Wolmido Culture Street [월미문화의거리]

Broke Rookie Star (2022); Inspector Koo (2021); It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (2020); Hot Stove League (2019-20); Be Melodramatic (2019); Devilish Joy (2018); Voice 2 (2018); Switch: Change the World (2018); Lawless Lawyer (2018); Descendants of the Sun (2016)

Hwi Yeon (Park Min-hyuk/Rocky of Astro) sells clothes here at night in episode 1 of Broke Rookie Star/Salty Idol (짠내아이돌) (KBS World, 2022) to make ends meet and runs away when he thinks the seller recognized him.

Koo Kyung-yi (Lee Young-ae) and Santa (Baek Sung-chul) follow Yoon Je-young (Park Ye-young) through this street as she carries out the request from K/Song Yi-kyung (Kim Hye-jun) in episode 4 of Inspector Koo/Koo Kyung-yi (Gu Gyeong-i/구경이) (JTBC/Netflix, 2021). Wolmido Lighthouse [월미도등대] is also seen here.

It is at the Wolmido Lighthouse [월미도등대] at the end of this ‘culture street’ that Baek Seung-soo (Namgung Min) asks Lim Dong-gyu (Jo Han-sun) to join The Dreams again in episode 13 of Hot Stove League (스토브리그) (SBS, 2019-20).

Jin-joo (Chun Woo-hee), Han-joo (Han Ji-eun), Beom-soo (Ahn Jae-hong) and Jae-hoon (Gong Myung) head to this place to unwind from their pre-production works in episode 14 of Be Melodramatic/Melo Suits Me (멜로가 체질) (JTBC, 2019).

Sung Ki-joon (Hoya of Infinite) with his first Joo Gi-bbeum (Song Ha-yoon) on a ‘date’ in episode 12 of Devilish Joy (마성의 기쁨) (MBN/Dramax, 2018) to be able to end his one-sided love.

Jo Hwa-jin, who was under the influence of drugs (which made her seem like a zombie), was seen walking around this area (Usong, in the show) in episode 7 of Voice 2 (보이스 2) (OCN, 2018). When a guy tried to hit on her, she bit the guy instead.

Baek Joon-soo (Jang Keun-suk) and Oh Ha-ra (Han Ye-ri) take a walk at the Wolmido Lighthouse [월미도등대]in episode 21 of Switch/Switch: Change The World (스위치 – 세상을 바꿔라) (SBS, 2018).

Ha Jae-yi (Seo Ye-ji) and Bong Sang-pil (Lee Joon-ki) were walking by the seaside in episode 4 of Lawless Lawyer (무법 변호사) (tvN, 2018), as Jae-yi told Sang-pil about her mother, Sang-pil starts to open up to her by letting her know that he went through something similar (without telling her the details). They then enjoyed toast here.

Also seen in episode 11 of It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (사이코지만 괜찮아) (tvN, 2020); Descendants of the Sun/Descended From the Sun (태양의 후예) (KBS2, 2016).

MVs filmed here

Epik High (에픽하이): ‘그래서 그래 (Gray So Gray)’ ft. Younha (윤하) (2022)
BTS (방탄소년단): ‘For You‘ (2015)

Variety show filmed here

— Episode 100 of YouTube series Workman [워크맨] (Lululala, 2019-present) was filmed here, where host Jang Sung-kyu had to choose what was going to happen for this special episode.

— In episode 319 of We Got Married (우리 결혼했어요)—Sungjae X Joy Couple (MBC, 2015 – Season 4), BtoB’s Yook Sung-jae and Red Velvet’s Joy (Bbyu Couple) go here on an amusement park date in their school uniforms.

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Wolmido Culture Street [월미문화의거리], established in 1987, is a walkway on Wolmimunhwa-ro [월미문화로] right next to the sea — with its endpoint being the Wolmido Lighthouse [월미도등대], bordering also in parts Wolmi Theme Park [월미테마파크]. Being close to Seoul, it is a popular weekend destination. Its name of Wolmido is said to derive from its shape that resembles the tail of a half moon. Before becoming a popular weekend destination, Wolmido was a military area after having been the stronghold of the Incheon Landing Operation during the Korean War in 1950.

In 2019, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism —announced through the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO)— selected Wolmido Island as one of the ‘100 Must-Visit Spots in Korea’ for 2019-2020.

It is located in Incheon’s neighborhood Bukseong-dong 1(il)-ga [북성동1가] —overseen by the administrative neighborhood Gaho [Gaho-dong/북성동]— in the Jung District [Jung-gu/중구].

Address
98-57 Bukseong-dong 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea
인천광역시 중구 북성동1가 98-57
Geolocation of Voice 2 scene: 37.475057, 126.597467
Geolocation of Lawless Lawyer scene: 37.471203, 126.595563

Address of Wolmido Lighthouse [월미도등대]
인천광역시 중구 북성동1가 120
Geolocation: 37.468991, 126.594877

Getting here
Incheon Railway Station [인천역], Seoul Subway Line 1/ Suin-Bundang Line, Exit 1
(Prepare for a walk.)

— submitted by Florence, updated by Marion & Mich KDL; last updated 18/04/2022
Be Melodramatic added by Chelle
It’s Okay to Not Be Okay added by Thom Musni

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  1. It’s Okat To Not Be Okay Episode 11 filmed here.

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