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Bakery ‘Aoi Tori’ by a Japanese Baker in Hongdae

The area in front of Hongik University leads the trend of youth culture. In particular, the street in front of Hongdae is a well-known spot for foreigners and represents a famous tourist destination in Seoul.

As you wander through the alleys of Hongdae, you can find unique and distinctive shops. ‘Aoi Tori,’ a bakery, is also a special place.

“A Japanese-Style Bakery Created by a Japanese Baker, Aoi Tori”

‘Aoi Tori’ means “blue bird” in Japanese, referring to a bird with a blue color. This place is unique in that a Japanese baker who came from Japan directly makes Japanese-style bread, setting it apart from other bakeries.

As a result, you can find Japanese-style bread like yakisoba pan (bread filled with stir-fried noodles) and melon pan (bread with a melon-like appearance), which are not commonly seen in regular Korean bakeries.

“Featured in Battle Trip’s Seoul Bakery Tour”

‘Aoi Tori’ was also featured in the travel program “Battle Trip” conducted by KBS in the past. The program, titled “Seoul Bakery Tour,” introduced special places in Seoul where you can taste Japanese-style bread.

When you’re craving Japanese-style bread near Hongdae, this is a great place to visit. It offers a unique experience distinct from other bakeries.

“Aoi Tori, a Japanese-Style Bakery Operated by a Japanese Baker in Hongdae, Seoul”

  • Address: 327-17 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
  • Phone Number: 02-333-0421
  • Operating Hours: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM