Date of final update : 2023.03.08   |  
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Walking Along Incheon Open Port Area

Incheon has embraced numerous modern civilizations since its opening in 1883. Incheon, an open port city, has many firsts for Korea, such as the first locomotives, modern parks, churches, jajangmyeon (noodle with black bean sauce), and telephones, etc. We introduce a travel course where you can experience the ever-changing history of Incheon till date.
Daebul Hotel
Daebul Hotel was the first Western-style hotel and the main lodgings for foreign visitors who came through the Incheon port before heading to Seoul. It was also the first in Korea to sell coffee. However, with the opening of the railroad in Joseon in 1899, travelers no longer needed to stay in Incheon. Daebul Hotel opened as a Chinese restaurant in 1918 but was demolished due to business difficulties. Currently, it has been newly renovated as the Jung-gu Life History Museum and visitors can see the "Exhibition Hall of Daebul Hotel". If you go to the Exhibition Hall, you can see the hotel rooms and banquet halls at that time.

* Fee: Adult 1,000 won, youth 700 won, children free
  • AddressAddress
    97, Sinpo-ro 23beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon
  • PhonePhone
    +82-32-766-2202
  • Hours of operationHours of operation
    Tue-Sun 9:00 ~ 18:00
    * The closing time for admission is 17:30
    Holidays : Mon
  • WebsiteWebsite
Incheon Open Port Museum
The Incheon Open Port Museum is a museum where you can learn modern Incheon through various aspects of modern culture introduced after the opening in 1883. The Open Port Museum was built by renovating the building of the first bank of Japan. There is a large KIS Guangjae flag hanging at the entrance. It is the flag used by the Korean empire warship KIS Guangjae commissioned in November 1904. It consists of 4 exhibition halls, each of which exhibits the modern culture of the Incheon Port, the history of Korean railways, the Incheon landscape during the opening period, and features of transition countries and financial institutions.

* Admission fee: Adult 500 won, youth 300 won, children free * Foreign language commentary reservation: culture-tour.incheon.go.kr/ctgMain.do * (Incheon Tour> Travel Information> Culture Tour Guide)
  • AddressAddress
    89, Sinpo-ro 23beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon
  • PhonePhone
    +82-32-760-7508
  • Hours of operationHours of operation
    Tue-Sun 9:00 ~ 18:00
    * The closing time for admission is 17:30
    Holidays : Mon
  • WebsiteWebsite
Jemulpo Club
Jemulpo Club was a space used as a social gathering place for foreigners residing in Incheon in 1901. It became a facility used by the Japanese in 1910. After liberation, it was used as the Incheon City Museum, then Incheon Cultural Center and was reborn again in 2007 as Jemulpo Club. It is located under the stairs on the south side of Jayu Park in Songhak-dong, Jung-gu. It is loved as a filming site for movies and dramas because of the building's unique atmosphere and the surrounding landscape. It also offers programs that provide relaxation and culture to its locals, such as film watching, lectures on humanities, and listening to music.
  • AddressAddress
    25, Jayugongwonnam-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon
  • PhonePhone
    +82-32-765-0261
  • Hours of operationHours of operation
    Tue-Sun 9:30 ~ 17:30
    * It's not open during lunchtime(12:00 ~ 13:00)
    Holidays : Mon, 1st Jan, Chuseok, Lunar New Year
  • WebsiteWebsite
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