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Guide to Myeongdong Shopping Street & Getting There | Seoul, South Korea

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...)

서울특별시 중구 명동길 (명동1가) | Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

Opening hours vary according to stores. Generally from 11:00 to 22:00.

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  • Myeongdong Station (line 4, exit 5/6/7/8 onto Myeongdong).

  • Euljro Station (line 2, exit 5/6). 2 mins walk.

How to get to Myeongdong Shopping District

Note: Myeongdong Shopping Street is a large pedestrian-friendly zone (see map below). Vehicles are generally not allowed.

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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.

Myeongdong Shopping District
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Myeongdong Shopping District
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Many local, international brands and department stores lined the streets and alleys, selling everything from cosmetics, clothes, shoes to accessories.

Myeongdong Shopping Street
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Myeongdong Shopping Street
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Myeongdong Shopping District
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Myeongdong Shopping Malls

  1. Noon Square

  2. M Plaza

  3. MIGLIORE Myeongdong

  4. Lotte Department Store (flagship store)

  5. Lotte Young Plaza

  6. Shinsegae Department Store (flagship store)

Top Korean Fashion Brand Stores in Myeongdong, Seoul

  1. SPAO - casual wear, suits to children clothing.

  2. WHO.A.U - mid-priced casual wear.

  3. Bean Pole - designer clothes and leather goods.

  4. Stylenanda Pink Hotel - makeup & fashion shop.

  5. Line Friends Flagship Store - clothes, toys, accessories & more.

  6. Basic House - casual wear.

  7. MIXXO - ladies casual, lingerie to work wear.

  8. Eight Seconds - casual wear to accessories.

  9. TOP TEN - men & women casual wear.

  10. Roem - stylish women clothing.

  11. ZIOZIA - men fashion.

  12. TNGT - men fashion.

  13. Teenie Weenie - signature Korean Teddy Bear apparel designs.

  14. Indibrand - chic & trendy women fashion brand.

  15. Codes Combine - clothing for men & women, accessories and leather goods.

TOP TEN
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SPAO
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Line Friends Flagship Store
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Teenie Weenie
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Around 101 Clothing Store
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SPAO
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chuu
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Clothing Store
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Popular International Brand Stores in Myeongdong

  1. adidas

  2. Nike

  3. New Balance

  4. H&M

  5. ZARA

  6. MNG

  7. UNIQLO - the largest store in Korea (closed in February 2021)

Myeongdong Shopping Street - FILS
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Myeongdong Shopping Street - adidas
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Myeongdong Shopping Street - UNIQLO
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Korean Cosmetics Brands in Myeongdong

1. Laneige

2. Sulwhasoo

3. Nature Republic

4. The Face Shop

5. MISSHA

6. ETUDE HOUSE

7. Innisfree

8. Banila co.

9. SKINFOOD

10. TONY MOLY

11. The SAEM

12. Holika Holika

13. A'PIEU

14. It's Skin

15. PRIMERA

16. Mamonde

17. Beyond

18. Too Cool for School

19. MediHeal

20. Belif

Myeongdong Shopping Street - Mediheal
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Myeongdong Shopping Street - CHICOR
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Myeongdong Shopping Street - Innisfree
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Myeongdong Shopping Street - Nature Republic
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Myeongdong Shopping Street - Tony Moly
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Myeongdong Shopping Street - KLAVUU
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Myeongdong Shopping Street - Missha
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Korean Sportswear Brand Stores

  1. ABC Mart

  2. Les More

  3. Kumkang

  4. Folder

Myeongdong Shopping Street - ABC-Mart | KoreaToDo
Myeongdong Shopping Street - KumKang | KoreaToDo
Myeongdong Shopping Street - LESMORE | KoreaToDo
Myeongdong Shopping Street - FOLDER | KoreaToDo

Korean Bags & Accessories Brand Stores

  1. MCM

  2. LLOYD (watches, earrings, etc)

LLOYD
LLOYD
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MCM
MCM
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Supermarkets

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.

