Are you a Kpop fan who plans to go to Seoul and explore the city with a limited travel time? Then here is a simple itinerary for a day tour in Seoul especially made for you!
7:00 AM to 10:00 AM – Attend Kpop Music Show
Start your day tour in Seoul by attending Kpop music shows. Compare to a 1-day tour in Seoul for Kdrama fans, the Seoul itinerary for Kpop fans starts earlier. That is because most of the music shows in Korea are filmed early in the morning, sometimes even at dawn. But the good thing about attending music shows is that it is FREE and you can even receive exclusive gifts from Kpop idols themselves! Read this complete guide for foreigners in attending Kpop music shows in Korea.
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM – Visit K-Star Road
K-Star road is located at the main road connecting the Apgujeong Rodeo Station exit 2 and Cheongdam crossroads is often called the “luxury road of Cheongdam”. It is because of the presence of many luxury goods stores along with the road. In there you can find the which represents GangnamDol. These character dolls represent the 17 Kpop idols such as:
17 Kpop idols
- Super Junior
- FT Island
- Miss A
- Girls’ Generation
- Block B
407, Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
How to get there
Take the Seoul subway and get off at Apgujeong-Rodeo Station (Bundang Line), Exit 2.
12:00 NN to 4:00 PM – Go to Different Entertainment Agencies
Every Kpop fan must definitely give time to visit the entertainment agency of their favorite Kpop idols. You may not see them in person but the thought of being with them in the same building will be fulfilling and thrilling! But there are entertainment agency buildings that have coffee shops where you could dine in and have a chance to meet their respective artists like JYP’s Soul Cup Café and Cube’s Cubaker. I have had successful encounters with my Kpop biases while sipping my coffee or ordering at the counter of Cube’s coffee shop.
Furthermore, if you stan many Kpop groups, then it is better to alot more time as the entertainment agencies are not that close to each other. For example, JYP is located in Sungnae-dong, near the Olympic Park while Cube is located in Seongsu-dong. On the other hand, there are ones who are close to each other just like YG building and WM Entertainment Building located in the neighborhood of Mangwon. Remeber to also take your lunch during this time so you will have enough energy for the rest of the day.
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Explore MBC World
If the Kpop group that you like has a comeback promotion, then most probably they will be busy attending music shows almost everyday. Some music shows have pre-recording in the morning and live recording in the afternoon. Therefore, if you happen to get in the music shows, then you will again spend your afternoon in it. But if you have free time, you can explore MBC World instead.
It is Korea’s first broadcasting theme park and a haven place for Hallyu fans who visit Seoul. If you are enthusiastic for Kdrama, K-pop, or anything Hallyu-related, you can definitely enjoy touring around MBC World. You can experience dancing and singing with your favorite Kpop idols as well as taking pictures with some Kdrama actors. You can also watch a hologram concert of Bigbang or get a chance to see Kpop artists in person. Note that their admission is only until 4:00 in the afternoon. For more information about MBC World, read here.
6:30 PM to Evening – Have Fun at Hongdae or Shop Kpop Merch in Myeongdong
If you love a vibrant and youthful nightlife where you could sing your favorite Kpop songs in a noraebang or watch live busking performances, then head to Hongdae. Some performers even cover Kpop songs that Kpop fans will really appreciate. You’ll never know, you might find underrated artists to stan. Click here for more fun things to do in Hongdae.
While if you prefer to shop for Kpop albums and other merchandise, head to Myeongdong. You will not only find rare Kpop items there, you can also try tasting the different food sold at Myeongdong Street!
For more FREE ways to meet Kpop idols in Korea especially foreign Kpop fans, click here.
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