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Yeonnamdong Activity Guide | Locals' Recommendations

Yeonnamdong is known for its stunning cafes and restaurants, but what else is there to do?

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9 months ago

Yeonnamdong Activity Guide

Today let's go for a walk in Yeonnamdong together. 

In addition to all the wonderful cafes and restaurants, there are also many fun things to do like ever popular in Korea, now world famous noraebang, arcades, selfie studios, and more.

We've got a lot to cover, so let's get started!


Gyeongui Line Forest Park

Yeonnamdong Activity Guide: Gyeongui Line

After exiting Hongdae Station through Exit 3, you will see Gyeongui Line Forest Park. This once abandoned railway line has been totally revamped and is now of the the busiest districts in Seoul.

Yeonnamdong Activity Guide: Gyeongui Line

In recent years, young artists have gathered here, opening up charming art spaces. Along the two sides of the road, you will find many beautiful restaurants and cafes worth a visit.

Yeonnamdong Activity Guide: Gyeongui Line

Before the COVID-19 outbreak, Koreans often stopped by the area for picnics on nice days but for now, unfortunately, this is not possible.

However, Yeonnamdong is still full of people and taking a stroll here is just as enjoyable as always.

Address: 서울 마포구 연남동
Yeonnamdong, Mapo-gu, Seoul

How To Get There: To the right of Hongdae Station Exit 3


Coin Noraebang

Yeonnamdong Activity Guide: Coin Noraebang

This type of noraebang is the most popular with teens in Korea at the moment because it is cheap and you can pay per song. Coin noraebangs are quite small and can only accommodate 2-4 people, unlike the traditional noraebangs.

Yeonnamdong Activity Guide: Coin Noraebang

With just 1,000 won, you will be able to sing 2-4 songs, depending on the place you go.

At Rex Coin, the noraebang we went to, it was 1,000 won for 2 songs, 5,000 won for 12 songs, and 10,000 won for 25 songs. Or if you want to by time, it's 4,000 won for 30 minutes, 7,000 won for 1 hour.

Yeonnamdong Activity Guide: Coin Noraebang

Although the prices at this noraebang may be a little bit more than others', this establishment is very clean and the staff thoroughly disinfect the rooms as soon as the customers leave, so you can feel safe coming here.

Address: 서울 마퍼구 동교로 226 3층
3F, 226 Donggyo-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Hours: 11:00-03:00

How To Get There: About a 4 minute walk from Exit 3 of Hongdae Station



Photoism Box

Yeonnamdong Activity Guide: Photoism Box

This self portrait studio allows anyone to pose and shoot easily with an automatic camera. Studios like this are super popular in Korea right now and can be found all over the country.

Yeonnamdong Activity Guide: Photoism Box

Originally, this was called 4-CUT photography because each printout would have 4 pictures, but nowadays you can choose 6 or 9 photos as well.

Yeonnamdong Activity Guide: Photoism Box

The fun part of these studios is all the costume pieces and props that are available to use so that you can take funny, cute, memorable pictures.

Address: 서울 마포구 동교로 230
230 Donggyo-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Hours: 24 hours

Price: 
6-CUT 5,000 won
4-CUT 4,000 won

How To Get There: About a 4 minute walk from Exit 3 of Hongdae Station



SIGNATURE Self Photo Studio

Yeonnamdong Activity Guide: SIGNATURE

This self-portrait studio is located right outside Exit 3 of Hongdae station and has very distinct yellow accents, making it easy to find.

Yeonnamdong Activity Guide: SIGNATURE

Like other studios, there are a wide range of accessories, from hats and wigs, to dolls and flowers, and more.

Yeonnamdong Activity Guide: SIGNATURE

There are even hair styling tools so you can make sure you look picture perfect for your photo session.

Address: 서울 마포구 양화로 191
191 Yanghwa-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Hours: 24 hours

Price: 4-CUT 4,000 won

How To Get There: About a 1 minute walk from Exit 3 of Hongdae Station



SELF STUDIO

Yeonnamdong Activity Guide: SELF STUDIO

The exterior of SELF STUDIO (인생네컷) really stands out, doesn't it?

Yeonnamdong Activity Guide: SELF STUDIO

This selfie studio is Disney-themed, so you can find Mickey and Minnie hats here, something that you won't commonly find.