Myeongdong Shopping District - Lala Mart
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Myeongdong Shopping Street - KOREA MART
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Myeongdong Shopping Street - Fun & Crazy
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Myeongdong Shopping Street - Supermarket
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Money Changers

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.

Myeongdong Shopping District - Currency Exchange
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Money Changer at Embassy of People's Republic of China
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Money Changer at Embassy of People's Republic of China
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Others Popular Shops in Myeongdong

  1. Olive Young - Korea's No.1. Health & Beauty Store.

  2. Korean Pharmacies.

  3. Convenience Stores (e.g. GS25)

Olive Young
Olive Young
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Korean Pharmacy
Korean Pharmacy
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Convenience Store
Convenience Store
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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!
 

Nanta Show Seoul
Nanta Show Seoul
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Tourist Information Centers

If you need to make any tourist information enquiries, drop in at any of these two well-located centers in Myeongdong:

Myeongdong Cathedral

The iconic cathedral as the birthplace for Roman Catholic Church community in Korea. Read more...

Myeongdong Cathedral
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Myeongdong Cathedral
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Myeongdong Station

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.
 

Myeongdong Station - Lockers | KoreaToDo
Myeongdong Station - Lockers
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Myeongdong Station - Lockers
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Myeongdong Station - Lockers
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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.
 

Myeongdong Station - Stairs
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Myeongdong Station - Stairs
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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...
 

Myeongdong Station - Stairs
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Myeongdong Station - Stairs
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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, DongdaemunIhwa Mural VillageSungshin 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.
 

Myeongdong - Airport Limousine Bus Stop
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Myeongdong - Airport Limousine Bus
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Recommended Hotels near Myeongdong Station

Here are the accommodation hot picks within 3 mins walk to Myeongdong Station.

a) L7 Myeongdong by LOTTE

★★★★ | 8.6 Review Rating

Located within 1 min walk from Myeongdong Station, exit 9. Rooms with view of N Seoul Tower.

L7 Myeongdong by LOTTE
L7 Myeongdong by LOTTE
L7 Myeongdong by LOTTE
L7 Myeongdong by LOTTE
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b) Nine Tree Hotel Myeongdong

★★★ | 8.6 Review Rating

Located within 1 min walk from Myeongdong Station, exit 8. Shops and Myeongdong Street Food are directly outside the hotel.

Nine Tree Hotel Myeongdong
Nine Tree Hotel Myeongdong
Nine Tree Hotel Myeongdong
Nine Tree Hotel Myeongdong
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c) Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Seoul Myeongdong

★★★★★ | 8.8 Review Rating

Located within 3 mins walk from Myeongdong Station, exit 8 and right in the heart of Myeongdong shops and restaurants.

Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Seoul Myeongdong
Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Seoul Myeongdong
Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Seoul Myeongdong
Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Seoul Myeongdong
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d) Migliore Hotel Seoul

★★★★ | 7.6 Review Rating

Located right next to the main entrance of Myeongdong Shopping Street and within 1 min walk from Myeongdong Station, exit 5. Rooms with view of N Seoul Tower.

Migliore Hotel Seoul Myeongdong
Migliore Hotel Seoul Myeongdong
Migliore Hotel Seoul Myeongdong
Migliore Hotel Seoul Myeongdong
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★★★ | 8.2 Review Rating

e) Hotel Skypark Myeongdong 3

Located in front of Myeongdong Station, exit 9 with 7-Eleven convenience store right next to hotel's entrance.

Hotel Skypark Myeongdong
Hotel Skypark Myeongdong
Hotel Skypark Myeongdong
Hotel Skypark Myeongdong
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Map

Map of Myeongdong - Key Attractions, Food Streets, Subway Stations & Airport Limousine Bus Stops

Map of Myeongdong Shopping Street, Airport Bus Stops, Subway Exits, Food Streets | KoreaToDo

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