Sunshine Studio [선샤인스튜디오]

Oasis (2023); My Roommate Is A Gumiho (2021); The King: Eternal Monarch (2020); Birthday Letter (2019); Mister Sunshine (2018)

Parts of this set are seen as Gwanju in episode 1 of Oasis (Oasiseu/오아시스) (KBS2, 2023). This is where Oh Jung-shin (Seol In-ah), Lee Doo-hak (Jang Dong-yoon) and Choi Chul-woong (Choo Young-woo) meet for the first time as high schoolers when the two guys want to sneak into her father’s cinema.

Selected scenes of Shin Woo-yeo’s (Jang Ki-yong) past life in the 1950s are seen here –– as in episode 1 of My Roommate Is A Gumiho/Frightening Cohabitation (간 떨어지는 동거) (tvN, 2021).

[SPOILER] The final scene of Episode 16 of The King: Eternal Monarch (더킹:영원의 군주) (SBS, 2020) in which Lee Gon (Lee Min-ho) and Tae-eul (Kim Go-eun) walk hand in hand, happily exploring another parallel world, and showing them aging as they continued their long distance relationship through time.

Most of the important scenes in Mister Sunshine/Mr. Sunshine (미스터 션샤인) (tvN, 2018) were filmed at this location. First is the majestic Glory Hotel, the official hangout and residence for Eugene Choi (Lee Byung Hun) and Kim Hee Seong (Byun Yo-han) owned by the fierce Kudo Hina (Kim Min Jung). Second is the market area where the boulangerie is from the first time Goo Dong Mae (Yoo Yeon Seok) sees Go Ae-shin (Kim Tae-ri) since they were children. It also features the bridge where Eugene Choi and Go Ae-shin meet for the first time during the night of the assassination of an American minister. The scenes that feature Hwalollu (Japanese bar where the three men would meet and drink), the pawnshop owned by the two former slavehunters, Go Ae-shin’s residence, and the first ever railway car in Hanseong (Seoul’s old name), and many more.

Also seen in Birthday Letter (생일편지) (KBS2, 2019).

MV Filmed Here

Heize (헤이즈): “Your name (너의 이름은)” (feat. ASH ISLAND) (2020)

Variety Show Filmed Here

The ‘Mysterious Bunker/Back To The Gyeongseong (의문의 벙커/백 투 더 경성)’ episodes 11 and 12 of Great Escape 3 (대탈출 3) (tvN, 2020) were filmed here.

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Sunshine Studio [선샤인스튜디오], officially opened on New Year’s Day 2018, is a colonial-era film set built for and named after Mister Sunshine. It is attached to and part of (Nonsan) Sunshine Land [논산 선샤인랜드], an amusement park centered around the military, consisting of a survival game set, a military experience center and a 1950s open film set called 1950 Romance Studio [1950 낭만스튜디오]

South Korea’s largest military training center, the Korea Army Training Center [육군훈련소], sits right opposite of Sunshine Land, which is located in the village Hwanghwajeong [Hwanghwajeong-ri/황화정리] in Nonsan’s Yeonmu Township [Yeonmu-eup/연무읍].

102 Bonghwang-ro, Yeonmu-eup, Nonsan, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea
충청남도 논산시 연무읍 봉황로 102
(연무읍 황화정리 859-44)
Geolocation: 36.102539, 127.106566

Getting here
Nonsan Station [논산역]
From Nonsan Station Bus Stop [논산역], take Bus No. 216 for 35 stops (around 50 minutes) and get off at Hwangha 4(sa)-ri Bus Stop [황화4리]. Walk for about 10 min.

— submitted by Gelzgoddess, updated by Marion & Mich KDL; last updated 11/03/2023
The King: Eternal Monarch added by sarahms

2 reviews

  1. Opening

    Hello! Do you happen to know if it’s still open this April as I’ve read on visit korea site that this was closed last Feb?

    1. hello Rochelle! from what we see on their Instagram page (, they’re still very much in business 🙂 you could also ask them on FB if you’d like – search for ‘선샤인스튜디오’. hope this helps!

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10:00-18:00 * Closed Mondays (Closed on Wednesdays starting from December 1, 2018) -- Entry fee: 7'000 won