Wausan-ro [와우산로]

Nevertheless (2021); Strong Woman Do Bong-soon (2017); Discovery of Love (2014); Romance (2002); Beautiful Days (2001)

No. 39-21 — Oh Bit-na (Yang Hye-ji) heads down this street (which connects with Dongmak-ro 15-gil [독막로15길] when she spots Nam Kyu-hyun (Kim Min-gwi) at an ice-cream shop with another lady (presumably his blind date from before) in episode 5 of Nevertheless/I Know But (알고있지만) (JTBC/Netflix, 2021).

No. 63 — The Club TOOL [클럽툴] —mainly playing house and one of the first club’s doing so in South Korea— and at which Choi Kwan-woo (Kim Jae-won) meets up with his old friends and band mates in episode 8 of Romance (Romangseu/로망스) (MBC, 2002) was located at this address (from 2001 until ca. 2009). Kwan-woo is back at this club in episode 12 and tries to drink away the hurt that Chae-won forgot —as he thinks— the promise made three years ago.

No. 90 — Do Bong-soon (Park Bo-young) and Ahn Min-hyuk (Park Hyung-sik) walk along this street on their date in episode 11 of Strong Woman Do Bong-soon (힘쎈여자 도봉순) (JTBC, 2017).

No. 91 — Kim Yun-Soo’s (Choi Ji-Woo) art academy is close to this street (at the intersection with the street leading up to Hongdae Playground, Wausan-ro 21-gil) and distressed Lee Min-Chul (Lee Byung-Hun) comes here in episode 19 of Beautiful Days (아름다운 날들) (SBS, 2001) to watch her from afar. When Yun-soo leaves the academy by bus she sees Min-chul from the bus window, asks the bus driver to stop and runs toward Min-chul who hid himself first and then appears in front of her.

No. 121 — After a lunch with Kang Tae-ha (Eric), Han Yeo-reum (Jung Yu-mi) and Nam Ha-jin (Sung Joon) part at this street after bickering a bit in episode 5 of Discovery of Love/Discovery of Romance (연애의 발견) (KBS2, 2014).

Other filming locations on this street

No.15Slow Pharmacy [슬로우파마씨]
No.42Bar San-Jang [산장] (relocated)
No.48Kodachaya — Hongdae Outlet [코다차야 홍대점]
No.75Customellow — Hongdae Branch [커스텀멜로우홍대점]
No.110Daseong Building [다성빌딩]
No.138Green Cloud Coffee Shop [그린클라우드커피]
No.160Pattern Ethiopia [패턴에티오피아] (closed)
No.162Sammat Hongdae [삼맛호오떡 홍대점]

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Wausan-ro [와우산로] is a street located in Hongdae [홍대], which is part of Seoul’s neighborhood Seogyo [Seogyo-dong/서교동] in the Mapo District [Mapo-gu/마포구].

406 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 마포구 서교동 406
Geolocation of SWDBS scene: 37.552359, 126.923721
Geolocation of Beautiful Days scene: 37.552557, 126.923864

Address of TOOL (2001-2009)
서울특별시 마포구 와우산로 63
(서교동 407-3)

Getting here
▶ Sangsu Station [상수역], Seoul Subway Line 6, Exit 1 or 2
Hongik University Station [홍대입구역], Seoul Subway Line 2 / AREX / Gyeongui-Jungang Line, Exit 9

— submitted by Marion KDL; last updated 29/05/2022

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