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Regional Guide

City Tour Bus

  • SeoulSeoul
  • BusanBusan
  • Ulsan Ulsan
  • Gyeongju Gyeongju
  • Yeosu Yeosu
  • Suncheon Suncheon
  • Suwon Suwon
  • Chuncheon Chuncheon
  • GapyeongGapyeong
  • Jeju Jeju

Tour around Seoul with Seoul City Tour

* City tour and attractions subject to closure or limited access due to COVID-19. Check the official website before visiting.

Seoul, the capital of Korea, is arguably the most popular tourist destination in all of Korea. Packed with countless sights to see and places to visit, such as royal palaces, traditional markets, and high-end shopping districts, Seoul is a city with so much to offer that you might not know where to start. To get the most out of your stay, visit some of Seoul's top attractions by taking a trip aboard the Seoul City Tour Bus.

There are two major tour bus companies offering city tours with different course options: the Seoul City Tour Bus (operated by Seoul Tiger Bus) and the Yellow Balloon City Bus. All buses have audio guides installed in the bus seats to provide information on each destination in different languages.

Seoul City Tour Bus (Seoul Tiger Bus)

Downtown·Palace·Namsan Course (high-decker open-top bus, trolley bus, single-level bus)

Panorama Course (double-decker bus, high-decker open-top bus, trolley bus)

Night Course (double-decker bus, high-decker open-top bus, trolley bus)

  • Course itinerary: Gwanghwamun Gate (departure) → Mapodaegyo Bridge → Seogangdaegyo Bridge → Gangbyeonbuk-ro Road (bypass) → Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain → Some Sevit or Dongjakdaegyo Bridge (double-decker bus only) → Seongsudaegyo Bridge (bypass) → Hannamdaegyo Bridge → Namsan Seoul TowerNamdaemun Market entrance → Cheonggye Plaza (last stop)
  • Operating hours: 19:30 departure (July-August 20:00 departure)
  • Intervals / Duration of the tour: Once a day / Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Departure point: Gwanghwamun Gate, next to Koreana Hotel/Chosun Ilbo Headquarters near Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 6

    * Night Course is a non-stop route (Excluding 20~30 minute photo time at Some Sevit (weekdays) and Dongjakdaegyo Bridge (weekends) on the double-decker bus and at Namsan Seoul Tower on high-decker open-top & trolley buses)
    * Bus only operates with 10 or more passengers.
    * The double-decker bus does not stop at Namsan Seoul Tower.
    * Photo times are subject to change depending on weather and traffic conditions.

Around Gangnam Course (trolley bus)

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  • Fares
    • - Downtown•Palace•Namsan Course: Adults 20,000 won / Teenagers & Children 13,000 won
    • - Panorama Course: Adults 18,000 won / Teenagers & Children 12,000 won
    • - Around Gangnam Course: Adults 15,000 won / Teenagers & Children 12,000 won
    • - Night Course: Adults 16,000 won / Teenagers & Children 10,000 won
    • * Adults (ages 19 & over) / Teenagers & children (ages 4-18)
  • Discounted Combination Tickets
    • - E Course (Panorama + Around Gangnam): Adults 24,000 won / Teenagers & Children 18,000 won
      * Use of two courses freely within same day
    • - F Course (Downtown•Palace•Namsan Course + Panorama): Adults 28,000 won / Teenagers & Children 20,000 won
      * Use of two courses freely within two days
    • - G Course (Downtown•Palace•Namsan Course + Panorama + Around Gangnam): Adults 35,000 won / Teenagers & Children 22,000 won
      * Use of three courses freely within two days
    • * Adults (ages 19 & over) / Teenagers & children (ages 4-18)
    • * Passengers can freely get off and on at each stop along the course within the purchase date (excluding Night Course).
    • * Transfers between courses not permitted.
    • * Bus type may be substituted due to maintenance or number of reserved passengers
  • Purchasing tickets
    • - Cash and credit card accepted at the ticket booth at course departure point.
    • - Tickets can be purchased with cash or Tmoney card (credit cards not accepted) from the bus driver if open seats are available.
  • Language assistance: Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, German, French, Spanish, Malay (Audio system installed within bus)
  • Inquiries: Seoul City Tour Bus (Seoul Tiger Bus) +82-2-777-6090 (Korean, English)
  • Website: www.seoulcitybus.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Yellow Balloon City Bus

Traditional Culture Course (double-decker bus – open top / half top)

Hangang/Jamsil Course (double-decker bus – open top / half top)