Yeonnamdong Activity Guide: SELF STUDIO

This mirror with Alice is a popular place to snap a photo for IG. Disney fans don't want to miss this photo studio!

Address: 서울 마포구 양화로23길 34
34 Yanghwa-ro 23-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Hours: 24 hours

Price: 4-CUT 4,000 won

How To Get There: About a 1 minute walk from Exit 3 of Hongdae Station



RETRO ARCADE

Yeonnamdong Activity Guide: RETRO ARCADE

In addition to shopping and having a good meal, playing some arcade games can be a fun way to receive stress too while on vacation!

Yeonnamdong Activity Guide: RETRO ARCADE

In Yeonnamdong there is a retro-style arcade with a variety of games for everyone to enjoy!

Yeonnamdong Activity Guide: RETRO ARCADE

The cost is about 500 to 1,000 won per play. Adults or children can have a great time here gaming!

Address: 서울 마포구 성미산로 187
187 Seongmisan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Hours: 24 hours

Price: 500-1,000 won per turn

How To Get There: About a 10 minute walk from Exit 3 Hongdae Station



Cafe Neulbo

Yeonnamdong Activity Guide: Cafe Neulbo

For crafty types, Cafe Neulbo, aside from being a lovely cafe, is also a keychain making shop! You can order a refreshing beverage and design your own souvenir keychain.

Yeonnamdong Activity Guide: Cafe Neulbo

The shop provides various drawings that you can use for reference, or you can create your own design.

The shop owner is very kind and helpful as well.

Yeonnamdong Activity Guide: Cafe Neulbo

We had a lot of fun making our cute keychains!

Address: 서울 마포구 동교로51길 26 2층
2F, 26 Donggyo-ro 51-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Hours:
Wed-Sun 13:00-21:00
Closed Mon & Tue

Drinks:
Rose Ade (장미에이드) 6,000 won
Cream Matcha (크림말차) 6,500 won

Keychain Price: 6,300 won

How To Get There: About a 14 minute walk from Exit 3 of Hongdae Station



Youth Workshop

Yeonnamdong Activity Guide: Youth Workshop

In addition to making keychains, another popular craft that you can try is making neon lights at the Youth Workshop (청년공방). Don't forget you need to make a reservation through Naver!

Yeonnamdong Activity Guide: Youth Workshop

The staff will give you sample patterns that you can choose from. The stars indicate the difficulty, and it is recommended to start off with an image less than 3 stars if you've never done this before.

Alternatively, you can create your own pattern. The staff can offer helpful advice, but be careful not to make a pattern that is too complicated!

Yeonnamdong Activity Guide: Youth Workshop

After selecting a pattern, the staff will lead you to a dark room to choose your colors. If you want more than two colors, it will be an additional charge of 5,000 won. This took us about an hour to make, and we were very pleased with how it turned out!

Korean Name: 네온사인 네드온 본점

Address: 서울 마포구 동교로 239 3층
3F 239 Donggyo-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Hours:
Mon-Fri 14:00-22:00
Sat-Sun & Public Holidays 13:00-22:00

Price: 
Black backing 35,000 won
Acrylic backing 30,000 won
Additional color light +5,000 won

How To Get There: About a 5 minute walk from Exit 3 of Hongdae Station



VIC'S LAB KOREA

Yeonnamdong Activity Guide: VIC'S LAB KOREA

Korea is the land of cosmetics, so why not try making your very own skincare products or lipstick when you visit? 

Yeonnamdong Activity Guide: VIC'S LAB KOREA

At VIC'S LAB KOREA (빅스랩코리아), you can experience creating your own products with high quality ingredients.

Yeonnamdong Activity Guide: VIC'S LAB KOREA

Unique lipsticks, toners, and essences that you made yourself would make very meaningful gifts. If you're interested, you will have to make an appointment, which you can do through Creatrip.

Address: 서울 마포구 동교로 248-1 4층
4F, 248-1 Donggyo-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Hours: 13:00-17:00

Price:
Skin Care Making 58,000 won
Lipstick Making 44,000 won

How To Get There: About a 6 minute walk from Exit 3 of Hongdae Station



This has been our list of fun activities in Yeonnamdong, we hope you found some things to add to your to-do list when you visit!

For more information on the Yennamdong area, please refer to our Yeonnamdong guide.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments.


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