Paddle Boat at Han River

Finally after 4 years living in Korea I could swim in Han River. Not literally swimming but I ride paddle boat together with me. I never knew that it was so much fun, so refreshing since you can feel the cool water of Han River in the middle of supper hot summer of Seoul. Many people still dont know about this activity, so I really want to suggest you this one! It’s SUPER RECOMMENDED activity to do during summer time.

Once you arrive at the place, you can change clothes, wear life jacket, get the paddle and follow the instructor to get brief lession how to deal with paddle boat. This is so important because you might get hurt of you do not listen to the instruction.

After the briefing is done, time to get into the water. Before you really jump into watwr, they will give you final explanation and show you how to do it.

It cost you only 20.000 won for one sesion ride. They open everyday with more session during weekday.

Weekday

2nd session (13.00-15.00)

3rd session (15.00-17.00)

4th session (17.00-19.00)

Weekend

1st session (10.00-12.00)

2nd session (13.00-15.00)

3rd session (15.00-17.00)

4th session (17.00-19.00)

5th session (18.00-19.30)

The 4th and 5th session are the most favourite time since you can also enjoy the sunset of Han River while riding the paddle boat.

[Note]

  • There is changing room and shower facility provided
  • The paddle boat activity opens until august 15th only

[HowToGetThere]

  • Take subway and get off at Ttukseom Resort Station (line 7), take exit 2, walk for around 300m.
  • Once you get out from the station, go to your left, keep going straight untill you pass the swimming pool area and turn right go to the side of river.
  • You can get more information here (link in korean)
VISITED ON AUGUST 4th, 2018

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Onion Cafe at Seongsu

My friend said this cafe looks like haunted house. First time I came here, oh yes I agreed with my friend. This cafe has a really unique and artistic interior design which makes it look like unfinished buildings with unpainted wall, brick wall, no celling- kinda interior. However, this is the main point which makes this cafe is pretty cool. You will feel like being at warehouse instead a cafe.

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This cafe has some separated rooms which are the main room where you can order and buy bread and coffe, while other rooms are the seating room with chair and sofa. They also have outside seat on the 2nd floor, which is really cool but very hot during summer.

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They also have bakery in this cafe which are also very good. The most favourite one is the bread which looks like a tower topped with white sugar.

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[HowToGetThere]

  • Take subway and get off at Seongsu Station (line 2, green), take exit 2, walk for around 150m. Follow the walking direction map here
  • You can take taxi and show this address to the driver.
VISITED ON JULY 31st, 2018

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Milestone Cafe at Garosugil

Milestone Cafe is another popular cafe in Garosugil, The concept is vintage, classic coffee shop. The cafe is kinda small, only 10-15 tables available, but they made it in details with vintage and oldschool design interior. If you want to experience more vintage vibe, try to visit at night, when the yellow light will give you more vintage feeling.

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They sell not only coffe, non-coffee, tea, but also bread and cakes.

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The photo spot is inside and outside the cafe. Just in front of the cafe, they set some benches and tables so you can sit, enjoy while drink the coffee, and take photo as well.

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Click HERE to ask for more info and reservation.

 

[HowToGetThere]

  • Take subway and get off at Sinsa Station, take exit 8, walk for around 900m towards Garosugil. Follow the walking direction map here
  • You can take taxi and show this address to the driver.
    • Milestone Coffee (마일스톤 커피) .
    • 서울특별시 강남구 논현로159길 49.
    • Phone : 070-4219-1195
VISITED ON JULY 24th, 2018

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Style Nanda Pink Pool Cafe Hongdae

One of the most popular cafe recently in Seoul is Style Nanda Pink Pool Cafe. This cafe belongs to cosmetic brand 3ce which opened its first joint cosmetic store and cafe in Myeongdong. However, they also opened the second flagship store in Hongdae area, which is so much bigger and better. The first floor of the building is cosmetic section, while second and third floor is clothes section. Pink Pool Cafe is located on 4th floor. It is said Pink Pool Cafe because the cafe really have pink pool inside it. Moreover, no wonder the name is pink cafe because the main interior design color is pink for the wall and blue for the ceramics. If you manage to visit Hongdae, make sure to visit the flagstore which is only 10 mins walking away from Hongdae Subway Station.

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This cute pretty cafe is just perfect location for taking insta-worthy picture. Here I had photo-session with some customer.

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Click HERE to ask for more info and reservation.

 

[HowToGetThere]

  • Take subway line 2 (green) and get off at Hongik University Station, take exit 8, walk for around 800m. Follow the walking direction map here
  • You can take taxi and show this address to the driver.
    • Style Nanda Pink Pool Cafe (스타일난다 홍대 플래그쉽스토어)
    • 서울특별시 마포구 와우산로29다길 23
    • Phone : 02-333-9215
 VISITED ON JULY 20th, 2018

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Cafe Mula at Garosugil

Garosugil is famous for having many beautiful cafe, one of them is Cafe Mula. The concept of this cafe is simple, minimalis, white and greeny concept with combining the green plant decoration and glass window and door for the interior. As you enter the cafe, you can feel the summer vibe which is green and fresh, but still minimalis and simple.