  • Course itinerary: Dongdaemun Design Plaza (Dongdaemun History & Culture Park) (departure) → Seoul ForestTtukseom Hangang ParkLotte World Tower & Mall → Rose Plaza (K-POP performance hall) → Seoul Baekje MuseumOlympic Park (World Peace Gate) → Konkuk University → Seongsu Station (Handmade Shoes Street) → Hanyang University → Dongdaemun Design Plaza (last stop)
  • Operating hours: Saturday-Sunday 10:00-14:00 (Last departure from Dongdaemun Design Plaza Bus Stop at 14:00)
  • Intervals / Duration of the tour: Approx. 2 hours / Approx. 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Departure point: In front of Dongdaemun Design Plaza near Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 4 & 5), Exit 1
    * Routes and duration of the tour subject to change depending on traffic and weather conditions as well other circumstances.

Night View Course (double-decker bus – open top / half top)

  • Course itinerary: Traditional Culture Course or Hangang/Jamsil Course
  • Operating hours: 19:30
  • Intervals / Duration of the tour: Once a day / Approx. 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Departure point: In front of Dongdaemun Design Plaza near Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 4 & 5), Exit 1
    * Traditional Culture Course or Hangang/Jamsil Course operate once a day (Hangang/Jamsil Course will be replaced by Traditional Culture Course in the case of less than 8 passengers)
More info
  • Fares
    - Traditional Culture Course / Hangang Jamsil Course: Adults 20,000 won / Teenagers & Children 15,000 won
    - Night View Course: Adults 15,000 won / Teenagers & Children 12,000 won
    * Adults (ages 19 & over) / Children & Teenagers (ages 5-18)
    * Children under age of 5 are eligible to board free of charge for all courses.
    * Passengers can freely get off and on at each stop along the course within the purchase date (excluding Night View Tour Course).
    * Asiana Airlines domestic & international passengers can receive up to 25% off with a used boarding pass within the past 30 days (must present boarding pass upon ticket purchase).
  • Purchasing tickets: Cash, credit card, or Tmoney card accepted at the ticket booth in front of Dongdaemun Design Plaza or when boarding
  • Language assistance: Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese
  • Closed: N/A (Open all year round)
  • Inquiries: Seoul Tour Bus +82-1544-4239 (Korean, English, Chinese)
    * Assistance in Chinese may not be available depending on staff schedule.
  • Website: www.seoulcitytourbus.co.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Schedules and courses are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)

Major Tourist Attractions

Insa-dong LINK

  • Ssamzigil【 Photo: Ssamzigil 】
  • Insa-dong Street souvenir shop【 Photo: Insa-dong Street souvenir shop 】

Insa-dong, located in the heart of the capital city Seoul, is where old and new co-exist. Insa-dong is full of interesting shops, galleries, traditional restaurants, teahouses, and cafes. Visitors to Insa-dong are recommended to stop by Ssamzigil, a unique structure resembling the Korean alphabet ‘ㅁ’ shape. This shopping complex is dubbed a hidden gem as it offers interesting antiques at affordable prices within the modern exterior of a shopping mall.

Gyeongbokgung Palace LINK

  • Gyeongbokgung Palace entrance【 Photo: Gyeongbokgung Palace entrance 】
  • Gyeonghoeru Pavilion【 Photo: Gyeonghoeru Pavilion 】

Gyeongbokgung Palace is Korea’s most representative royal palace, showcasing the beautiful traditional architecture of Korea. The palace served as housing for the king as well as a venue for dealing with public affairs. It also presents a beautiful harmony with nature, including gardens and ponds which make a great backdrop for photos.

N Seoul Tower LINK

  • N Seoul Tower nightscape【 Photo: N Seoul Tower nightscape 】
  • Love locks【 Photo: Love locks 】

N Seoul Tower is an all-time favorite tourist attraction and has become a symbol of Seoul. Its view becomes even more spectacular when seen after sunset, as it sits atop Namsan Mountain, offering a panoramic view of the city. The tower not only has the best view in town, but it is also equipped with various subsidiary facilities where visitors can shop and dine, suited for a unique trip both day and night. It is particularly popular among couples, who come on dates and hang locks on the deck railing as a sign of their promise to love each other.

Gangnam Station

  • Gangnam Station street【 Photo: Gangnam Station street 】
  • Gangnam Underground Shopping Mall【 Photo: Gangnam Underground Shopping Mall 】

The area around Gangnam Station is popular among Korean youths, filled with a variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The station’s underground shopping mall sells everything from brand name clothing to jewelry, accessories, and makeup for all your fashion needs.

