If you’re in Seoul, there are a lot of opportunities for you to dive deeper into the KPOP world. This guide right here will help you navigate through Seoul especially if it’s your first time!
5.) BT21 Store
Address: 141 Yanghwa-ro, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Operating hours: 11 AM- 10 PM daily
If you’re a fan of BTS, you definitely have heard of BT21! This store in Hongdae is the largest one in Seoul and they even have their own themed cafe filled with adorable themed character drinks and detailed desserts!
4.) Your Favorite Group’s Agency
Sometimes you might even bump into one of them, so better take the chance while you’re in Seoul! Here are just a few famous agencies and their addresses:
- YG Entertainment
Address: 397-5 Hapjeoung-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
- SM Entertainment
Address: 114, Seolleung-ro 190-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
- JYP Entertainment
Address: 41 Apgujeong-ro 79-gil, Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
- Big Hit Entertainment
Address: Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea
- Cube Entertainment
Address: 83 Achasan-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
3.) Kyobo Bookstore
Address: 1 Jong-ro, Jongno 1(il)-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Operating hours: 9:30 AM- 10:00 PM daily
Kyobo Bookstore is the largest library chain in Seoul and not only it does retail books but it’s also a KPOP stan’s heaven because it is filmed to the brim with albums!
2.) Gwangju KPOP Star Street
Address: 407 Apgujeong-ro, Apgujeong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
This is the street where you’ll find the famous GangnamDols! You can even bring a miniature version of them as a souvenir at the GANGNAMDOL HOUSE right around the corner.
1.)Attend a FREE Mini-Concert
A FREE mini-concert?! Yes, you heard that right! A chance to attend a concert is a KPOP fan’s wildest dream come true and it takes simple steps to make it happen:
- Show Champion
Location: Bitmaru Broadcasting Centre, 815 Madu 1(il)-dong, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
All you need to do is to bring the group’s latest album and lightstick to be in. Usually, they start letting in fans by 5:30 PM but make sure you get there early enough to surefire make sure that you can get inside.
- SBS Inkigayo
Location: SBS Prism Tower, 82 Sangamsan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Admission is through lottery so, all you have to do is to signup through the SBS app and apply there. You don’t need to be in a fan club so, that’s one thing less to be worried about.
- KBS Music Bank
Location: KBS New Wing Open Hall in Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu
Same with SBS, the admission is through a lottery and all you have to do is to register via the official site and present your ID or passport.
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