Inha University [인하대학교/仁荷大學校]

Love in Contract (2022); Item (2020); Touch Your Heart (2019); Secret Forest (2017); Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (2016-17)

The main building of this university appears as a family court in which’s garden Choi Sang-eun (Park Min-young) prepares the divorce papers in episode 3 of Love in Contract (월수금화목토) (tvN, 2022).

This is the setting for the Prosecutors’ office in Touch Your Heart/Reach of Sincerity (진심이 닿다) (tvN, 2019), where Oh Yoon-seo (Yoo In-na) goes to in episode 3 to make copies of past case files. This is also the workplace of prosecutors Yoo Yeo-reum (Son Sung-yoon) and Kim Se-won (Lee Sang-woo).

In a flashback scene, we see Deputy Chief Lee Chang-Joon (Yoo Jae-Myung) come to Inha University for an event that celebrates the appointment of professor Young Il-yae (Lee Ho-Jae) as Minister of Justice in episode 3 of Secret Forest/Stranger (비밀의 숲) (tvN, 2017).

Parts of this university appear as Haneol Sport University in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (역도요정 김복주) (MBC, 2016-17). One of its main sites that recurrently appears is the In-Kyung Pond with its pavilion. Also, the roof top hang-out with the bed is situated on Inha University Building No. 7 [인하대학교 7호관]; the building east of In-Kyung Pond. Upon a closer look, the Flying Dragon Tower, the mascot of Inha University, can also be seen in the background of some WFKBJ scenes.

This is where the major parts of Haneol Sport University were filmed. Other parts were filmed at Seoul National University of Science and Technology [서울과학기술대학교 종합운동장], Sahmyook University [삼육대학교], Korea National Sport University [한국체육대학교] and Yongin University [용인대학교].

Also seen in Item (아이템) (MBC, 2019).

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Inha University [인하대학교/仁荷大學校] is a private research university established in 1954 by Syngman Rhee, the first president of South Korea. This university’s name — ‘In’ for Incheon and ‘Ha’ for Hawaii — points to the fact that it is South Korean-North American joint venture.

The university is located in Incheon’s neighborhood of Yonghyeon [Yonghyeon-dong/용현동], in the Michuhol District [Michuhol-gu/미추홀구] (formerly Nam District [Nam-gu/남구]). Apart from the In-Kyung Pond, University Building No. 7 [인하대학교 7호관] with its student center [학생회관], the Flying Dragon Tower [비룡탑], the Gymnasium [인하대학교 체육관], the stairs of the Basket Ball Court [인하대학교 농구장] and the overpass to Building No. 4. Aside from the staircase, all of these locations sit very close to each other, if not on the same street.

In 2021, the Ministry of Education stopped their general financial support for this university.

100 Inha-ro, Nam-gu, Incheon, South Korea
인천광역시 남구 인하로 100
(용현동 253)
Geolocation: 37.449491, 126.653073
Building No.7 — 37.449632, 126.656555
Flying Dragon Tower — 37.449072, 126.655558
Gymnasium — 37.448503, 126.656034
Basketball Court stairs — 37.450743, 126.651795
Overpass to Building No.4 — 37.449861, 126.655540

Getting here
Inha University Station [인하대역], Suin Line, Exit 4 or 5

— submitted by Marion KDL; last updated 30/09/2022
Touch Your Heart added by Mich KDL
— Photos taken by © Florence, August 2018
— Photos taken by © ruffeecola, November 2017. View more of her photos of the location here.

10 reviews

  1. Hi! Is tourist allowed to go inside the university? Thank you!^^

    1. Hi there, until now I never heard problems from anyone to walk around campus. However, I am not sure if you can enter the buildings. They might be for staff and students only. Hope this helps!

  2. Is it easy to go around Inha University?

    Hello! Is it easy to go around Inha University? Or is it a huge place? Will it be easy to find the outdoor shooting spots of WLFKBJ? Thank you in advance!

    1. Hi Rina, I haven’t been to Inha University (yet?). But I just had a look and all the locations are very, very close to each other. The pond sits just vis-à- vis Building No.7, the Dragon Tower is located just South of the pond and from there you’ll already see the university’s gymnasium (which is just east of the Dragon Tower) and the overpass is situated a little east of the pond. The only spot located a bit off center is the staircase of the basket ball court. I’ve added geolocations to all the locations and you can see for yourself.
      Let us know how your visit was!

  3. which university is the bok joo room(students residence)

    1. Hi Sasa! Honestly?! I never looked into this. My guess would be Inha University (if it’s not a film set). Maybe somebody who reads this knows?!

  4. Wishing well

    i just want to know which university is the wishing well scene?

  5. Hi, Can you come to Inha even if you’re not a student there? Thanks!

    1. Hi! Usually university campuses are open to the public. Ivy just posted that you can even eat at the cafeteria:

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