Renewal:2016-02-05 12:21:27

KTO Tourist Information Center 한국관광공사 관광안내센터

  • +82-2-729-9497~9
  • visitkorea.or.kr
2F of 40, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

Tourist Information Center (TIC), located on 2F of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) Seoul Office, is open all year round, and provides a wide range of useful information and services to tourists visiting Korea regarding Korean tourist attractions, accommodations, food, and more in Korean, English, Japanese, and Chinese.

In addition, tour-related brochures, such as travel guide books and maps are provided free of charge. The KTO Seoul Office also holds experiential cultural programs such as playing traditional folk games, sharing Korean names, and more. These programs are held all year round, however may be limited on some days of the events like Korean public holidays, therefore visitors are recommended to check the up-to-date information from the official website in advance. Visitors are also able to use its other sections open for all visitors, including a hall offering medical tourism and other complimentary medicinal services to foreigners, 'K-Star Zone' a hallyu experience center, travel agencies, and other facilities suited to the interests of tourists.

Utilization information

・Information : • 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-729-9497~9

・Parking Facilities : Available

・Operating Hours : 09:00–20:00
(Open all year round / Sometimes closed on weekends and national holidays, depending on program schedule)

Industry Information

Tourism information guide, traditional cultural experience, hallyu experience, medical tourism information guide, etc.

Info. Services for Koreans

Foreign Language Intepretation Services

Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese

General Overview

Access

[Subway + Bus]
From Seoul Station (Seoul Subway Line 1,4), Exit 9 or 9-1
- Take Bus No. 7017 or 7021 and get off at Cheonggye-1(il)ga, Gwanggyo Bridge Bus Stop.

[Subway]
Jonggak Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 5.
- Go straight and cross the road at the 4-way intersection.
- Turn right at the street after Cheonggyecheon Stream and walk to the second building.

Euljiro 1(il)-ga Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 2.
- Go straight towards the direction of Cheonggyecheon Stream.
- Turn left at the street (before Cheonggyecheon Stream) and walk to the second building.

Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 5.
- Go straight towards the direction of Dong-a Ilbo.
- Turn left into the street (before Cheonggyecheon Stream) and continue walking for about 5-min to reach Osulloc Tea House. Cross the small bridge and walk to the first building on your left.

2F of 40, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul


Traffic information

  • Subway Line 1 Jonggak (종각)- 212.1m
  • Subway Line 2 Euljiro 1(il)ga (을지로입구)- 293m
  • Subway Line 5 Gwanghwamun (Sejong Center for the Performing Arts) (광화문(세종문화회관))- 519.6m
  • Subway Line 2 City Hall (시청)- 584.2m
  • Subway Line 1 City Hall (시청)- 584.2m

Review(0)

Nearby information


intro Access Review

Nearby information

Yonggeumok

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Yonggeumok's specialized stew includes tofu, fried tofu, spring onion, onion, oyster mushroom, tree ear mushroom, and other condiments added to broth boiled with lamb and its intestines overnight. Pre-cooked loaches are added in the end, creating a spicy yet savory flavor with chewy texture (loa

137m

Nampo Myeonok Euljiro Branch

Seoul > Euljiro・Chungmuro・Namsan

It has been 40 years since this restaurant opened its doors under the name Nampo Myeonok (남포면옥) and became one of the traditional restaurants as designated by the Seoul City Government. Thin strips of beef and vegetables, cold noodles, and dumpling soup in Pyeongan-do style with little white

139m

Choryuhyang

Seoul > Euljiro・Chungmuro・Namsan

This restaurant's feature items are its Samseon-nurungjitang, Dongpayuk, and Seafood Galbi. Seafood is plentiful in the Samseon-nurungjitang, making for a delicous soup base to which nicely browned rice is added later. When the browned rice is added to the soup base, a loud crackling noise is he

161m

Bugeogukjip

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Bugeogukjip (formerly “Teojutgol”) is a restaurant behind City Hall in Seoul that has been serving up authentic dried Pollack soup since 1968. Despite a name change, the restaurant has proudly stood in this same location for decades, earning a strong reputation for its dried Pollack soup

