Tongin Market dates back to June 1941, as a public market set up for Japanese residents near the Hyoja-dong neighborhood when Korea was still under Japanese rule. After the Korean War, the nation experienced a swift rise in population, which led to a natural increase in consumption and demand. As a result the area’s street vendors and stores used the former Tongin Market area as their marketplace. Now, Tongin Market consists of 75 stores, most of which are restaurants and grocery stores. There are also some shops selling manufactured goods like underwear and shoes.
18, Jahamun-ro 15-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul[Google Map]
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-722-0911
* Call Center: Weekdays 09:00-18:00 / Saturdays 09:00-13:00 /
Lunch time 12:00-13:00 / Closed Sundays & public holidays
tonginmarket.co.kr (Google translator available)
Gyeongbokgung Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 2.
- Continue straight for approx. 700m.
- The market will be on your left.
Get off at Jongno-gu Health Center & Tongin Market Bus Stop.
- Green Bus: 1020, 1711, 7016, 7018, 7022, 7212
* Call Center: Weekdays 09:00-18:00 / Saturdays 09:00-13:00 / Lunch time 12:00-13:00 / Closed Sundays & public holidays
opendateshopping: June, 1941
restdateshopping: Third Sunday of each month (Dosirak Cafe is closed Mondays)
saleitem: Traditional items