This small street is where Ahn Jeong-ha (Park So-dam) lives, in the building next to the “I Like You” convenience store in Record of Youth/The Moment/Youth Record (청춘기록) (tvN, 2020). In episode 1, she is shown walking along the street with a work friend, and filming herself while giving makeup tips for her video channel. In episodes 5 and 6, Sa Hye-joon (Park Bo-gum) walks her home and they are forced to take shelter from the rain outside the convenience store, even though her front door is only a few metres away. After Hye-joon has admitted to Jeong-ha that he likes her, he walks home through the nearby tunnel in episode 6, willing himself not to turn around to check if Jeong-ha is still waiting behind him.
The tunnel is also regularly shown (from Episode 2) in Age of Youth I/Hello, My Twenties! (청춘시대) (JTBC, 2016), when financially well-off student/escort Yi-na (Hwa Young) travels comfortably by car, and always passes housemate and student Jin-myung (Han Ye-ri) here as she is walking home or to one of her part time jobs. However, Yi-na never stops the car to give her friend a lift.
Seongsan-ro 22-gil [성산로 22길] is actually three small, adjacent streets near the Sinchon restaurant area in Seoul’s neighborhood Changcheon [Changcheon-dong/창천동] in the Seodaemun district [Seodaemun-gu/서대문구]. The street featured in Record of Youth joins to the main road, Seongsan-ro [성산로], and at the other end (through the tunnel under the Gyeongui train line, it intersects with Yonsei-ro 11-gil [연세로11길] and 13-gil [연세로13길], and Sinchon-ro 9-gil. The stairs lead up to the large bus interchange on Seongsan-ro, and Yonsei University — Sinchon Campus [연세대학교 신촌캠퍼스] is across the road.
Address of 7 Eleven — Sinchon Branch [세븐일레븐 신촌원룸점]
22 Seongsan-ro 22-gil, Sinchon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 서대문구 성산로22길 22
Geolocation: 37.559871, 126.934037
Address of Jeong-ha’s house
20 Seongsan-ro 22-gil, Sinchon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 서대문구 성산로22길 20
Geolocation: 37.559928, 126.933949
Address of Stairs
The stairs are at the end of the tunnel and opposite the convenience store:
Geolocation: 37.559852, 126.934255
Sinchon Station [신촌역], Seoul Subway Line 2, Exit 2
Walk 5 minutes up the main street of Sinchon towards Yonsei University. Turn left into Yonsei-ro 11-gil –before the railway bridge and church– and continue until you see the tunnel near the intersection, just past the CU convenience store; about 11 min. total.
— submitted by sarahms