Jinhae Blossoms & ROK Naval Excursion

Saturday, April 7, 2018 -
8:15am to 9:00pm
Jinhae, Gyeongsang Namdo
W165,000 for Members and W175,600 for Non-members
Tour Leader: 
Sue Bae

Jinhae Gunhangje Festival

Date & Time: Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 8:15am to 9:00pm

Departure: The train will depart from the Yongsan Station

Cost: W165,000 for RASKB members; W175,000 for non-members (meals not included)

Excursion Limit: 20 people total

Early Excursion RSVPs Are Required to be able to reserve limited, popular train tickets. We must operate on a first come, first served basis.

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Jinhae is Korea's most famous, and arguably the best, place to view cherry blossoms. To avoid most traffic hassles, this year we will travel largely by fast and comfortable KTX super express train, with just local connections by a chartered bus.

Our guide, Sue Bae, has conducted this excursion many times in the past and this should be one of our more memorable excursions of the year.


We will meet at 8:15 am at Yongsan Station and take a KTX train that departs at 8:25. Upon arriving at Masan, we will board a bus to Jinhae. After an initial view of the cherry blossoms, we will eat at a well-regarded Chinese restaurant. After lunch, we will visit the Jinhae Naval Academy/해군 사관학교 (Including the Museum and the Turtle boat). The ROK Navy has an infrequent open house on one of its ships then, we will have a chance to check out what it is like on board a modern South Korean warship.

To get the fullest possible view of the cherry blossoms, we will hike up the hill to Jinhae Tower /진해탑. Coming down the hill while viewing more blossoms, we will then take a bus back to Masan. From there we will board the train back to Yongsan, Seoul with expected arrival of 9:00 pm.


1. We need to buy limited group train tickets during a very popular time of the year. That requires everyone to get their early RSVP made as soon as possible.

2. There is not a dress code for any of the locations. Walking shoes and comfortable clothes are recommended for hiking Jinhae Tower, etc.

Please wait for a confirmation before making a payment. Please be sure to check back to here on the RASKB web site on Thursday, April 5, to see whether we are confirming or cancelling this excursion.


To register, email the below RSVP information below to royalasiatickorea@gmail.com or simply click here as soon as possible.
TO: RASKB DATE:      /     /2018

PLEASE RESERVE SPACE ON THE Jinhae Cherry Blossoms, Saturday, April 07, 2018, FOR THE FOLLOWING:

NAME: _________________________ MEMBER __ NON-MEMBER __

NAME: _________________________ MEMBER __ NON-MEMBER __

PHONE NO. (Cell) _______________ Email:_________________________

☞Payment to be remitted to the following account: SHINHAN BANK ACCOUNT # 100-026-383501 (RAS-KB)

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