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The Story of Seoul told by the “Little Women” Who Dream of the Highest Place

Published Date : Oct 26, 2022 / Edited Date : Dec 28, 2022
The Story of Seoul told by the “Little Women” Who Dream of the Highest Place

The K-drama series “Little Women,” which garnered high expectations from the beginning as Seo-Gyeong Jeong, the screenwriter of the movies “The Handmaiden” and “Decision to Leave” and Hee-Won Kim, the director of “The Crowned Clown” and “Vincenzo” teamed up for this series, successfully came to an end.

Seong-Hee Ryu, the first Korean art director to win the Vulcan Award at the Cannes Film Festival, unleashed a fantastic space where the absolutely unpredictable storyline of “Little Women” was presented artistically. The drama series became a hot topic with each episode’s overpowering mise-en-scène and endings. “Little Women” tells the story of women who aspire to reach the highest spheres from their lowest positions through money as the medium. Topped with various beautiful visual compositions and styles to show multiple dimensions of the storyline, “Little Women” was popular not only in Korea but also in other countries and remained in Netflix’s Global Top 10 rankings. How was Seoul portrayed in “Little Women,” which will carry on the K-culture content wave? We’ve put together all the mesmerizing places shown in the series.

Four Seasons Hotel Seoul’s Boccalino, Where You Can Enjoy a Graceful Escape to Gwanghwamun, the Center of History and Culture

Rhythmical clicks of heels echo over the white marble floor. A woman with her back straightened indifferently passes through the crystal decorations that cross her path. Two beautiful women are standing under the room’s light, which resembles several moons. They are enjoying a fancy escape from their daily lives.

In episode 1 of “Little Women,” the place where Go-Eun Kim (playing In-Joo Oh) and Ja-Hyun Chu (playing Hwa-Young Jin) are dining together is Boccalino, a restaurant on the 2nd floor of the Four Seasons Hotel Seoul in Gwanghwamun. With the dazzling sunlight through an all-glass window, elegant marble walls and floors, and shiny metal ornaments and lights, the modern yet elegant Boccalino is an authentic Italian restaurant. Boccalino features an open kitchen so patrons can see the Italian chef prepare the menus using seasonal ingredients and enjoy a full course as well as individual dishes.

What would authentic Italian food taste like in Seoul? If you’re curious, visit Boccalino at the Four Seasons Hotel Seoul. Treat yourself to this traditional Italian restaurant on a special day or when you are worn out from your daily routines. This graceful escape will bring you happiness and joy. And one more thing! The area where Boccalino is located, Gwanghwamun, is where Korean history and tradition are alive, and you can feel the vividness of the city center. After your meal, it would also be nice to take a walk around Gwanghwamun Square, which reopened last August, and enjoy Seoul’s history and culture.

  • Address 2F, 97, Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Operation Hours 11:30 ~ 21:30 (Break Time: 14:30 ~ 17:30 / Last Order: 21:00)
  • Phone Numbers 02-6388-5500
  • Website

Vacances Coffee, My Secret Getaway Destination in the City Center

What if there was a place you could call your secret getaway destination located by the dense and tall buildings? You might think it’s unrealistic, but this place does exist. It’s in Euljiro; an area crowded with office buildings and shopping centers. There is a café with a friendly and relaxed vibe that makes you feel like you are on vacation.
Vacances Coffee. As you can tell by its name, this place was created with dreams of a fictional vacation. The café appears in the background where Go-eun Kim (playing In-joo Oh) confronts the colleague who bullied her and demands the truth.

Vacances Coffee is located in the building which was the highest building in Mugyo-dong when it was built in the 1960s. It’s easily unnoticeable if you don’t pay close attention. You may doubt the café existence when you enter the maze-like entrance and take the elevator to the top floor. But as soon as you open the iron door, a completely different world invites you in. The spacious area is large enough to share secretive talks, and the city view of Seoul from the terrace is quite impressive. The signature menus of the café are the Vacances Coffee, in which you can taste a tint of citrus flavor from a fresh orange, and the Vacances Latte, a unique latte that reminds you of the ocean and the sandy beach. There are also a variety of coffees, desserts, and seasonal specials.

