Bukchon Tour Course

Enjoy Bukchon Hanok Village

Surrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses, called hanok, that date back to the Joseon dynasty. The name Bukchon, which literally translates to "northern village".


Bukchon is a place where walking is strongly recommended. The alleys coiled around like a maze storing some kind of secrets throughout the village are evident traces that there has been life, culture and treasure.


You can choose 3 courses below the map. These courses are for touring Bukchon’s culture and beautiful landscape which is located at the area of 11 Gahoe-dong. Cafe Bidam is located in the center of Bukchon, where you can visit traditional workshops and art studios and see a new atmosphere of the city of Seoul at the steep alleys located in the area of 31 Gahoe-dong.


Course 1 : Bukchon Hanok Tour Course


1. Cafe Bidam

It is a cafe with hanok interior. Exit 2 of Anguk Station, go straight toward Jae-dong Elementary School, pass Gahoe-dong Community Center, and is located in the alley of "Law Office Bukchon" opposite.


2. Osulloc Tea House

A space of value change that shows new senses and tastes through tea. A space where you can experience a new world of tea with the night view of Bukchon.

We suggest a sustainable tea life that can be purchased by subdividing leaf tea. Meet Bukchon's signature tea food using Korean ingredients.

3. The House of Sulwhasoo Bukchon

Sulwhasoo Bukchon flagship store with contemporary interpretation of Korean values and beauty.

Start your beautiful journey at Sulwhasoo's house, where traditional and modern aesthetics are spread throughout the space.

The hanok, built in the 1930s, and the Yangok, built in the 1960s, were connected to create an open Jungjeong. As if decorating a woman's house with a special taste that finds value in the aesthetics of tradition, the space is constructed so that customers can experience the beauty of each space themselves.


4. Bukchon Hanok Village
Bukchon Hanok Village has been a place where the yangban class has lived for 600 years, and even now, actual residents live and preserve the hanok village.

Bukchon Hanok Village has important historical assets, and there are many streets where the beauty of Hanok stands out, making it one of the most attractive tourist destinations.


Course 2 : Korean Traditional Tour Course


1. Cafe Bidam

It is a cafe with hanok interior. Exit 2 of Anguk Station, go straight toward Jae-dong Elementary School, pass Gahoe-dong Community Center, and is located in the alley of "Law Office Bukchon" opposite.


2. Seoul Museum of Craft Art

The Seoul Craft Museum is Korea's first public craft museum. The Seoul Museum of Crafts collects and holds artifacts and craft materials ranging from traditional to modern times. Various exhibitions, programs, materials, and systems are being prepared.

3. Gwanghwamun

Gwanghwamun is the main gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace. Gwanghwa, the name of the building, means "light shines widely." In 2023, the wall of Gwanghwamun, which was damaged during the Japanese colonial era, was restored and opened to the public by installing the tram's tracks.


4. Gyeongbokgung Palace
It was designated as a private residence in 1963. It was also called Bukgwal (North 闕) because it was located in the north of the capital city. It was founded according to the establishment of the Joseon Dynasty and used as a royal palace in the early days, but remained in ruins for a long time after being burned down during the Imjin War, and was rebuilt during King Gojong's reign at the end of the Joseon Dynasty and briefly used as a palace.


Course 3 : Bukchon Alley Tour Course


1. Cafe Bidam

It is a cafe with hanok interior. Exit 2 of Anguk Station, go straight toward Jae-dong Elementary School, pass Gahoe-dong Community Center, and is located in the alley of "Law Office Bukchon" opposite.


2. Gyedong-Gill

This road is located in Gye-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul. The name of the road comes from Gye-dong, the name of Beopjeong-dong, and it goes from Yulgok-ro to the main gate of Jungang High School. Originally, there was a waterway leading to Cheonggyecheon Stream a long time ago, but after the foundation of the Joseon Dynasty, Bukchon Hanok Village was built between Changdeokgung Palace and Gyeongbokgung Palace and disappeared.

3. Cafe London Bagel Museum

The bakery is very famous for its delicious bagels. It is very popular with people who like bread even though there is a long waiting time.


4. Changdeokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace was a royal palace located north of Hanyang, the capital city of the Joseon Dynasty. It is located at the foot of the mountain range extending from Eungbong, and Changgyeonggung Palace is located to the east of the palace, Jongmyo Shrine to the southeast, and Gyeongbokgung Palace, the palace to the west.