Namiseom Island/Nami Island [남이섬 종합휴양지]

When My Love Blooms (2020); Hi Bye, Mama! (2020); Mother of Mine (2019); Mother (2018) Rosy Lovers (2014-15); High School King (2014); Winter Sonata (2002)

[SPOILER] In the final scene of When My Love Blooms/The Most Beautiful Moment in Life (화양연화 – 삶이 꽃이 되는 순간) (tvN, 2020) (final episode 16), it is at the Metasequoia Road of this island that Han Jae-hyun (Yoo Ji-tae) and Yoon Ji-soo (Lee Bo-young) come face to face with their younger selves (Jin-young of GOT7 and Jeon So-nee respectively), as a reflection of how things had come full circle for them.

Cha Yu-ri (Kim Tae-hee) and Ko Hyun-jung (Shin Dong-mi) come to this island in episode 14 of Hi Bye, Mama! (하이바이, 마마!) (tvN, 2020) and spend some time together.

Park Sun-ja (Kim Hae-sook) comes here with a bunch of friends for a day trip in episode 25 of Mother of Mine/My Prettiest Daughter in the World (세상에서 제일 예쁜 내 딸) (KBS2, 2019).

Park Cha-dol (Lee Jang-woo) and Baek Jang-mi (Han Sun-hwa) go here on a date in episode 1 of Rosy Lovers (장미빛 연인들) (MBC, 2014-15).

Lee Min-seok (Seo In-guk) and Jung Soo-young (Lee Ha-na) go also on a date here in episode 9 of High School King/High School King of Savvy/King of High School (고교처세왕) (tvN, 2014). They take a selfie in front of a statue ofWinter Sonata’s Kang Jun-sang  and Jung Yoo-jin.

This island is Kang Jun-sang’s (Bae Yong-jun) and Jung Yoo-jin’s (Choi Ji-woo) secret place in Winter Sonata (겨울 연가/겨울연가) (KBS2, 2002). They hold hands here for the first time in episode 1 and their first kiss (she initiates it!) happens here as well in episode 2 while building snow men.

Also seen in episodes 12-13 Mother/Madeo (마더) (tvN, 2018).


Fortune Salon (청담보살) (2009)
Once Upon a Time in High School (말죽거리 잔혹사) (2004)


— Episode 10 of EXchange/Transit Love/Transferring Love (환승연애) (TVING, 2021)

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Nami Island [남이섬] is an island in the North Han River, located around 2,5 hours from Seoul in Chuncheon’s Namsan Township [Namsan-myeon/남산면], that’s been transformed into an amusement park. It became famous with the airing of the drama Winter Sonata. In 2019, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism –announced through the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO)– selected Nami Island as one of the ‘100 Must-Visit Spots in Korea’ for 2019-2020. In 2021, it was again selected to figure among the Top 100 Must-Visit locations for the years 2021-22. The island also takes up place 41 in CNN’s 2019 list of 50 beautiful places to visit in South Korea.

Fun Fact: According to Wikipedia entry on Seoul’s Songpa District, the district collects their fallen Gingko leaves and sends them to this island, where they are used to heighten the sightseeing experience. The district saves like this “disposal cost by 12 million won a year” and advertise that “Songpa makes use of everything, even fallen leaves.”

1 Namisum-gil, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon, Gangwon-do, South Korea
강원 춘천시 남산면 남이섬길 1
(남산면 방하리 198)
Geolocation: 37.7899352, 127.5258072

Getting here
There is a shuttle bus from Insa-dong/Namdaemun and Myeongdong that brings you directly to the Island. You can also take a zipline in Gapyeong that leads to Nami Island (940m away).

— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL
Mother added by Keith P Akins
— Photos taken by © sianiam, March 2019

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  1. Another movie shot at nami island

    Nami Island was also featured in ep. 12 and ep. 13 of “Mother” starring Lee Bo Young

    1. hello Keith! thanks very much – we’ve added that to the listing and credited you too! feel free to let us know if you’ve spotted any other familiar locations in ‘Mother’ 🙂

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Fee Regular Entrance Nami Island: ₩10,000 Fee Adult shuttle bus: ₩ 15,000(round-trip) / ₩7,500(one-way)