Are you a big fan of K-pop and want to make some special memories in Korea? If you are from outside of Korea, there aren’t many chances to meet K-pop stars even if you are a huge K-pop fan. However, if you’re in Korea, especially in Seoul, there are more opportunities to dive into the real K-pop world.

Here’s our ultimate guide to how you can experience genuine K-pop music at various attractions in Seoul. Make unforgettable memories during your stay in Korea!


1. SBS MTV The Show

Would you like to see your favorite K-Pop star performing in front of your eyes? Then this is your ultimate chance! The Show is a live music TV show produced by SBS MTV, and it invites you to be part of the audience for its latest episode! Your dream of K-Pop groups performing their newest songs and choreography while gazing at you will become a reality at The Show!


2. SBS Inkigayo

 

Does your K-pop bucket list include attending a music show after watching them weekly to support your favorite idols? If it didn’t before, it definitely should now!  Inkigayo is a live music TV show produced by SBS that airs almost every Sunday and you’re invited to be part of the audience for its latest episode! Watch your favorite K-pop groups performing their latest releases and see this week’s chart-topper win live at SBS Inkigayo.


3. ARMY Tour: Explore Seoul Through the Eyes of BTS

This BTS fan tour takes you on a memorable journey to locations around Seoul that BTS has visited or where their groundbreaking music videos were filmed. You’ll visit the iconic streets and venues that have played a crucial role in shaping their global success stories, such as Yoojung Sikdang, an old Big Hit Entertainment building, and more.


4. K-pop 1-Day Tour

Explore must-visit K-pop spots in the northern and southern parts of Seoul in 1 day. From iconic broadcasting stations to immersive themed zones, experience the heartbeat of K-pop culture in every corner of the city, including KBS, Hikr Ground, Ktown4U, SM Kwnagya, and many more.

You can also join a K-pop-themed 1-day tour that includes a K-pop dance class! You’ll get to join a 2-hour K-pop dance lesson led by professional dancers and master awesome moves. It’s a great opportunity to mingle with like-minded people who love K-pop just like you!


5. Make Your Own K-pop Recording

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you were a K-Pop star? Well, wonder no more! You can spend a day like a K-pop star by recording a song in a professional recording studio where K-pop stars like VIXX and Jung Eun-ji have recorded. You will receive guidance from professional vocal trainers and sound engineers to show your full potential.

If you book a premium package, you’ll receive your very own 3-minute professional studio version music video, along with a mastered mp3 audio file and music CD.

You can also experience both K-pop dance and vocal training from instructors who have firsthand experience as K-pop idols. After the class, take a high-quality Shorts video with professional shooting equipment like an actual K-pop idol!


6. K-pop Dance Lesson

K-pop is loved by fans from all over the world for its integration of crisp choreography into its songs. If you are a fan who fell in love with K-pop for its cool dance moves, join a group dance class where you can learn the choreography of the latest K-pop songs! Don’t worry if you have never danced before, the instructor will lead the class step-by-step. At the end of the class, you can return home having learned the moves to an entire song, so that you can perform in front of your loved ones and wow them like a true K-Pop star!


7. K-pop Summer Camp

K-pop Summer Camp in Seoul (Aug 5~23)

Join a 3-week summer camp in Seoul filled with education, inspiration, and a chance to explore the exciting world of K-culture and K-pop! Created in partnership with a famous K-pop dance studio, this program provides valuable knowledge and skills for those aspiring to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.

This camp includes a Korean language class (10 hours), a K-pop dance class (18 hours), accommodation (3~4-star hotel, twin room), and 3 cultural activities (once a week). The application deadline is until May 1st, 2024 (KST).

2024 Korean Summer Camp at SeoulTech (July 1~19)

Make the most of your summer in Seoul by joining this 3-week Korean Summer Camp at Seoul National University of Science and Technology! Offering two tracks; Korean language & Kpop or Korean language & culture – this program has something for everyone.

This camp includes a Korean language class 44 hours), a K-pop dance class (optional), 3 cultural activities (optional), accommodation (university dorm, twin room), and an airport transfer service. The application deadline is until May 15th, 2024 (KST).

8. K-pop Festivals & Concerts in 2024

Going to K-pop festivals or concerts and watching your favorite K-pop idols’ stages is probably the best way to make unforgettable memories for foreign fans.

