09:00am ~ 17:00pm
Monday ~ Friday. *Except on National Holidays.
■ Hotel pick-up and drop-off
■ Tour guide
■ Personal Expenses
Seoul Hotel Rian→K-Star Road→(SM Entertainmnet – JYP) Dunkin’ Donuts→Gangnam Tourist Information Center→Lunch (*Excluded)→SM TOWN Artium→MBC Contents World→Seoul Hotel Rian
K-Star Road is a special project of Gangnam-gu for foreign tourists who love Korean culture and hallyu stars.
As the name implies, the shops and stores are frequented by the hallyu stars around Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Sinsa-dong, and Nonhyun-dong areas.
From the west part of Apgujeong Galleria Department Store along the 400-meter strip leading to the headquarters of SM Entertainment, visitors can see cute, stylized statues of famous K-pop stars like TVXQ, SNSD, SHINee, EXO, 4minute, Miss A, FT Island, Super Junior, CNBlue, and 2PM. Not only that, Apgujeong Rodeo Station is adorned with graffiti art, as well as walls and floors decorated with artwork and special name plaques of hallyu stars.
Walking along the K Star ROAD will be an interesting and invaluable experience of Gangnam tour.
– As one of the big three record companies in Korea, SM Entertainment is home to artists like BoA, TVXQ, Shinee, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, and F(x).
– As a 1st generation K-pop star, BoA debuted and achieved success in Japan
*4 TNS Japanese Record awards *Ranked 1st on Japan’s Oricon Music Chart
– TVXQ, Shinee, Super Junior, and Girls’ Generation internationally popular in Asia and Europe.
*Girls’ Generation’s < I Got a Boy > reaches 3 million views on YouTube in the shortest time (as of Jan. 17, 2013)
– 10 years since annual ‘Sm Town Live World Tour’ in Europe, Americas, and Asia. Their artists enjoy great success.
JYP Entertainment is a South Korean entertainment company founded by Park Jin-young based in Seoul, South Korea. The company operates as a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management and concert production company as well as a music publishing house. The record label is also one of the three big record labels in the K-pop industry, alongside S.M. Entertainment and YG Entertainment.
JYP Entertainment has been the home of artists like Park Ji-yoon, god, and Rain. The label’s current roster of recording artists includes Wonder Girls, 2AM, 2PM, Miss A, Baek A-yeon, 15&, JJ Project, Sunmi, Got7, HA:TFELT, Bernard Park, G.Soul, DAY6 and Twice.
Cube Entertainment was founded on August 29, 2006 by Hong Seung-sung (aka Simon Hong), former president of JYP Entertainment, and Shin Jung-hwa (Monica Shin) as Playcube Inc. Due to the founder’s past relations, Cube is sometimes mistaken as a subsidiary of JYP Entertainment, however, it is an independent corporation. A-Cube Entertainment, founded in 2011, was its first subsidiary company.
Cube artists include 4Minute, Beast, BtoB, G.NA, Rain, Roh Ji Hoon, Shin Ji Hoon, Oh Yeri and CLC. A-Cube’s current roster consists of Huh Gak and A Pink. Comedian Kim Kiri, a regular cast member on Gag Concert, signed onto Cube in September 2012, making him the first comedian under the label.
In 2013, it was announced that Rain signed a contract with Cube Entertainment. He officially joined after he concluded his military service on July 10, 2013. On October 15, 2013, Cube released a digital single for a new soloist artist, Shin Ji-hoon who had placed in the top 6 for K-pop Star 2. She is also a figure skater and plans on having joint careers in both figure skating and singing. Another new soloist, Oh Ye-ri, was signed by Cube and released her debut digital single, “Because of You” on November 6, 2013. She was the winner of Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC)’s MBC College Song Festival in 2009.
Gangnam Tourist Information Center is housed in a brtand new building with 820㎡ total floor area. The center has been built in response to the surge of international interests and tourists toward Gangnam.
Conveniently located in central Gangnam
English, Chinese, and Japanese interpretation services and related facilities
One-stop service for medical tourists from entry to departure
The latest K-POP & K-Drama trends on exhibit
Operating Hours : 10AM ~ 7PM (Open everyday)
The center offers reliable and trustworthy information to all international visitors, interpretation services, as well as consultations on medical tourism. You can also make reservations to performances, and store luggage. The center also includes a currency exchange booth and a free internet Lounge.
Enjoy a variety of Korean Wave experiences and find various souvenirs, MD goods, and K-POP CDs.
Make your visit to Gangnam hassle-free and get special K-Wave experiences with many services offered from the center.
The first and a one of a kind entertainment space,
SM TOWN@coexartium! The greatest experience you will ever heave, offered only by Asia’s NO.1 Entertainment, SM TOWN.
Major Korean broadcaster MBC will open the first hallyu theme park of the nation. The park is completed with hologram K-pop concerts, virtual reality drama sets and more.
The theme park’s main attractions include experience zones where visitors can also experience being on stage with K-pop stars in holographic form and learn dance moves from them or become an main character in their favorite K-dramas.
The history of MBC at a glance and a user-interactive space that can be experienced by moving your body.
(Holographic theater, dance experience, VR experience and news presenter experience, Digital Scrapbook, Hall of Fame, Garden Studios, Golden Mouse Hole)
Hall of Fame
Digital Guest Book
Gold Mouse Hall
Brand stores / Promotion wall of MBC Media Group, which consists of Premium MBC Hallyu contents Hall
(Premium Content Hall – Trick TV, Brand store)
Premium MBC Hallyu contents Hall
MBC Brand Store
MBC Promotion Wall
Attraction with a variety of popular programs of MBC patients can experience amazing together with Star. (“My little TV”, “Star Street”, entertainment news ‘section TV’, “I’m a singer”, “We got married”, “I live alone”, “Star van”, “Mystery Music Show: King of Mask Singer”)
We got married
I’m a singer
King of Mask Singer
I live alone
My little TV
Entertainment news section TV
Sageuk (Korean historical dramas) Drama experience, Star parks, Avenue of Stars
Sageuk (Korean historical dramas) Drama experience
Sageuk (Korean historical dramas) Drama experience
Avenue of Stars