Let’s take a break at Vacances Coffee, a place like a secret island in the middle of the city. You will be automatically recharged by sitting in this no-frills space. And when you come back down to earth from your rest at Vacances Coffee, don’t forget there are shopping spots nearby the vibrant Euljiro area.

  • Address 12, Namdaemun-ro 9-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
  • Operation Hours 12:00 ~ 21:30 (Closed every Monday)
  • Phone Numbers 070-8803-2326
  • Website @vacances_coffee

Seoullo 7017, the Best Place to Enjoy Autumn

When you go somewhere with old history, you get the feeling that there’ll be at least one lesser-known story behind the place. In “Little Women,” the place where Go-Eun Kim (playing In-Joo Oh) finds out an important clue about Ja-Hyun Chu(playing Hwa-Young Jin)’s death from looking around her social media is a place that was about to be demolished due to deterioration. Instead, it was rehabilitated as Seoullo 7017.

Seoullo 7017 is a newly constructed elevated park built atop a former highway overpass that was no longer in service due to deterioration. However, it used to be the symbol of modernization in Seoul. It became an elevated park where pedestrians could enjoy the greenery around them. The name “Seoullo 7017” refers to the year 1970, when the overpass was first built, and the year 2017, when it transformed into a park for pedestrians. Seoullo 2017 leads to 17 neighborhoods in Seoul, including Malli-dong, Toegye-ro, and Namsan Baekbeom Square, which makes it easy for pedestrians to reach the alleys of Seoul. All the trees and plants along the path make you feel like you are in an urban botanical garden. In addition, there are trendy restaurants, cafes, and pubs along Seoullo 7017, so it’s also a great place to take a walk and enjoy the taste of Seoul at the same time. Seoullo 7017 presents beautiful scenery during the day with a view of Seoul Station and skyscrapers, but the night view is exceptionally splendid. The lights of Seoullo and the media façade are displayed through the walls of nearby buildings as the screen presents fancy, breathtaking sceneries. Autumn is an excellent season for taking a walk. Let’s take a walk at Seoullo 7017 while enjoying the cool autumn breeze. It’s the perfect timing to enjoy Seoullo 7017, an elevated park that presents mesmerizing night view of the city and is bound to lead you to one of the 17 alleys, where interesting stories will unfold.

Avécque Cheongdam, When You Need Some Romance

Apgujeong is trending again. Apgujeong used to be a hot place where Seoul’s hipsters would gather. Rumor has it that the hipsters who left to explore other areas in Seoul, such as Garosu-gil, Gyeongnidan-gil, or Yeonnam-dong, are returning to Apgujeong. In the popular TV show “Little Women,” the place where Ha-joon Wi (playing Do-il Choi) and Go-eun Kim (playing In-joo Oh) pretend to be on a date but are actually devising a scheme is Avécque Cheongdam, located in Apgujeong.

Located on Apgujeong Rodeo Street, Avécque Cheongdam is the perfect place for a date, as you can tell from the word “avec,” which means “with.” This place brings the artsy vibe to life with the exterior that looks like a luxurious boutique, and the classy harmony of black and marble, to the sculpture that attracts everyone’s attention. During the scene where Ha-joon Wi (playing Do-il Choi) gazes at Go-eun Kim (playing In-joo Oh) like a romance novel’s main character and tells her about her charms, the large wall screen of Avécque Cheongdam appears in the background, and with the music, plays a significant role in raising the tension of the atmosphere. Displaying views from under the sea, beach sunset, and the nightscape of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the large screen of Avécque Cheongdam seems to take you to another world and intensifies the romance in the air.

The Dokdo Shrimp Burger, a menu hard to find anywhere else, is Avécque Cheongdam’s signature menu. The place offers special seasonal menus as well. And on October 29th, a Halloween party will be held. See the restaurant’s Instagram for other events and menu notices. Autumn is an excellent season to fall in love. Why not perfect your heart-fluttering romance at Avécque Cheongdam? Apgujeong, currently the hottest area in Seoul, will warm the temperature for you two.