Check out this year’s K-pop festivals & concerts that you can easily get tickets via Trazy!

1) 2024 Coca-Cola K-Wave Concert Inkigayo Transfer Package

Inkigayo and Coca-Cola host this special hallyu concert this June featuring your favorite JYP Artists and more! The K-Wave Concert Inkigayo Transfer Package from Trazy includes transportation to and from the venue from Seoul and your choice of standing ground level or seated 1st-floor tickets.

  • Date: June 2nd 
  • Venue: INSPIRE Arena
  • Line-up: Stray Kids, ITZY, NMIXX & more

Get Your Tickets to the Coca-Cola K-Wave Concert Inkigayo!

3) 2024 BOF K-Pop Concert Tour Package (Jun 8)

The annual Busan One Asia Festival returns to the port city with a K-pop line-up you won’t want to miss – Secure exclusive floor standing tickets to see your favorite artists hassle-free with transportation options for any type of traveler!

  • Date: June 8th @ 6PM
  • Venue: Busan Asiad Stadium
  • Line-up: ZEROBASEONE, BoyNextDoor, Billlie, Super Junior D&E, god, n.SSign, H1-Key, Lun8, NOWADAYS & more

Get Your Tickets to BOF 2024!

4) Gwanghwamun K-pop Concert & Jeollanamdo Tourism Expo (Jun 17)

Hosted by Jeollanamdo Tourism, this year’s Jeollanamdo World Tourism and Culture Expo is happening at Gwanghwamun Square – Experience various booths on the best of Jeollanamdo and even enjoy an exclusive K-pop concert concert!

  • Date: June 17th @ 6PM
  • Venue: Gwanghwamun Square
  • Line-up: Highlight, KISS OF LIFE, Choi Yu Ree, W24, The Wind, and KoN

Get Your Tickets to the Gwanghwamun K-pop Concert & Jeollanamdo Tourism Expo!


BONUS:
BTS Pilgrimage Tour in Busan

If you are a BTS fan, join this tour that carefully curated itinerary with the top places that BTS fans should visit in Busan! You’ll get to explore the neighborhoods in Busan where Jimin and Jungkook spend their time before their debut as well as their favorite spots. Also, you’ll get to visit Cafe Magnate, a cafe owned by Jimin’s dad, Busan High School of Arts, the high school Jimin graduated from, and Busan Citizen Park, a famous V’s photo spot.

BTS Pilgrimage Tour in Busan: Follow the Footsteps of Jimin, Jungkook & V

MBC Studio 1-Day Tour (+ Drama Rehearsal Visit)

Take a behind-the-scenes look at where your favorite K-dramas and K-pop shows are filmed with this studio tour of MBC! The MBC Dream Center in Goyang City is the largest indoor studio in Korea and is responsible for producing K-content that is loved by people all over the world. On this tour, you will explore production studios and on Mondays and Wednesdays, you can even watch MBC drama rehearsals in person!

MBC Studio 1 Day Tour (+ Drama Rehearsal Visit option)

MBC Show! Music Core in Japan (Jun 29~30)

Show! Music Core is hosting its 2024 mid-year celebration in Japan this year; Featuring a star-studded line-up of some of the most popular K-pop artists, performing their latest hits, this event is a cannot-miss!

  • Date: June 29th & 30th @ 5PM
  • Venue: Belluna Dome, Japan
  • Hosts: SHINee’s Minho & NMIXX’s Sullyoon
  • Artists: ENHYPEN, FANTASY BOYS, INI, NiziU, NMIXX, P1Harmony, RIIZE, TAEMIN, ZEROBASEONE, &TEAM, ATEEZ, (G)I-DLE, ILLIT, NCT WISH, n.SSign, PLAVE, Stray Kids, NEXZ

Get Your Tickets to the Show! Music Core in Japan Here!


Find out more about K-pop and the trendiest things to do in Korea at Korea’s #1 Travel Shop, Trazy.com!


[Photo Credits]
Circle Chart Music Awards Official Website
Golden Disc Awards Official Website
Hanteo Music Awards Official Website

8 thoughts on “8 Things All K-Pop Fans Must Experience in Seoul

  1. Hello, I am just wondering is there translation of sorts for the School of Oz, as I wanted to bring my family to watch it, with my children being 10 and 12 years old. Thank you

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