Lotte World Tower & Mall LINK

  • Lotte World Tower【 Photo: Lotte World Tower 】
  • Seoul Sky Observatory【 Photo: Seoul Sky Observatory 】

Standing at 555 meters tall with 123 floors, Lotte World Tower is home to a hotel, theater, offices, a shopping mall, and more. The highlight is the observatory, Seoul Sky, offering beautiful 360-views of the surrounding cityscape. In addition, the mall is connected with Lotte World, making this an all-in-one attraction.

Ttukseom Hangang Park LINK

  • Ttukseom Hangang Park【 Photo: Ttukseom Hangang Park 】
  • Observation Culture Complex【 Photo: Observation Culture Complex 】

Ttukseom Hangang Park has a large grass field perfect for picnics as well as an eco-center, children’s playground, rock-climbing wall and other leisure facilities. The observation and culture complex also offers a chance to see many different exhibitions. Being located near Konkuk University, there are also plenty of shops and restaurants to check out.

Bongeunsa Temple LINK

  • Bongunsa Temple landscape
  • Bongunsa Temple landscape
【 Photo: Bongeunsa Temple landscape 】

Located in the center of the Gangnam area, Bongeunsa Temple has more than 1,200 years of history. This historic temple houses extensive records of Korea’s Buddhist culture, but visitors of all backgrounds and religions come to enjoy the view and serenity within the bustling city.

Tongin Market LINK

  • Food stall at Tongin Market 【 Photo: Food stall at Tongin Market 】
  • Yeopjeon【 Photo: Yeopjeon 】

Tongin Market is famous for street foods and dosirak café, a unique buffet-style lunch program offering visitors the opportunity to experience a wide variety of banchan (Korean side dishes) at affordable prices. The menu options are extensive, including rice cakes, healthy vegetables, fruits, street snacks, and much more! What makes this experience even more special is that you can purchase food items with yeopjeon (old brass coins) that is only used in Tongin Market.

Namsangol Hanok Village LINK

  • Namsangol Hanok Village
  • Traditional culture experience
【 Photo: Namsangol Hanok Village 】

Namsangol Hanok Village is a specially organized tourist destination that recreates the traditional appearance of a Korean village from the past. The village has residential houses, pavilions, a common area, promenade and more architectural structures all in one location for visitors to enjoy a quick travel back in time. Visitors can also take a leisurely walk through this calm and relaxing village. In addition, the village offers many programs featuring traditional games and performances as well as hands-on experiences where visitors can learn about Korea’s folk culture.

This page was last updated on August 25, 2021, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.

Ride around Busan with Busan City Tour

* City tour and attractions subject to closure or limited access due to COVID-19. Check the official website before visiting

Busan is Korea's largest port city and boasts an abundance of coastal tourist attractions, historical and cultural sites, and trendy shopping areas. The city has a well-developed public transportation system, but for a more convenient and all-inclusive tour, hop aboard a Busan City Tour Bus, running on a variety of one-day tours that cover the area's major attractions.

[Loop Course] Red Line (Busan Station ↔ Haeundae Beach)

[Loop Course] Blue Line (Haeundae Beach ↔ Haedong Yonggungsa Temple · Gijang Market)

[Loop Course] Green Line (Busan Station ↔ Taejongdae)

  • Course itinerary

    Busan Station (transfer) → Yongdusan Park/ Busan TowerYeongdodaegyo Bridge → Huinnyeoul Culture Village → Haneul Observatory → 75 SquareTaejongdaeNational Maritime Museum → Busanhangdaegyo Bridge → Oryukdo Skywalk → Yonghoman Bay Sightseeing Boat Terminal (transfer) → Peace Park (transfer) → Busanhangdaegyo Bridge → Namhangdaegyo Bridge → Songdo BeachSongdo Cloud Walk → Jagalchi BIFF Square → Busan Station (transfer)
  • Operating hours: 09:45-16:25
    * Busan Station Bus Stop departure basis
    Intervals / Duration of the tour: 9 times a day in 50 minute intervals / Approx. 2 hours 10 minutes
    Departure point & time (first bus): City Tour bus stop in front of Ramada Encore Hotel near Busan Station Plaza at 09:45

[Themed Course] Night View Tour

*Temporarily not in operation due to COVID-19

  • Course itinerary

    Busan Station → Busandaegyo Bridge (bypass) → Busanhangdaegyo Bridge (bypass) → Gwangalli Beach (10-minute stop for photos) → Suyeong Bridge No. 2 → Marine City (bypass) → Haeundae Beach (bypass) → Busan Museum of Art · BEXCO (bypass) → Gwangandaegyo Bridge (bypass) → Busanhangdaegyo Bridge (bypass) → Namhangdaegyo Bridge (bypass) → Songdo Cloud Trail (10-minute stop for photos) → Jagalchi / Gukje Market (bypass) → Busan Station

