The ninth edition of the ever-popular Sakura floral display returns in March, alongside an exciting slew of activities with themes of Japan and Japanese culture. Cultural programmes feature the traditional tea ceremony, mochi pounding, as well as folk dance and musical performances. Following a four-year hiatus, fans of Japanese pop culture can look forward to the return of Anime Garden, with an exciting concert line-up featuring Japanese music artists, meet-and-greet sessions with renowned cosplayers from across Asia, and food and merchandise booths!

Sakura Blossom into the Night 2024

SAKURA: BLOSSOM INTO THE NIGHT FLORAL DISPLAY

The beauty of cherry blossom trees in bloom is set against a landscape that echoes the city’s tranquil gardens and the historic Golden Pavilion – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Complementing the Sakura experience that visitors have come to anticipate is Yozakura (night sakura), where the cherry blossom trees are lit up and whimsical light projections on the ground offer a magical ambience under the darkened sky.

Sakura Flora Display 2024

📅 22 Mar to 21 Apr 2024
⏱ 9am – 9pm
📍 Flower Dome
🏷 Admission charge to Flower Dome applies

You can get tickets online via Klook.




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JAPANESE CULTURAL PROGRAMMES

Immerse in Japanese culture with a selection of performances and demonstrations, brought to you in partnership with Japan Creative Centre (JCC). There are exclusive highlights in Flower Dome for those with a ticket, as well as programmes that are free for all to enjoy.

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HIBIKIYA

Hibikiya Sakura Flower DomePhoto credit: Gardens by the Bay

Watch Japanese drum group Hibikiya play the recognisable beat of the taiko and other traditional Japanese instruments as well as perform traditional dances.

📅 23 Mar 2024
⏱ 1.30pm to 2pm and 3.30pm to 4pm

YOSAKOI

Yosakoi is a unique Japanese style of dance and vibrant melange of tradition and modernity. Using a unique instrument known as the naruko, clapping sounds are made to the beat when dancing.

📅 23 Mar 2024
⏱ 5pm to 5.30pm

JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY

Sakura Japanese Tea Ceremony Gardens by the BayPhoto credit: Gardens by the Bay

This traditional Japanese cultural activity, also known as Chanoyu or Chado, involves the ceremonial preparation and serving of matcha and a Japanese sweet.

📅 23 & 24 Mar 2024
⏱ 10.30am to 11am | 11.15am to 11.45am | 1pm to 1.30pm | 1.45pm to 2.15pm
📅 30 & 31 Mar 2024 | 6 & 7 Apr 2024
⏱ 11am to 11.45am | 12pm to 12.45pm | 1pm to 1.45pm | 2pm to 2.45pm

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Free public programmes:

KOTO

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

📅 24 Mar 2024
⏱ 1pm to 1.15pm
📍 Flower Field Hall

JAPANESE FOLK DANCE

Minyo Cultural Display Sakura GBTBPhoto credit: Gardens by the Bay

Dance along with Minyo Club of The Japanese Association, Singapore as they showcase folk dances handed down from all over Japan.

📅 24 Mar 2024
⏱ 1.30pm to 1.45pm
📍 Flower Field Hall

AIKIDO DEMONSTRATION

Aikido, also known as “The Art of Peace”, is a Japanese martial art that embraces harmony. Instead of clashing head-on, practitioners learn to redirect and blend with an opponent’s energy, using throws and joint locks for self-defence without inflicting harm.

📅 24 Mar 2024
⏱ 1.45pm to 2pm | 3pm to 3.15pm
📍 Flower Field Hall




SUZUME ODORI

Often the highlight of the Sendai Aoba Festival, the popular Suzume Odori – which means “Sparrow Dance” in English – thills audiences with its unique, birdlike movements and brightly-coloured fans and costumes. The performances are brought to visitors by the Japanese members of Sendai Suzume Odori Singapore.

📅 24 Mar 2024
⏱ 3.30pm to 3.45pm | 5.30pm to 5.45pm
📍 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.

📅 24 Mar 2024
⏱ 3.45pm to 5.30pm
📍 Flower Field Hall

TOURING SPRINGTIME JAPAN

Sakura Floral Display Touring SpringtimePhoto credit: Gardens by the Bay

The rich tapestry of Japanese culture and cuisine is showcased at Touring Springtime Japan, where a line-up of activities relate to some of the best that Japan’s six key regions have to offer! Learn about each of the prefectures and the culture and food of these regions, as well as sample delicious snacks from Japan. Don’t miss the chance to experience the age-old tradition of mochi pounding, where a wooden mallet is used to vigorously pound flour into a sticky, delicious mochi cake.

On Saturday, March 23, ticket holders to Flower Dome will be the first to experience these exciting cultural experiences. Programmes will then be open to all members of the public for free on Sunday, March 24.

📅 23 & 24 Mar 2024
⏱ 12pm to 7pm
📍 Flower Field Hall

Details:

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




ANIME GARDEN 2024

Anime Garden 2024 Gardens by the BayPhoto credit: Gardens by the Bay

Calling all fans of Japanese pop culture! Gardens by the Bay is blossoming into a vibrant anime wonderland with the return of Anime Garden, after a hiatus of four years.

Don’t miss your chance to meet celebrity cosplayers like BaoBao and popular anisong artistes, catch Japanese pop culture performances, treat yourself to yummy Japanese street eats, or bring home anime merchandise!

📅 30 & 31 Mar 2024
⏱ 3.30pm to 10pm
📍 Flower Dome and Supertree Grove

Details:

  • Admission charges to Flower Dome apply.
  • Admission is free for programmes at Supertree Grove.

You can get tickets online via Klook and KKday.


🪁🎭 MARCH SCHOOl HOLIDAY 🎭🪁

It is the March one-week school break. We have compiled a list of March School Holidays 2024 Activities for Kids.

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