Kang Jae-sik (Kim Won-hae) brings Nam Shin III (Seo Kang-joon) for a guys’ day out at this sauna in episode 34 of Are You Human? (너도 인간이니?) (KBS2, 2018).
Gil Choong-Sik (Baek Sung-Hyun) runs away from home to this sauna in episode 8 of Big (빅) (KBS2, 2012) and Seo Yoon-Jae (Gong Yoo) finds him here and convinces him to go back home while Jang Ma-Ri (Bae Suzy) joins them.
This is where the body swap happens in episode 5 of Secret Garden (시크릿 가든) (SBS, 2010-11) and Kim Joo-won (Hyun Bin) wakes up in Gil Ra-im (Ha Ji-won) body in a jjimjilbang surrounded by sleeping ajummas — 1F, 4F are shown.
Go Eun-sung (Han Hyo-joo) decides to spend the night here with her brother, Eun-woo (Yeon Joon-seok), in episode 2 of Brilliant Legacy/Shining Inheritance (찬란한 유산) (SBS, 2009) and her money gets stolen — as if her life wasn’t already hard enough.
In episode 5 of Witch Amusement/Witch Yoo Hee/A Witch in Love (마녀유희) (SBS, 2007), we see Ma Yoo-Hee (Han Ga-In), Johnny Kruger (Dennis Oh) and Chae Mu-Ryong (Jae Hee) amusing themselves here with cracking eggs on each others heads.
Yoon Soo-hyuk (Lee Dong-gun) proposes Tae-yeong (Park Shin-yang) and Gi-ju (Kim Jung-eun) to go here in episode 7 of Lovers in Paris (파리의 연인) (SBS, 2004). Tae-yeong has never been to a jjimjilbang and is quite lost.
Choi Yoon (Jung Kyoung-Ho) and Kang Min-Joo (Seo Ji-Young) have a secret date here — Song Eun-Chae (Lim Soo-Jung) tagging along as an alibi — in episode 3 of I’m Sorry, I Love You (미안하다 사랑한다) (KBS2, 2004) but soon get found out and Eun-chae distracts everyone so that the lovebirds can leave the place. The two lovebirds are back here, having gone public with the relationship, in episode 4.
Spa Itaewon Land [이태원랜드] is a five-story sauna that also proposes private rooms for an overnight stay. K-pop acts Infinite and CNBLUE as well as Lim Seulong and Jo Kwon from 2AM count among its visitors. It is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Hannam-dong [한남동], in the Yongsan District [Yongsan-gu/용산구].
34 Usadan-ro 14-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
서울 용산구 우사단로14길 34
Geolocation: 37.534093, 126.997272
Itaewon Station [이태원역], Seoul Subway Line 6, Exit 3
(2 min. walk)
— submitted by Marion KDL