Goguan Hanbok Photo Studio Myeongdong

Goguan Hanbok Photo Studio Myeongdong, Seoul: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Goguan Hanbok Photo Studio Myeongdong Reviews: 4/5

Goguan Hanbok Photo Studio Myeongdong

Goguan Hanbok Photo Studio Myeongdong
Speciality & Gift Shops
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Goguan Hanbok studio, which established in 1963 to begin its business as Hanbok dress shop in Itaewon, Seoul. It has been broadcasted on a number of TV programs in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and Korea. We keep renovating ourselves to get more fresh ideas and diverse contents to satisfy people who visit Korea and our studio. I proudly and happily say that we have the most qualified and the biggest facility in photograph-tourism business. We have more than 500 beautiful different outfits, also our staffs who help you who are able to speak Chinese, Japanese and English would welcome you. We are ready to give you the most valuable memory. You cannot miss it if you visit Korea!
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The area
Neighborhood: Myeongdong / Namdaemun
Arguably Seoul’s most famous neighborhood and undoubtedly one of its most popular, Myeongdong takes shopping and eating to new heights, with hundreds of shops, restaurants, and cafes all stacked on top of one another. The rise in popularity of Korean cosmetics, fashion, and more has made this area a must-see for visitors who come and marvel at Myeongdong’s often frenetic pace and energy. Lotte and Shinsaegae’s massive department stores are also popular draws for both Korean and luxury products. The department stores, just like Myeongdong’s streets, are crowded around the clock. Myeongdong’s many street food carts are also immensely popular for their inexpensive and quirky offerings (French-fry-encrusted corn dogs, anyone?). The neighborhood’s popularity, as well as its close proximity to other popular sights and neighborhoods, makes it one of Seoul’s most popular places to stay.
How to get there
  • Myeong-dong • 4 min walk
  • Euljiro 1-ga • 7 min walk

28 reviews
Very good

Singapore, Singapore89 contributions
Great Fun for the Family
Dec 2018 • Family
It was not a great start when we were told that the package listed on their website was not updated (and hence included less items). There's no point arguing and spoiling our holiday so we went on with it...

Brushing that aside, we had a great time choosing the costumes, watching the makeup, laughing at each other's look, etc.

After the professional photography session, we were given selfie sticks to go up to the next floor to take our own photos. There were many separate mock-up scenes for selfies and we spent a good time there. The prints were ready by the time we went down to change and return the costumes.

Overall great experience and highly recommended! Check and confirm the list of items included in the package!
Written February 9, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Celebration, FL4 contributions
Fun Time in Hanbok
Jul 2018 • Couples
I really love dressing and taking photos in other countries, and I managed to get my boyfriend to participate in this one. We had so much fun! We bought the couple package and they did make-up and hair for me. We each got to choose our hanboks and then take pictures. What is neat about this studio is it has many different sets, so you can take your own photo in different sets (selling fish, being a scholar, having a Korean meal, even going to jail, and etc). The best part is if it’s too hot or cold outside this is great way to have the experience of wearing a hanbok without being too tired. I bought my package through a website called trazy, as it is a bit cheaper than through their website; however, it’s entirely up to you. Regardless, it all worked well!
Written August 19, 2018
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460 contributions
Korean for a day
May 2017
We love the hanbok rental + studio shots and hair package. We were able to go out after the pictorial inside.

The staff are all nice and very helpful, making sure you wear the hanbok properly. Most of them can speak just a little English but we did not encounter a problem.

We took a leisurely walk at the palace. What a lovely afternoon.
Written March 7, 2018
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Singapore, Singapore685 contributions
Professional & wide selection of Hanbok
Dec 2017 • Family
It’s a family occasion to take a hanbok portrait. The staffs are helpful, friendly and professional. There are fluent chinese speaking staffs to assist you. We took a family “Happy” package at KRW90,000 (for max 3 pax) and add on additional pax with extras KRW30,000/pax. Headset at cost KRW5,000 for female but FOC for man, with also shoes provided for male and young children. The photo taking is professional and they will teach you how to post as appropriate traditional posture. We got all the photo saved in a CD with extra cost of KRW10,000. You are free to take selfie and photos within the studio premises with the props available. It’s a good hanbok experience and would definitely leave good memory (photos) for your Korea trip.
Written December 18, 2017
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Zurich, Switzerland111 contributions
Very nice editing skills!!! Well worth it!
Sep 2017 • Couples
Stumbled upon this studio when we entered the shopping district Myeongdeong and gavd it a try. I think the price per person starts at $20 but we ended up paying $130 for the two of us, lol.

We paid for the most expensive costumes, which was the Imperial Wedding. Plus we got the couple shots with photographer and also a burnt CD with all the pictures.

The make up to my wife was done pretty well in a short time. They had tons of costumes at their disposal.

The photographer was very professional and skilled. She knew how to direct for the positions, told us where to look, how to look, which angle and everything. Her editing skills were stunning too! Very, very happy with the edited pictures.

There were a lot of settings upstairs where you can do selfies yourself and there were example pictures at each setting so you were able to recreate them yourselfes with your camera / smartphone.

