The main Tourist Information Center (TIC) is located on the basement level of the Korea Tourism Organization’s (KTO) Seoul Office, located on Cheonggyecheon-ro in Jung-gu. At the TIC, maps, leaflets, and other promotional materials are provided at no charge, and visitors can get information about tourist attractions, accommodation, food, and much more from tourism experts who speak English, Japanese, and Chinese. The TIC also offers basic medical services, free Internet access, and cultural experience programs like trying on hanbok (traditional Korean clothing), crafting art pieces, and more. Visitors can also browse through the K-STAR Gallery zone created for hallyu fans from all over the world.
The Korea Tourism Organization currently operates six Tourist Information Centers at the following locations: downtown Seoul (B1 of the KTO Seoul Office), Incheon International Airport (two locations), Gimhae International Airport (Busan), Jeju International Airport, and Jeju Jungmun Tourist Resort (Jungmun Complex).
At the TIC's Information Desk, well-trained specialists fluent in English, Japanese, and Chinese offer information regarding accommodations, tourist attractions, and more. Travel information in the form of leaflets, brochures, books, and audio-visual presentations are available free of charge, and staff members are more than happy to provide print-outs of sites and special-interest information to visitors.
Hours: 09:00–20:00 (open all year round)
Language assistance available: Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese
To help ensure visitors have a pleasant and convenient journey, the KTO provides both free international phone services and free Internet access. At the TIC’s computer corner, travelers can search for Korea-related information online at websites like the KTO's official website (www.visitkorea.or.kr).
Brochures and pamphlets are available to visitors for free. These materials provide travelers with accurate and useful information on Korea's tourist attractions, regional festivals, performance events, tour packages, and more.
The automated guiding machines are located on the ground floor and basement level of the Korea Tourism Organization’s Seoul Office. This system allows visitors to search for travel information, photos, and video clips simply with the touch of a button. Available in Korean, English, Japanese, and Chinese (simplified), this system connects visitors to the KTO's tourist information hotline (1330 Korea Travel Hotline).
The Korea Tourism Organization's Tourist Information Center (TIC) offers a range of hands-on cultural programs such as wearing hanbok, making hanji crafts, and more. Anyone visiting the TIC is welcome to participate in these free programs (no reservations necessary) with the help of on-site staff that can speak multiple languages.
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The K-STAR Gallery is an area devoted to hallyu stars and idol singers. It has a photo zone where visitors can take pictures with life-size cutouts of some of Korea's most famous entertainers. Hallyu celebrities' handprints are also displayed here.
☞ Hours: 10:00–18:00 (closed on Sundays and national holidays)
☞ Inquiries: +82-2-318-4165 (Korean)
The Medical Tourism Information Center provides information pertaining to medical services in Korea. The center acts as a one-stop information service, introducing visitors to Korean medical institutions that specialize in international travelers. The center provides information on the different specialties of each institution and offers free consultation services from medical experts. Visitors to the center can also check their health using a free body composition analyzer, a stress monitor, a blood pressure monitor, and a skin analyzer.
☞ Hours: 09:00–18:00 (open all year round)
☞ Inquiries: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
☞ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Last updated, February 10, 2015
Seoul Office of Korea Tourism Organization will be closed due to interior renovations. However, a temporary Tourist Information Center (TIC) will be operated as below.
1. Jonggak Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 5. Go straight and turn right at the first street (before Cheonggyecheon Stream). Continue walking to the second building. The entrance is behind Osulloc Tea House.
2. Euljiro 1(il)-ga Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 2. Go straight until you cross Cheonggyecheon Stream. Turn left and walk to the second building. The entrance is behind Osulloc Tea House.
3. Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 5. Go straight and turn left on the first street (before Cheonggyecheon Stream). Continue walking about 5 minutes until you reach Osulloc Tea House. The entrance is behind the tea house.
* Medical Tourism PR Center (Seoul) Operating schedule
* Please note that the prayer room will be unavailable from June 29 (Monday) to the end of September. A new prayer room is expected to operate after the reopening.