Come Visit Traditional Korean Markets!


Tongin Market

  • “Korea’s most exciting food street with a length of 300 meters”
  • It is characterized by Dosirak Café Tong where you can try a variety of traditional Korean side dishes with “yeopjeon,” a special coin in the form of currency used in the Joseon Dynasty. In nearby areas, you can also find Seoul’s must-visit tourist attractions such as Gyeongbokgung Palace, Gwanghwamun Gate, and Cheongwadae also known as the Blue House.
  • 18, Jahamun-ro 15-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

  • Travel Hotline : +82-2-1330

    (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)


The origin of Tongin Market, a collection of 80 shops offering perishable food, daily necessities, and side dishes, can be traced back to a public market formed in 1941 around the Hyoja-dong area.
Since the voluntary establishment of a village company in 2012, vendors have been co-running Dosirak Café Tong and receiving positive outcomes from it. Tongin Market is designed to be an alley-type traditional market where art and tradition coexist, and where there are lots of things to eat and see. And by developing and selling their famous mascot Yeopjeonni’s dolls, vendors are exerting every effort to revitalize the market. 

- 07:00–21:00 everyday (* Opening hours may vary depending on the store.)
* Closed on the third Sunday of the month

Opening hours of Dosirak Café inside the market 
- 11:00–16:00 everyday
* Closed on Mondays


Nearby Singyo Public Parking Lot (accommodating up to 158 vehicles)

Gifts Offered

Mascot Yeopjeonni Doll

Famous eateries

- Crispy stir-fried rice cakes
- Stir-fried glass noodles and vegetables
- Sweet rice puffs

Tourist Attractions Nearby

Gyeongbokgung Palace - Daelim Museum – Cheongwadae (Blue House) – Cheonggyecheon Stream - Gwanghwamun Square
Sajikdan Altar - Seochon Village (Sejong Village) - Jongno Park No-soo Art Museum - Suseongdong Valley - Yun Dong-ju Literary Museum
Bukchon Hanok Village - Insa-dong - Samcheong-dong

Regional Festivals

- Mapo Salted Shrimp Festival

Korea Tourism Organization Headquarters, 10 Segye-ro,
Wonju-si, Gangwon-do 26464, Republic of Korea
TEL +82-33-738-3000