    * Reservation required (available from 10 days in advance).
  • Operating hours: April-October 19:30 / November-March 19:00
    Intervals / Duration of the tour: Once per day / Approx. 2 hours 10 minutes
    Departure point & time: City Tour bus stop in front of Ramada Encore Hotel near Busan Station Plaza at 19:30 from April-October / 19:00 from November-March

[Themed Course] History Tour

*Temporarily not in operation due to COVID-19

Course itinerary

Busan Station → Dongnaeeupsong Fortress (Bokcheon Museum) → Hoedong Catchment Basin → Beomeosa Temple → Dongnae Hot Spring → Busan Station

Operating hours: Wednesday-Sunday 10:00
Intervals / Duration of the tour: Once per day / Approx. 7 hours 10 minutes
Departure point & time: City Tour bus stop in front of Ramada Encore Hotel near Busan Station Plaza at 10:00

More info
  • - Fares
    • [Loop Courses] Red/Blue/Green Line (One-day (24-hour) pass): Adults 15,000 won / Children 8,000 won
    • [Themed Course] Night View Tour: Adults 15,000 won / Children 8,000 won
    • [Themed Course] History Tour: Adults 20,000 won / Children 10,000 won
    • * Adults (ages 19 & over) / Children (ages 4-18)
    • * Loop Course is available on a first-come, first-served basis without any reservation.
  • - Purchasing tickets: Available from the bus driver when boarding (In the case of no seats, take the next bus); must pay by cash or credit card.
    • * Reservation required for Night View Tour tickets & History Tour tickets. Reservations can be made 10 days in advance until the day before departure by 16:00 via phone (+82-51-464-9898 / Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) or the official website on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • * Availability of language assistance will vary by staff work schedule.
  • - Closed: Monday-Tuesday
  • - Website: www.citytourbusan.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • - 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)
    * Bus schedule and course are subject to change.

Major tourist attractions

Haeundae Dongbaekseom Island LINK

  • Photo: Dongbaekseom Island Vista【 Photo: Dongbaekseom Island Vista 】
  • Photo: Nurimaru APEC House【 Photo: Nurimaru APEC House 】

Located on the western end of Haeundae Beach, Dongbaekseom Island is also called “Iron Island” due to its shape resembling an iron floating on the sea. Due to continuous sediment build up, the island is now connected to the sandy shore of Haeundae Beach. The island features walking paths through forests of pine trees and camellia trees.

Haeundae Beach LINK

  • Photo: Day and night at Haeundae Beach
  • Photo: Day and night at Haeundae Beach
【 Photo: Haeundae Beach 】

Sandwiched between Dalmaji-gil Road to the right and Dongbaekseom Island to the left, Haeundae Beach is an expansive, white-sand beach that is one of the most popular tourist sites in Busan. The beach is easily accessible via public transportation and is an ideal festival venue, hosting various events and celebrations throughout the year. In fall, the beach serves as one of the stages of the Busan International Film Festival, the largest film festival in Asia

Shinsegae Centum City LINK

  • Photo: Shinsegae Centum City Exterior 【 Photo: Shinsegae Centum City Exterior 】
  • Photo: Shinsegae Centum City Interior【 Photo: Shinsegae Centum City Interior 】

An “Oasis in the city,” Shinsegae Centum City is more than just a large shopping complex. In addition to shopping, visitors can also enjoy numerous entertainment options in the complex, such as a spa, ice rink, theater, art gallery, golfing and more. The exterior of this mega complex is equally mesmerizing both at day and night, designed with the theme of a golden ocean.

Busan Cinema Center LINK

  • Photo: Night view of Busan Cinema Center
  • Photo: Night view of Busan Cinema Center
【 Photo: Busan Cinema Center 】

The Busan Cinema Center was opened in 2011 as the main venue for the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), the largest film festival in Asia. The facility houses three theaters, the BIFF executive office, a media center, and convenience facilities. It is particularly known for its large roof structure, affectionately called “Big Roof,” which has been registered in the Guinness Book of Records.

Busan Museum of Art LINK

  • Photo: Exterior views of Busan Museum of Art
  • Photo: Exterior views of Busan Museum of Art
【 Photo: Exterior views of Busan Museum of Art 】

Along with Busan Cultural Center and Busan Museum, Busan Museum of Art is one of Busan's top cultural spaces. The museum runs educational programs and cultural events throughout the year for the general public to become more acquainted with the arts.

