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. International tourists can take a peek at Korea's craftsmanship as soon as they set foot in Korea at the Korea Traditional Culture Center within Incheon International Airport. Korea's traditions also 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 making accessories with the Korean knotting method to making household items with traditional Korean paper, hanji. Simply pick a craft that interests you for a one-of-a-kind souvenir of your time in Korea.

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.