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True Beauty Filming Locations You Must Visit

Many fans are hooked on the Korean drama True Beauty that’s why I took my free time to explore some of their filming locations. These filming locations can be your next itinerary for your Seoul trip. 

It’s been a long time since I did a Korean drama filming location tour because of covid plus I got a part-time job last year which made me busy. This time I have some free time so I decided to do the True Beauty Filming location tour with my friend.

True Beauty is a Korean drama starred by Moon Ga-young, Cha Eun-woo, and Hwang In-yeop. The drama is based on a webtoon and the story is about a high school girl who has been bullied in her old school. She transferred to another school due to family issues where she mastered the art of makeup and transformed herself into a true beauty.

True Beauty Filming Locations You Must Visit

Prince Comic Shop (YN ANIMA, 와이앤아니마)

Lim Ju-Kyung and Lee Su-ho have met in this shop many times since their childhood.

This place was featured as a comic book shop in the drama but it is actually YN ANIMA (fashion shop) in real life and it is located near Anguk Station.

Address: 서울 종로구 윤보선길 31
How to get here: Take the subway going to Anguk Station (Line 3) and get out from exit 1

Sosho (소쇼)

Sosho was featured as the house of Lim Ju-Kyung and her family which is located near Anguk Station. Upon researching this house is like a museum where they held some exhibits about different kinds of arts. 

Address: 서울 종로구 북촌로6길 32-4 (32-4 Bukchon-ro 6gil Jongno-gu, Seoul)
How to get here: Take the subway going to Anguk Station (Line 3) and get out from exit 3. Walk for about 10 minutes.

닌NIN (Natural in Nature)

This place is the Pandora Shop of Lim Ju-Kyung’s mother but in real life, this is a fashion design leather craft shop. It 5 minutes walk from Sosho, the house of Lim Ju-Kyung. I’ve checked their Instagram and they have beautiful leather crafts like bags, wallets, cardholders, and others.

Address: 서울 종로구 계동 9-1
How to get here: Take the subway going to Anguk Station (Line 3) and get out from exit 3. Walk for about 13 minutes.

Deoksung Women’s High School

These road has been featured many times in Korean drama like Goblin. True Beauty again revives this famous road outside Deoksung Women’s High School in Samcheong-dong. In the drama, Lim Ju-Kyung and her father are seen walking together on this road on their way home. This is the same road where Lim Ju-Kyung ties the shoelace of Han Seo-jun.

Address: 34-15 Songhyeon-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
How to get here: Take the subway going to Anguk Station (Line 3) and get out from exit 1.

Olive Young Myeongdong

Lim Ju-Kyung bought her makeup here at Olive Young Myeongdong branch near the Myeongdong Cathedral.

Address: 53, Myeongdong-gil Jung-gu, Seoul
How to get here: Take the subway going to Myeongdong station and take exit 8. Walk for about 8 minutes.

Ikseondong Alleys

 

During their girl’s day out they went to Namdo Bunsik and Comcom Arcade. All of these places can be found in Ikseondong. Ikseondong is a combination of modern and traditional shops and restaurants. In addition to that, the alleys of Ikseon are also home to Korean drama filming locations like the Flower Madang (seen in Goblin) and Saladeng (seen in Black Knight).

Address: 서울 종로구 익선동
How to get here: Take the subway going to Jongno3-ga and take exit 4. Just cross the street and you’ll get to Ikseon-dong.

Comcom Arcade Ikseondong

The girls went to hang out here after they ate at Namdo Bunsik. This place is an indoor arcade with a retro feel and located near Hotel Seine Cafe (one of the filming locations of ‘Hotel Del Luna’). Aside from that, this filming location was also featured in the Korean drama ‘When Camelia Blooms’.

Due to the coronavirus, I didn’t try to go inside but last year summer I went to Ikseondong and saw this arcade too. There is a lot of claw machines, interactive dancing games, and other arcade games.

Address: 서울 종로구 수표로28길 23-6
How to get here: Take the subway going to Jongno3-ga and take exit 4. Just cross the street and you’ll get to Ikseon-dong.

Madang Flower Cafe

This alley and exterior of Madang Flower have been featured in the drama True Beauty. The girls passed by hereafter eating tteokbokki and went to the arcade. This alley was also seen in the drama Goblin.

Address: 33-12 Supyo-ro 28-gil, Ikseon-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
How to get here: Take the subway going to Jongno3-ga and take exit 4. Just cross the street and you’ll get to Ikseon-dong.

These are the filming locations of True Beauty that I have visited. I am planning to do another set of filming location tours next week so stay tuned.

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Hi, it's Hyejin! I am a person who loves to write my thoughts, travel, have a cup of coffee each day, take photos every day and make reviews including kdramas, books, movies, and product reviews.

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