Published Date : Sep 11, 2019 / Edited Date : Oct 21, 2022
BTS Jin recommends these Seoul activities shown in his "City Break" video.
Come find all the special food and delicacies of Seoul!
Popular for its Dosirak Café, Tongin Market is a market made up of over 80 stores featuring delicious food on top of many things to see and do. One special feature of this attraction is paying with the yeopjeon, an old Korean coin used as a form of currency back in the Joseon dynasty. When visitors exchange their money for yeopjeon, they will also receive a black plastic tray to fill up with food as they explore the market. Visitors should also note that the yeopjeon can only be used in affiliated stores throughout the market as not all stores will accept this currency.
Address 18, Jahamun-ro 15-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Hours Tongin Market 7:00 - 21:00 (Closed every 3rd Sunday) / Dosirak Café Hours 11:00 - 17:00 (Closed Mondays & every third Sunday) ※ Dosirak Cafe will sell Yeopjeon (old Korean coin) until 16:00
Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market (or "Noryangjin Fish Market" for short) is the best place to get fresh seafood in the city. A place where daily catches are auctioned off to various stores throughout the country, Noryangjin Fish Market is also a retail market where the public can go to eat fish, sashimi, and other seafood. Enjoy the unique experience of selecting a fish and having that fish be prepared for consumption right there on the spot, only at Noryangjin Fish Market.
Myeongdong is the place to go for the 30 cm ice cream and tornado potato snack Jin was eating in his video. A great shopping attraction filled with stores selling fashionable clothes, shoes, and accessories at various price ranges, Myeongdong also offers another layer of fun with its numerous food stalls offering a wide variety of street food.
Address 27, Myeongdong 8-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Tel +82-2-120 (Dasan Call Center)
Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market
Located in Banpo Hangang Park, Banpo Romantic Moonlight Market (of Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market) features great night views, fountain, romance, and art. Illuminated by moonlight, this attraction offers visitors great food along with varied events and performances. Artists also flock to this attraction to sell their handcrafted goods and wares. Visitors will be sure to have a great time enjoying the food, the arts, and the romantic atmosphere of this attraction.
Pojangmacha are tented food stalls that sell particular sets of street food in Korea. A perfect place to grab a drink or snack after work, pojangmacha attract many customers at night. People are usually seen snacking while standing up. Some pojangmacha have seats available as well. In Korean dramas, characters are often seen drinking soju at these type of places. The pojangmacha that appeared in Jin’s video is called, Four Season Pojangmacha, and located near exit 5 of Yeouido Station.
Reservations must be made at least 3 days prior to the tour date.
Individual: Up to 10 people ※ Gyeongbokgung/Changgyeonggung/Changdeokgung: 20 people (maximum)
Additional reservations are permitted for pre-existing reservations that do not exceed the limited number of the group by 5pm, one day prior to the tour date.
Other tourists may join your tour as long as it does not exceed the maximum number of the group.
Please be sure to select the date and time carefully as a tour guide is assigned immediately upon making a reservation.
Reservations for the following month are available from the 15th of the current month.
Masks are required for participation in all tour programs.
Please refrain from participating in any tour programs should you be experiencing any symptoms, including fever, coughing, congestion, muscle pain, stuffy nose, and/or sore throat.
Reservations for tourists under 14 years without an accompanying adult or guardian shall be canceled on site.
[As of one day prior to the tour date] All reservations shall be canceled in the event of emergency particulate matter reduction measures taken and/or inclement weather conditions (ex. excessive heat waves, typhoons, heavy rain, and more) that may impede Seoul Guided Walking Tour operations.
The Seoul Guided Walking Tour administration office and tour guide affiliates are not responsible for any accidents that happen to occur during the tour program.
If you are unable to go on a tour, please cancel the reservation at least 4 hours before the tour starts. If you cancel your reservation more than twice with less than 4 hours left, future reservations may be restricted.
Reservation shall be made at least 1 week before the tour day.
The course is for tourists with mobility problems (Senior, people with disability, stroller user).
You may not use the course without an assistant (or companion) ※ At least one assistant shall accompany a tourist with mobility problem ※ In case of electric assisting device users (electric wheelchair, electric scooter users), one assistant may accompany up to 4 tourists with mobility problem
Reservation may be canceled when a guide is unavailable on the desired date and course.
Seoul Guided Walking Tour Office (02-6925-0777) will contact you to confirm reservation. (At least 5 days~1 month before tour day) Reservation may be canceled when Seoul Guided Walking Tour Office cannot reach you for more than 3 times.
Seoul Guided Walking Tour Office and Seoul culture and tourism guide are not liable for the safety accidents during the Seoul Guided Walking Tour.
All reservations are canceled when Seoul Guided Walking Tour is unavailable due to Particulate Matter Reduction Measure or other weather conditions (heat wave, typhoon, heavy rain). (As of the date before the tour day)