Yunposun-gil [윤보선길] (Alleyway)

Our Beloved Summer (2021-22); School 2021 (2021-22); The Devil Judge (2021); Oh My Ladylord (2021); Lonely Enough To Love (2020); When the Weather Is Fine (2020); Private Lives (2020); The Great Seducer (2018); My Golden Life (2017); Laurel Tree Tailors (2016-17); Bubblegum (2015)

This is a neighborhood alleyway in Our Beloved Summer/That Year We (그 해 우리는) (SBS/Netflix, 2021-22). In episode 3, Kook Yeon-soo (Kim Da-mi) piggy backs a drunk Choi Woong (Choi Woo-shik) down this alley. In episode 5, Choi Woong and Kim Ji-woong (Kim Sung-cheol) ride bikes here. Also, in episode 16, this alley leads to the place where Choi Woong tells Kook Yeon-soo that he loves her for the very first time.

Jin Ji-won (Cho Yi-hyun) and Kim Yo-han (Gong Ki-joon) walk down this alleyway on their date in final episode 16 of School 2021 (Hakgyo 2021/학교 2021) (KBS2, 2021-22).

Missing her, Kim Ga-on (Park Jin-young/Jinyoung of Got7) calls Yoon Soo-hyun (Park Gyu-young) late at night and they walk through this street heading to a bar in episode 8 of The Devil Judge (악마판사) (tvN, 2021).

A confused Bi-soo (Lee Min-ki) walks to Just Record (Samcheong Couque) via this lane in episode 10 of Oh My Ladylord/Oh! Master (오! 주인님) (MBC, 2021) after attempting to meet Joo-in (Im Jin-ah/ Nana) for a meal, [SPOILER] where he “disappears” at the restaurant, and she is scared by the ghostly experience and leaves.

Cha Joo-eun (Seohyun from Girls Generation/Seo Ju-hyun) grabs Lee Jung-hwan (Go Kyung-pyo) by the hand rushes into this side street in episode 2 of Private Lives/Private Life/Sasaenghwal (사생활) (JTBC, 2020), after running into someone she’d met in prison. Flustered, Joo-eun tries to explain why she’d brought Jung-hwan here, and he kisses Joo-eun in the moment.

Lee Na-eun (Kim So-eun) walks through this alleyway in episode 1 of Lonely Enough To Love/Love is Annoying, But I Hate Being Lonely (연애는 귀찮지만 외로운 건 싫어!) (MBC every1, 2020) after she had to leave her apartment in a hurry.

Adult Shim Myeong-yeo (Moon Jeong-hee) definitely breaks up with Cha Yoon-taek (Hwang Gun) at this alleyway in episode 13 of When the Weather Is Fine/I’ll Find You on a Beautiful Day/If the Weather Is Good, I’ll Find You/I’ll Find You When The Weather Is Nice (날씨가 좋으면 찾아가겠어요) (JTBC, 2020).

After being fired, Jung Gal-hee (Jin Ki-joo) takes a day off enjoying life and walking through Seoul in episode 4 (full episode 2) of The Secret Life of My Secretary/I Loved You From The Beginning/How to Train My Blind Boss (초면에 사랑합니다) (SBS, 2019). On this trip, she walks down this laneway to join Yulgok-ro 3-gil where she listens to street musicians and checks out the market stands.

Se-joo (Kim Min-jae) and Soo-ji (Moon Ka-young) are walking together down this laneway in episode 15 of The Great Seducer/Tempted (위대한 유혹자) (MBC, 2018) when he tells her he knows lots of these places because he is always avoiding his family’s enforcers, who follow him in cars. Soo-ji accuses him of flirting.

Sun Woo-hyuk (Lee Tae-hwan) passes by Prince Comic Bookstore [왕자만화방] (formerly Pastel de nata) and turns into this alleyway on his bike — chased by Seo Ji-soo (Seo Eun-su) — in episode 4 of My Golden Life (황금빛 내 인생) (KBS2, 2017).

Na Yeon-sil (Jo Yoon-hee) remembers one particular school day during her wedding in episode 1 of Laurel Tree Tailors (월계수 양복점 신사들) (KBS2, 2016-17) when after leaving school now-husband offered her an ice-cream in this laneway.

In episodes 1 and 2 of Goblin/Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (쓸쓸하고 찬란하神 – 도깨비) (tvN, 2016-17), we see Ji Eun-tak (Kim Go-eun) walk down this alleyway – coming back from school in episode 1 and looking for a ghost in episode 2 just before entering Yulgok-ro 3-gil [율곡로3길].

When spending an afternoon together, Park Ri-hwan (Lee Dong-wook) and Hong Yi-seul (Park Hee-von, formerly from M.I.L.K) walk down this alleyway in episode 3 of Bubblegum/Bubble Gum (풍선껌) (tvN, 2015).

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Yunposun-gil [윤보선길] —not to be confused with the same-named main street— is a narrow alleyway/laneway/side street that runs between the main Yunposun-gil [윤보선길] (aka Byeolgung-gil) and Yulgok-ro 3-gil [율곡로3길] within Seoul’s neighborhood Anguk [Anguk-dong/안국동], itself part of Samcheong [Samcheong-dong/삼청동], in the Jongno District [Jongno-gu/종로구].

More precisely, it sits between parts of Duksung Girls High School [덕성여자고등학교] and the former Pungmun Girls’ High School site [풍문여고는], which will become the Seoul Craft Museum [서울공예박물관] (completion due in September 2021).

Geolocation: 37.577381, 126.983137

Getting here
Anguk Station [안국역], Seoul Subway Line 3, Exit 1

— submitted by sarahms & Marion KDL; last updated 13/05/2022

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