Guide to Myeongdong Shopping Street - Shops, Food, Map
(+Korean Brand Stores, Shopping Malls, Street Food, Myeongdong Station, Lockers, Airport Limousine Bus Stops, Recommended Hotels & more...)
Opening hours vary according to stores. Generally from 11:00 to 22:00.
Myeongdong Station (line 4, exit 5/6/7/8 onto Myeongdong).
Euljiro1 Station (line 2, exit 5/6). 2 mins walk.
Note: Myeongdong Shopping Street is a large pedestrian-friendly zone (see map below). Vehicles are generally not allowed.
Myeongdong is Korea's famous shopping and fashion district. Shoppers can enjoy total shopping and dining experiences at the pedestrian-friendly (/car-free) zone in Myeongdong.
Many local, international brands and department stores lined the streets and alleys, selling everything from cosmetics, clothes, shoes to accessories.
Myeongdong Shopping Malls
Lotte Department Store (flagship store)
Lotte Young Plaza
Shinsegae Department Store (flagship store)
Top Korean Fashion Brand Stores in Myeongdong, Seoul
SPAO - casual wear, suits to children clothing.
8 seconds - casual wear to accessories.
TOP TEN - men & women casual wear.
Eight Seconds - casual wear to accessories.
TOP TEN - men & women casual wear.
Stylenanda Pink Hotel - makeup & fashion shop.
WHO.A.U [closed] - mid-priced casual wear.
Bean Pole [@Lotte Department Store Main Store] - designer clothes and leather goods.
Line Friends Flagship Store [closed] - clothes, toys, accessories & more.
Basic House [closed] - casual wear.
MIXXO [closed] - ladies casual, lingerie to work wear.
Roem [closed] - stylish women clothing.
ZIOZIA [relocated along Myeongdong 8na-gil] - men fashion.
TNGT [closed] - men fashion.
Teenie Weenie [closed] - signature Korean Teddy Bear apparel designs.
Indibrand [closed] - chic & trendy women fashion brand.
Codes Combine [closed] - clothing for men & women, accessories and leather goods.
Popular International Brand Stores in Myeongdong
UNIQLO - the largest store in Korea [closed in Feb 2021]
Korean Cosmetics Brands in Myeongdong
3. Nature Republic
4. The Face Shop
6. ETUDE HOUSE
8. Banila co.
10. TONY MOLY
11. The SAEM
12. Holika Holika
14. It's Skin
18. Too Cool for School
Korean Sportswear Brand Stores
Les More [closed]
Korean Bags & Accessories Brand Stores
MCM [@Lotte Department Store Main Store]
LLOYD (watches, earrings, etc) [relocated to a smaller store along Myeongdong 8-gil]
Supermarkets used to be found only at basement level in Myeongdong have sprang up over the years to street level at many prominent locations, bringing more convenience to visitors.
One other common sight in Myeongdong is probably the money changers. Most of them offer very competitive exchange rates and are commission-free. Passport is required for all currency exchange service.
You can find the money changers located in buildings' corner, small lanes or check out the popular money changers located directly opposite Embassy of People's Republic of China in Myeongdong.
Others Popular Shops in Myeongdong
Olive Young - Korea's No.1. Health & Beauty Store. see all Olive Young Branches in Myeongdong.
Convenience Stores (e.g. GS25)
Myeongdong Street Food
Besides shopping, street food is a must-try in Myeongdong and there is always something new in your next visit. Cash only. Check our full recommendations.
Popular Restaurants & Cafes in Myeongdong
In between your shopping, take a break at one of the restaurants and cafes in Myeongdong you fancy or check out our recommended list.
Myeongdong NANTA Theatre
You can catch Korea's longest running and award winning show, NANTA right at Myeongdong too!
Tourist Information Centers
If you need to make any tourist information enquiries, drop in at any of these two well-located centers in Myeongdong:
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a) Myeongdong Station Lockers
There are lockers available at Myeongdong Station for travellers who need to store their luggage. Prices range from 2,000-4,000 won per day based on the size of the locker. Instructions are available in English and payment by T-Money or Credit Card. No Cash Payment.
b) Stairs inside Myeongdong Station
For travellers taking AREX Airport Express Train to/fro Incheon International Airport or travellers taking Subway Line 4 to/fro Myeongdong Station with your luggage, kindly take note that you will need to carry your luggage up a flight of stairs inside the station. If required, you may like to consider taking the airport limousine bus or private airport transfer instead.
c) Stairs from Myeongdong Station to Street Level
If you are carrying big or heavy luggage, please use the escalator at Myeongdong Station's exit 1,3 or 7 to street level or challenge the stairs again...
If you would like to immerse in the energy of Seoul and all the conveniences it has to offer, Myeongdong is the definitely the place to visit and stay on your holiday to Seoul in South Korea.
🛍Imagine dropping off your heavy shopping bags at your hotel room and popping out again to continue your walks in Myeongdong. 😍🤭
On top, most day tours (e.g. Nami Island, Everland, Gangchon Rail Bike, Alpaca World) pick up and drop off at Myeongdong Station (exit 2-4), allowing you to join as many fabulous day tours as you wish, effortlessly.
Myeongdong also offers a great range of accommodation options from hostels, guesthouses to hotels. Most hostels and guesthouses have rooms with private bathrooms too.
The recommended area to stay is near Myeongdong Station (Seoul Subway Line 4). You can get to many tourist attractions easily on Line 4, including Seoul Station, Dongdaemun, Ihwa Mural Village, Sungshin Women's University shopping District, etc.
Also, the bus stop for Airport Limousine Bus to both Incheon Airport (#6015) and Gimpo Airport is conveniently located near to exit 8 of Myeongdong Station.
Recommended Hotels near Myeongdong Station
Here are the accommodation hot picks within 3 mins walk to Myeongdong Station.
Nine Tree Hotel Myeongdong
★★★ | 8.5 Review Rating
The popular Nine Tree Hotel Myeongdong is located within 1 min walk to Myeongdong Station exit 8 with Airport Limousine Bus Stop just around the corner. Once you step out of the hotel, you will be in the middle of Myeongdong shops, restaurants and street food.
Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Myeongdong
★★★ | 8.8 Review Rating
Located on the 7-22F of M-Plaza building, Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Myeongdong is a very well-received and recommended hotel to stay in Myeongdong. The hotel is 2 mins walk from Myeongdong Station exit 8 with many shops and good restaurants along the street outside the hotel.💡If you are taking taxi, drop off at Myeongdong Station and walk to hotel. If you are coming from Airport Limousine Bus Stop (Myeongdong Station - Bus #6015 from Incheon Airport), walk in the direction of bus going off, turn right at Tous Les Jours Cafe and walk straight to hotel, 3 mins walk.
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