NC Cube Canal Walk [NC큐브 커넬워크]

Ghost Doctor (2022); Hello, Me! (2021); Sisyphus: The Myth (2021); Perfume (2019); He is Psychometric (2019); Clean With Passion For Now (2018-19); The Beauty Inside (2018); Time (2018); Are You Human? (2018); Hwayuki (2017-18); Another Miss Oh (2016); Cheese In The Trap (2016); Mr. Back (2014); Gap-dong (2014)

The Walk

Han Yu-hyeon (Kim Young-kwang) and Anthony (Eum Moon-suk) run into each other by coincidence at a shop along this canal walk in episode 7 of Hello, Me!/안녕? 나야! (KBS2, 2021) and later, when outside at Canal Walk D2 SUMMER, Anthony challenges Yu-hyeon in telling him that he has already kissed Ban Ha-ni (Choi Gang-hee).

On the run, Han Tae-sul’s (Cho Seung-woo) brother Han Tae-san (Heo Joon-seok) eats hastily a sandwich at this walk in episode 7 of Sisyphus: The Myth (시지프스: the myth) (JTBC, 2021).

An advertisement shoot involving Yoon Min-seok (Kim Min-gue) and models from Seo E-do’s (Shin Sung-rok) agency film here in episode 9 of Perfume/Peopyoom (퍼퓸) (KBS2, 2019), with an injured Min Ye-rin (Go Won-hee) watching from the sidelines. Later, as Min-seok goes to sit with Ye-rin, E-do notices from the terrace where he’s sitting with Han Ji-na (Cha Ye-ryun), and begins to flare up.

Gil O-Sol (Kim You-Jung) comes here with her team for a cleaning job in episode 5 of Clean With Passion For Now (일단 뜨겁게 청소하라) (JTBC, 2018-19). When Jang Sun-gyeol (Yoon Gyun-sang) and his secretary Kwon (Yoo-Sun) come by to check upon the cleaning, O-sol falls down the ladder she’s standing on directly into Sun-gyeol’s arms who catches her.

Han Se-kye (Seo Hyun-jin) —in a changed form (cameo by Kim Sung-Ryoung)— comes here to eat alone in episode 2 of The Beauty Inside / Byooti Insaideu (뷰티 인사이드) (JTBC, 2018) and marvels about how nobody recognizes her. In episode 5, Seo Do-jae (Lee Min-ki) and Se-gye come here on their first official, all orchestrated, date after lunch and have a heart to heart talk.

Cheon Soo-ho (Kim Jung-hyun) secretly gives Oh Young-Hee (An Ji-Hyun) his credit card so that she can care for her best friend Seol Ji-Hyun (Seohyun of Girls’ Generation) in episode 9 of Time (시간) (MBC, 2018) and Young-hee takes Ji-hyun out to this place. Soo-ho joins them – doing as if it was a coincidence they meet – but Ji-hyun understands quickly that it is all his doing. When the two girls leave, Shin Min-Seok (Kim Joon-Han) joins Soo-ho and warns him to be careful as he is watched by someone high up.

Nam Shin III (Seo Kang-joon) and Kang So-bong (Gong Seung-yeon) come here for their date in episode 28 of Are You Human?/Are You Human Too (너도 인간이니?) (KBS2, 2018). The area that they stroll along is located in the Autumn zone (가울 302동) and the location of the piano in this scene is just in front of Smoothie King. In episode 29, it’s revealed that human Nam Shin (Seo Kang-joon) had followed them to this location.

In Cheese in the Trap (치즈 인 더 트랩) (tvN, 2016), the setting for Yoo Jung’s (Park Hae-jin) basement home exterior is here (Summer zone — 여름 202동). In episode 15, Baek In-ha (Lee Sung-kyung) has a complete meltdown about Hong Seol (Kim Go-eun) in front of Yoo Jung and is thrown out by Yoo Jung’s bodyguards. Later, she spots Hong Seol herself walking by — on the way to Yoo Jung’s house — and goes up to confront her. In the midst of the scuffle, In-ha pushes Hong Seol on the street in a fit of fury and the latter is knocked down by a car.

In the very first scene of Birth of a Beauty (미녀의 탄생) (SBS, 2014-15), Sara/Sa Geum-Ran (Han Ye-Seul) walks down this shopping street.