Dalmaji-gil Road LINK

  • Photo: Views of Dalmaji-gil Road
  • Photo: Views of Dalmaji-gil Road
【 Photo: Views of Dalmaji-gil Road 】

Sometimes called the Montmartre of Busan, this popular street wraps around a picturesque hill at the east end of Haeundae Beach. The street is lined with galleries, coffee shops and cozy restaurants, and has been featured in Korean TV dramas and films. If you follow the road up the hill, it offers a great place to view the moon at night, which is where this road gets its name; dalmaji literally means “greeting the moon.”

CheongsapoLINK

  • Cheongsapo coastline【 Photo: Cheongsapo coastline 】
    (Credit: Haeundae-gu Office)
  • Cheongsapo Skywalk【 Photo: Daritdol Observatory 】
    (Credit: Haeundae-gu Office)

Cheongsapo is a small port located between Dalmaji-gil Road in Haeundae and Songjeong Beach. Cheongsapo gets its name from a romantic story of a fisherman’s wife, whose husband was lost at sea. Unable to believe he would not return, she spent days looking out over the ocean, waiting for her beloved. The dragon king wished to comfort the woman so he sent a blue snake (“cheongsa” in Chinese characters) to bring her to sea so she could meet her husband again. Inspired by the legend, a blue observation deck with glass flooring is installed to look over the ocean here. Cheongsapo Skywalk is a romantic and refreshing way to take in the ocean and coastal views.

Songjeong Beach LINK

  • Photo: Views of Songjeong Beach
  • Photo: Views of Songjeong Beach
【 Photo: Views of Songjeong Beach 】

Songjeong Beach features a long stretch of white sand with shallow waters and small waves, making it a safe place for families with young children to enjoy water activities in summer. There is a lighthouse next to the beach, with a park full of pine trees adding to the picturesque coastal scenery.

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple LINK

  • Photo: Scenes at Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
  • Photo: Scenes at Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
【 Photo: Scenes at Haedong Yonggungsa Temple 】

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, with its name literally meaning “dragon palace on the eastern sea,” is fitting with the temple built atop the rocky coast. Following the path will feel like walking up to a dragon’s palace, with dark blue waves crashing below.

Oryukdo Island LINK

  • Photo: Views of Oryukdo Island & Oryukdo Skywalk
  • Photo: Views of Oryukdo Island & Oryukdo Skywalk
【 Photo: Views of Oryukdo Island & Oryukdo Skywalk 】

Oryukdo Island is one of the symbols of Busan’s harbor, where dozens of large and small ships pass by every day. It gets its name from two of the islands in the group, Bangpaeseom Island and Solseom Island, which are connected at low tide and separated at high tide. The difference between low and high tide causes the number of islands in Oryukdo to fluctuate between five and six, hence the literal meaning of the name “five six island.”

Taejongdae Recreation Area LINK

  • Photo: Taejongdae view
  • Photo: Danubi Train at Taejongdae
【 Photo: Taejongdae views 】

A wide coastal hill takes up the southern side of Yeongdo Island in Busan. Formerly a military site with restricted civilian access until 1969, it is now a recreation area that can be enjoyed along a circular road. The dense forest and the sheer drop-offs at the peak provide an amazing vista of the sparkling south sea.

National Maritime Museum LINK

  • Photo: National Maritime Museum exterior【 Photo: National Maritime Museum exterior 】
  • Photo: National Maritime Museum interior【 Photo: National Maritime Museum interior 】

National Maritime Museum was established for the purpose of expanding marine culture infrastructure and presenting the future of the ocean through exhibitions, housing a collection of artifacts and carrying out preservation research. The main facilities consist of the exhibition hall, children's museum, maritime library, aquarium and a 4D theater.

Gwangalli Beach LINK

  • Gwangalli Beach【 Photo: View of Gwangalli Beach 】
  • Gwangalli Beach【 Photo: Gwangandaegyo Bridge 】

Gwangalli Beach in Suyeong-gu is an urban beach shaped in a crescent. It is covered with fine powdery sand and is only a few meters away from a network of side streets lined with coffee shops and numerous restaurants selling raw fish, Eonyang-style bulgogi, and bean sprout haejang guk (hangover soup). At night, an even more vibrant aura permeates the beach as the colorful lights from Gwangandaegyo Bridge flicker off the water and young visitors flock to the area for delicious food and the romantic beach scene.

