Ichon-ro 29-gil [이촌로29길]

When My Love Blooms (2020); The Game (2020); Secret Boutique (2019); My First First Love (2019); Devilish Joy (2018); My Mister (2018); Liar Game (2014); Romance (2002)

In a throwback to 1994 in episode 13 of When My Love Blooms/The Most Beautiful Moment in Life (화양연화 – 삶이 꽃이 되는 순간) (tvN, 2020), Han Jae-hyun (Jin-young of GOT7), Yoon Ji-soo (Jeon So-nee), Lee Dong-jin (Eun Hae-seong), Joo Yeong-woo (Byung-hun) and Sung Hwa-jin (Han Ji-won) start up a school near the railway tracks for needy kids living in the neighborhood (which is actually No. 25-1 — ‘밤, 노을’, a sashimi restaurant). Later, Jae-hyun and Ji-soo take a walk down this street and Ji-soo muses about how she now has “a dream that she didn’t have before”.

“There are 361 crossroads on the Go board. At each moment, you must make a choice in order to survive.”, thinks Lee Hyun-ji (Go Min-si) to herself when standing at this road in episode 6 (full episode 3) of Secret Boutique (시크릿 부티크) (SBS, 2019). “Which path should I take now?” she continues.

Yoon Tae-oh (Ji soo) has to stop in front of the train tracks on this street because of a passing train on his way home in episode 2 of My First First Love/Because It’s My First Love (첫사랑은 처음이라서) (Netflix, 2019) and he tries to call Han Song-yi (Jung Chae-yeon) in vein.

The take-out restaurant that Joo Gi-bbeum’s (Song Ha-yoon) brother works part-time at is located at this street and we see him driving through it coming back from a delivery in episode 11 of Devilish Joy (마성의 기쁨) (MBN/Dramax, 2018).

Park Dong-hoon (Lee Sun-kyun) chases down his youngest brother Ki-hoon Son Sae-byeok) on this street in episode 4 of My Mister/My Ajusshi (나의 아저씨) (tvN, 2018), as the latter stalked off in a fit of rage after hearing how his mother had accidentally witnessed other brother, Sang-hoon (Park Ho-san) being humiliated. Dong-hoon manages to stop the raging Ki-hoon in the middle of the train tracks. The next day, Sang-hoon and Ki-hoon see their mother near the tracks as they’re driving, so they stop to give her a ride home. In episode 9, Park Dong-hoon (Lee Sun-kyun) joins his brothers on this street while Lee Ji-An (IU) watches from a far, being relieved that he is doing well, after his passage on Hangang Bridge earlier.

When Nam Da-jung (Kim So-eun) helps an elderly to find her way –it is part of a reality show filmed with a hidden camera she is not aware of– in episode 1 of Liar Game (라이어 게임) (tvN, 2014), they walk through this street.

After declining a visit to Kim Chae-won (Kim Ha-neul) who is sick with a very high fever, Choi Kwan-woo (Kim Jae-won) walks out of his studio and walks down this street (crossing the railroad tracks at the height of Hangangno Small Sports Center [한강로 소규모체육센터]) in episode 16 of Romance (Romangseu/로망스) (MBC, 2002) and questions himself if he has made the right decision; hesitating to call her but finally decides against it.

Also seen in The Game: Towards Zero (더 게임: 0시를 향하여) (MBC, 2020).

Other filming locations on this street

No. 29Lighthouse Tintype Studio [등대사진관]
No. 35Railway Liquor Store [기찻길주점]
No. 61Kko Kko Dak [꼬꼬닭]

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Ichon-ro 29-gil [이촌로29길] is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Hangangno [Hangangno-dong/한강로동] in the Yongsan District [Yongsan-gu /용산구]. Two train tracks run through this street via the Baekbin Railroad Crossing [백빈건널목]; one being the Gyeongui Jungang line [경의·중앙선] train tracks from Yongsan Station [용산역].

Ichon-ro 29-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 용산구 이촌로29길
(용산구 한강로3가)
Geolocation of the street (east): 37.5252567,126.9610346
Geolocation of tracks: 37.5250726,126.9607246
Geolocation of tracks Hanganro Small Sports Center: 37.524647, 126.960086

Getting here
Yongsan Station [용산역], Gyeongui Jungang Line/Seoul Subway Line 1, Exit 1
Sinyongsan Station [신용산역], Seoul Subway Line 4, Exit 3

From the Yongsan Station exit, head to the street behind the Dragon Hill Spa (드래곤힐스파), which is right next to the station. The entrance of the street is between the spa and Shilla I’PARK Duty Free (part of IPARK Mall [아이파크몰]) — keep walking straight for about 10-15 minutes and you should reach the train tracks. It’s a slightly longer walk from Sinyongsan station, which takes you around the peripherals of the area.

— submitted by Mich KDL
— updated information and photos taken by © Mich KDL, May 2018
Romance; Secret Boutique, The Game added by Marion KDL

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