Lotte Department Store - Gwangbok Branch 롯데백화점 - 부산 광복점 (Nampo-dong, Busan)
Free to visit
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, walk straight about 150m and turn right onto Gwangbo-ro to reach Gwangbokro Fashion Street. At the end of Gwangbokro Fashion Street, take Nampo-dong Station exit 7 to exit 10 to arrive directly at Lotte Department Store (Gwangbok Branch). 21 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.
Nampo Station (line 1, exit 10). Arrive directly at Lotte Department Store (Gwangbok Branch).
Lotte Department Store (Gwangbok Branch) is the first seaside department store in Korea. It is constructed in Jungang-dong, Jung-gu where the former Busan City Hall was located. This is the largest youth-oriented shopping complex and cultural space in Busan.
Unique attractions at Lotte Department Store (Gwangbok Branch):
The world’s largest indoor musical water fountain, registered in the Guinness World Book of Records.
From its Rooftop Park which the largest in Korea, one can enjoy beautiful view of the entire city of Busan including Busan Tower; and perhaps even catch the lifting of Yeongdo-daegyo (Bridge) that allows ships to pass between south and north ports at 14:00-14:15 daily.
The Editing Shop which displays fashion trends and styles selected specially by famous designers.
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 Bridge, Huinnyeoul 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.
Map of Getting to Lotte Department Store (Gwangbok Branch) & Attractions in Nampo-dong
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