Renewal:2016-11-10 17:16:02

Kyobo Bookstore Co., Ltd. 교보문고

  • +82-1544-1900
  • www.kyobobook.co.kr
1, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 종로 1 교보생명빌딩)

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.

Kyobo also hosts a variety of events, including a book of the month event where authors come and meet with readers to discuss their work. There's also a character shop, a stationery store and a music store where you can listen to your favorite album. The foreign book corner is popular among foreigners because there are numerous books written in various languages. Those unable to find specific titles can order them for delivery at the counter.

[ Branches in Seoul ]
Jongno
There are many streets around Kyobo Bookstore famous for delicious food. If it's traditional spirits and tasty side dishes you're after then head straight to Pimatgol. There are many different dishes to enjoy in a comfortable atmosphere. The Chungjin-dong haejang-guk (broth to relieve hangover) street and the Mukyo-dong octopus restaurants nearby are also very famous.

Gangnam
Carrying numerous national and international bestsellers and just about every other book imaginable, Gangnam's Kyobo Bookstore is a popular meeting point for people of all ages. It was also the filming location for the drama, "Yeongae Sidae (Alone In Love)."

 

 

Utilization information

・Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-1544-1900

・Closed : Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day), Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)
(* Subject to change, please check the official website in advance to confirm.)

・Admission Fees : Free

・Operating Hours : 09:30-22:00

Program Information

Reservations

Access

1) City Hall (Seoul Subway Line 1 & 2), Exit 4.
Walk for about 20 minutes straight following Sejong-daero main street. The building will soon apear to your right.

2) Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 4.
We recommend using the underpath directly connected to the station.

For more information about the location, visit the official website (Korean only).

1, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul


Traffic information

  • Subway Line 5 Gwanghwamun (Sejong Center for the Performing Arts) (광화문(세종문화회관))- 129.4m
  • Subway Line 1 Jonggak (종각)- 444.9m
  • Subway Line 2 City Hall (시청)- 632.2m
  • Subway Line 1 City Hall (시청)- 632.2m
  • Subway Line 2 Euljiro 1(il)ga (을지로입구)- 639.4m

Review(0)

Nearby information


intro Access Review

Nearby information

Cheongjinok

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Jongno is home to a number of famous haejangguk restaurants, and Cheongjinok (청진옥) is considered the forerunner among them. Opened in 1937, the restaurant has been run by three generations of the same family. Beef bones are simmered for more than 24 hours to make a rich broth, and soybean past

149m

Mijin

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Mijin is a restaurant specializing in spicy hot baby octopus and cool buckwheat dishes. Opened in 1954, the restaurant's 50-year history is a testament to the great taste of its dishes and the charm of the restaurant.The main ingredient, buckwheat, is delivered daily from Bongpyeong, the largest buc

149m

Yu Yuan

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

With a name derived from Shanghai's beautiful garden, Yu Yuan displays the glamorous exuberance and abundance of Shanghai in the 1920s. Offered menus are mostly based on Guangdong cuisine along with other Chinese regional specialties such as Bejing Duck.  

218m

Ganga - Mugyo Branch

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Ganga is an Indian spelling of “Ganges,” a river that flows through Northern India. Dishes at Ganga are prepared by a chef from India with over 20 years of experience. The restaurant has enjoyed ever-increasing popularity among Korean diners and is usually packed with people every day of the wee

222m

Woonsan (Formerly Yongsusan) - Gwanghwamun Branch (운산(광화문점))

Seoul >

Woonsan (Formerly, Yongsusan) is a traditional Korean restaurant located in the basement of the Seoul Finance Center. For the past 30 years, the restaurant has been serving up Gaeseong-style (Old capital of Goryeo Dynasty), which is said to be experienced using each of the five senses. Though the

223m

Dduksim Hanu - Gwanghwamun Branch

Seoul >

Dduksim Hanu - Gwanghwamun Branch offers outstanding Korean beef at an exceptional price. The interior of the restaurant is also very attractive, bringing the beauty and liveliness of nature inside. The restaurant has rooms of various sizes ranging enough seating for groups as large as 50 people, to

235m

Danube

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

Danube presents authentic Italian spaghetti, pizza, and Western-style steaks in the elegance of a European interior.

