Namiseom Island
Jan 21, 2017
Pine Nut Tree Path near the entrance to Namiseom Island (top) / Site of the main characters' first kiss in the drama “Winter Sonata (2002” (bottom left) / Tourists enjoying Namiseom Island (bottom right)

Chuncheon's Namiseom (남이섬) Island is famous as a filming site for the popular drama “Winter Sonata (2002).”

Originally a hill, the island was formed due to the water level rising after Cheongpyeong Dam was built downstream. It can take a few hours to see all the attractions of the island, but they are so magnetic, tourists easily lose themselves in the charms. The island's major draw is the coexistence between humans and nature, and preservation efforts are visible through the artistic use of recycled materials like glass and plastic bottles for decorations.

TIP) Souvenir photo spots: The best places to visit on Namiseom Island are Metasequoia Lane and Ginkgo Tree Lane. Frequently featured in dramas and movies, these two walking paths are at top of the list for visiting Namiseom Island. Even self-professed horrible photographers can easily take a beautiful souvenir photo here!

☞ Address: 1, Namiseom-gil, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
☞ Directions (Namiseom Dock): Take a taxi for approx. 5-10 min. from Gapyeong Station
※ Namiseom Island is accessible via ferry from Namiseom Dock
☞ Operating hours (Namiseom Ferry): 07:30-21:40
☞ Admission: Adults 10,000 won / Teenagers (Middle∙High school) 8,000 won / Children (Age 3 – Elementary school) 4,000 won
※ International tourists can receive discounted fee of 8,000 won.
※ Admission includes round-trip ferry ticket.
☞ Website: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Source:Korea Tourism Organization

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