iKONIC Places to Visit in Seoul (A Guide to a DIY iKON Tour in Korea)





Get ready? TRAVEL!

Early this year, I went on a DIY iKON-inspired tour and visited iKONIC places in Seoul with a friend. We had so much fun and made so many memories!
  • We visited Cafe Platte, shopped at Colorful Title and met Jinhwan's noona
  • We ate at the Song Family Restaurant (twice) and met Yunhyeong's mom
  • We randomly saw Bobby's mom at our favorite bakery/cafe in Yeonnmadong
  • We saw iKON at a fansign event!
Here's a list of the places we visited and directions on how to get there + photos from the iKON Mexicana fansign event!

Where we stayed in Hongdae / Yeonnamdong

Hongdae Family Guesthouse

The place is affordable, strategically located (the closest station is Hongik University, exit 3), has very clean rooms, provides breakfast, and has friendly staff.

Three places we visited below (Bobby's favorite soondaeguk restaurant, Cafe Platte, and Fave Bakery) are all walking distance from this guest house! I strongly recommend you stay here if you want to experience Yeonnamdong.

Click here to check for available rooms on your travel dates.

Around the area:
Fave Bakery
This was our favorite bakery and went there everyday for coffee, the chocolate-covered Madelines, the biscuits and the Mont Blanc!

More importantly, this is where we ran into Bobby's mom! She was out hanging out with her friends. 

Find this location on Google Maps here.




Must-Visit iKONIC Places and Spots around Seoul!

BobDong’s Soondaeguk Restaurant from iKON TV Episode 2
(aka Tobaki Sundaekuk Kamjatang)

Find this location on Google Maps here.

Directions / How to Get There:
  • Get off at Hongik University Station and take Exit 3.
  • Walk straight parallel to Yeonnamdong park.
  • Turn left on the third corner (you will see Innis Free to your left).
  • Walk Straight until you get to the large intersection (you will see a chicken restaurant called The Chicken Specialists to your right).
  • Cross the road and turn left on the main road.
  • Walk straight, and turn right when you find Olive Young in the corner.
  • Walk straight until you see the FNC Academy building to your right (it has an Ediya Coffee at the ground floor).
  • You will see the restaurant after you walk past Ediya Coffee (the restaurant will be right next to it).  



Café Platte (Jinhwan's Noona's Cafe)

Find this location on Google Maps here.

Directions / How to Get There:
  • Get off at Hongik University Station and take Exit 3.
  • Walk straight parallel to Yeonnamdong park (this will be a VERY LONG walk. Brace yourselves).
  • When you get to the 2nd intersection (you will see the Apartment Buildings numbered 103 in front of you), turn left. 
  • Walk straight (another slightly long walk) until you see Cafe Platte to your right). 





Colorful Title (Jinhwan's Noona's Boutique)

Find this location on Google Maps here.

Directions / How to Get There:
  • Get off at Sangsu Station and take Exit 2. As soon as you exit, make a U-turn, then turn right. 
  • Walk straight until you get to an intersection with Dongmak-ro 19-gil Street (you will see It's Skin and GS25 on your left). Turn right at the intersection.
  • On the second corner, turn left. 
  • Walk straight until you find Colorful Title on your left. 


Around the area:
Club Gabbia
Find this location on Google Maps here.

Pinkage (as seen on iKON TV)
Find this location on Google Maps here.

X Academy
Find this location on Google Maps here.



Yunhyeong’s Family Restaurant

Find this location on Google Maps here.

Directions / How to Get There:
  • Get off at Jamsil Station and take Exit 8. Walk straight and you will immediately come upon a bus stop. 
  • Take Bus Number 30-5. 
  • Get off at the 12th bus station (counting Jamsil Station Exit 8 Bus Stop as your first). As an alternative (or if you lose count of how many bus stops you have passed), after you stop at Olympic Park station, get off at the 4th station, counting Olympic Park Station as the first. The bus station is called "Baedari Seohanam Nadeulmok".
  • Keep on the lookout to the left side of the road to try and spot the restaurant so you know when to get off the bus if you lose count of the stops.
  • Once you're off the bus at Baedari Seohanam Nadeulmok station, cross the wide pedestrian lane and you will reach the restaurant. 



Finally, some photos from the Mexicana fansign event!





Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Blog Archive

© Daene Luna. All Rights Reserved 2007-2017.
This site uses cookies to help deliver services. By using this site, you agree to the use of cookies. Learn more.

  © Blogger template Shush by Ourblogtemplates.com 2009

Back to TOP