UN Memorial Cemetery LINK

  • Photo: UN Memorial Cemetery
  • Photo: Visitors to the UN Memorial Cemetery
【 Photo: UN Memorial Cemetery 】

The UN Memorial Cemetery in Korea is the only UN cemetery to pay tribute to fallen soldiers of the Korean War. The cemetery was built in January of 1951 by the United Nations headquarters in order to bury those who died while fighting in the war. In April of the same year, the cemetery was completed and all the fallen soldiers buried in temporary graves across the nation were moved here for their remains to be enshrined and remembered.

Busan Museum LINK

  • Photo: Exhibitions at Busan Musuem
  • Photo: Exhibitions at Busan Musuem
【 Photo: Exhibitions at Busan Musuem 】

Busan Museum tells the history of Busan from the prehistoric times to the modern era through collections of local artifacts and documents. The museum also runs hands-on traditional culture programs and folk classes to share the proud legacy of traditional Korean culture with museum visitors.

This page was last updated on August 17, 2021, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.

Tour around Ulsan with Ulsan City Tour

* City tour and attractions subject to closure or limited access due to COVID-19. Check the official website before visiting.

Ulsan, a representative industrial city of Korea, is a coastal city with mild weather. Its three major ports (Ulsan Port, Onsan Port and Bangeojin Port) gave Ulsan the ability to perform as the hub of Korean shipbuilding. Putting the industrial business aside, Ulsan is additionally known for its natural beauty and abundant tourist resources. Therefore, visitors to Ulsan can learn all about Korea's past and the city that brought the nation much economic development, as well as enjoy blue oceans, beautiful landscapes, and historical attractions scattered along its coastal lines. Continue reading for an in-depth look into Ulsan City Tour courses!

Loop Course – Taehwagang National Garden Course (Trolley bus)

  • Course itinerary

    Taehwagang Station → Staz Hotel → Lotte Plaza → Shilla Stay / Lotte City Hotel → Hyundai Department Store → Taehwa Bridge Station → Taehwagang Observatory → Samho Bamboo Grove / Migratory Bird Center → Taehwagang National Garden → Taehwaru Pavilion → Seongnam-dong Clock Tower → Jungang Traditional Market → Culture and Arts Center → Shilla Stay / Lotte City Hotel → Staz Hotel → Taehwagang Station

  • Operating schedule:Tuesday-Sunday 09:30-16:50 (Taehwagang Station departure basis)
    Intervals / Duration of the tour: 9 times a day, 50 minute intervals (90 minute interval between fourth and fifth bus) / Approx. 1 hour 20 minutes
    Departure point: City Tour Bus Stop at Taehwagang Station

Loop Course – Jangsaengpo Daewangam Course (Open-top double-decker bus)

  • Course itinerary

    Taehwagang Station → Starz Hotel → Lotte Plaza → Jangsaengpo Whale Museum (Whale Life Experience Museum) → Ulsandaegyo Bridge Observatory → Daewangam Park

  • Operating schedule: Tuesday-Sunday 09:40-17:20 (Taehwagang Station departure basis)
    Intervals / Duration of the tour: 5 times a day, 2 hour intervals (1 hour 40 minute interval between fourth and fifth bus) / Approx. 1 hour 8 minutes
    Departure point: City Tour Bus Stop at Taehwagang Station

Theme Course – Petroglyphs Tour (Single-level bus)

Theme Course – Healing Tour (Single-level bus)

  • Course itinerary

    Ulsan Station → Lotte Plaza → Daeunsan Mountain → Ganjeolgot Cape → Lunch (Ganjeolgot Cape) → Oegosan Onggi Village → Lotte Plaza → Ulsan Station

  • Operating schedule: Thursdays 09:40-17:10
    Intervals / Duration of the tour: Once a day / Approx. 7 hours 30 minutes
    Departure point: City Tour Bus Stop at Ulsan Station, Exit 3

Theme Course – Beautiful Moonlight Tour (Trolley bus)

  • Course itinerary

    Taehwagang Station → Ulsan Bridge Observatory → Daewangam Park → Ulsan Bridge → Taehwagang Station → Keunaegi Night Market (optional)