All i all it was a good experience and a great souvenir to bring from South Korea.
Written September 17, 2017
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Ornella R
14 contributions
I loved !! I highly recommend it !!
Jul 2017 • Solo
I loved !! I highly recommend it !! I tested it myself with an outfit and an hairstyle of the style "artist", coiffed and made up by the team of the studio, and then go into the many decorations, to take a picture with a perch, They lent me. And this, after having been photographed by a professional photographer in another setting. The whole for 68 000 won (57 euros approximately). You can have all this for 60,000 won (50 euros) with a dress and a normal hairstyle. Prices range from 20,000 won (17 euros, 1 single dress + Selfie) to 180,000 won (150 euros 3 dresses + Hairstyle + Makeup + Selfie + 10 standard size photographs taken by a professional photographer + 1 Photo paper of Size posters taken by a professional photographer + 6 pocket size photos taken by a professional photographer + all photos taken by a professional photographer on a CD.). I strongly recommend you to get your makeup and hair done as it makes your experience very profitable (in addition, it's cheap). The selfies could be enough (in addition, you stay the time you want !!) but the photos by the professional photographer are still to be taken if you have the means. They also know how to do it and it gives a wonderful rendering.
Only negatives: It is true that it is a little bit rush. Especially to pay before starting all the procedure. And it is true that some of us would have liked to choose the photos taken by the professional photographer (it is she who chose them for you).
But do not hesitate !!
Written July 30, 2017
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Carpinteria, CA1,182 contributions
Just Stumbled On It, Happy With Our Pics
Jul 2017 • Couples
We were shopping on Myeongdong and just stumbled on the photo studio. The door is small but you can see many pictures on the walls. You go upstairs and pick a number that you want to pay and the corresponding costume. My wife and I both did one. There are less styles for the guys. We dressed up and took the pics. Many different poses. Then they had us go upstairs to the selfie area to take are own pics with the various back ground stages already setup. In the mean time, they were photoshopping our pics. In the end we had good pics taken and had a good time. I recommend this place.
(To Travel Is To Live)
Written July 12, 2017
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Toronto, Canada372 contributions
Great place for hanbok photos!
Jun 2017 • Family
Come here for the ultimate hanbok experience! I had made a reservation online prior to going, and when we got there on a Monday morning (10am), there were already two other groups there. Go early if you want first dibs on the hanbok and be quick when you see something you like. An older lady grabbed a hanbok I was eyeing before I had the chance to take it, and so I had to choose another one. I did my own make-up at the hotel (I didn't want the kids to wait) but did get my hair done by one of the ladies (which took less than 5 minutes). The dress fitting for the 4 of us (2 adults, 2 kids) took around 10-15 minutes. Since there was a line-up to take the professional photos, we went upstairs to take photos ourselves. I was impressed by the variety of scenes available. We were the only ones taking photos upstairs around 10:30am- it was tons of fun!!! Lots of happy memories were made. We spent around 30-45 minutes on our own before going back downstairs for our professional photos. The photos took around 30 minutes to be printed. We didn't get to choose which photo- they did, but we were satisfied with it! A few things to note:
1) If you can, make online reservations first so they know to expect you. The process (including payment) will go so much smoother and faster.
2) They speak limited English but they can speak Mandarin (and of course, Korean).
3) Don't expect exceptional service. They weren't the most hospitable but then again, you're here to take photos, and there's a language barrier (at least for me- they ended up speaking to me in Mandarin).
4) Remember to take a map or have Google map ready. We took the taxi and he dropped us off on a main street at Myeong Dong. Really grateful to the lady who helped show us where we needed to go. We had a map (not Google map) but it was all in Korean.
5) If you don't usually wear make-up or don't know how to put it on, then have them make you up. Otherwise, I think you can put make-up on yourself, save time (and money) and still look decent! There's also a vanity counter to remove your make-up and freshen up afterwards.
6) The kids' hanbok/ costumes were really cute, too! They gave us 2-3 to choose from for each child.
7) For certain hanboks and hairstyles, there is an additional fee. They do take credit card payment though so it's very convenient.
8) Try to go early in the morning or around dinner time to avoid the crowds! It was selfie galore upstairs when we were the only ones there!!! All in all, a great experience- fun for the whole family!!!
Written June 28, 2017
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Susan W
9 contributions
Goguan Hanbok Photo Studio
Jun 2017 • Family
They are not friendly. Their expressions were like saying: fast, fast, fast. I am really not satisfied with the photo shoot
Written June 22, 2017
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Mr Pocketsquare
Bangkok, Thailand414 contributions
Great place to keep some memories
May 2017 • Solo
I was staying very nearby this studio and thought why not to bring a photo memento home.

Staff are very pleasant and can speak English. You can choose the photo packages and very reasonable prices.

During the time i was there, it was quite quiet with no prior booking done.

Other than photoshop capabilities they also decorate the place where you can take selfie shots (ladies would fancy and appreciate this)

I was done in an hour. Photo, make up and print. CD copy available for some extra

Major credit cards easily accepted.

I had a good time in Myeongdong
Written May 24, 2017
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Goguan Hanbok Photo Studio Myeongdong is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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