‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’ is currently one of the most popular Korean TV series on Netflix, starring Kim Soo-hyun and Seo Ye-ji.  The drama is the love story of Moon Gang-tae (Kim Soo-hyun), a community health worker at the psychiatric hospital, and Ko Moon-young (Seo Ye-ji), a famous children’s book author. You can see a lot of beautiful places in Korea, especially in Gangwon-do Province.

Let’s take a look at the shooting spots of this sensational drama! Don’t miss out on the bonus section about Seo Ye-ji’s fashion items as well.

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1. Light House Coffee & Bakery

  • Address: 8-1, Chamoejeon-ro 174beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon
  • Opening Hours: 11:30am-21:30pm (Closed on Mondays)

The first scene where the main character Moon-young appears in episode 1, was filmed at Lighthouse Coffee & Bakery in East Incheon. There are many retro-style cafes and shops at Gaehangro in East Incheon.

 

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서인경(@seo.___.line)님의 공유 게시물님,

Many people take Instagrammable pictures in front of dazzling light bulbs at this cafe. You can get there by getting off at East Incheon subway station (Line 1) exit no.1! If you are interested in exploring Incheon, book Instagram Photo Tour, or K-Drama/Movie Filming Locations Tour on Trazy.

2. Sejong Forest of Wisdom

  • Address:  32, Guksecheong-ro, Sejong-si
  • Opening Hours: Everyday 10:00am-20:00pm

In episode 2, there is a scene where Moon-young attends her fan signing event. This scene was filmed at Forest of Wisdom in Sejong-si, which is a complex cultural space that also works as a library.

 

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🄴🅄🄽🄰🄷(@eunah_1208)님의 공유 게시물님,

If you are a bookworm, why don’t you visit Forest of Wisdom and have a relaxing time while reading books?

3. Okjeong Jungang Park

  • Address: 1035-1, Okjeong-dong, Yangju-si, Gyeonggi Province

In episode 7, Gang-tae and Moon-young take a walk along the lake at night. This park is Okjeong Jungang Park, also called as Okjeong Lake Park, in Yangju. You can see the music fountain show every Friday at 7pm, from July 23rd to October 30th.

 

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Another famous park in Yangju is Nari Park, where you can admire the magical pink muhly in autumn. Don’t forget to book a day tour from Seoul this autumn!

4. Harimgak Chinese Restaurant

  • Address: 6, Jucheon-ro 72beon-gil, Jucheon-myeon, Yeongwol-gun, Gangwon Province
  • Opening Hours: Everyday 09:00am-21:00pm

Gang-tae, Sang-tae, and Moon-young go to a Chinese restaurant in episode 8. This is an actual Chinese restaurant in Yeongwol, called ‘Harimgak’.

It’s also a place where Gang-tae and Sang-tae have memories of having Chinese food with their mom. Trying Jjajangmyeon (a Chinese-style Korean noodle dish topped with black bean sauce) or Jjampong (a Chinese-style Korean spicy seafood noodle soup) is highly recommended!

5. Sanida Bakery Cafe

  • Address: 109-128, Chilbong-ro, Hojeo-myeon, Wonju-si, Gangwon Province
  • Opening Hours: Everyday 10:00-22:00

In episode 8, Gang-tae and his brother, Sang-tae, stay at Moon-young’s house. Her house was filmed at ‘Sanida Bakery Cafe’, one of the most popular cafes in Wonju!

 

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nokssaek(@nokssaek)님의 공유 게시물님,

Sanida Cafe is a fairy-tale-like mansion in the forest, which is the perfect place to escape from busy city life and be surrounded by nature! Please be aware that only the gate and the door front parts were actually filmed, but the rest of the parts of Moon-young’s house was CG.

6. Ayajin Beach

  • Address: Toseong-myeon, Goseong-gun, Gangwon Province

In episode 9, you can see this beautiful beach where Moon-young drives with Gang-tae (although she eventually drops him off there alone). This is Ayajin Beach in Goseong, Gangwon-do.

 

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You can spend a relaxing summer holiday at this beach and take fabulous pictures in front of the red lighthouse!

7. Wonju Sogeumsan Mountain Suspension Bridge

  • Address: 14, Sogeumsan-gil, Jijeong-myeon, Wonju-si, Gangwon Province

Do you remember this scene, where Moon-young was so scared to cross the bridge? It was filmed at Sogeumsan Mountain Suspension Bridge in Wonju!

 

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Although it can be a bit nerve-wracking to cross the bridge, you can appreciate the gorgeous views of the valley. Why don’t you test yourself whether you can cross this bridge?

8. Seorak Hanok Minbak (Lodge)

  • Address: 58, Sangdomun-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon Province

The lodge where Gang-tae and Moon-young spend a night in episode 9, which was named as ‘Ssadagu Minbak’ in the drama, is an actual lodge in Sokcho! Its real name is ‘Seorak Hanok Minbak’.

 

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If you want to stay at a serene and tranquil lodge in hanok (Korean traditional house), staying at ‘Seorak Hanok Minbak’ will be a good choice. If you want to go on a hiking to Seoraksan Mountain, book Trazy’s hiking tour!