  • Operating schedule: Fridays & Saturdays 19:00-22:20
    Intervals / Duration of the tour: Once a day / Approx. 3 hours 20 minutes (additional 20 minutes required for Keunaegi Night Market)
    Departure point: City Tour Bus Stop at Taehwagang Station
    * Bus continues operations when raining but will be cancelled and refunded in the case of typhoon, flood, or heavy rainfall warnings (Note: umbrellas and/or raincoats not provided)
More info
  • Fares
    - Theme Course: Adults 10,000 won / Children 8,000 won / Senior citizens 5,000 won
    - Loop Course: Adults 6,000 won / Children 4,000 won / Senior citizens 3,000 won
    * Adults (ages 19-64) / Children (ages 3-18) / Senior citizens (ages 65 and older)
    * Payment accepted in cash or credit card
    * Fare does not include admission to tourists sites or meals
  • Purchasing tickets: On-site purchase is available for loop courses. Advance reservation is required for theme courses, as seating is given on a first-come, first-served basis. Please inquire for more information on the Industrial Exploration course.
    * Tour will be cancelled in the case of less than 10 passengers (will be contacted directly)
  • Reservations: Tuesday-Sunday 09:00-18:00
    +82-52-255-1826 (Korean, English)
    * Closed on Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) holidays
  • Website: www.ulsancitytour.co.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    * Bus schedule and course are subject to change. Please check the website in advance for updates.
  • 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)

Major Tourist Attractions

Daewangam Park LINK

【 Photo: Daewangam Park 】

Daewangam Park has a beautiful walking trail along a coastal cliff. The rock island off the coast can be reached by an iron bridge. The park's fantastic rock outcroppings and an estimated 15,000 pine trees over 100 years old provide a refreshing place to relax.

Jangsaengpo Whale Museum LINK

  • 【 Photo: Jangsaengpo Whale Museum 】
  • 【 Photo: Whale Life Experience Museum 】

The Whale Museum is located in Jangsaengpo, which was previously a whaling outpost. The museum provides a range of information on whales, serving as an important venue for ocean ecology programs. The museum features a Children's Experience Hall, Whaling History Hall, Grey Whale Hall, and Whale Cross-Section Hall. A whaling boat is also on display outdoors. After touring the whale museum, visit the Whale Life Experience Museum for an opportunity to see live dolphins up close.

Ulsan Petroglyph Museum LINK

【 Photo: Ulsan Petroglyph Museum 】

Ulsan Petroglyph Museum was established in 2008 as the only museum dedicated to petroglyphs in Korea. The exhibition hall presents models for the petroglyphs of Cheonjeon-ri and Bangudae, video facilities for petroglyphs, photos and replicas of objects used in daily life by people during the prehistoric age, a children’s hall, and family experience facilities.

Oegosan Onggi Village LINK

【 Photo: Vistas of Oegosan Onggi Village 】

Oegosan Onggi Village is a top traditional folk onggi (pottery) village in Korea and showcases the conventional pottery manufacturing process. Pottery can be seen in every corner of the village.

Ganjeolgot Cape LINK

【 Photo: Sunset view from Ganjeolgot Cape 】

Ganjeolgot Cape's name comes from its resemblance to a long, pointed ganjitdae (bamboo pole) when seen from far out at sea. With its location on the east coast, it provides one of the first views of the sunrise in Korea. Nearby attractions include a sculpture park featuring the New Millennium Monument, Jinha Beach, and Seosaengpo Waeseong Fortress.

This page was last updated on August 25, 2021, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.

Ride around Chuncheon with Chuncheon City Tour

* City tour and attractions subject to closure or limited access due to COVID-19. Check the official website before visiting.

Chuncheon is a well-known as a city surrounded by lakes that is in close proximity to Seoul. Getting to Chuncheon is an easy journey via subway (Gyeongchun Line) or the 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. After arriving, hop aboard the Chuncheon Selective Tour to see all the city has to offer, with courses that vary depending on the day of the week.

Selective Tour

• Course itinerary

- Monday

Chuncheon Station → Soyang DamCheongpyeongsa TempleChuncheon Okgwangsan Jade Mine (Jade mine experience) → Soyanggang Skywalk → Chuncheon Station

- Tuesday

Chuncheon Station → Soyanggang SkywalkKim You-jeong House of Literature (Sille Village)d.forestGugokpokpo Falls → Chuncheon Station

- Wednesday

Chuncheon Station → Chuncheon Mulle-gil (Canoe experience) → Gugokpokpo FallsJade Garden Natural ArboretumSoyanggang Skywalk → Chuncheon Station

- Friday

Chuncheon Station → Chuncheon National Museum → Moon Valley (Dalasil) Figure Museum (Modern History Museum) → Soyang DamChuncheon Makguksu Museum → Chuncheon Station

- Saturday
Chuncheon Station → Soyanggang SkywalkYukrimgogae → Gubongsan Café Street → Jade Garden Natural Arboretum → Chuncheon Station


- Saturday (theme)

Chuncheon Station → Soyanggang SkywalkKim You-jeong House of Literature (Sille Village)d.forestAnimation Museum & Toy Robot Studio → Chuncheon Station

