No. 46 + 273— A drunk Bo-ra/Deborah (Yoo In-na) walks past Café Boot [부트카페 서촌] at night in episode 7 of Bo-ra! Deborah/True to Love (보라! 데보라) (ENA, 2023) after an MT to celebrate her signing a contract with Jinlee/Jinre Publishing Company and Lee Su-hyeok (Yoon Hyun-min) follows her closely behind. She then takes the bus which just arrive and urges Su-hyeok to follow her. They get off in front of bakery La Prat [라프라], Number 273, because Bo-ra has an urgent need to pee (which she does just in front of Hyundai Villa [현대빌라] around the corner (Jahamun-ro 41-gil 6/자하문로41길 6).
No. 46 — Being late for work, Jin Ha-kyung (Park Min-young) tries to hail a taxi at this street in front of the clothing store The Loss of the Classics [아씨고전의상실] X Café Boot [부트카페 서촌] in episode 3 of Forecasting Love and Weather/Weather People (기상청 사람들: 사내연애 잔혹사 편) (JTBC/Netflix, 2022).
No. 223-1 + 242 — This street is shown in several scenes in the drama To.Jenny (투제니) (KBS2, 2018). In episode 1 for an instance, Jeong-min (Kim Sung-cheol) is passing by in front of a wall mural in this street when he sees Na-ra/Jenny’s (Jung Chae-yeon) social media update. At the other part of the street, Na-ra/Jenny is seen walking after her shift at the café. Still in episode 1, Jeong-min and Na-ra/Jenny walk on this street after their guitar lesson. When Jeong-min found out that Na-ra/Jenny’s contract with JW Entertainment is already expired in episode 2, Jeong-min runs passing this street to see her in her house.
Other filming locations on this street:
Jahamun Tunnel [자하문터널]
No. 16 — Oliva Garden [올리바가든]
No. 225 — AW Convention Center [AW컨벤션센터]
Movies filmed here
— In Parasite (기생충) (2019), Kim Ki-taek (Song Kang-ho), Kim Ki-woo (Choi Woo-sik) and Kim Ki-jung (Park So-dam) are seen crossing this street and down the stairs into the Jahamun Tunnel, after escaping from the Park household.
Jahamun-ro [자하문로] is a major street that traverses Seoul’s Jongno District [Jongno-gu/종로구]. The part seen in To.Jenny is located in Seoul’s neighbourhood Buam [Buam-dong/부암동] in the Jongno District [Jongno-gu/종로구], only a few steps away from Jahamun Tunnel [자하문터널].
The mural seen in To.Jenny is located right in front of restaurant ‘다움223.1’. It is located in a small parallel street of Jahamun-ro.
Address of mural
223-1 Jahamun-ro, Buam-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 종로구 자하문로 223-1
Geolocation: 37.594169, 126.963441
Address The Loss of the Classics [아씨고전의상실] (since at least 2008)
X Boot Café [부트카페] (opened in 2021)
46 Jahamun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울 종로구 자하문로 46
Geolocation: 37.580085, 126.971463
The stone wall that Na-ra walks in front of is located a bit further down the street, in the direction of Seoul. If you pass Seoul Museum [서울미술관], you are half-way there.
Geolocation of stone wall: 37.595678, 126.963765
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 you’ll arrive at the stone wall first and at the mural later.
— submitted by Chelle with directions by Mich KDL
— Parasite added by Mich KDL
— Forecasting Love and Weather added by Marion KDL
— Photo taken by © Mich KDL, 2014