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Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations

Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations! Locations in Seoul and Busan Recommended!

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Don't you feel shy thinking about Jjimjilbang in Korea? Going in the bath with a stranger, and getting rid of dead skin. Today I will introduce Jjimjilbang culture in Korea as well as Jjimjilbang recommendations in Seoul and Busan!





Korea Jjimjilbang : Introduction

Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations


The Korean Jjimjilbang that is well known is normally divided into 3 areas. Bath, Jjimjilbang (Sauna), and a rest area.


Bath is where you get naked and take a bath where you wash up and is a traditional culture in Korea where everyone is used to.


Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations


After finishing a bath, you can go in between hot and cold baths as well as steam rooms in the bathing area.


The Jjimjilbang Steps are as Follows :

  • Enter (Take Shoes Off)
  • Receive Jjimjilbang Clothing
  • Do not lose the key that goes around your wrist
  • Go to the designated area according to your gender
  • Go and take off your own clothes from outside
  • Go naked into the bath and enjoy a bath
  • After you take a bath, change into the Jjimjilbang clothing provided
  • Go into the sauna area used by everyone


Seeing naked people in the bathing area is unavoidable so if you don't want to or are uncomfortable, you can go straight to the sauna location and enjoy it without having to bath first.


Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations


There are a variety of saunas available in Korea such as hot saunas where you sweat out and cold saunas as well as rest areas that look like a living room. There are also shops that sell snacks such as eggs and rice wine. Some Jjimjilbangs even have massage chairs, internet cafes, and other facilities.


Korea Jjimjilbang FAQ

  • Q : Is there a different place to shower for each gender?
  • A : Yes, there is only no division based on gender in public sauna areas.


  • Q : Do you have to get naked to shower and bath?
  • A : Yes, as this is due to hygiene so you should follow the rules here.


  • Q : What should I prepare when I go to the Jjimjilbang?
  • A : You can prepare by bringing your own bathing equipment but you can also purchase what you need on the spot.


  • Q : What does the Jjimjilbang provide for free?
  • A : 1 pair of clothes, Towels, and soaps for public use.


I personally go to Jjimjilbang unprepared and if I ever need anything I can use my bracelet to pay for it and it is very convenient.


Korean Jjimjilbang Dead Skin Removal Questions

A lot of people would want to experience dead skin removal, in which they rub hard on places you normally might not clean that well and remove the dead skin as well as apply lotion after to ensure your skin isn't dry.

The prices vary depending on the Jjimjilbang and you can just call and ask them for the price.




Korean Jjimjilbang : Seoul

There are a lot of Jjimjilbang's in Korea so much that you will be able to spot a Jjimjilbang near almost every subway station.

I will now introduce the Jjimjilbang's I recommend in Seoul so keep this in mind in your next visit.


Seoul Jjimjilbang:Yongsan Dragon Hill Spa

  • Address:서울 용산구 한강대로21나길 40
  • Subway : Yongsan Station of Lines 1 and Gyeonui Jungang
Yongsan Jjimjilbang Price

05:00 - 20:00
20:00 - 05:00
Weekdays₩12,000
₩11,100
₩15,000
₩14,000
Friday₩15,000
₩14,000
Saturday
Sunday/National Holidays


Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations


Yongsan's Dragon Hill Spa is one of the most famous Jjimjilbang's in Korea and is the biggest Jjimjilbang in Seoul which attracts people from all over the world to come here and enjoy their Jjimjilbang experience.


Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations

Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations


This place is really big that not only do tourists come visit but Korean families living nearby come often and spend their time here.


Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations





Seoul Jjimjilbang:Spa Garden 5

  • Address:서울 송파구 충민로 10 
  • Subway : Jangji Station of Line 8
Spa Garden 5 Price

05:00 - 21:00
21:00 - 05:00
Weekdays₩10,000₩12,000
Weekends/Holidays₩12,000


Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations


Once you ride Subway Line 8, you can end up at Spa Garden 5 which has a more relaxing atmosphere compared to other Korean Jjimjilbang's.


Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations


The facilities at Spa Garden 5 are very luxurious with gymnasiums, children's play area, outdoor courtyards, and more facilities all available inside. Coming here is just like spending your time away at a relaxing holiday.


Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations

Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations





Seoul Jjimjilbang:Dongdaemun SPAREX

  • Address:서울 중구 장충단로 247
  • Subway : Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station of Lines 2, 4, and 5
SPAREX Price

05:00 - 20:00
20:00 - 05:00
Daily₩9,000₩15,000


Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations


Dongdaemun SPAREX is located in the Good Morning City building and is very popular as it is located at a very convenient location. It is located in the bustling Dongdaemun shopping district of Seoul.


Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations

Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations


There is another SPAREX that is located nearby outside Exit 6 of Dongmyo Station where you can also visit (서울 종로구 지봉로 19)


Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations





Seoul Jjimjilbang:Hongdae Mother's Wood Steaming Jjimjilbang (Female Only)

  • Address:서울 마포구 서강로97 B1
  • Subway : Sinchon, Hongdae Station of Line 2 or Exit 2 of Sogang University Station of Gyeongui Jungang Line
Hongdae Mother's Wood Steaming Jjimjilbang Price
Day Entrance
05:01 - 20:59
Night Entrance
21:00 - 05:00
₩9,000
₩7,800
₩10,000
₩8,500


Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations


Although regular Jjimjilbang's in Korea are divided by gender, there is no division when it comes to public space. Some people may feel uncomfortable in sharing space with the opposite sex.


Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations

Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations


However, this Jjimjilbang is limited to females allowing females to feel more comfortable when resting.


Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations


This place is really popular to nearby residents and students with good food, bathing, and sauna services available. I recommend this place to females if you are visiting Hongdae.


Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations





Seoul Jjimjilbang:Spa Land

  • Address:서울 광진구 구의강변로 45 B2
  • Subway : Exit 4 of Gangbyeon Station of Line 2
Spa Land Price

05:00 - 20:00
20:00 - 05:00
Daily₩8,000₩11,000
Sauna Clothes₩2,000


Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations

Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations


Spa Land located at Gangbyeon Station is a Jjimjilbang famous for being spacious and cost-efficient. A lot of people come here as it is cheaper than other Jjimjilbang's making it a very popular place.


Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations


Spa Land also has other facilities such as children play areas, video games, sports and leisure areas, as well as a Korean style dining hall. It is extremely common for Korea families to come to Spa Land.


Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations



Korean Jjimjilbang : Busan

Visiting Jjimjilbang's in Busan are also recommended by everyone. If you don't have a set schedule make sure you visit one.


Busan Jjimjilbang:Spa Land

  • Address:부산 해운대구 센텀남대로 35
  • Subway:Centum City Station of Busan Line 2
Spa Land Price

06:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 06:00
Weekdays₩15,000Closed
Weekends / Holidays₩18,000


Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations


Located near Centum City Station, it is not open 24 hours with the final evening entry time being 10:30 and will close within 4 hours if you enter then.


Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations


Compared to other Jjimjilbang's, Busan's Spa Land is more of a Villa Holiday Experience where you can enjoy a relaxing time here and then go visit the department store located nearby to shop.



Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations

Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations





Busan Jjimjilbang:Aqua Palace

  • Address:부산 수영구 광안해변로 225
  • Subway : Gwangalli Station of Busan Line 2

Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations


Located in front of the Gwangalli Bridge, Aqua Palace is an advanced luxury attraction with a variety of facilities that includes spa, hotels, bars, and more.


Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations


From Aqua Palace you can see the bustling sea of Busan and the night view of the Gwangalli bridge. However, the entrance fee ticket to Aqua Palace is not cheap.


Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations


Enjoy a great trip using luxury facilities at Aqua Planet and feel Busan's charm.


Korean Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) Recommendations




The above were recommendations of Korean Jjimjilbangs in Seoul and Busan. I hope that this post helps in your visit to Korea.

See you next time with a new post!



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