My Dream 'Itaewon Class' South Korea Itinerary

August 25, 2020


With just the start of 2020, it already gave us a lot of beautiful KDramas. One of the most memorable and most talked about is Park Seo Joon's Itaewon Class. I have visited a part of Itaewon, once, when I went to Swing Entertainment. But after watching Itaewon Class, I wanted to explore Itaewon and also other places seen in this drama. If I were to go back in South Korea soon, these are the places I would love to visit, to stay, and food I want to eat.

To Visit

Seoul Fortress Wall

Photo credits to koreanhailey and JTBC
The Seoul Fortress Wall is a 18.6 km wall that runs around the center of Seoul. It is one of the best places to walk or hike. In Itaewon Class, this wall was seen at the last part where Jo Yi Seo and Park Saero-yi are enjoying their mini date.

Noksapyeong Bridge


The bridge or overpass is just outside the Noksapyeong Station, Seoul Subway Line 6, Exit 2. This is also a good spot to view the N Seoul Tower. We have seen this bridge a lot of times at Itaewon Class. One example is when Park Saeroyi or Jo Yi Seo talked about life.

Undukjib (언덕집 양곱창)


Undukjib is a gopchang restaurant which opened in 2018. This is the place where Park Saeroyi first built Danbam. It is where Soo Ah and Saeoryi also met after seven years. Upon checking this restaurant, a lot of people say that the owner plans to renovate and change the name.

Address: 57 Noksapyeong-daero 40-gil, Itaewon 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Maruku Kitchen

Photo from Korean Dramaland
Maruku Kitchen appeared in Episode 9 of Itaewon Class. It is the restaurant that Park Saeroyi helped in repairing some stuff there so that the street will be lively again. This restaurant is famous for their Creamy Kimchi Fettucine and Omurice.

Address: 27 Noksapyeong-daero 46-gil, Itaewon 2(i)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Oriole


Oriole is a brunch café and rooftop bar. It was seen in the drama as the new Danbam or named as Honey Night. When they were forced to leave their first place, Park Saeroyi decided to buy this building.

Address: 43 Sinheung-ro 20-gil, Huam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Manmankokoro - Hongdae Branch


Manmankokoro - Hongdae Branch appears as the Jangga Pub in Itaewon Class. It is a famous dakgalbi restaurant which opened in 2018.

Address: 34 Yanghwa-ro 16-gil, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Queen's Park


Queen's Park appeared at the last episode of Itaewon Class. This is the restaurant that Soo Ah rus after leaving Jangga Pub. This is the place where Park Bo Gum had his cameo.

Address: 22 Apgujeong-ro 60-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Kkulbam Pocha

Photo from Creatrip

Kkulbam Pocha is the inspiration of Danbam. It is a bar that is managed by the webtoon writer. It is open everyday. One of the most loved dishes here is the Soondubu Jjigae (Soft Tofu Stew).

Address: 2nd floor, 126-16, Itaewon-dong

Banpo Bridge


Banpo Bridge connects the districts Yongsan and Seocho. This location appeared in Itaewon Class when Jo Yi Seo and Jang Geun Soo were talking about their lives. The casts also passed by this bridge whenever they are driving.

Geuzy Cozy


Since most of the places I mentioned above are just near with each other, I believe that 2 days will be enough to visit those places. So the remaining two days (assuming that I will travel for 4D/3N) will still be Itaewon Class filming location, but it will no longer be in Seoul but in Jeju.

Remember when Jo Yi Seo went to Jeju to unwind? The memorable poem that she told Ma Hyun Yi? It is here at the Geuzy Cozy. 

Address: 177 Bomokpo-ro, Hyodon-dong, Seogwipo, Jeju-do, South Korea

To Eat

이태원클라쓰 문어순두부찌개 by 단밤포차


이태원클라쓰 오징어간짬뽕 by단밤포차


Creamy Kimchi Fettucine and Omurice at Maruku Kitchen


Photo seen from Klook

Soondubu Jjigae (Soft Tofu Stew) at Kkulbam pocha


Photo from Creatrip

To Stay

Of course, to complete the Itaewon Class itinerary, I need a place to stay. There are actually a lot of good accommodations in Itaewon but this one place was featured in Itaewon Class.

G Guesthouse


G Guesthouse was seen in the memorable Jo Yi Seo slapping her classmate's mom. This place also has a rooftop where you can cook barbecue and eat food with your friends.

Address: 14-38 Bogwang-ro 60-gil, Itaewon 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Summary of my 4D/3N "Itaewon Class" Itinerary

DAY 1:

1. Arrive at the Incheon International Airport
2. Check-in at the G Guesthouse (or any hotel near Itaewon)
3. Noksapyeong Bridge
4. Undukjib
5. Maruku Kitchen

DAY 2:

1. Seoul Fortress Wall
2. Oriole
3. Queen's Park
4. Manmankokor - Hongdae Branch 
5. Hongdae Street

DAY 3:

1. Banpo Bridge
2. Kkulbam Pocha
2. Go to the airport for the Jeju Island flight
3. Check-in at the hotel
4. Visit some iconic place in Jeju (example Iho Taewoo beach)

DAY 4:

1. Visit some iconic place in Jeju Island (example Hallim Park and Jeju Loveland)
2. IC Filming location - Geuzy Cozy
3. Airport going back to the Philippines

Aside from the fact that it is Itaewon Class' filming location, these places are also aesthetically pleasing. I would really love to have a mini photoshoot on these places while wearing my autumn outfits. Of course, aside from the locations of Itaewon Class, I love to visit some other iconic places in South Korea, especially in Jeju.

I'm really hoping to visit these places once everything goes back to normal. It's really a dream come true to visit these places because you can really feel like you are with the Itaewon Class on their journey. #VisitKorea #SamaKaSaKorea #SamaSamaTayo

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