260m

Samjeon Hoejeon Chobap

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

At Samjeon Hoejeon Chobap, you can sit back and relax as fresh sushi dishes such as eel sushi, tuna sushi, salmon sushi, and shrimp sushi come by you on the conveyor belt. The system allows you to avoid waiting for food and pick and choose your favorite dishes. Sushi dishes are made of fresh fish de

267m

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

289m

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

177m

Mille 21 - Story of King Sejong Branch (밀레(mille)21 세종이야기)

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

Mille 21 (The Story of King Sejong Branch) is a souvenir shop on the underground level of Gwanghwamun Plaza that sells arts and crafts items, Hangeul (Korean alphabet) T-shirts, traditional gifts, and more. Aside from the retail section, the main facility is divided into two exhibition areas: ‘

248m

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

470m

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

576m

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

621m

Knife Gallery

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

The only knife specialty shop in Korea, this Insadong gallery is home to over 6,000 knives from all over the world. They include traditional Korean and Japanese knives, Chinese knives, decorative knives, knives by some famous artists, and knives shown in movies. There are a variety of knives for bot

643m

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

668m

Korean Craft Promotion Foundation

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Master Craft Shop displays and sells high-quality Korean handicrafts, stamped with the UNESCO Seal of Excellence for Handicrafts. The shop possesses handicrafts by renowed master craftsmen and artists. Crafts have both practical and decorative uses. 

685m

Isae

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Targetting middle-aged customers and senior citizens, Isae only uses chemical-free fabrics. Natural fabrics and dyeing characterize clothing in Isae along with functional comfort. Both modern and hanbok (traditional Korean clothing) styles are available.

716m

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

717m

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

60m

King Sejong Story

Seoul >

King Sejong, the 4th king of the Joseon Dynasty (1397-1450, reigning from 1418-1450) was responsible for some of the most brilliant achievements in the history of Korea, including the creation of Hangeul (Korean alphabet) and great advancements in the areas of science, culture, art and politics. The

143m

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

150m

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

151m

Olleh Square Dream Hall

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

Jazz performances are held at the KT Art Hall every night for the unbelievably low price of 1,000 won per person. All proceeds from the events are donated to a charity for the young hearing impaired. Not only will you be treated to some of the city’s best jazz performances—you’ll also be helpi

193m

Statue of Admiral Yi Sun-Shin

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

The Statue of Admiral Yi Sun-Shin was erected at the front of Gwanghwamun Square on April 27, 1968, in honor of the brave spirit and leadership of the Admiral. At 17 meters tall, the bronze statue stands firmly with a sword in his right hand, representing protection and patriotism. In front of the s

221m

King Sejong Statue

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

The King Sejong Statue was erected at the center of Gwanghawmun Square on Hangeul Day (October 9) of 2009. Sitting with a gentle smile on his face and a book in his hand, the bronze statue of 9.5m in x_height celebrates the King and his great achievements.In front of the statue lie a celestial globe

221m

The Story of Admiral Yi Sun-shin

Seoul >

"If you are prepared to fight to the death, you will live. If you avoid battles to preserve your life, you will die." - Nanjung Ilgi (War Diary of Admiral Yi Sun-shin) One of the best naval commanders Korea has ever known, a statue of Yi Sun-shin was installed at Gwanghwamun Square befo

222m

Shinhan Museum

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

The Shinhan Museum was established in February, 1997 with the purpose of helping the general public gain a deeper understanding of the development and history of Korea's finance industry. The Shinhan Museum is located on the third and fourth floors of the Shinhan Bank Gwanghwamun branch in Jung-gu T

239m

Sejong Center

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

Having completed a grand remodeling project in 2007, Sejong Center offers customer-friendly programs aimed at improving the quality of art performances in a comfortable resting area. Comprised of the Grand Theater of Sejong Center, Sejong M Theater, Sejong Chamber Hall, Exhibition Hall, and other su

248m

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,

264m

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

269m

Koreana Hotel

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

Koreana Hotel has been one of the top notch traveler's picks for more than 30 years, having business motto 'comfort for our customers.'The hotel is located at the Gwanghwamun fourway intersection, at the heart of Seoul, and provides 345 guest rooms. Amongst its dining facilities, the hotel boas

276m

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.

430m

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

539m

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

545m

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’

558m

Somerset Palace Seoul (서머셋팰리스 서울)[한국관광품질인증/Korea Quality]

Seoul >

594m

Center Mark Hotel

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Located in Insa-dong, Center Mark Hotel is a business Hotel with 250 guest rooms.

606m

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

626m

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.

913m

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

1359m

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.

1626m

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

2358m