Gentle Monster Bathhouse [젠틀몬스터 북촌 플래그십스토어]

Coffee Prince (2007)

Ko Eun-chan (Yoon Eun-hye) delivers food to this (formally) only-women bathhouse in episode 1 of Coffee Prince/The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince (커피프린스 1호점) (MBC, 2007). The women there think that she’s a young man and chase her out of the bathhouse.

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Since 2016, the Gentle Monster Bukchon Flagship Store [젠틀몬스터 북촌 플래그십스토어] has been functioning out of a transformed bathhouse that has been operating in this building for 46 years. As such, it also carries the name ‘Gentle Monster Bathhouse’.

This shop is located on Gyedong-gil [계동길] — a little further down the road from Aya [아야] — along the central street of Seoul’s neighborhood of Gye-dong [계동] in the Jongno district [Jongno-gu/종로구], that is part of Bukchon Hanok Village [북촌한옥마을]. You can have a sneak peek into the shop here.

Address: 92 Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울 종로구 계동길 92
(계동 133-5)
Geolocation: 37.581378, 126.986885

Getting here: Anguk Station [안국역], Seoul Subway Line 3, Exit 2 or 3

— submitted by Marion KDL
— Photo taken by © Mich, May 2018

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