185m

Mugyo-dong Bugeogukjip

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

               

185m
SERVICECoupon

Baekseju Maeul Jonggak Branch - Discover Traditional Korean Spirits and Cuisine

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

This bar-restaurant serves traditional Korean rice wines produced by the brewer Kooksoondang. Menu items include luxurious rice wine (or ale) and makgeolli cocktails, served with traditional Korean seasonal sides as well as a variety of fusion dishes. ​

194m

Gomguksijib

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Gomguksi is a soup consisting of handmade noodles and beef slices in a thick and rich beef broth. Gomguksi became famous through word-of-mouth by tourists from the neighboring country of Japan. These days the restaurant is always crowded with people. Also, the side dishes that accompany Gomguksi are

200m

Durga

Seoul >

Durga serves the best Indian and Nepalese dishes, over 70 different menu items, in a truly authentic Indian atmosphere with top-class service. The restaurant's interior is colored in deep reds, a color loved by the people of Nepal, giving a comfortable atmosphere with a feel of both Nepal and India.

214m

Tteokssam Sidae (떡쌈시대(본점))

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Tteokssam is a delicious dish using sticky and tender dough made from non-glutinous rice mixed with glutinous rice. Ssukttekssam is a dish with soybean flour and wormwood added to dough that gives off a spicy smell and has a sweet flavor. Meat grilled on a hot stone plate and dipped in a specialty s

219m

Jonggak Underground Shopping Center

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Jonggak Underground Shopping Center is located in Jongno, one of the major central areas of Seoul. A plethora of nightlife options in the Jongno area attract a younger demographic, and the underground shopping center caters to them with a wide variety of fashion stores. Located just 5-10 minutes on

244m

Saeran Glasses (세란안경)

Seoul > Myeongdong

"Located on the first basement of Lotte Hotel in Jung-gu, Seoul, Saeran Glasses is a specialty eyewear store that opened at the same time as Lotte Department Store and Lotte Hotel in Myeong-dong. Saeran Glasses was originally Severance Optical, which opened in the 1920s first near Seoul Station and

359m

Lotte Duty Free Shop - Main Branch

Seoul > Myeongdong

The Lotte Duty Free Shop is located at the center of Seoul, close to popular tourism destinations such as Gyeongbokgung Palace, Mt. Namsan, Itaewon, and popular shopping areas like Namdaemun Market. The Lotte Duty Free Shop is a one-stop shopping complex providing over 30 boutiques that offer shoppe

370m

Korean designer brand "rosa.K" is launched POP-UP store

Seoul > Myeongdong

Specializing in luxury bags made with leather materials and matching accessaries, rosa.K's items are known for their high quality and unique designs. All products are hand-sewn, providing one-of-a-kind collections to rosa.K clientele.   Korean designer brand "rosa.K" is

427m

SM Duty Free

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

SM Duty Free opened in Insa-dong, in the center of Seoul, as a new landmark to lead duty free shopping culture. It houses 490 brands and about 60,000 items including premium luxury brands, best sellers of duty free shop, and K-Culture products to attract domestic and international travelers. It offe

428m

Lotte Department Store - Avenuel Branch

Seoul > Euljiro・Chungmuro・Namsan

AVENUEL is a Lotte Department Store luxury-brand branch located in Seoul’s Gangbuk area. Brilliantly dressed in a “garden & gallery” concept and connected to the Lotte Department Store’s main building, AVENUEL offers a wide selection of imported fashion apparel, jewelry a

483m

Lotte Young Plaza

Seoul > Myeongdong

Opened in November 2003, Lotte Young Plaza was the first shopping mall in Korea devoted to casual wear for young people. The mall offers diverse brands as well as a variety of items from accessories to youth casual wear and women's casual wear. Its unique interior designs, convenient location, and t

492m

LesMore - Myeongdong Branch

Seoul > Myeongdong

LesMore is a shoe store that carries over 40 shoe brands including Nike, Adidas and Converse.The Myeongdong branch is located in a major tourist area and is popular among Japanese and Chinese tourists. The 2nd floor is designed to emphasize various international brands through a ‘shop-in-shop’ c

