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Seoul Han River Starbucks ‘Seoul Wave Art Center Branch’

While there are several Starbucks locations along the Han River, there’s only one Starbucks that floats on the river itself. The Starbucks ‘Seoul Wave Art Center Branch’ in Jamwon-dong, Seoul, is one of the very few Starbucks in South Korea that is situated on water.

“Starbucks Floating on the Han River, Seoul Wave Art Center Branch”

The Starbucks Seoul Wave Art Center Branch is a unique Starbucks location that floats on the Han River. It can be found along the Han River Bike Path and is situated in the Han River Park. Despite its watery location, it is easily accessible via public transportation.

You can exit from Exit 3 or 4 of Jamwon Station on Subway Line 3 and walk for about 15 minutes to reach the location. Alternatively, you can take a city bus to a nearby stop and walk from there.

“Since 2020, Floating on the Han River”

This Starbucks location has been open for about two years now, having first opened on September 29, 2020. Being a Starbucks that floats on the Han River, it gained attention from its very opening.

The store has a distinctive atmosphere that sets it apart from other Starbucks locations. While you may feel a slight rocking sensation, much like being on a boat, due to its location on the Han River, it’s not as pronounced as you might expect.

“A Great Place to Enjoy the View of the Han River”

Nevertheless, it’s a wonderful spot to spend some leisurely time while gazing out at the Han River, providing one of the closest views of the river. It’s an ideal destination for a date, offering a hidden gem along the Han River.

“Seoul Jamwon: Starbucks Seoul Wave Art Center Branch”

  • Address: 149 Jamwon-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul
  • Phone: 1522-3232
  • Operating Hours: (Mon-Fri) 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM, (Sat-Sun) 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM