If you are a K-pop fan, you’ll definitely be interested in visiting your favorite artists’ entertainment building. Here are the locations of Korea’s top 4 K-pop entertainment buildings and their K-pop-themed cafes or museums where you can also get your idols’ merchandise goods. Also, don’t forget to check out the nearby activities that you can enjoy!


1. SMTOWN

  • Address: 83-21, Wangsimni-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
  • Artists: EXO, Shinee, NCT 127, NCT Dream, Aespa, Red Velvet, Super Junior & more

SM Entertainment has recently moved their building from Gangnam to Seongsu-dong, which is near Seoul Forest Park. In the previous building, there used to be SMTOWN & Cafe but its operation has been permanently closed since May 28th. Also, SMTOWN Museum at COEX Artium in Samseong-dong is also closed. If you want to visit the SMTOWN building, you should now head to Seongsu, one of the most hipster areas in Seoul these days!

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2. YG

  • Address: 3, Huiujeong-ro 1-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
  • Artists: BLACKPINK, Big Bang, Winner, iKON, AKMU, & more

 

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YG Entertainment has its building in Mapo-gu, which became an iconic building in Hongdae and Hapjeong. Recently, YG has opened its brand new building just next to its old building. It’s much bigger and has better facilities for its artists. There are many things to do around the YG building since Hongdae is well-known as a place for youth!

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The Same Cafe

  • Address: 6-3, Huiujeong-ro 1-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
  • Opening Hours: 10:00~21:00

 

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Just in front of the YG building, there is the Same Cafe where you can enjoy drinks and desserts as well as buy merchandise goods for YG artists. It’s literally heaven for YG fans!

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3. JYP

  • Address: 205, Gangdong-daero, Gangdong-gu, Seoul
  • Artists: TWICE, ITZY, 2PM, Stray Kids, Day6 & more

JYP Entertainment has also recently moved from Cheongdam-dong to Seongnae-dong, which is in Gangdong-gu, the east of Seoul. It’s very close to the Olympic Park and Jamsil, where many landmarks are concentrated, such as Lotte World Tower, Lotte World Theme Park, and Seokchon Lake Park. If you want to visit one of the trendiest places in Seoul, head to Songnidan-gil Street, which is close to the Jamsil subway station.

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JYP Soul Cup

  • Address: 2F, Lotte World Mall, 300 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
  • Opening Hours: 10:30~22:00

 

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JYP Soulcup is an official cafe ran by JYP and it’s located inside the Lotte World Mall. There is a large screen that constantly plays the music videos of JYP artists. You can also enjoy high-quality coffee and desserts and they only use organic ingredients. It’s worth a visit not only for JYP fans but also for those who love coffee!

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4. HYBE

  • Address: 42, Hangang-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
  • Artists: BTS, TomorrowXTogether, NU’EST, SEVENTEEN, Zico & more

 

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HYBE Entertainment was originally BIGHIT Entertainment, which is widely known for having BTS, the most famous boy band in the world right now. As BIGHIT Entertainment got bigger, it took over several other entertainment companies and now became HYBE Entertainment, which now has more artists, such as SEVENTEEN and Zico. BIGHIT Music is now part of HYBE Entertainment.

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HYBE Insight

  • Address: B1 & 2, 42 Hangang-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
  • Opening Hours: 11:00~21:30 (Last Entrance: 18:55)

HYBE Insight is a museum on the basement floor of the HYBE building. Not only you can see the various exhibitions of HYBE artists, including BTS, but also you can purchase merchandise goods and albums at the end of the exhibitions. There are so many unique visual attractions that will be an absolutely fun and interesting time for fans.

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  • HYBE Entertainment Official Website

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