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At major universities across Korea, you can find museums. While smaller in scale compared to government-operated museums, university museums offer their share of attractions. Seoul Hanyang University, located near the main building, also operates a museum. “Seoul Hanyang University Museum” Hanyang University’s Seoul campus is the only one where you can find a subway station within the campus. Exiting from ...

You can find the National Hangeul Museum to the southeast of the National Museum of Korea in Yongsan. Established on the grounds of the National Museum of Korea, it opened its doors on October 9, 2014. While smaller in scale compared to the nearby National Museum of Korea, this museum has a charming atmosphere, focusing on organizing and exhibiting content ...

Situated in Yongsan, arguably the geographical center of Seoul, the National Museum of Korea was established in 1909. Although its origin dates back to the museum established by Emperor Sunjong, known as Jesil Museum, in 1909, the museum officially opened in its current location in 2005. It was relocated to a large building within the Yongsan Family Park, which was ...

Incheon Chinatown aptly earns its reputation as a small China within Korea. It encapsulates the history of overseas Chinese, who arrived in Korea after the opening of Incheon’s port. Within Chinatown, a well-organized venue awaits those interested in the history of Incheon and its Chinese residents—the ‘Korea-China Cultural Center, Incheon Overseas Chinese History Museum.’ Situated at the entrance of Chinatown, ...

Incheon Chinatown offers a variety of Chinese cuisine, with one of its notable dishes being Jajangmyeon, known to have originated in Incheon. Thanks to this, you can explore the “Jajangmyeon Museum” in Chinatown. “Incheon Chinatown: Jajangmyeon Museum” The Jajangmyeon Museum in Chinatown opened by remodeling the old Gonghwachun building. It is the first Jajang-themed museum in Korea, continuously creating various ...

Incheon Open Port Street, steeped in a long history, naturally preserves various historical sites. Some buildings have undergone remodeling and now serve as museums or exhibition spaces. Among these places, the Incheon Open Port Museum is one such location. “Remodeled from the Old Japan First Bank Building: Incheon Open Port Museum” The Incheon Open Port Museum encapsulates the history of ...

In the western outskirts of Tokyo, approximately an hour away from the city center, you can discover the enchanting Ghibli Museum in Mitaka. This museum showcases exhibits on Ghibli Studio’s works, behind-the-scenes stories of their creations, and pays tribute to the renowned artist Hayao Miyazaki. As the Ghibli Museum operates on a reservation-only basis, it is crucial to book tickets ...

The Ghibli Museum, located in Mitaka, Tokyo, operates exclusively on a reservation basis. Without prior reservation, even if you are nearby, you won’t be able to enter. Despite being entirely reservation-based, getting tickets can be as competitive as enrolling in a class, with reservations quickly filling up once the booking window opens. Methods for Reserving Tickets to the Ghibli Museum ...

If you head north from Jonggak Station, where Seoul’s Bosingak is located, you can find the “Gongpyeong Urban Relic Exhibition Hall.” This exhibition hall is a small museum currently located inside a building. It serves as both a free exhibition hall and a museum located in the underground of the Centro Polis building. “Gongpyeong Urban Relic Exhibition Hall” In the ...

In the vicinity of Gyeongbokgung, the primary royal palace of the Joseon Dynasty, and its surrounding area, various museums can be explored. Within Gyeongbokgung itself, you’ll find two museums: the National Folk Museum and the National Palace Museum of Korea. The National Palace Museum of Korea is located west of Gwanghwamun, the main gate of Gyeongbokgung, and is adjacent to ...

In the Gwanghwamun area of Seoul, various museums can be found. Towards the southeast of Gwanghwamun, you’ll discover the “National Museum of Korean History.” The National Museum of Korean History is dedicated to unraveling the history of modern and contemporary Korea. While it touches on some aspects of earlier history, its primary focus is on modern and contemporary history. “Preserving ...

Adjacent to the “Tennoji Zoo” in the Osaka Tennoji area, the Osaka Municipal Art Museum stands proudly. Opened in 1936, this museum preserves important cultural assets, boasting a collection of around 8,000 artworks from Japan and China. “Continuation from Tennoji Zoo to the Municipal Art Museum” The Osaka Municipal Art Museum is located right next to the Tennoji Zoo. Thanks ...