A Tour Course for All Ages
See & Do Tours
Oraegage, olds stores in Seoul which continue the line of tradition and history...
Last year, we've covered the Oraegages of Jongno and Euljiro.
This year, we'll be covering the Oraegages of the northwestern parts of Seoul.
Explore the hidden alleyways of the neighborhoods and discover the
history and stories preserved by the old stores in Seoul.
Created for three generations to enjoy together, this tour course contains themes like memories, romance, tradition, and the latest trends. Visit "Kyung-ki Tteok Store", a rice cake store retaining the age-old traditional taste, "Homi Art Shop" and "Sanwoolim Theater", places which have preserved the romance of Hongdae, "Geulbeot Bookstore", a store to relive old memories, and more.
Walk along Gyeongui Line Forest Park to observe the latest trends and whet your appetite as you come upon the sweet aroma of delicious tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes). And as you explore the area, why not take this perfect opportunity to take a commemorative picture with your loved ones?
Located in Mangwon-dong, Mapo-gu, Kyung-ki Tteok Store makes all its rice cake using old, traditional methods. Their most popular menu and signature rice cake is their “Iti Tteok”, a uniquely shaped Northern-style Injeolmi (bean flour coated rice cake) coated in dehulled red bean powder.
24 Donggyo-ro 9-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Weekday 08:00 - 18:30 / Saturday 08:00 - 22:00 (Closed Sunday)
Mangwon Station Exit 2, 2 min. on foot
The store has been running its business for over 40 years, passing down two generations since its opening in 1975. It's a very popular art supply store among Hongdae art students and is open all year round except for major holidays like Lunar New Year and Chuseok. Also popular with foreign tourists, Homi Art Shop's website is developed and operated by a foreign fan of the art store.
1F, 20 Hongik-ro 3-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
09:00 - 21:00 (Closed Lunar New Year • Chuseok)
Hongik Univ. Station Exit 2, 6 min. on foot
A cultural space showing various types of classic and modern performing arts, Sanwoolim Theater has been offering high-quality theater art and performances for the past 30 years. Among the students residing in the Hongdae and Sinchon area, this theater was seen as a popular venue for harboring many successful rising stars and hit performances during its prime days.
157 Wausan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Hongik Univ. Station Exit 8, 10 min. on foot
Located in Sinchon, Geulbeot Bookstore is a used bookstore carrying a wide range of books in genres such as humanities, social science, self-improvement, magazines, comic books, music books, and more. Also carrying a lot of foreign books, this bookstore has been attracting more and more foreigners on top of its regular Korean customers. Since it's opening in 1979, the bookstore has operated under the philosophy that "one may skip a meal but never miss out on reading a book."
1F-2F, 48 Sinchon-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
10:30 - 22:00
Hongik Univ. Station Exit 8, 11 min. on foot
One of the well-known tteokbokki places along Gongdeok-dong Tteokbokki Street, Kokkiri Bunsik operates 2 stores. Receiving acknowledgements from many gourmets, it was featured on the prestigious restaurant guidebook, “Blue Ribbon Survey”, for the last 2 years. Despite popularity, it has managed to maintain its low price for food, selling tteokbokki at 2,000 won and fried food at 1,000 won.
3 Dohwa 2-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
09:30 - 21:30(Closed on the 1st • 3rd Monday of the month)
Mapo Station Exit 3, 4 min. on foot
Located in Mapo-gu near Seoul Garden Hotel, Darak is a frequently visited tteokbokki (stir fried rice cake) store. Unlike other bunsik (snack) stores, this store sells alcohol. It’s the perfect place to go on days when you get a craving for some tteokbokki and soju. Known for their tasty tteokbokki, there’s always a line around this store.
8 Dohwa 2-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
09:30 - 22:00 (Open all year round)
Mapo Station Exit 3, 4 min. on foot