Incheon is filled with various attractions across the city.
There are a few hot places that you must visit if you are traveling in Incheon!
In this edition, we introduced special places where you can enjoy various contents from history to scenery, experience, and food.
Travel across Jung-gu and Dong-gu in Incheon and find various treasures.
Open Port Area
Back to the Modern Times
Incheon developed the modern streets of the open port area with the opening of the Jemulpo Port in 1883. The area carries a certain historical value as it gives a chance to take a look at the unique Japanese style buildings including trading companies and hotels from 130 years ago. Today, the area is frequented by many tourists coming to the museums, exhibition halls, hotels, and streets lined with unique cafes to understand and feel how it was back then.
▶ Incheon Art Platform
This was a warehouse that stored goods that were unloaded at Incheon Port since the port was opened. It was remodeled into a cultural and art complex. The building that keeps the traces of the time and various works of resident artists capture the eyes of travelers.
Address: 3, Jemulryang-ro 218beon-gil, Jung-gu
▶ Incheon Open Port Museum
The moment you take a step into the museum, you can feel the scent of the building that has silently layered up through the times. The former Japanese First Bank building was remodeled into a museum. It exhibits modern relics that were introduced to Incheon or made when the port opened.
Address: 89, Sinpo-ro 23beong-gil, Jung-gu
▶ Incheon Open Port Modern Architecture Museum
This museum collects every model of modern architecture at the time of port opening. You can take a look at the exterior as well as the interior through the elaborately built miniatures. This is a space of modern history and culture that has captured the historical traces over 130 years since the opening of Incheon port in 1883, offering the chance to experience the view of Incheon during the port opening period and the modern architecture that still exist or has been lost.
Address: 77, Sinpo-ro 23beon-gil, Jung-gu
▶ Daebul Hotel, Jung-gu Life Center
Daebul Hotel Museum and Jung-gu Life Center are connected to each other as if they are the same building. Daebul Hotel Museum introduces the history of Daebul Hotel, which is Korea’s first western style hotel. It exhibits tea cups, tableware, gramophone, bed, etc. Jung-gu Life Center reproduced the scenes from Jung-gu, Incheon from the 1960s-1970s. Terms used in the past such as jeonpasa (electric shop), donasu (doughnuts), byeonso (toilet), etc. pop up inside the mind.
Address: 101, Sinpo-ro 23beon-gil, Jung-gu
Homepage: jlhm.icjgss.or.kr (Jung-gu Life Center)
Information: 032-766-2202 (Jung-gu Life Center)
▶ Jemulpo Club
This was a place where people from various countries, including the USA, Germany, and Russia socialized. It is a ‘storytelling museum’ that plays a video on the port opening and modern history. It holds a variety of interactive events every month. Check out the homepage.
Address: 25, Jayugongwonnam-ro, Jung-gu (inside Jayu Park)
Time Captured Vintage Store
There is a 130-year-old building in the elaborate alleys around the open port area. While many buildings became modernized, there are a few places that still clings on to the antiquated ambience. There are many sensuously decorated cafes, and some of them have developed into restaurants that continues the legacies of the taste of Korea. All of them are time-honored vintage stores that continuously attract travelers.
List: itta space, Ssarijae, IK Light House, Brown Hands, etc.