grounds, discover elements that evoke the spirit of Kyoto, from a traditional house reminiscent of Miyama Village to the tranquil sounds of a sozu, a bamboo water fountain commonly seen in Japanese gardens.

Sakura at Night Experience

For the first time, visitors can enjoy a day-to-night experience with the introduction of the Yozakura night sakura viewing experience.

As dusk falls, the cherry blossoms will be lit up, mirroring the beauty of night time sakura viewing in Japan.

Special projections further bring the night to life, transforming the ground into a koi-filled stream or a street with fallen sakura petals teased by a gentle breeze.

Paper cranes that adorn the entrance of the Flower Dome will also come to life with LED lights.

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Japanese Cultural Programmes

Alongside the Sakura Display, you can look forward to an array of Japanese cultural activities and performances including meet ups with celebrity cosplayers and Japanese anisong artistes.

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Exclusive for ticket holders in Flower Dome:


Japanese drum group Hibikiya will play the taiko and other traditional Japanese instruments and perform traditional dances.

Date: Saturday, 23 March 2024

Time: 1.30pm to 2.00pm and 3.30pm to 4.00pm


A Japanese style of dance using a unique instrument known as the Naruko, with clapping sounds made to the beat when dancing.

Date: Saturday, 23 March 2024

Time: 5.00pm to 5.30pm

Japanese Tea Ceremony

This traditional Japanese cultural activity involves the ceremonial preparation and serving of matcha and a Japanese sweet.

Date: Saturday, 23 March, 24 March 2024

  • 10.30am to 11.00am
  • 11.15am to 11.45am
  • 1.00pm to 1.30pm
  • 1.45pm to 2.15pm

Date: 30 March, 31 March, 6 April, 7 April

  • 11.00am to 11.45am
  • 12.00pm to 12.45pm
  • 1.00pm to 1.45pm
  • 2.00pm to 2.45pm

Mochitsuki demonstration and experience

Witness expert mochi makers demonstrate the age-old tradition of transforming rice into delightful mochi.

You may even get the chance to take a turn at wielding the wooden mallet and pounding your own mochi!

Date: Saturday, 23 March 2024

  • 1.00pm to 1.45pm
  • 5.45pm to 6.30pm

Date: Sunday, 24 March 2024

  • Time: 2.00pm to 2.45pm
  • 5.45pm to 6.30pm

Free public programmes


Marvel at the lush sounds of Japanese koto by Koto Group of The Japanese Association, Singapore.

Date: Saturday, 24 March 2024

Time: 1.00pm to 1.15pm

Location: Flower Field Hall

Japanese Folk Dance

Date: Saturday, 24 March 2024

Time: 1.30pm to 1.45pm

Location: Flower Field Hall

Akido demonstration

Date: Saturday, 24 March 2024

  • 1.45pm to 2.00pm
  • 3.00pm to 3.15pm

Location: Flower Field Hall

Suzume Odori

Often the highlight of the Sendai Aoba Festival, the popular Suzume Odori – which means “Sparrow Dance” in English – thrills audiences with its unique, birdlike movements and brightly-coloured fans and costumes.

Date: Saturday, 24 March 2024

  • 3.30pm to 3.45pm
  • 5.30pm to 5.45pm

Location: Flower Field Hall

JCC Cinema: Josee, The Tiger and the Fish

In this heartwarming anime, Tsuneo is a university student and Josee is a young girl who has rarely gone out of the house by herself due to her being unable to walk.

The two meet when Tsuneo finds Josee’s grandmother taking her out for an evening walk.

Date: Saturday, 24 March 2024

Time: 3.45pm to 5.30pm

Location: Flower Field Hall

Touring Springtime Japan

"Touring Springtime Japan" brings the vibrant tapestry of Japanese culture and cuisine right to you.

Explore the rich traditions, flavours, and crafts of Japan's six key regions, each with its own unique charm and delicacies.

Experience the age-old tradition of mochi pounding, where a wooden mallet is used to vigorously pound flour into a sticky, delicious mochi cake.

Date: Saturday, 23 March and Sunday, 24 March 2024

Time: 12.00pm to 7.00pm

Location: Flower Field Hall


  • Admission to Flower Dome applies on opening day on Saturday, 23 March 2024.
  • Admission is free on Sunday, 24 March 2024.

Anime Garden

Anime Garden makes its return after a 4-year hiatus with a lineup that boasts regional cosplay artists and the highly anticipated Cosplay Singles Competition.

There will also be an exciting Japanese Music Concert featuring Japanese artistes including legendary anisong singer Hiroshi Kitadani, as well as an anime marketplace and a selection of Japanese street food.

Date: 30 and 31 Mar 2024

Time: 3:30pm-10.00pm

Location: Supertree Grove

Admission: Free

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ANA X Gardens by the Bay Sakura Giveaway

Win a pair of economy class tickets to anywhere in Japan sponsored by All Nippon Airways (ANA)!

To enter, scan the contest QR code at the Sakura floral display to answer a question and stand a chance to win.

Terms and conditions:

  • Contest period: 22 March to 21 April 2024
  • The lucky draw is open to Singapore residents, 18 years old and above.
  • Only one entry per registered ANA member is allowed. Repeated entries will not be considered.

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