A person randomly stabs people at this shopping street in episode 1 of Gap-dong/Gabdong, the Memories of Murder (Gapdongi/갑동이) (tvN, 2014) and Ha Moo-yeom (Yoon Sang-hyun) comes to the rescue.

Also seen in Hwayuki/A Korean Odyssey (화유기) (tvN, 2017-18); episode 11 of Another Miss Oh/Another Oh Hae Young/Oh Hae-young Again (또! 오해영) (tvN, 2016); Mr. Back (미스터 백) (MBC, 2014).

MV Filmed At The Walk

— Lee Jun-young (이준영) (2019) “Curious About U (해이준영 – 궁금해])” (1st Single Album)

O.revoir [오르보아] — Songdo Branch

Lee An (Jin-young from GOT7) and Yoon Jae-in (Shin Ye-eun) come to this shop in episode 9 of He Is Psychometric/That Psychometric Guy (사이코메트리 그녀석) (tvN, 2019) on their first date (their Day 1) and both make a custom-made music box.

Yanggyejangjib adeul — Songdo Canal Walk Branch
[양계장집아들 송도커넬워크점]

Cha Young Min (Rain/Jung Ji-hoon) — in Go Seung-tak’s (Kim Bum) body — walks past this store (while dodging humans) in episode 4 of Ghost Doctor (고스트 닥터) (tvN, 2022).

Movie Filmed Here

Love Forecast (오늘의 연애) (2015).
Love Guide for Dumpees/A Dramatic Night (극적인 하룻밤) (2015)

Variety Show Filmed Here

Episode 3 of YouTube series Delivery Ground [배달그라운드] (Dalla Studio, 2020-21) was filmed here, with host Kim Myeong-hoon settling here to be delivered the best fried chicken in town.

Also seen in episode 68 of Running Man (런닝맨) (SBS 2011-present)

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NC Cube Canal Walk [NC큐브 커넬워크], also known as Songdo Canal Walk, is a massive shopping complex with four individual zones named after the four seasons — Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter — and each with unique shops and features that are located on both sides of a central waterway.

Designed by KPF and constructed by POSCO E&C, the complex was completed in October 2009. In 2013, E-land Retail [이랜드리테일] —itself a subsidiary of E-Land Group [이랜드그룹]— signed a contract with Incheon Free Economic Zone Authority to operate most of Canal Walk for the next 10 years. The former Canal Walk [커낼워크] was then rebranded to NC Cube Canal Walk — itself part of E-Land Retail’s NC Department Stores that was previously the independent New Core Department Store [뉴코아백화점을] that was rebranded to NC (keeping the initials of the former name after purchase by E-Land Retail).

It is located in Incheon’s Songdo International Business District [Songdo IBD] (송도) in the Yeonsu District [Yeonsu-gu/연수구].

The shop O-revoir is not directly along the canal walk itself, but is part of the exterior line of shops of NC Cube’s building, block no. 302.

87 Artcenter-daero, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, South Korea
인천광역시 연수구 아트센터대로 87
(송도동 17-1)
Geolocation: 37.402243, 126.640265
Geolocation of Cheese In The Trap fight/accident: 37.4001506, 126.637714
Geolocation of Hello,Me!: 37.399708, 126.637226

Geolocation of O.revoir [오르보아]: 37.401073, 126.639415 (302, 가을동)
Instagram: @orevoir_songdo

Geolocation of Yanggyejangjib Adeul [양계장집아들 송도커넬워크점]: 37.400566, 126.638118 (301, 가을동)
Instagram: @yang_gye_jang_songdo

Getting here
International Business District Station [국제업무지구역], Incheon Subway Line 1, Exit 5

— submitted by Thom Musni & Mich KDL, updated by Marion KDL
— Photos taken by © Thom Musni, July 2018
He is Psychometric added by dhirametta157
Lee Jun-young MV added by LK

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  1. Please add... 🙂

    Lee Jun Young – Curious About You [이준영 – 궁금해] M/V was also filmed here.

    Black [블랙] drama with Go Ara and Song SeungHeon was also filmed here.

    1. Hi LK! Many thanks for the addition. Before we add Black to the list, just a quick question in return: would you know in which episode this place appears? Thank you!

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