Goo Chan-sung (Yeo Jin-goo) waits along this street for a taxi in episode 1 of Hotel Del Luna (호텔 델루나) (tvN, 2019), when he sees a lady also appearing to be waiting. He approaches her to tell her that he’d come first, but her eerie reply was that she “couldn’t see him” — she turns out to be a ghost with no eyes. This revelation causes Chan-sung to freak out and run into the street behind him.
After leaving their office late in episode 5 of Touch Your Heart/Reach of Sincerity (진심이 닿다) (tvN, 2019), Kwon Jung-rok (Lee Dong-wook) and Oh Yoon-seo (Yoo In-na) decide to have dinner together. They take this street on their way to the restaurant and it is here that Jung-rok asks Yoo-seo if she likes him. Well, she misunderstood him — as seen in episode 6. In episode 14, Jung-rok and Yoon-seo have a conversation on the opposite end of the street after meeting at the gamjatang (spicy pork bone stew) eatery. She tells him that she knows the truth of why they broke up, and she asks for them to start afresh. Despite him holding his ground, Jung-rok could not hold in his feelings for her any longer. He finally confesses his love for Yoon-seo, and they share a kiss.
Bukchon-ro 5-gil [북촌로5길] is a street located in Seoul’s neighborhood Samcheong [Samcheong-dong/삼청동] in the Jongno District [Jongno-gu/종로구]. It connects this neighborhood to Bukchon Hanok Village [북촌한옥마을]. Cafe Dodo [도도 커피 전문점] and the Bukchon Village Information Center [북촌마을안내소] can also be found on this street.
The conversation in Touch Your Heart episode 5/6 happens in front of the clothing store Monologue [모놀로그], just before the crossroad that branches out to Bukchon-ro 5ga-gil [북촌로5가길] and Yulgok-ro 3-gil (율곡로3길) (not ‘Seogok-ro 3-gil’ as the show makes it out to be), where the scene ends with Jung-rok and Yoon-seo heading to a BBQ restaurant on that street. In episode 14, both of them walk from after where Radio M [라디오엠] is located, and ends at the corner of this street and Yulgok-ro 1-gil (율곡로1길), along the walls of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul [국립현대미술관 서울관].
Address of Monologue
86 Yulgok-ro 3-gil, Hwa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울 종로구 율곡로3길 86
Geolocation: 37.579517, 126.982284
Geolocation of Touch Your Heart (ep 14) scene: 37.579709, 126.981700
Geolocation of Hotel del Luna scene: 37.579624, 126.982244
Anguk Station [안국역], Seoul Subway Line 3, Exit 1
(8 min. walk)
— submitted by Mich and Marion KDL
— Photos taken by © Mich KDL, September 2019