Traditional Activities & Programs

Craft-Making Classes

  • Craft-Making Classes
  • Craft-Making Classes
  • Craft-Making Classes
【 Photo: Traditional craft-making 】

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 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 Airport Korea Traditional Culture Center

    • Main programs: Hanji craft, folk painting, traditional multicolored paintwork, mother-of-pearl craft
    • Address
      Terminal 1) 271, Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon
      Terminal 2) 272, Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon
    • 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 Gate 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: Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 2. Walk for approx. 10 min.
    • 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: Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 2. Walk for approx. 10 min.
    • Fees: Dragonfly phone charm, bracelet 8,000 won / Necklace 10,000 won
      • Museum admission is free of charge to all visitors
    • Website: www.shimyoungmi.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • Inquiries: +82-2-3673-2778 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

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 June 19, 2019, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.