Traditional Activities & Programs

Craft-Making Classes

【 Photo: Traditional Korean crafts 】

Experiencing Korean arts and crafts is an interesting and creative way to learn about Korean culture. Korea's traditions live on in craft workshops in Insa-dong, Gahoe-dong, and Bukchon Hanok Village. These venues offer a variety of programs to choose from, ranging from designing accessories with the Korean knotting method to making household items with traditional Korean paper, hanji. Visitors can simply pick a craft-making class of their interest for a one-of-a-kind souvenir. Tourists can get a glimpse of Korean craftsmanship even as they bid farewell to Korea at the Korea Traditional Culture Center within Incheon International Airport.

Craft Workshops

  • Incheon International Airport Korea Traditional Culture Center

    • Main programs: Hanji craft, folk painting, traditional multicolored paintwork, mother-of-pearl craft
    • Addresses Terminal 1) 271, Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon (제1여객터미널 인천광역시 중구 공항로 271)
      Terminal 2) 272, Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon (제2여객터미널 인천광역시 중구 공항로 272)
    • Operating hours: 07:00-22:00 / Open all year round
    • Directions Terminal 1) Incheon International Airport Terminal 1 Station (Seoul Subway Airport Railroad)
      Terminal 2) Incheon International Airport Terminal 2 Station (Seoul Subway Airport Railroad)
    • Locations Terminal 1) Duty Free Area 3F East Wing near Boarding Gate 25 & West Wing near Boarding Gate 29 / Concourse 3F near Boarding Gate 121
      Terminal 2) Duty Free Area 3F near Boarding Gates 253•254 & Boarding Gates 247•248
      • Performance schedule varies by center. Check official website for details.
    • Fees: Free
    • Website: www.airport.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • Inquiries Terminal 1) East Wing +82-32-743-0357 / West Wing +82-32-743-0359 / Concourse +82-32-741-3215
      Terminal 2) East Wing +82-32-743-0480 / West Wing +82-32-743-0471
      • Assistance is available in Korean, English, Japanese, & Chinese
  • Gahoe Museum LINK

    • Main programs: Drawing on fan/bag/small item, folk painting on wooden panel, etc.
    • Address: 52, Bukchon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 북촌로 52)
    • Operating hours: March-November 10:00-18:00, December-February 10:00-17:00

      Last admission: 40 min before closing for viewing / 1 hour before closing for experience program participation)

      Closed Mondays

    • Directions: Walk for approx. 10 min from Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 2
    • Fees: Varies by activity (2,000~18,000 won)
      • Museum admission: Adults (ages 19 & over) 2,000 won / Teenagers & Children (ages 18 & under) 1,000 won
    • Website: www.gahoemuseum.org (Korean only)
    • Inquiries: +82-2-741-0466 (Korean, Japanese)
  • Dong-Lim Knot Workshop LINK

    • Main programs: Making dragonfly phone charm, bracelet, necklace
    • Address: 10, Bukchon-ro 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 북촌로12길 10) - Operating hours: 10:00-18:00 / Closed Mondays
    • Operating hours: 10:00-18:00

      Closed Mondays

    • Directions: Walk for approx. 10 min from Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 2
    • Fees: Dragonfly phone charm, bracelet 8,000 won / Necklace 10,000 won
      • Museum admission 1,000 won
    • Website: www.shimyoungmi.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • Inquiries: +82-2-3673-2778 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • Bukchon Traditional Crafts Experience

    • Main programs: 1-color dyeing handkerchief, making hanji accessory, ring-knot bracelet, etc.
    • Address: 24-5, Bukchon-ro 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 북촌로12길 24-5)
    • Operating hours: March-October 10:00-18:00, November-February 10:00-17:00
      Closed on the day of Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)
    • Directions: Walk for approx. 10 min from Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 2
    • Fees: Varies by program (5,000 won~15,000 won)
    • Website: tour.jongno.go.kr (Korean, English)
    • Inquiries: +82-2-741-2148 (Korean, English)

Programs are subject to change; please check in advance.

Availability of foreign language assistance varies by staff work schedule.

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

This page was last updated on January 20, 2020, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.