9. Sangdomun Doldam Village

  • Address: Domun-dong, Sokcho-si, Gangwon Province

The beautiful village where Gang-tae and Moon-young were staying at the end of episode 9 is Sangdomun Doldam Village in Sokcho.

 

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제율(정다은)(@108trouble)님의 공유 게시물님,

Sangdomun Doldam Village is a small village at the entranceway of Sokcho to Seoraksan Mountain. It’s a great place to walk along a stone wall just like the village’s name ‘doldam’, which means a stone fence. You can join 1-day tours to Seoraksan Mountain and famous Seoul vicinity spots.

10. Bangok Station

  • Address: 30, Dalmajung 3-gil, Wonju-si, Gangwon Province

The scene, where Moon-young throws her shoe to Gang-tae, in episode 10 was filmed at Bangok train station in Wonju.

 

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This place is also well-known as an Instagram-worthy spot in Spring since beautiful pink blossom trees bloom around the station.

11. Secret Blue Bakery Cafe

  • Address: 31-6, Ayajinbuk-gil, Toseong-myeon, Goseong-gun, Gangown Province
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Thur (10:00am-18:00pm) / Fri & Sun (10:00am-19:00pm) / Sat (10:00am-20:00pm)

The shooting spot of the psychiatric hospital in the drama is actually a coffee shop in Goseong, called ‘Secret Blue Bakery Cafe’.

 

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Since the drama is still being filmed, you can see the logo of the hospital at the cafe, which is a trending photo spot these days!

12. Uijeongbu Art Library

  • Address: 248, Minrak-ro, Uijeongbu-si, Gyeonggi Province
  • Opening Hours: Weekday (10:00am-21:00pm) / Weekend (10:00am-18:00pm) / Closed on Mondays

In episode 13, Moon-young and Gang-tae take Sang-tae to the art library, which was shot at Uijeongbu Art Library. A funny scene was filmed at this library, where an art director, Seung-jae, gets caught by Moon-young, while she was talking behind her back.

 

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카페, 인테리어(@spot_editor)님의 공유 게시물님,

Uijeongbu Art library is the first art-specialized library in Korea. It has an amazing open space with a beautiful botanical garden across the huge glass window. Definitely worth checking out if you are interested in reading books about arts!

13. Cheongoksan Mountain Yubaek-Majigi

  • Address: Hwadong-ri, Mitan-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon Province

Moon-young, Gang-tae, and Sang-tae go on a trip on a camping car in episode 16. This place with a breathtaking view of mountains with windmills was filmed at Cheongoksan Mountain Yukbae-Majigi in Pyeongchang!

 

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It has a picturesque view both day and night. You will feel as if you are in Switzerland in the daytime and can be lucky enough to see the dreamlike galaxy at night!


Bonus: Seo Ye-ji’s Sunglasses

Seo Ye-ji’s fashion items gained more attention along with the popularity of this series. The sunglasses she wore especially became hit items, which are HONGHOL & RIETI Sunglasses, an emerging luxury sunglasses brand in Korea. Let’s take a look at the three models of HONGHOL and one model of RIETI that were featured in the drama!

1) ÉTOILE

  • Price: KRW 285,000 → KRW 244,700

 

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HONGHOL(@honghol_official)님의 공유 게시물님,

This classic and elegant sunglasses with square cat-eye design have three kinds of colors (lens color/frame color), Solid Green/Shiny Black, Silver Mirror/Milky Grey, and Rose Gold Mirror/Milky Peach. Ye-ji’s choice was Solid Green/Shiny Black color.

2) Diva

  • Price: KRW 445,000 → KRW 384,700

 

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HONGHOL(@honghol_official)님의 공유 게시물님,

This one has a geometric square design with a 2 base curve that can make you the trendiest. There are four kinds of colors (lens color/frame color),  Solid Navy/Rose Gold, Tint Red/Light Gold, Orange/Silver, and Ivory Mirror/Yellow Gold. Ye-ji wore Solid Navy/Rose Gold in the drama.

3) Team Birdie

  • Price: KRW 245,000 → KRW 210,500

 

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HONGHOL(@honghol_official)님의 공유 게시물님,

If you want to look chic and funky like Moon-young, check out this item! It is oversized basic square sunglasses with a 4 base curve. There are three kinds of colors (lens color/frame color), Solid Brown/Havana, Rose Gold Mirror/Beige, and Solid Smoke/Shiny Black. Ye-ji chose Solid Brown/Havana color.

4) Doris

  • Price: KRW 110,000 → KRW 69,400

 

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RIETI EYEWEAR – 리에티(@rieti_eyewear)님의 공유 게시물님,

If you prefer simple and stylish daily sunglasses, RIETI’s Doris sunglasses is the perfect one for you! Ye-ji wore the black Doris sunglasses with golden color temples in the drama.


If you want to check out more fashion items that were featured in K-dramas, check out Trazy Shop! Also, find out more trendiest and latest things to do in Korea on Trazy.com, Korea’s #1 Travel Shop.

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