Spending the day at Nami Island

A beautiful island that so many people have fallen in love with. Nami Island is a 460,000 square meter island in the middle of the Han River. Beautiful gardens scattered everywhere and with so much to do, it really is the perfect place to spend the day resting and relaxing. 

It was amazing to finally be able to see this place in person. Click the link below to read more about what I got up to here and what traditional Korean food I ate.

How to get there?

via TRAIN
Seoul Station to Yongsan – KRW 1,350 (10 mins)
Yongsan to Gapyeong – KRW 4,800 (1 hr)

From Gapyeong Station you can get on a Hop-on Hop-off (HOHO) bus that can take to straight to the Gapyeong Wharf – I’ll write a separate post about the tour bus. It was KRW 6,000 per person, valid for one day.

Immigration

Rates

Regular – KRW 10,000
Discount – KRW 8,000
Special – KRW 4,000
* includes entrance fee and two-way ferry ride

Ferry schedule:
7:30 am to 9 am – every 30 minutes after first ferry
9 am to 6 pm – every 10 to 20 minutes
6 pm to 9:40 pm – every 30 minutes until last ferry at 9:40 pm

For the adventurous types you can also opt to take the zip-wire to the island instead of the ferry. Details are below:
Operating Hours: 9 am to 7 pm (Apr to Oct) | 9 am to 6 pm (Nov to Mar)
Rates: KRW 38,000 (entrance included)

Entrance
Nami Island

Where to eat?

There are so many restaurants on Nami Island with a wide variety of food as well. But we really wanted to try some legit Korean food so we chose to eat at Nammoon.

The food was served 15 to 20 minutes after we ordered and it was amazing! Tasted so good! It was also nice to be eating outside in the sun – loved the ambiance of the place.

Korean Food
What we ordered: 
Haemul Pajeon (Korean Seafood pancake) –  KRW 16,000
Nammoon Table d’hôte (good for 4 to 5 persons) – KRW 34,000
TOTAL: KWR 50,000 (roughly Php 2,400)

Some other restaurants on Nami Island

  • Dongmoon (Asian)
  • Seomhyanggi (Spicy grilled chicken)
  • Gomok
  • Di Matteo (Italian)
  • Yeonga (Lunch Box)
  • Nami Island Bookcafe
  • Swing Cafe
  • Snow Cafe
  • Sonata Cafe (specialty: hotteok)
  • May Cafe / Artshop Snowman
  • Coffee Shop Islana

What to do?

Bike Center

Aside from renting a bike, you can also to the following: *rates below are all in KRW

ELECTRIC TRI-WAY
Single: 12,000 (30 mins) / 24,000 (1 hr) / 6,000 (overtime charge per 15 mins)
Baby: 18,000 (30 mins) / 36,000 (1 hr) / 9,000 (overtime charge per 15 mins)

SKY-BIKE – 3,000
UNICEF CHARITY TRAIN – 3,000
STORY TOUR BUS – 7,000
FOREST ADVENTURE TREEGO (20,000) all-inclusive
Forest Zip-line – 10,000 | Forest Trampoline – 10,000
MOTORBOAT – 40,000 ( 5 persons)
BABY STROLLER – 3,000 |WHEELCHAIR: FREE

Cherry Blossoms
We were quite lucky that there were still some cherry blossoms here! So beautiful!
Metasequoia Lane
Metasequoia Lane

Some other places to see:

  • Eco Farm Yeonryeonji Pond
  • Baekpungmilwon Maple Garden
  • Dodamsambong Garden
  • Metasequoia Lane
  • Water Garden Swimming Pool
  • Iseul Recycling Garden
  • Ginkgo Tree Lane
  • Jeonggwan Baekryeonji Pond
  • Bungalow Row Riverside Path
  • Yuyeongji Pond
  • Lover’s Wood
  • Changgyeongwon Garden

Have you been to Nami Island before? How was your experience? Let me know in the comments section below ♥

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20 Comments

  1. I’ve never heard of Nami Island before but it looks like it would be a nice place to go if you wanted to get out of the city for a day. The food you tried there looks so yummy. It looks like the best time to visit would be spring with all the gardens and cherry blossoms!

  2. Nicely written guide for Nami Island. I’ve been to Korea two times but I never went there but I’ve always wanted to. I will suggest a trip there once my friend based in Italy who is a Koreanovela addict comes home to Pinas 😛

  3. I know so little about Seoul, I had no idea there were things like this to do there! I would be most excited about trying real Korean food. Those red bean steam buns look delicious 🙂

  4. Hm… my friend is considering Seoul for December (specifically to experience winter). I might pass this on to her. Is Nami Island good for winter visits too?

  5. Visiting Nami Island looks like a fantastic adventure–culinary and otherwise! Thanks for providing so much information about things to do on Nami Island and places to eat–I look forward to visiting!

  6. Wow! Looks so pristine and green from the hustle and bustle of Seoul! Never got time to visit this place, would definitely like to!

  7. Whenever I hear about places that I’ve never heard of in countries I’d love to visit, such as Nami Island, it always makes me a little anxious when I think about the future planning phase. Always so many more places to discover.

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