Have a blast with indoor activities in Seoul, rain or shine!
Travelers often encounter unanticipated events, especially in the form of adverse weather. Days of planning can go unrewarded due to sudden rain, snow, heat, cold, and even typhoons. If an unexpected weather condition is about to ruin your day, save yourself from the hassles of weather with indoor activities! Seoul is packed with indoor entertainment facilities such as archery and shooting ranges, bowling alleys, massage cafés, and VR gaming centers. Read on to discover our top picks for fun indoor attractions found at Hongdae, Jongno, and Jamsil, places that provide convenient access to bus terminals and train stations!
Refreshing aquarium café, Aquaqu Cafe
If you feel as gloomy as the weather, head to Aquaqu Café. As soon as you step inside, you will be overwhelmed by the cool and refreshing atmosphere. This aqua-themed café not only has its interior designed to resemble an aquarium, but it also features large fish tanks containing a variety of fish, including saltwater fish, tropical fish, and even sharks. Signature menus include blue ocean latte and their homemade ice cream, gelato kkobugi. The blue ocean latte is served in colorful layers that look like the beach while the gelato kkobugi is especially popular for its adorable turtle-like appearance. Take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy sweet delights surrounded by aquatic friends.
Address: 116, Eoulmadang-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 마포구 어울마당로 116)
Directions: Hongik Univ. Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 9 → Walk for approx. 5 min towards Hongdae Fashion Street
Operating hours: Weekdays 12:30-23:30 / Weekends 12:30-23:00
Signature menus: Gelato kkobugi 6,000 won / Americano (hot) 4,500 won, (iced) 5,000 won / Blue ocean latte 6,000 won
Nearby attractions: KT&G Sangsangmadang Hongdae, Gyeongui Line Forest Park, Hongdae Fashion Street
Facebook: www.facebook.com/홍대-아쿠아쿠카페-1275914259140617 (Korean only)
Inquiries: +82-70-8807-7007 (Korean only)
Relax and recharge at Dingguru
All travelers will agree that energy is essential to fully enjoy their trip. Getting a decent rest at your accommodation is probably best, but if that's not an option, take a short break at a unique café devoted to relaxation. Dingguru, located right next to Gyeongbokgung Palace, may seem just like any other ordinary café with its list of drinks and dessert menus at first glance. But on the side of the café is a separate area where you'll find luxurious massage chairs. Dingguru also provides a small hand massage device for those who feel a full-body massage chair is a bit too much. Rest your body and mind at café Dingguru to enhance your travel experience.
Address: 3F, 137, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 사직로 137 3층)
Directions: Gyeongbokgung Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 4 → Walk for approx. 2 min towards Gyeongbokgung Palace
Operating hours: 11:00-19:00 (Closed Tuesdays)
Fees: Massage chair 10 min 6,000 won / Massage chair 30 min 9,000 won / Massage chair 60 min 12,000 won / Americano 4,500 won / Yogurt smoothie 6,500 won / Waffle 5,000 won
※ Massage chair use comes with a drink
Blog: blog.naver.com/dinggurulc (Korean only)
Inquiries: +82-70-8285-5862 (Korean only)
Shoot your stress away at Real Shot
Real Shot is a great place to hang out if you want get rid of your stress by focusing your mind. Located in the Street of Youth near Jonggak Station, Real Shot is equipped with a shooting and an archery range. Concentrate all your senses on the target as you pull the bowstring and all your stress and worries will be forgotten the moment you hit the bull's eye. Next to the archery range is the shooting range, where you can choose from handguns to rifles. There's no need to worry if this is your first time to shoot with a bow and arrow or a gun; after a few rounds of practice, you'll feel like you're ready to compete at the Olympics!
Address: 3F, 10, Jong-ro 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 종로12길 10 3층)
Directions: Jonggak Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 10 → Walk straight and take the first right → Walk for approx. 1 min and look to your right
Operating hours: Monday-Friday 11:00-01:00 (next day) / Saturday-Sunday 11:00-02:00 (next day)
Fees: Sniper rifle (20 bullets) 4,000 won / Archery (12 arrows) 5,000 won / Silver package 9,000 won / Gold package (not available Friday-Sunday & public holidays) 10,000 won / Diamond special, rifle (100 bullets) 13,000 won
Inquiries: +82-70-4115-0070 (Korean only)
Bowl to the rhythm at B'avenue
B'avenue in Jamsil is a rock bowling alley, also known as atomic or cosmic bowling, where you can enjoy booming music while you knock over some pins. In addition to bowling, it offers a wide selection of imported beers as well as other entertainment amenities such as coin-operated karaoke machines, board games, and darts. With all the fun and music in the air, B'avenue is just the place for you and your friends to feel alive.
Address: B1F, Winners Officetel, 663, Baekjegobun-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 송파구 백제고분로 63 위너스오피스텔 지하 1층)
Directions: Sports Complex Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 9), Exit 9 → Walk for approx. 1 min towards Sports Complex Intersection → Cross the street and turn right
Operating hours: 11:30-02:00 (next day) (Open all year round)
Fees: Bowling (1 game) 5,500 won per person / Shoes rental 2,500 won
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bavenueseoul (Korean only)
Inquiries: +82-2-414-0725 (Korean only)
Warp to another dimension at VRIZ VR
Step into the world of virtual reality at Vriz VR, a VR gaming center in Jamsil. As soon as you fasten on the VR headset, your mind will trick you into believing that you've warped into a different dimension. Challenge yourself to fetch a bell from the edge of a wooden plank atop a skyscraper or slice as many donuts as you can within the given time using a set of swords. There's also a multi-room for multi-player games. The actual gaming room in the real world may feel quite small, but the VR headset will open doors to a whole new reality.
Address: 2F, Huimang Bldg., 45, Baekjegobun-ro 7-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 송파구 백제고분로7길 45 희망빌딩 2층)
Directions: Jamsilsaenae Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 3 → Turn right and walk straight for approx. 1 min → Turn right and walk for approx. 2 min and look to your right
Operating hours: Weekdays 14:00-23:00 / Weekends 12:00-23:00
- Single room (1 person / 1 hr): Weekdays (14:00-18:00) 10,000 won / Weekends (12:00-23:00) & evenings (18:00-23:00) 19,900 won /
- Multi-room (2 people / 1 hr): Weekdays 20,000 won / Weekends & evenings 39,800 won
Inquiries: +82-70-5030-6111 (Korean only)
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