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Exploring Itaewon Class Filming Locations

Itaewon Class is one of the great drama that I have seen on JTBC and I’ve been excited to visit and explore the Itaewon Class Filming Locations.

Synopsis

Itaewon Class (이태원 클라쓰) is a tv series based on a webtoon which starred by Park Seo-Joon, Kim Da-mi, Yoo Jae-Myung, and Kwon Nara.

The story of Itaewon Class is about a student who got expelled from school after punching his schoolmate who’s bullying another schoolmate of him. His life has been turned upside down when his father was killed in an accident. He planned to have revenge but he was put into jail. After his release from jail, he opens his own bar-restaurant DanBam (Sweet Night) in Itaewon, following his father’s dream. Hiring the 20-year-old manager, Jo Yi-Seo (Kim Da-mi) and other staff, they work hard all together for their success and value each other despite the battle that they are facing each day.

Exploring Itaewon Class Filming Locations

The Korean drama Itaewon Class ended on March 21, 2020, where Korea has been experiencing the great numbers of infected of the coronavirus. I was planning to do the filming locations but suddenly the virus has been spreading all over the country.  So I’ve waited for almost two months and a half just to do my canceled plan because of the pandemic.

My friends and I decided to do a quick visit to Itaewon to see the filming locations of Itaewon Class. We went in the morning because we know that establishments are closed during the day and that means there are just a few people around the area.

Another thing why we decided to come here is because we need to shoot the KORELIMITED products that I got a few weeks ago.

So here’s the list of the places that we went to.

1. Noksapyeong-Daero Overpass [녹사평 육교]

Here’s the bridge that has been seen many times in the drama. You can visit the bridge either day and night since it’s been featured in the drama by day and night. I would love to visit here again during the night since we went here in the morning. This bridge is located near Noksapyeong Station exit 1.

Address: 195 Noksapyeong-daero, Yongsan 2(i)ga-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 용산구 녹사평대로 195 (서울 용산구 용산동4가 1-1)
How to get here: Noksapyeong Station [녹사평역], Seoul Subway Line 6, Exit 1

2. Undukjib [언덕집 양곱창]

This was the first bar-restaurant of Park Saeroyi, DanBam. It is located near the Noksapeyong-daero overpass. It was closed when we went there and the name DanBam has been removed already but still visible to the eye. Just be careful here when you take photos because a lot of vehicles are passing by.

Address: 57 Noksapyeong-daero 40-gil, Itaewon 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울 용산구 녹사평대로40길 57 (이태원동 57-28)
How to get here: Noksapyeong Station [녹사평역], Seoul Subway Line 6, Exit 1

3. Jack’s Bar

This brick wall painted with an angel’s wings is located at Jack’s Bar. This was seen in the last episode of Itaewon Class where Park Sae-ro-yi and Jo Yi-seo were having a date and enjoying their time together.

Address: 116-17 Itaewon 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 용산구 이태원로27가길 52)

How to get here: Itaewon Station [이태원역], Seoul Subway Line 6, Exit 1

4. G Guesthouse [G게스트하우스]

G Guesthouse or Bogwang Kosiwon was seen in the first episode and the first encounter of Saeroyi and Yi-Seo. This was the place where Jang Geun-soo lives. There’s another scene from the rooftop of this guesthouse where Yi-Seo and Geun-soo were talking.

Address: 14-38 Bogwang-ro 60-gil, Itaewon 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울 용산구 보광로60길 14-38 (이태원동 131-11)
How to get here: Itaewon Station [이태원역], Seoul Subway Line 6, Exit 3

5. Seoul Fortress Wall [서울한양도성 서울성곽길 남산(목멱산)구간]

First, it was seen in episode 7 of the drama where Saeroyi and Soo-ah run to each other and went here. This was also the place where saer0yi told Soo-ah why he likes her. In episode 8 too, Saeroyi went here about 3 times with Kang Min-jung. But at the end of the drama, this was seen again when Saeroyi and Yiseo when here for a walk. I’ve been here last summer for the Love Alarm filming locations tour.

Address: 622-83 Changsin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
How to get here: Take Seoul Subway Line 1 going to Seoul Station and take exit 8 or Line 4 to Hoehyeon station and take exit 4.

Take the elevator from the Seoullo to the second floor and get off. Go in the right way and walk 200 meters. If you see the 남산공원 sign follow the stairs and you’ll the Seoul City Wall right away.

6. Oriole

Oriole was the second DanBam and later on replaced at Honey Night located in the neighborhood of Yongsan. This is a cafe and a rooftop bar in real life.

Address: 43 Sinheung-ro 20-gil, Huam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea (서울 용산구 신흥로20길 43)
How to get here: Sookmyung Women’s University Station [숙대입구역], Seoul Subway Line 4, Exit 2 or 3

7. Manmankokoro

If you will just watch the drama, you’ll think that this restaurant is just around Itaewon but you are wrong. Manmankokoro which appeared to be the Jangga restaurant is located in Mapo-gu, Seoul.

Address: 34 Yanghwa-ro 16-gil, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울 마포구 양화로16길 34 (서교동 369-41)
How to get here: Hongik University Station [홍대입구역], Seoul Subway Line 2, Exit 9 (8 min. walk)

8. Itaewon Children’s Park [이태원어린이공원]

This park was also featured in the drama where Oh Byeong-heon (the detective in charge of Saeroyi’s father’s car accident)  daughter’s got lost and  Kang Min-jung, the Jangga Group executive director saw her here.

Address: 290-9 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea (서울 용산구 이태원동 290-9)
How to get here: Noksapyeong (Yongsan-gu Office) Station [녹사평역], Seoul Subway Line 6, Exit 2 (10 min. walk)

If you are looking for a place to stay with a rooftop patio, fireplace, and a wonderful view of the Namsan Tower in Itaewon, you can check 30-day stay at Photo Park Guesthouse. This guesthouse also offers a photography class, 10 minutes introduction, and 40 minutes of photoshoot techniques.

 

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