Goblin: The Lonely and Great God is probably the best if not, one of the best kdrama ever and I wanted to write a Goblin Kdrama Itinerary for fans out there who would like to visit Seoul, who is probably looking for an itinerary specifically on filming locations of Goblin.
I designed the itinerary in a way that the locations near to each other are grouped by location. and I want to give you as much information so it would be easy for you to find the filming locations (even if you don’t know how to read Korean). So just follow along and you will be fine.
IMPORTANT: Wherever you may be coming from, please take the subway and buy
1. Yongdap Bridge
서울 성동구 사근동 235-1
This is the bridge where Sunny and Grim Reaper first met and where the old lady sold her wares. There’s also a scene where Yook Sungjae of BTOB walked face to face with the
Direction: Take the Subway Green Line 2 from Seungsu station and head to Yongdap station. Then go to exit 2 (left) and just right outside the exit is the bridge. Come up the bridge and film your own parody.
For example, I would be coming from Dongdaemun History and Culture Park station, it would take 22 minutes and 1,250 won to reach Yongdap station. Just go out of exit 2 and the bridge is right out of the exit.
2. Pungmoon High School wall
Address: 48-17 Songhyeon-dong, Jongno-gu, SeouAnguk Station, Line 3 (Orange), Exit 1. Walk along 4 Yulgok-ro 3-gil.l/
This is a memorable scene because this is the first time that Kim Shin and Ji Eun Tak cross paths coupled with a great OST – Beautiful. Anne Curtis, a famous actress in the Philippines, made sure to visit this site when she was in South Korea even if it was just a wall.
Direction: Take the subway from Yongdap station to Anguk station. From Yongdap, you would need to go back to Seungsu station then transfer to the subway going to Euljiro 3 (sam) ga station. Transfer to the orange line at Euljiro 3(sam)ga to get to Anguk Station. This would take 21 minutes and 1,250 won. Take exit 1, turn right until you reach Yulgok-ro 3 gil then turn right. You will see this road below.
3. Goblin and Grim Reaper’s house
Address: 464 Samil-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea/ Anguk Station, Line 3, Exit 4
Kim Shin, Grim Reaper and Ji Eun Tak all lived in one house at one point of the kdrama and the exterior of the house is where they filmed some scenes.
Although it’s sad to know that the location is actually inside a university and visitors are not allowed inside anymore. You can just see the house from afar.
Direction: Very near from Pungmoon High School is the house of Goblin and Grim Reaper. Go back to Anguk Station and find exit 4. From exit 4, walk straight until you reach the Unhyeongung Yanggwan within the Duksung Women’s University.
4. Sunny’s 2nd restaurant location
Address: 81 Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 서울 종로구 청계천로 81
Sunny’s cafe and chicken house is where Kim Shin, Ji Eun Tak, Sunny and Grim reaper had a double date.
Direction: Jongak Station, Line 1 (Dark Blue), Exit 5. After getting out of exit, walk straight to the first traffic light and turn left. Cross and walk about 500m straight, and you will reach BBQ Olive chicken on the left side.
You should be walking parallel to the Chenggyecheon stream and one big landmark is the Hanwha Building, the store is facing the building.
6. Deuksugung Wall
Address: 99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 중구 세종대로 99 (정동))
It is just right beside the Deuksugung Palace and this is where Kim Shin and Grim Reaper first saw each other through the wall.
Direction: Subway Line 1 or 2, City Hall Station, Exit 1, 2 or 3. Find the Deuksugung main entrance to serve as your landmark. Walk along in the walkway beside the Deuksugung Palace. At the end of the first road, turn right and walk about 100 meters more and you will find this road where they filmed.
7. Sinchon Graffiti Wall
Address: 92-18 Sinchon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
This is another memorable scene where Kim Shin and Grim Reaper were walking smoothly and in slow motion in their most handsomest moment and then a motorbike comes along. It was one of the funniest moments of the show.
Direction: Sinchon Gyeungui Line exit 2, go to the left and walk straight for about 50m and you will reach the graffiti wall.
8. Hanmi Baedari Second Hand Bookstore
Address: 14-4 Geumchang-dong, Dong-gu, Incheon 인천 동구 금곡로 9 금곡동 14-4
|Kim Shin and Ji Eun Tak met in front of this bookstore and the |
deities also met here. Kim Shin also filmed inside the second hand shop.
Direction: Dongincheon Station (Line 1) Dark Blue, Exit 1
9. Incheon Art Platform
Address: 3 Jemullyang-ro 218beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon
Direction: Incheon Station [인천역], Seoul Subway Line 1 / Suin Line, Exit 3. Prepare for a 10-minute walk from here. Just walk straight passing the Chinatown insignia and at that end of the road, turn left and you will reach the Incheon Platform.
10. Jayu Park
Address: 인천 중구 송학동1가 1-1
This is the scene where Ji Eun Tak summoned Kim Shin and they met in front of a convenience store.
Direction: Incheon Station, exit 2. After reaching Jemulpo Club location, go up the stairs and turn right to see the statue of Gen. MacArthur. Go to the left side and you will see the store.
11. Jemulpo Club
Address: 25 Jayugongwonnam-ro, Songhak-dong 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Incheon
Direction: Incheon Station exit 2. From the Incheon Art Platform, take the side road leading up at the left side of the Incheon Metropolitan City Jung-gu office. It is a little bit of a climb and once you reach the top, it will lead you to the stairway to Jemulpo Club.
This is where Grim Reaper met with Kim Shin to warn him of the impending death of Ji Eun Tak.
There you have it, some of the most iconic filming locations of Goblin in Seoul, South Korea. There’s a lot but I’ve decided to keep this list to a minimum but who knows, I will ask Kim Shin oppa if I should add more locations. Which is your favorite location? Comment in the comment box below!