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Chuncheon City Tour

Chuncheon is a well-known location among Asian tourists because of its role as a filming site in the hugely popular Korean TV drama “Winter Sonata (2002).” Getting to Chuncheon is an easy journey via subway (Gyeongchun Line) or ITX-Cheongchun train from Yongsan Station or Cheongnyangni Station in Seoul. When taking the ITX-Cheongchun, it only takes about an hour to an hour and 20 minutes to reach Chuncheon Station. Some of the train cars have a second level to provide a fuller view of the passing scenery. The city offers Chuncheon Selective Tour, with courses that vary depending on the day of the week.

* Service of Chuncheon Circular Tour ended September 30, 2017.

Selective Tour

Course itinerary

Monday:

Chuncheon Station → Soyang Dam → Travel to Cheongpyeongsa Temple (via ferry) → Lunch → Tour Cheongpyeongsa Temple → Chuncheon Okgwangsan Jade Mine (Jade mine experience) → Soyanggang Skywalk → Statue of Soyanggang Maid → Chuncheon Station

Tuesday:

Chuncheon Station → Kim You-jeong House of Literature (Sille Village) → Gangchon Rail Park → Lunch → Gugok Falls → Gubongsan Mountain Observatory Café Street → Soyanggang Skywalk → Statue of Soyanggang Maid → Chuncheon Station

Wednesday:

Chuncheon Station → Chuncheon Mulle-gil (Canoe experience) or Uiamho Lake Skywalk → Lunch → Soyang Dam→ Chuncheon Okgwangsan Jade Mine (Jade mine experience) → Gangwon-do Provincial Flower Garden → Soyanggang Skywalk → Statue of Soyanggang Maid → Chuncheon Station

Thursday:

Chuncheon Station → Kim You-jeong House of Literature (Sille Village) → Gangchon Rail Park → Lunch → Soyang Dam → Gangwon-do Provincial Flower Garden → Soyanggang Skywalk → Statue of Soyanggang Maid → Chuncheon Station

Friday:

Chuncheon Station → Chuncheon Okgwangsan Jade Mine (Jade mine experience) → Kim You-jeong House of Literature (Sille Village) →  Lunch → Deungseon Waterfall (Samaksan Mountain) → Jade Garden Natural Arboretum→ Soyanggang Skywalk → Statue of Soyanggang Maid → Chuncheon Station

Saturday:

Chuncheon Station → Soyang Dam → Travel to Cheongpyeongsa Temple (via ferry) → Lunch → Tour Cheongpyeongsa Temple → Gangwon-do Provincial Flower Garden → Graveyard of Sinjangjeolgong → Soyanggang Skywalk → Statue of Soyanggang Maid → Chuncheon Station

Sunday:

Chuncheon Station → Soyanggang Skywalk → Statue of Soyanggang Maid → Kim You-jeong House of Literature (Sille Village) → Lunch → Gangchon Rail Park → Animation Museum & Robot Studio→ Graveyard of Sinjangjeolgong→ Chuncheon Station

  • Operating days:Daily / All year round (Subject to change due to on-site circumstances)
  • Intervals / Duration of the tour:Once a day, seven days a week / Approx. 7 hours
  • Departure point & time:City Tour Bus Stop in front of Chuncheon Station, Exit 1 at 10:30
More info
  • Fare:Adults 6,000 won / Teenagers & Children 4,000 won
    Free for infants (under 3 years of age) and senior citizens (65 and older) with proper identification. 
    Admission to tourist sites, experiences and meals not included (Discount applies to admission and experiences for city tour passengers)
  • Purchasing tickets: Phone reservation and on-site purchase available (Chuncheon Tourist Information Center) 
    Payment by card not available for same-day purchase.
    - Phone reservations & inquiries: Chuncheon City Hall +82-33-250-3089 (Korean, English) / Hanil Tour +82-33-241-5533 (Korean, English)
    - On-site inquiries: Chuncheon Station Tourist Information Center +82-33-250-4312, +82-33-250-3896 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) 
    * Availability of language assistance may vary depending on the day of the week.
  • Website:tour.chuncheon.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    Bus schedule and course are subject to change.
  • 1330 Korea Travel Hotline:+82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)

Weekend Special Tour

Course itinerary

Saturday:

Chuncheon Station → Soyanggang Skywalk → Statue of Soyanggang Maid  → Lunch (Chuncheon Myeong-dong Street) → Lee Sangwon Art Gallery → Brush Story Museum → Chuncheon Mulle-gil (Canoe experience) or Uiamho Lake Skywalk → Lightning Night Market / Folk Market (Replaced with Robot Studio in the case of bad weather) → Chuncheon Station

Sunday:

Chuncheon Station → Chuncheon National Museum → Lunch (Soyanggang Dam) → Cheongpyeongsa Temple → Gangwon-do Provincial Flower Garden → Kim You-jeong House of Literature (Sille Village) → Statue of Soyanggang Maid → Soyanggang Skywalk → Lightning Night Market / Folk Market → Chuncheon Station