- Sunday

Chuncheon Station → Kim You-jeong House of Literature (Sille Village)Gangchon Rail ParkChuncheon Mulle-gil (Canoe experience) → Soyanggang Skywalk → Chuncheon Station

- Sunday (theme)

Chuncheon Station → Soyang DamCheongpyeongsa TempleNational Center for Forest Activities ChuncheonSoyanggang Skywalk → Chuncheon Station

  • Operating schedule Daily / All year round (No tour on the day of Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day))
  • Departure point & time City Tour Bus Stop in front of Chuncheon Station, Exit 1 at 10:30 (Saturday & Sunday Theme Course 11:00)
More info

Fares: Adults 6,000 won / Children, senior citizens & people with a disability 4,000 won
* Adults (ages 19-64) / Children (ages 3-18) / Senior citizens (ages 65 & older)
* Babies younger than 3 years ride free
* Senior citizens and people with a disability must present a valid ID and a certificate of disability respectively to receive discounted rates
* Admission to tourist sites, experiences and meals not included (discount applies to admission and experiences for city tour passengers)

Purchasing tickets: Phone reservation, online and on-site purchase available (Chuncheon Tourist Information Center)
* Payment by card not available for same-day purchase.
* Seats are given on a first-come, first-served basis and therefore may be unavailable on-site. Advance reservation is recommended.
- Online reservation: citytour.ticketplay.zone (Korean only)
- Phone reservations, inquiries, & on-site purchase:Chuncheon Tourist Information Center +82-33-250-4312 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
* Availability of language assistance may vary depending on the day of the week.
* Travelers who speak Korean can make a reservation directly with Maeil Tour (+82-33-253-4000). For those in need of language assistance, Chuncheon Tourist Information Center can aid in communication and reservation with the agency.

Website: citytour.ticketplay.zone (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

【 Photo: Nightscape of Statue of Soyanggang Maid (Credit: Chuncheon City Hall) 】
【 Photo: Soyanggang Skywalk (Credit: Chuncheon City Hall) 】

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)." The song was inspired by an 18-year-old girl from Chuncheon, who moved to Seoul and worked in the music industry. When she invited musicians to her hometown, the view of her with Songyanggang River in the backdrop inspired a fellow musician to write lyrics of the scene and another to add tunes to the lyrics, creating the song. 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 is the popular Soyanggang Skywalk, with a glass floor that provides a feeling of walking on water.

Chuncheon Mulle-gil LINK & Uiamho Lake Skywalk

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

Chuncheon Mulle-gil is a water leisure experience course connecting Uiamho Lake and the Soyanggang River. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Uiamho Lake from a canoe or larger boat. Those who prefer dry land can take a leisurely stroll along the lakeside promenade. The path leads to Uiamho Lake Skywalk, perfect for taking in the view of the lake.

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 themed sections. The garden features photo zones throughout, perfect for memorable snapshots. Tourist sites located nearby include Gangchon Resort and Chuncheon Puppet Theater.

Chuncheon Makguksu Museum LINK

【 Photo: Chuncheon Makguksu Museum 】
  • 【 Photo: Inside the Chuncheon Makguksu Museum 】
  • 【 Photo: Chuncheon Makguksu 】

The Chuncheon Makguksu Museum showcases makguksu (buckwheat noodles), a local specialty of Chuncheon. Makguksu is eaten in a cold broth or mixed with a red chili sauce. 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.

Robot Studio

【 Photo: Robot Studio (Credit: Robot Studio) 】
  • 【 Photo: VR experience (Credit: Robot Studio) 】
  • 【 Photo: Robot dance performance (Credit: Robot Studio) 】

Robot Studio is an experiential exhibition center featuring robot demonstrations, robot avatars, and reproductions of scenes from popular movies. Visitors can get an overview of the history of robotics and recent research from the early human-controlled robots to the future development of artificial intelligence.

Kim You-jeong House of Literature LINK

  • 【 Photo: Kim You-jeong statue 】
  • 【 Photo: Kim You-jeong House of Literature 】
【 Photo: Exhibition Hall 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 Kim You-jeong House of Literature displaying the biography and works of the celebrated author.

Gangchon Rail Park LINK

Gangchon Rail Park【 Photo: Gangchon Rail Park 】

Gangchon Rail Park uses the old railroad tracks that once provided transportation between Seoul and Chuncheon. The railroad is now used for the sole purpose of leisure entertainment using rail bikes, offering a unique opportunity to take in 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 themed tunnels and scenic views.

This page was last updated on August 18, 2021, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.

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