Creativity Garden [창의문뜰]

Second Husband (2021); Touch Your Heart (2019)

This is the exterior of ‘Hanok Bakery’ in Second Husband (두 번째 남편/Du Beonjjae Nampyeon) (MBC, 2021) — as seen, for instance, in episode 1.

Kwon Jung-rok (Lee Dong-wook) and Oh Yoon-seo (Yoo In-na) come to this café for a date in episode 10 of Touch Your Heart/Reach of Sincerity (진심이 닿다) (tvN, 2019) and he gifts her with a necklace and matching earrings from Stonehenge’s Silhouette collection (P1283 – Necklace, P1319 – earrings).

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Creativity Garden [창의문뜰], opened in 2018, is a gallery café in a hanok located in Seoul’s neighbourhood Buam [Buam-dong/부암동] in the Jongno District [Jongno-gu/종로구]. The Changuimun Gate [창의문/倡義文] —also called Jahamun [자하문/紫霞門] or North Gate [북문/北門]—, designated as national treasure No. 1881 in 2015, is just located next to this café — as seen in episode 119 of Second Husband. The gate, which is one of the smaller gates of the Hanyangdoseong (한양도성/漢陽都城) (literally The Seoul City Wall or Fortress Wall of Seoul — also known as Hanyang City Wall), was established in 1396 it served as transportation route leading to North Korea and Yangju.

6-5 Baekseokdong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 종로구 백석동길 6-5
(부암동 247-1)
Geolocation: 37.592755, 126.966146

Getting here
Gyeongbokgung Station [경복궁역], Seoul Subway Line 3, Exit 3.
Walk about 270m to the Gyeongbokgung station bus stop [경복궁역 정류장] and take buses 7212, 1021 and 7022 for 5 stops to ‘Entrance to Jahamun Tunnel’ [자하문터널입구.석파정]. Follow the flow of the traffic and walk direction Seoul Museum [서울미술관] and cross the street just before it. Walk up Changuimun-ro 10-gil [창의문로10길], while passing in front of restaurant PREP [프렙], continue walking a quite steep one-way uphill road until you arrive at the top; keep on walking straight the CU Buam-dong Branch [CU 부암럭키점] appears directly on your left hand side. Take a right turn here, cross Baekseokdong-gil and you’ll see the café.

— submitted by Marion KDL with directions by Mich KDL

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