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Not only beautiful in green color, this cafe also has famous delicious cake, which is Green Tea Tiramisu.

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One of the most important thing from a cafe is there must be instagram-worthy spot for taking picture. Here I take many photos for my beautiful blogger LeeSan.

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You can also have your own photosession in Seoul with #rufustory.

Click HERE to ask for more info and reservation.

 

[HowToGetThere]

  • Take subway and get off at Sinsa Station, take exit 8, walk for around 900m towards Garosugil. Follow the walking direction map here
  • You can take taxi and show this address to the driver.
    • Cafe Mula (카페뮬라) .
    • 서울특별시 강남구 압구정로4길 13-12.
    • Phone : 02-6104-4541
VISITED ON JULY 24th, 2018

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Hakone

Hakone is one of the most famous destiantion for Japanese and International tourists to visit. It is a small town area, less than 100 km away from Tokyo, a part of Fuji Mountain area. The most popular spot in Hakone is the Lake Ashinoko, where you can see Fuji Mountain during the clear day, and Hakone Shrine.

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The best time to see the Fuji Mountain is sunrise when the sky is really clear and the sun come up from opposite side. I took pictures starting at 4.30am in the morning since in spring time the sun rises earlier.

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However, the sunset scenery is magical as well eventhough the snow of top Fuji Mountain is covered up by the sun light.

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[HowToGetThere]

  • You can travel to Hakone by taking the Odakyu Line Train from Shinjuku Station.

[Tips]

  • The best way to travel in Hakone is using the HAKONE PASS which you can buy online in advance (you have to exchange the ticket in Shinjuku station) or just buy directly in the counter in Shinjuku station. This pass is the best offer for International tourist when travelling to Hakone since this pass will give access to every transportation from Tokyo to Hakone and throughout all Hakone area. They have 2 days pass which is 5.140 yen, and 3 days pass which is 5.640 yen, or you can combine the pass with other nearby area such as Fuji, Enoshima and Kamakura if you also want to visit there.
  • If you never visit  Fuji before, you can visit both Fuji and Hakone using the Fuji Hakone 3 Day Pass.
  • If you only want to visit Hakone, you can just use Hakone 2 Day Pass 2 with 1 night stay over in Hakone area (this super recommended especially for those who wants to see sunset and sunrise). My recommendation schedule will be like list below.
    • Taking Odakyu Line from Shinjuku Station to Odawara Station (75mins) and proceed to Hakone Yumoto Station (15 mins) which is FREE with the pass, or you can try taking the direct train from Shinjuku to Hakone Yumoto by paying additional ticket fee 1.090 yen (total trip is faster).
    • In Hakone Yumoto Station, proceed to Bus stop  number 2 to take H LINE Bus going to Motohakone. It will be better if your accomodation is somewhere in Motohakone where you will spend most of the first day.
    • In Motohakone, you can visit the Museum there, Observation Deck on park, and Hakone Shrine and spending sunset time in Lake Ashi. Dont forget to have meal in the famous Soba Restaurant there (Hatsuhana Soba Shinkan).
    • The next day, you can take the ferry for free from Motohakone port to Togendai port (30 mins) while seeing the beautiful Lake Ashi (if you are lucky, you can see Fuji Mountain during a clear day).
    • As you arrive in Togendai Port, you can proceed by taking skylift to Owakudani to see the sulfur creater.
    • After you spend some time in Owakudani, you can proceed with cable car going down to Sounzan Station, continue riding tram untill Gora Station.
    • In Gora Station, you can visit Gora Park and having meal in the famous Tamura Ginkatsu-tei to try tofu cutlet dish.
    • You can take the Hakone Tozan Train back to Hakone Yumoto, then Odawara, continue to Shinjuku Station.
VISITED ON MAY 26 TH, 2018

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Colorful Shibuya at Night

Who does not know Shibuya? Shibuya is one of the most famous icon of an area in Japan as the world’s most crowded crossing street. Whenever you travel Jalan, everyone must visit Shibuya once. Shibuya is one of district full of shopping mall, stores, restaurants, bars, clubs, etc. It is perfect place for tourist to feel the atmosphere of hanging out in Japan, especially at night. Hundred stores in Shibuya with their each own led board name make the colorful vibe of night life in Japan. Here are some photos taken.

[HowToGetThere]

  • So many subway rail lines to Shibuya, you can take any of them getting off at Shibuya station.

[Tips]

  • If you want to see the colorful led light in Shibuya, better to visit at night.
  • Do not forget to take care of your people, since it is really crowded, easy to get lost.
  • You can have many recommended menu such as ramen, sushi, other japanese foods in this area.

VISITED ON MAY 26TH, 2018

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