Sinchon Graffiti Tunnel [신촌벽화터널]

Record of Youth (2020); My First First Love (2019); Touch Your Heart (2019); While You Were Sleeping (2017); Manhole (2017); The Best Hit (2017); Goblin (2016-17); To Be Continued (2015); Dream Knight (2015)

When Sa Hye-joon (Park Bo-gum) walks back home drunk An Jeong-ha (Park So-dam) in episode 4 of Record of Youth/The Moment/Youth Record (청춘기록) (tvN, 2020), she breaks down and cries at the southern entry of this tunnel.

Yoon Tae-oh (Ji Soo) and Seo Do-hyun (Jung Jin-young) come here to talk things out with each other in episode 13 of My First First Love/Because It’s My First Love (첫사랑은 처음이라서) (Netflix, 2019).

On her way back home at night in episode 4 of Touch Your Heart/Reach of Sincerity (진심이 닿다) (tvN, 2019), secretary Yang Eun-ji (Jang So-yeon) decides to pass through this tunnel as a short-cut to her home. While doing so, she suddenly senses that somebody’s following her and quickens her pace. She freaks out when the person catches up with her — but it turns out to be her colleague Lee Doo-seob (Park Ji-hwan).

The police cracks down a cellphone dealer and his victim here in episode 25 of While You Were Sleeping (2017) (당신이 잠든 사이에) (SBS, 2017). As the story tells us, the dealer is the brother of the murderer of Nam Hong-joo’s (Bae Suzy)’s and Jung Jae-chan’s (Lee Jong-suk) dads.

Bong Pil (Kim Jae-joong) runs through this tunnel to finally confess his love to Kang Soo-Jin (Uee) in episode 1 of Manhole (맨홀-이상한 나라의 필) (KBS2, 2017), only not to be able to say a word when finally in front of her hours later. It’s also the manhole in front of this tunnel, that he’ll time travel just after berating himself (again and again) for another missed chance.

Flashback to the 1990s at the end of episode 16 of The Best Hit (최고의 한방) (KBS2, 2017): J2’s MV for “Say It” was filmed here.

In episode 10 of Goblin/Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (쓸쓸하고 찬란하神 – 도깨비) (tvN, 2016-17), Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) and the Grim Reaper (Lee Dong-wook) were seen doing the runway walk through this tunnel after buying green onions (대파) for Ji Eun-tak (Kim Go-eun) and their moment was interrupted when a motorist passed between them.

Web Dramas filmed here

This tunnel was also featured in the web drama To Be Continued (투 비 컨티뉴드) (MBC Every 1, 2015), in which K-pop group ASTRO teleports in time, and Dream Knight (드림나이트) (Naver TV Cast, 2015) — starring GOT7.

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Sinchon Graffiti Tunnel [신촌벽화터널] is located in Seoul’s neighborhood of Sinchon-dong [신촌동], in the Seodaemun District [Seodaemun-gu/서대문구].

Getting here
Sinchon Station [신촌역 경의중앙선], Gyeongui Line (NOT Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 2.

Turn left when getting out of the station and follow the road for 200-300 meters. The tunnel entry will be on your left hand side.
Some people come from the other side and use Megabox Sinchon [메가박스 신촌점] as landmark to find this place; you will need to follow the building and you will eventually end up at some stairs that lead you down to the tunnel.

If you visit, be aware that the tunnel has been repainted so you might not find the iconic pieces of Goblin. Actually, the walls were painted all in white in February 2018 as Yoora informs us; but as Micka has let us know the walls have been painted with graffiti again (as of 04/03/2018).

Geolocation: 37.560188, 126.941271

— submitted by Wewe
— Photos taken by © Florence, August 2018 & November 2019
Dream Knight & To Be Continued submitted by Paige
The Best Hit added by Caitlin
Record of Youth; Touch Your Heart, While You Were Sleeping added by Marion KDL
My First First Love added by Mich KDL

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  1. Hi, The Goblin’s Tunnel has been repainted. 🙂 thanks for your instructions.

    1. So the graffiti is back?! YEAH! Many thanks for stopping by and letting us know. Happy also that the instructions helped. 🙂

  2. Also with the graffiti tunnel

    The tunnel is also in the KDramas “Too Be Continued” with the kpop group ASTRO and the KDrama “Dream Knight” with GOT7

    1. Hi Paige! Many thanks for pointing this out! I’ve added this to the “main section” now. Do you remember which episodes the tunnel is featured in?

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