Toin – Seoulistic


Photo Credit: @ji_jung_heum


For those that grew up in Korea anytime from 1960 to 1990, you can’t help but have a love and hate relationship with this store located right next to the main Ssamzigil entrance. A nostalgia shop of sorts, you can find all types of fun things to buy–cut-out paper dolls, candy and gum from the 1980s as well as other toys from that era. It’s not as cheap as the corner store that many of us remember, but that’s if you’re thinking 1960s prices. This is a unique shop in Seoul for those that want to buy things you can only buy in Korea.

Operating Hours:
10Am - 8AM
Phone Number:
48, Jongno-gu, Insadong-gil, Seoul, South Korea
Subway Station:
Anguk Station (Line 3)

Keith Kim is a Korean-American who has been living in Korea for almost a decade. Being in a unique position as both a Korean and a non-Korean, he's put all his experience and knowledge for surviving in Korea in Survival Korean . Read it to learn how you can survive in Korea. Follow him on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.