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Chuncheon City Tour

Chuncheon is a well-known location among Asian tourists because of its role as a filming location in the hugely popular Korean TV drama Winter Sonata. Getting to Chuncheon is an easy journey via subway (Gyeongchun Line) or the ITX-Cheongchun train from Yongsan Station or Cheongnyangni Station in Seoul. It takes about 1 to 1.5 hours to reach Chuncheon Station. Some of the train cars are bilevel for both passenger comfort and to provide a fuller view of the passing scenery.

The Chuncheon tour course varies slightly depending on the day of the week, so be sure to check the schedules listed below. Tour programs routing the city are available and divided into two major routes: the Chuncheon Circular Tour and the Chuncheon Selective Tour. Reservations for both can be made at the tourist information center near Chuncheon Station on the departure day. Since reservations sometimes fill up, it is recommended that travelers call Chuncheon Station’s TIC to make reservations in advance.

Chuncheon City Tour Bus Guide

1. City Tour - Selective Course

☞ Period: Until October 31, 2015 / Closed on the day of Seollal (Lunar New Year) and the day of Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving)
☞ Departure Point: City Tour Stop in front of Chuncheon Station (departs at 10:30)
☞ Tour Course:
[Monday]
Soyang Dam → (via ferry) → Lunch → Cheongpyeongsa TempleChuncheon Makguksu Museum Statue of the Soyanggang Maid → Chuncheon Station

[Tuesday]
Kim You-jeong House of Literature → Lunch → Gangchon Rail ParkGugok FallsGongjicheon Recreation Resort → Chuncheon Station

[Wednesday]

Chuncheon Mulle-Gil (canoe ride; fees for experience program not included) OR Chuncheon Skywalk (available for participants not in canoe program) → Lunch → Soyang Dam → Jade Cave → Gangwon-do Provincial Flower GardenStatue of the Soyanggang Maid → Chuncheon Station

[Thursday]
Kim You-jeong House of Literature → Lunch → Gangchon Rail ParkSoyang DamGangwon-do Provincial Flower Garden → Statue of the Soyanggang Maid → Chuncheon Station

[Friday]

Jade Garden Natural Arboretum → Lunch → Chuncheon Skywalk→ Soyang DamChuncheon Makguksu Museum → Chuncheon Station

[Saturday]
Soyang Dam → (via ferry) → Lunch → Cheongpyeongsa TempleAnimation Museum & Robot Studio → Chuncheon Skywalk → Chuncheon Station

[Sunday]
Kim You-jeong House of Literature → Lunch → Gangchon Rail ParkGugok Falls → Chuncheon Skywalk → Chuncheon Station

☞ Fare: Adults 6,000 won / Teens and Children 4,000 won (meals are not included in the price, only admission to tourist attractions)
☞ Reservations: www.haniltour.co.kr (Korean only)
☞Inquiries:
Hanil Tour: +82-33-241-5533 (Korean), Chuncheon City Hall: +82-33-250-3089 (Chinese)
☞ Chuncheon Tourism tour.chuncheon.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)


2. City Tour - Circular Course

☞ Period: Open all year round
☞ Departure Point: City Tour Stop in front of Chuncheon Station (A course departs at 10:30 /  B course departs at 10:30)
☞ Tour Course:
A Course (operated 3 times per day)
Gongjicheon Sculpture Park (MBC Main Entrance) → Chuncheon Mulle-Gil (canoe ride; fees for experience program not included) OR Chuncheon Skywalk (available for participants not in canoe program) → Deungseon Falls (Samaksan Mountain) → Namiseom Island (10 min. break) → Jade Garden Natural Arboretum → Elysian Gangchon (ski slope & water park) → Gugok Falls (Munbae Village) → Gangchon Station→ Kim You-jeong House of Literature / Gangchon Rail Park → Namchuncheon Station (Flea Market) → Chuncheon Myeongdong Street (Chuncheon Romantic Market)  → Chuncheon Station

B Course (operated 3 times per day)
Gongjicheon Sculpture Park (MBC Main Entrance) → Chuncheon Mulle-Gil (canoe ride; fees for experience program not included) OR Chuncheon Skywalk (available for participants not in canoe program) → Deungseon Falls (Samaksan Mountain) → Namiseom Island (10 min. break) → Gangchon Station → Kim You-jeong House of Literature / Gangchon Rail Park → Gubongsan Mountain Observatory (Café Street) → Okssanga (Jade Gave Experience Center) → Soyang Dam (Water Cultural Center) → Shinbuk Food Village → Chuncheon Makguksu MuseumGangwon-do Provincial Flower GardenAnimation Museum & Robot Studio → Chuncheon Station

** Major Tourist Sites **

Statue of the Soyanggang Maid


The Statue of the Soyanggang Maid is a 7-meter-tall 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 big monument inscribed with the song's lyrics. Press the button next to the monument to hear the song play.

Gangwon-do Provincial Flower Garden


Gangwon Provincial Flower Garden is home to the native flowering trees of Gangwon-do and is divided into several sections by category. Nearby tourist sites include Gangchon Resort and Chuncheon Puppet Theater.

Chuncheon Makguksu Museum


The Chuncheon Makguksu Museum showcases makguksu (buckwheat noodles), a local specialty of Chuncheon and greater 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.

Animation Museum & Robot Studio


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 3-D cinema, and more.

Namiseom Island


Namiseom (Nami Island) is a small island that dots 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 from Japan, China, and Taiwan after appearing in the popular Korean TV drama Winter Sonata.

Gugok Falls


Photo credit: NEOMUSE Gugok Falls (gu meaning "nine" in Korean and gok meaning "bending") was named after the nine twists and turns the water takes before making its final descent down a huge stone wall. The waterfall is a 20-minute walk from the ticket office. In winter, the waterfall becomes a popular stop for ice climbers who come to climb the frozen cascade.

Kim You-jeong House of Literature


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

Gangchon Rail Park


Gangchon Rail Park offers a unique opportunity to view the beautiful scenery of Chuncheon's mountains and river while riding on rail bikes. The best seasons for rail biking are spring and autumn, and it takes around one and a half hours to complete the eight kilometers from Kim You-jeong Station to Gangchon Station.

*This column was last updated on May 6, 2015, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here. We advise you to check details from the official website before visiting.




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