Nakwon Arcade (Musical Instrument Market) – Seoulistic

Nakwon Arcade (Musical Instrument Market)

Located at the entrance of Insadong on the Jongno2-ga side, Nakwon Arcade is every music lover’s dream. Built in 1968, the building is three stories of music stores all in one location. It is, in fact, the largest collection of instruments in Korea. Enjoy the different sounds as people test out new guitars or marvel at the drum pedals from 20 years ago. The tough salespeople inside are also quite the characters once you get chatting with them.

Operating Hours:
9AM - 8PM
Sundays (Some shops still open)
Phone Number:
428, Samil-daero, Seoul, South Korea
Subway Station:
Jongno 3-ga Station (Line 1, 3, 5)

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