Things to do in the Seongsu & Konkuk University Area | Activity Guide

Our guide to some fun activities you can do in Seongsu and Konkuk University!

Jaeeun Jo
a month ago

seoul forest picnic, amore seongsu lip picker

The Seongsu and Konkuk University areas are popular with young Koreans and are full of things to enjoy. Here are some fun things to do in the area to make the most of your time!  For more information about what to eat, drink, do, and more in the Seongsu and Konkuk University Station areas, click the link below.

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Games & Activities


There are lots of self photo booth studios all around the Seongsu and Konkuk University areas. Taking photo booths photos is a must-do activity! The most popular photo booth recently has been DON'T LXXK UP, which takes photos from a high-angle for that Gen-Z feel.

The booths take your photo automatically and you get printed photos that come with a QR code to download the digital copies. There are cool sunglasses props you can use for the photos too!

The prices at these studios are around 5,000-6,000 KRW for two copies and the whole process is super quick. Just make sure to strike a pose when the timer counts down and create some great memories!

Price: 5,000-6,000 KRW

Hours: 24/7

Address: 5 Yeonmujang 7-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
서울 성동구 연무장7길 5

WXCK PHOTO Photo Booth | 웩포토

This photo booth is new and is bathroom-themed! It sounds strange, but you can get some really unique and silly photos here.

There are multiple rooms with different backgrounds, the most popular one being the one with a toilet in it. Try out different rooms and different poses with your friends! 

The area at the entrance also has lots of interesting decorations and mirrors, so you can get photos out here on your phone as well!

Each room is different, so you can get photos with different vibes all at one photo booth!

Price: 6,000 KRW

Hours: 10:00-24:00

Address: 서울 성동구 성수이로 7가길 13
13 Seongsui-ro 7ga-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul

KiLab Board Game Cafe | 키랩 보드게임 룸카페

seoul korea, konkuk university board game cafe

Many Korean university students enjoy going to board game cafes to hang out with friends. Board game cafes are cafes where you can enjoy playing games and eating desserts or drinking coffee at the same time.

seoul korea, konkuk university board game cafe

There are so many different board games available, so you won't have time to feel bored! Once you order a drink at the counter, you can play any game you want.

seoul korea, konkuk university board game cafe rummikub

We played the popular Rummikub, and had so much fun, we didn't even realize time was passing! Inside the cafe, there are rooms that can accommodate different amounts of people, from groups of two to eight, so you can enjoy board games privately without being disturbed.

Price: Weekdays - 2,400 KRW per hour
Weekends - 3,000 KRW per hour
Beverages (3,800 KRW ~ 5,500 KRW)

Hours: Mon-Fri 13:00-22:00
Sat-Sun 12:00-22:00 

Address: 서울 광진구 아차산로33길 49
49 Achasan-ro 33-gil, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul

Realworld Seongsu | 리얼월드 성수

Realworld Seongsu is a fun escape room cafe located in Seongsu that is perfect for both brain-teasing and photo ops! 

In these beautifully themed rooms, you're not just solving puzzles to beat the clock; you're doing it in style, creating social media-worthy moments along the way.

The first floor has a cafe, so you can enjoy yummy drinks and desserts before or after your experience!

The escape room part is on the second floor, and there are lots of photo ops in these themed rooms. It's a fun way to get cute pictures! Check out our blog below to see more about Realworld Seongsu and to get a discounted ticket with a free drink!

Realworld Seongsu Blog

Price: 21,900 KRW 20,000 KRW (Ticket + Free Drink with Creatrip discount)

Hours: Weekdays 09:00-22:00
Weekends 11:00-22:00

Address: 2F Merihia 1, 8 Yeonmujang 13-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
서울 성동구 연무장13길 8 메리히어 1, 2층

Parks & Forests

Seoul Forest | 서울숲

korea seoul forest picnic set

Seoul Forest is a large forest located along the Han River and right by Seongsu. There are many cafes nearby and rental shops from which you can rent a picnic set! Many people like to order to-go from cafes and bring a picnic set to have a special picnic at Seoul Forest!

korea seoul forest, riding bike

The Seoul Forest Management Office has a rental station for Ddareungi, or Seoul City Bikes. Since you can ride a bike in Seoul Forest, it'll be a good way to explore many areas of the forest and get some exercise in!

seoul forest deer

Another interesting thing about Seoul Forest is that you can actually see deer there too! It's an interesting experience to see the deer grazing leisurely in the middle of a crowded city like Seoul.