  • Address 1F, 823, Seolleung-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
  • Operation Hours Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Sun 11:30 ~ 02:00 / Fri, Sat 11:30 ~ 04:30 (Break time: 16:30 ~ 18:00 / beverages and desserts can be ordered during the break time.)
  • Phone Numbers 02-545-5129
  • Website @avecque_cheongdam

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※This article is dated October 2022. Business operations and business hours may change according to government quarantine guidelines. Please check before visiting.


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  • 下个月的预约可从前一月15日开始。
  • 参加徒步观光解说活动时必须佩戴口罩。
  • 如有发热或呼吸道症状(发烧、咳嗽、痰液、肌肉痛、鼻塞、咽喉痛等),请避免参与解说活动。
  • 活动开始前将进行体温测试,超过37.5度者将被限制参与解说活动。
  • 无保护者随同的未满14岁儿童游客,会在现场取消解说活动。
  • 因发布微尘紧急低减措施及其他气象恶化(暴热、台风、暴雨等)无法运营徒步观光解说活动时,所有预约会批量取消。(观光前日基准)
  • 对于解说活动中发生的安全事故,首尔徒步解说旅游事务局和首尔文化观光解说社不予负责。
  • 观光日基准最少1日前方可进行预约。
  • 本线路是为了行动不便者(行动不便的高龄者、残疾人、婴儿车利用者等)的路线。
  • 无辅助人员(或同行人)伴随时,不可利用。
    ※ 步行不便者1名至少需要1名以上的辅助人员陪同。
    ※ 电动辅助器具(电动轮椅、电动独轮车等)使用者时,每一位辅助人员最多可陪同 4名步行不便者。
  • 希望观光的日期及线路上无解说员时,预约有可能被取消。
  • 为了确认预约,徒步观光事务局(02-6925-0777)会致电进行确认。
    (最少5日~一个月前) 3次以上无法连接时,预约将被取消。
  • 进行解说时,对于有可能发生的安全事故,徒步观光事务局和首尔文化观光解说员概不负责。
  • 因发布微尘紧急低减措施及其他气象恶化(暴热、台风、暴雨等),无法运营 徒步观光时,所有预约会批量取消。
  • 最晚請於預約日期3天前完成預約。
  • 最多可以预约3个人。
  • 已完成預約的團體若人數超過限制,可於前一天下午5點前追加預約。
  • 每月15日將開放下個月的預約。
  • 參與解說觀光時請務必佩戴口罩。
  • 若有發燒或呼吸道症狀(發燒、咳嗽、咳痰、肌肉酸痛、鼻塞、喉嚨痛),請避免參與本活動。
  • 活動開始前將進行體溫測量。若體溫超過37.5度,將無法參與本活動。
  • 未有保護者同行的未滿14歲兒童遊客,會在現場取消參與資格。
  • 因發布微塵緊急降低措施及其他天氣惡化(暴熱、台風、豪雨等),無法進行徒步觀光時,所有預約將取消。(預約日期前日基準)
  • 進行解說時,對於有可能發生的安全事故,首爾徒步解說觀光事務局和首爾文化觀光解說員概不負責。
  • 觀光日基準最少1日前方可進行預約。
  • 本線路是為了行動不便者(行動不便的高齡者、殘疾人、嬰兒車利用者等)的路線。
  • 無輔助人員(或同行人)伴隨時,不可利用。
    ※ 步行不便者1名至少需要1名以上的輔助人員陪同。
    ※ 電動輔助器具(電動輪椅、電動獨輪車等)使用者時,每壹位輔助人員最多可陪同 4名步行不便者。
  • 希望觀光的日期及線路上無解說員時,預約有可能被取消。
  • 為了確認預約,徒步觀光事務局(02-6925-0777)會致電進行確認。
    (最少5日~壹個月前) 3次以上無法連接時,預約將被取消。
  • 進行解說時,對於有可能發生的安全事故,徒步觀光事務局和首爾文化觀光 解說員概不負責。
  • 因發布微塵緊急低減措施及其他氣象惡化(暴熱、臺風、暴雨等),無法運營 徒步觀光時,所有預約會批量取消。 (觀光前日基準)