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Gukje Market Food Street & getting there | Busan, South Korea

Gukje Market Food Street 국제시장 먹자골목
(Nampo-dong, Busan)

부산광역시 중구 광복로35 | 35 Gwangbok-ro, Jung-gu, Busan

9:00-20:00
Closed on 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month.

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  • Jagalchi Station (line 1, exit 7). Walk straight passing the 1st road (on your left), turn left at the 2nd road (Gwangjang-ro) to BIFF Square and walk straight about 150m to arrive at the food alley. 6 mins walk.

TIP: Key attractions at Nampo-dong can be enjoyed in an easy loop walking course starting from:

BIFF Square → Gukje Market Food Street → Gwangbokro Fashion Street → Yongdusan Park → Lotte Department Store (Gwangbok Branch) → Jagalchi Market + Open-air fish market.

Gukje Market Food Street with over 60 years of history is located at Arirang Street in Gukje Market

This food alley offers delicious Korean food such as Chungmu Gimbap (seaweed roll), noodles and Pajeon (Korean pancake) in an open-seating street dining.

Popular Attractions in Nampo-dong

There several attractions between Jagalchi Station (line 1) and Nampo Station (line 1) in Nampo-dong that are within easy walking distance to each other.

Where to Stay in Nampo-dong & Nearby Attractions

If you are staying a few days in Busan and would be visiting most tourist attractions, you can consider to stay a few nights in Nampo-dong (Central Busan) before moving to East Busan (for Haeundae, Cheongsapo, Gijang).

Nampo-dong is serviced by 2 popular subway stations, Nampo Station and Jagalchi Station on Line 1. These stations are only 2-3 subway stops away from Busan Station and 8-9 stops away to Seomyeon Station on the same line.

 

💡It generally takes about an 1hr on subway from Haeundae Station to Jagalchi/Nampo Station with 1 line transfer.

Besides getting to Nampo's attractions easily, Nampo is a good base for public buses to Songdo Beach, Busan Air Cruise, Songdo Yonggung Suspension BridgeHuinnyeoul Culture Village, Jeoryeong Coastal Trail, Gamcheon Culture Village and Taejongdae Resort Park. Several Busan day tours offer pick up from Nampo as well. 

a) Hotel Foret Premier Nampo (★★★ 8.5 Review Rating)

There are quite a number of affordable accommodation options in Nampodong near the 2 subway stations. Here are KoreaToDo's recommended hotel picks based on their popularity, unique offerings and walking distance to Jagalchi Station or Nampo Station.

Hotel Foret Premier Nampo is conveniently located along the main road, Gudeok-ro, 3 mins walk from exit 7 of Jagalchi Station and about 60m to BIFF Square.

b) Stanford Inn Busan (★★★ 8.7 Review Rating)

Stanford Inn Busan is located across the road from Hotel Foret Premier Nampo, 3 mins walk from exit 10 of Jagalchi Station. All rooms are fitted with bathtubs.

c) LaValse Hotel (★★★★ 8.1 Review Rating)

If you appreciate hotel room with a view, then​ you must not miss out Lavalse Hotel, particularly its Corner Room. Most rooms at LaValse Hotel enjoy fantastic ocean view and bridge view (Namhangdaegyo, Yeongdodaegyo, Busandaegyo and/or Busanhangdaegyo). It is located about 10 mins walk from exit 8 of Nampo Station along the side of Lotte Department Store (Gwangbok Branch) and across the scenic Yeongdo Bridge.

d) Island Hotel Busan (★★★★ 8.5 Review Rating)

Island Hotel Busan is located just across Yeongdo Bridge as well, 6 mins walk from exit 8 of Nampo Station. The hotel offers great view of Busan Port and Nampo-dong cityscape.

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Map of Getting to Gukje Market Food Street & Attractions in Nampo-dong

Getting to Gukje Market Food Street & Location Map of Top Places around | Busan, South Korea

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