Hours: 24/7

Address: 서울 성동구 성수동1가 678-1
678-1 Seongsu-dong 1-ga, Seongdong-gu, Seoul

Konkuk University Campus | 건국대학교 캠퍼스

seoul korea, konkuk university campus

On Konkuk University campus, there is a very large lake called Ilgamho Lake (일감호). It would be a nice experience to visit the campus and take a walk along the lake!

seoul korea, konkuk university campus museum

Built of red bricks, this old-fashioned building is the Konkuk University Museum. Free viewings are held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every weekday, so you can come here and see various artifacts.

seoul korea, konkuk university campus, korean drama goblin

Source: tvN Goblin

The Konkuk University Museum was also used as a filming location for the drama Goblin.  Konkuk University often appears as a filming location for Korean dramas because of its beautiful campus. It would be fun to take a walk around Konkuk University and find places that appeared in different dramas!

Address: 서울 광진구 능동로 120
120 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul

Children's Grand Park | 어린이대공원

seoul korea, children's grand park

Children's Grand Park is very close to Konkuk University and is just one subway stop away from Konkuk University. If you visit this place in spring, you can enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms blooming everywhere.

seoul korea, children's grand park, carousel

It's not just a spot to have a picnic, but there are many rides for children to enjoy. I also have memories of visiting and having fun at Children's Grand Park as a child.

seoul korea, children's grand park

Children's Grand Park is smaller than Lotte World and Everland, but it has amusement park rides and a zoo, so there is enough for children to enjoy. In addition, it is less crowded than major amusement parks such as Lotte World and Everland, so you can enjoy it a little more comfortably.

Price: 27,000 KRW - Ages 19+
23,000 KRW - Ages 3-12

Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-18:30
Sat-Sun 10:00-19:30

Address: 서울 광진구 능동로 216
216 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu Seoul

Ttukseom Han River Park | 뚝섬 한강공원

seoul korea ttukseom han river park

There are many parks by the Han River, which flows through Seoul. The one closest to Seongsu and Konkuk University is the Ttukseom Han River Park.

seoul korea ttukseom han river park

The park is close to subway Line 7 Ttukseom Resort Station. Don't get it confused with Ttukseom Station on Line 2!

seoul korea ttukseom han river park, girl skateboarding

There is a skateboard park at Ttukseom Han River Park where anyone can practice skateboarding. You can also see expert skateboarders practicing tricks. There's also a free climbing wall and bike paths, so I really recommend it to those who like to exercise.

Hours: Open 24 hours everyday

Addess: 서울 광진구 자양동 427-6
427-6 Jayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul


Amore Seongsu | 아모레 성수

seoul korea, amore seongsu

Amore Seongsu is a flagship store for the cosmetics company Amorepacific. They sell their cosmetics products inside, and they also have programs where you can create your own foundation and lip products! The building has this cool, concrete aesthetic and looks like it's tucked away in a little garden.

seoul korea, amore seongsu lip picker

You use the tablet to look through different color options and choose a few you want to test out. You can select the finish, color, and choose if you want a scent as well. The staff member kindly assists you by explaining the different colors and will even mix some for you to help you find what matches you the best and create a cool or warm tone.

seoul korea, amore seongsu lip picker

Once you're done, you can even get the lip product engraved and watch it being made in this machine! The process took about 30 minutes. It's a fun activity to try out if you're into beauty products!

Price: Free admission
Lip Picker Experience - 20,000 KRW

Hours: Wed-Mon 10:30-20:30

Address: 서울 성동구 아차산로11길 7
7 Achasan-ro 11-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul

Juno Hair Seongsu Branch | 준오헤어 성수seoul korea konkuk university juno hair salon

Juno Hair is one of Korea's biggest hair salon chains! They have locations all over Korea, and Seongsu is no exception. 

The interior is nice and clean, with tons of experienced hair stylists. Definitely consider getting your hair done here if you want the latest Korean hairstyle!

seoul korea konkuk university juno hair salon

Click the link below to book an appointment at Juno Hair with 10% off and check out our hairstyle blog for inspiration!

Juno Hair Seongsu Branch | Reserve Here

Korean Women's Hairstyles Blog

Address: 103 Achasan-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
서울 성동구 아차산로 103

Hours: 10:00-21:00

Price: Check Here (10% off)

Damppeum Personal Color | 담쁨퍼스널컬러

Personal color consultations have become the latest trend in Korea, and most people have gotten their personal color analyzed by now!

Damppeum has multiple locations and this is the branch in Seongsu. As you can see in the photo, it's very clean and modern inside, with private rooms for consultation!

The process is super detailed and will help you understand your personal color in terms of clothing, makeup, hair color, and more! Personal color consultations usually require a reservation, so book an appointment using the link below.

Damppeum Personal Color Seongsu | Reserve Here

Price: Check Here

Hours: 11:00-20:00

Address: 3F, 54 Achasan-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
서울시 성동구 아차산로 54, 3층  

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We hope this helps you find fun things to do while you're in the Seongsu or Konkuk University area! If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a comment below or send us an email at help@creatrip.com. You can follow us on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook to stay updated on all things Korea!

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