492m

Dongwha Duty Free Shop

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

Dongwha Duty Free Shop’s Purchasing Team only select the world’s best brands for sale. You can shop for the latest popular brands in perfume, cosmetics, accessories, leather goods, and more. Apart from Korean brands and popular imported brands, you can also shop for specialty Korean products and

498m
15~35% OFFCoupon

Sujeongsa CRYSTAL SPECIALTY STORE

Seoul > Myeongdong

Sogong-dong Underground Shopping Center #65 'Sujengsa' makes accessories through natural crystal which is called 'jasujeong' or 'chimsujeong'. It was mentioned in more than ten Japanese magazines and gained a lot of popularity among Japanese people. The accessories are p

525m

K-Style Hub

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

K-Style Hub has the information to meet all tourists' needs, from a tourist information center to a hallyu experince, hansik exhibition and experience hall, medical tourism information and more. Expounding upon the center of just providing information, K-Style Hub also aims to provide various ch

5m

Youngpoong Bookstore (YP Books) - Jongno Branch (main store)

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Youngpoong Bookstore is a bookstore that also sells gifts, small electronics, stationery and much more. It also hosts various recitals, book signings, and literary programs. The Jongno branch of Youngpoong is the nation’s largest bookstore, boasting a total area of over 10,600 meters square.The ba

119m

Youngpoong Bookstore

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Youngpoong Bookstore has six branches as well as an on-line bookstore. Of those, the most famous branches are the Jongno and the Gangnam stores. Since both places are connected to the subway station, the location is very convenient. The Youngpoong Bookstores are not ordinary bookstores. They are exc

122m

Bosingak Belfry

Seoul >

The Bosingak Belfry was used during the Joseon Dynasty to keep the time. There were four gates in Seoul that allowed people in and out. At 4 a.m., the bell would ring 33 times and then the gates were opened. At 10 p.m. the bell would ring 28 times and the gates would close. The bell served as a sire

221m

Seoul Lantern Festival

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Since its inception in 2009, the annual Seoul Lantern Festival has managed to put on remarkable displays of lanterns on the famous Cheonggyecheon Stream in downtown Seoul. During the festival period, hundreds of lanterns, each with a unique design and story, will be lit on Cheonggyecheon Stre

275m

Cheonggyecheon Stream & Cheonggye Plaza

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Chenggyecheon StreamUntil it was restored in 2005, Cheonggyecheon Stream existed only as a neglected waterway hidden by an overpass. Today, it has been transformed into a haven of natural beauty amidst the bustle of city life. Narae Bridge, representing a butterfly in flight, and Gwanggyo Brid

276m

Grevin Seoul Museum

Seoul > Myeongdong

France's famous beeswax museum, the Musee Grevin, adds the new 4th venue in Seoul, South Korea's capitalafter its opening in Paris, Montreal and Prague. The first Asian subsidiary in Seoul is adding a slew of South Korean hallyu celebrities including Psy, G Dragon as well as figuare skatin

277m

Ilmin Art Museum

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

The Ilmin Art Museum stands in the former Dongah Newspaper Building. The Dongah Newspaper was established in 1926 and has been in the building for 66 years. This building has been established as the oldest building associated with the press in Korea. The building was shut down for a year due to reno

383m

Kyobo Bookstore Co., Ltd.

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

Kyobo Bookstore is Korea's largest chain of bookstores. Approximately 2.3 million books are categorized electronically so you can easily find whatever selection you are looking for. It is always crowded with people, especially on weekends with readers both young and old enjoying a good book.

