Incheon Freedom Park [인천자유공원]
Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) and Ji Eun-Tak (Kim Go-Eun) come here for a walk in episode 8 of Goblin/Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (쓸쓸하고 찬란하神 – 도깨비) (tvN, 2016-17). Eun-Tak is jealous and let’s it show in taking off alone and leaving Shin behind. This happens nearly right in front of the little convenience store opposite of which Eun-Tak takes a break from job hunting in episode 1 and accidentally summons Shin here – Shin refers to this place as “the park where she summoned me the second time” in episode 9. In episode 13, Shin –the loyal general– and the Grim Reaper (Lee Dong-Wook) –the king– meet up in front of the Jemulpo Club [제물포구락부]. Originally, the Grim Reaper only wants to warn Shin about Eun-tak’s upcoming death but finally they talk it out between general and king. It is also here where Kim Shin asks Eun-tak for marriage in final episode 16.
Also seen in Hello My Teacher/Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy (건빵선생과 별사탕 / 건빵 선생과 별사탕) (SBS, 2005).
Lee Hye-young (Jung Ga-ram) –on his bike– and Hwang Sun-o (Song Kang) –driven by his chauffeur– both take this street to go to school in episode 1 of Love Alarm (좋아하면 울리는) (Netflix, 2019).
In episode 2 of The Universe’s Star/The Star of the Universe (우주의 별이), the first story of the mini-series/drama trilogy Three Colors of Fantasies (세가지 색 판타지) (MBC/Naver 2017), we learn that Woo-Joo (Suho of EXO-K) goes jogging at Jayugongwon-ro [자유공원로] every day and we see ghost Byul-Yi (Ji-Woo) follow him happily on a bike.
Freedom Park MacArthur General Statue [자유공원 맥아더장군동상] constitutes the Southern part of Incheon Jayu Park/Incheon Free Park [인천자유공원]. It is located in Incheon’s neighborhood Sinpo-dong[신포동] in the Jung-gu [중구] district. The convenience store seen in Goblin is located right at the border of Freedom Park MacArthur General Statue [자유공원 맥아더장군동상]. The northern border of this park is constituted by the street Jayugongwon-ro [자유공원로] and the southern border by Jayugongwonnam-ro [자유공원남로] at which the Jemulpo Club [제물포구락부] is located.
Address Incheon Freedom Park [인천자유공원]
1-1, Songhak-dong 1-ga, Jung-gu, Incheon
인천 중구 송학동1가 1-1
Geolocation: 37.474776, 126.623728
Address: 인천광역시 중구 자유공원남로 49
(중구 전동 35-13)
Geolocation: 37.475062, 126.624196
Jemulpo Club [제물포구락부]
25 Jayugongwonnam-ro, Songhak-dong 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Incheon
인천광역시 중구 자유공원남로 25
(인천광역시 중구 송학동1가 11-1 제물포구락부)
Geolocation: 37.474622, 126.622525
Geolocation: 37.475665, 126.622618
Incheon Station [인천역], Seoul Subway Line 1 and Suin Line, Exit 1
(ca. 10 min. walk)
If you’re coming from Incheon Art Platform (also Goblin location), turn right by the street sign and the mini clock tower. Walk straight and up the stairs. Look for the statue of General MacArthur.
— submitted by Marion KDL
— Directions added by Sheela