  • Operating days: Weekends / April-October
  • Intervals / Duration of the tour: Once a day, twice a week / Approx. 7 hours
  • Departure point & time: City Tour Bus Stop in front of Chuncheon Station, Exit 1 at 11:00
More info
  • Fares:Adults 6,000 won / Teenagers & Children 4,000 won
    Free for infants (under 3 years of age) and senior citizens (65 and older) with proper identification. 
    Admission to tourist sites, experiences and meals not included (Discount applies to admission and experiences for city tour passengers)
  • Purchasing tickets: Phone reservation and on-site purchase available (Chuncheon Tourist Information Center) 
    Payment by card not available for same-day purchase. 
    Seats are given in a first-come, first-served basis and therefore may be unavailable on-site. Advanced reservation is recommended.
    - Phone reservations & inquiries: Chuncheon City Hall +82-33-250-3089 (Korean, English) / Hanil Tour +82-33-241-5533 (Korean, English) 
    - On-site inquiries: Chuncheon Station Tourist Information Center +82-33-250-4312, +82-33-250-3896 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) 
    * Availability of language assistance may vary depending on the day of the week.
  • Website:www.haniltour.co.kr (Korean only) 
    Bus schedule and course are subject to change.
  • 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)

Major Tourist Attractions

Statue of Soyanggang Maid LINK & Soyanggang Skywalk LINK

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【 Photo: Statue of Soyanggang Maid 】

The Statue of Soyanggang Maid is a 7-meter-high statue that stands along the banks of the Soyanggang River, the setting of the popular Korean song "Soyanggang Cheonyeo" (Maid of Soyanggang). In front of the statue is a large monument inscribed with the song's lyrics. Press the button next to the monument to hear the song play. Also located nearby the statue is the popular Soyanggang Skywalk, with a glass floor that provides a feeling like walking on water.

Chuncheon Mulle-gil LINK & Uiamho Lake Skywalk LINK

  • Chuncheon Mulle-gil【 Photo: Chuncheon Mulle-gil 】
  • Chuncheon Makguksu Museum【 Photo: Uiamho Lake Skywalk 】

Chuncheon Mulle-gil is a water leisure sport experience course connecting Uiamho Lake and Soyanggang River. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Uiamho Lake from a canoe or larger boat, as well as by walking along trails. Those who choose to walk will be able to enjoy Uiamho Lake Skywalk.

Gangwon-do Provincial Flower Garden LINK

【 Photo: Exterior of greenhouse at Gangwon-do Provincial Flower Garden 】

Gangwon-do Provincial Flower Garden is home to the native flowering trees of Gangwon-do and is divided into several sections by theme. The garden features photo zones throughout, perfect for snapshots of one’s trip. Nearby tourist sites include Gangchon Resort and Chuncheon Puppet Theater.

Chuncheon Makguksu Museum LINK

  • Chuncheon Makguksu Museum【 Photo: Chuncheon Makguksu Museum 】
  • Chuncheon Makguksu Museum【 Photo: Makguksu display 】

The Chuncheon Makguksu Museum showcases makguksu (buckwheat noodles), a local specialty of Chuncheon and Gangwon-do. Makguksu is eaten in a cold broth or mixed with a red chili dressing. Visitors can go upstairs to the museum's experience hall to try their hand at making the famous buckwheat noodles and put together a tasty makguksu dish for a small fee.

Animation Museum LINK & Robot Studio

  • nimation Museum & Robot Studio【 Photo: Animation Museum 】
  • nimation Museum & Robot Studio【 Photo: Figurines on display 】

The Animation Museum displays materials and posters showing the origins and development of many types of animation from around the world. Facilities include an animation theater, a 3D cinema, and more.

Namiseom Island LINK

【 Photo: Namiseom Island 】

Namiseom Island is a small island that sits in the river separating Gyeonggi-do and Gangwon-do. Beloved for its lush green fields, towering trees, galleries, and quaint accommodations, Namiseom became particularly famous among local and international tourists especially from Japan, China, and Taiwan after appearing in the popular Korean drama “Winter Sonata (2002).”

Kim You-jeong House of Literature LINK

  • Kim You-jeong House of Literature【 Photo: Kim You-jeong statue 】
  • Kim You-jeong House of Literature【 Photo: Pavilion at Kim You-jeong House of Literature 】

Kim You-jeong (1908-1937) was a leading Korean novelist known for his short stories. His birthplace in Chuncheon was renovated into the Kim You-jeong House of Literature and now displays the biography and works of the celebrated author.

Gangchon Rail Park LINK

  • Gangchon Rail Park【 Photo: Gangchon Rail Park entrance 】
  • Gangchon Rail Park【 Photo: Tourists preparing to depart 】

Gangchon Rail Park offers a unique opportunity to view the beautiful scenery of Chuncheon and the Bukhangang River as the track follows the river’s course at the foot of mountains. It is especially known for its scenic views in spring and autumn season.

Chuncheon Romantic Market LINK

  • Chuncheon Romantic Market
  • Chuncheon Romantic Market
【 Photo: Chuncheon Romantic Market 】

Chuncheon Romantic Market is a traditional market in Chuncheon that sells hanbok, bags, shoes, clothes, electronic appliances, jewelry, and food. The market became even more famous among Asian tourists because of the Korean drama "Winter Sonata (2002)." In addition, Chuncheon Myeongdong Dakgalbi Street is only 5 minutes’ walking distance away from the entrance of the market.

This page was last updated on July 19, 2018, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here. 

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