390m

T.um - SK Telecom

Seoul > Euljiro・Chungmuro・Namsan

T.um is a venue to experience the future of mobile communications. The name T.um comes from the word for “sprout” in Korean and refers to this innovative space from SK Telecom, where the future sprouts with the company’s advanced technology. Visitors are offered a chance to activel

404m

Hotel BonBon - Goodstay

Seoul > Myeongdong

Hotel BonBon is located in Jung-gu, Seoul only 10 seconds away from Subway Line No.2, Euljiro 1-ga station, Gate 2. All tourist attractions in the center of Seoul are within 15 minutes away by walk or subway. Especially, women’s dormitory room is operated for individual or group tourists of wo

196m

K-guesthouse Insadong 2 - Goodstay K-게스트하우스 인사동2호 [우수숙박시설 굿스테이]

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

K-guesthouse Insadong 2, which brings people and cultures together, is located in Jongno-gu, only minutes from Jonggak Station on Subway Line 1. Being right along Jongno’s “Street of Youth,” guests can experience the dynamic atmosphere of Korea, while also enjoying Insa-dong’

236m

Best Western New Seoul Hotel

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

Opened in October 2001, Best Western New Seoul Hotel has 160 guestrooms and several dining, entertainment and convenience facilities such as a business center, a souvenir shop and men's sauna. It is conveniently located in central Seoul near City Hall, providing guests with easy access to shopping,

314m

New Kukje Hotel

Seoul >

New Kukje Hotel has 142 guestrooms and several subsidiary facilities including a banquet hall, a men's sauna and a restaurant. Moreover, its location, in central Seoul, provides guests with easy access to heritage sites such as Deoksugung Palace and Gyeongbokgung Palace, cultural attractions such as

316m

Lotte Hotel Seoul

Seoul > Myeongdong

Lotte Hotel Seoul is a first class hotel located in the heart of Seoul in Sogong-dong, equipped with 1,479 rooms, 13 restaurants and bars, 16 grand conference halls and banquet halls, a Club Floor for businessmen, the best duty free shop in Asia, a fitness club, and a variety of other facilities to

362m

Hotel President

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

Hotel President is a premium hotel situated near City Hall in central Seoul, a prime location with easy access to the rest of the city. Nearby attractions include the city’s ancient palaces, Insadong, Myeongdong, Namdaemun, Dongdaemun, duty-free shops (Dongwha, Lotte), and more. The hotel f

380m

Astoria Hotel

Seoul > Myeongdong

Astoria Hotel is in Chungmuro, mecca of Korean films. The hotel is close to Chungmuro Station Line and is within a 5-minute walk of the Myeong-dong area, allowing guests to enjoy the shopping cultures of Myeong-dong, Namdaemun, and Dongdaemun Markets.

380m

Y Hotel - Goodstay

Seoul >

Located in “Youth Street” near Sinchon Station, Seoul, Y Hotel operates a heat-exchanging system 24/7 to maintain a pleasant environment and clean air. The hotel is also equipped with a state-of-art water softener and offers guests an opportunity to enjoy artificial sea bathing. In addit

380m

Seoul YMCA Hotel

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Founded in April, 1967, the Seoul YMCA Hotel reopened with a brand-new look following remodeling in 2006. The hotel has a long reputation of providing neat and clean facilities and dedicated services at affordable prices.The Seoul YMCA Hotel is located in downtown Seoul (Jongno2-ga) near popular att

381m

Skiny-tae Aesthetic

Seoul > Myeongdong

Skiny-tae Aesthetic is designed to be unique and comfortable. The shop is decorated with cozy seating areas that cater to all five senses.

591m

Myeongdong Hana-Mud Sauna for Women

Seoul > Euljiro・Chungmuro・Namsan

      Boryeong mud used in this spa is rich in minerals and is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin types The cheapest price you have ever seen! Must-go places in Korea! Come and experience Korean cultures! One of the popular jjimjilbang in Seou

977m

Silloam Fire Pot Sauna

Seoul > Namdaemun・Seoul-Station

Located in Jungnim-ro, Jung-gu, Siloam Sauna has a convenient location to approach. The sauna uses natural Germanuim water from 300m unground that has an excellent water quality. The sauna has various various hot baths, and other subsidiary facilities for visitors.

1663m

Bourhill Esthetic

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Bourhill Esthetic (est. 2005) is a professional beauty shop located in Daehangno, Seoul. Nationally recognized, certified professional therapists offer hand care, foot care, skin care, and body care treatments. The shop uses only high-end international cosmetic brand products, 80% of which are from

2237m