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Seoul Hongdae, Japanese Vintage Sentimental Goods Store ‘Iwaya’

The area in front of Hongik University in Seoul is aptly nicknamed the ‘Street of Youth.’ It’s a place frequented by many young people, and it’s a trend-sensitive area where you can find a variety of unique individuals, shops, and more.

Thanks to this, you can find many unique shops in the Hongdae area, including within the ‘AK Plaza’ building located in Hongdae.

”Find it on the 3rd floor of AK Plaza, Iwaya“

Iwaya is a small store on the 3rd floor of AK Plaza. It’s a vintage goods shop that sells hard-to-find items. Especially in Korea, there has been a strong influence of Japanese culture in the past, and this store displays products with a unique concept that evoke memories and nostalgia, such as comics, characters, and items from our childhood.

It’s a place where you might wonder where and how they found these now hard-to-find vintage items. As you browse through the items in the store, you might feel like time has slipped back to the past.

If you’re looking for vintage items while exploring the AK Plaza store, it’s a place you shouldn’t forget to visit.

‘Seoul Hongdae, Vintage Goods Shop, Iwaya’

  • Address: 188 Yanghwa-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, 3rd Floor
  • Phone Number: 02-336-2252
  • Business Hours: (Everyday) 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Website: https://iwaya.co.kr