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Cycling around Nami Island

Nami Island is one of the most attractive destinations for those who love “The Land of the Kimchi” — South Korea, is an extremely special island with unique charm beauty in each season of the year, making you ecstatic and passionate. So, on Nami Island are there any interesting activities or places besides the beautiful love story in the movie “Winter Sonata”? And, what to do in Nami Island (what to do at Nami Island)? Let’s check it out our Nami Island travel blog (Nami Island blog) with the fullest Nami Island travel guide (Nami Island guide) for a wonderful trip to the beautiful island of South Korea from how to get there, where to stay, best places to visit in Nami Island for 1 day (Nami Island 1 day tour, Nami Island one day trip, Nami Island one day tour) to find out the best answer!

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Aerial view of Nami Island in Autumn
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Two famous statues of actor Bae Yong Joon and actress Choi Ji Woo in the movie "Winter Sonata".
Two famous statues of actor Bae Yong Joon and actress Choi Ji Woo in the movie “Winter Sonata”.
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Nami Island in cherry blossoms season
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An ideal spot for photographers
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Romantic destination for couples

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For family
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Or happy singles
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Four seasons in Nami Island

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A half-moon shaped island

Nami is located in the middle of the Northern Han River, and looking from above, Nami Island is like a half-moon shaped boat that prominent on the poetic of Cheonpyeong River. Nami Island is located about 60km from the south of Seoul city, you can easily get here by bus, train or subway, with travel time of more than 1 hour. To reach the island, you can go by ferry (ferry runs every 30 minutes and run on the river, so it’s refreshing and cool), or experience the thrills with Nami Skyline ZipWire ZipRider cable car crossing the Cheonpyeong River to reach the island (literally is “hang”, guys, haha).

By Shuttle Bus

The shuttle bus pick up place is nearby to West Gate of Tapgol Park.
The shuttle bus parking at nearby to West Gate of Tapgol Park of Insadong, Seoul

The best way to get to Nami Island is to take the Shuttle Bus, which is chosen by many travelers. The Shuttle Bus parked in Insadong, next to Tapgol park, it has a white banner with the words “Insadong-namiseom”. The shuttle bus departs at 9:30 am. Travel time is from 45 to 60 minutes. The return trip from Nami Island departs at 4 pm, travel time is about 1 hour or 1 hour and half depending on traffic situation. The round-trip tickets cost 15.000 won ($12.34), and entry fee + 10 minutes ferry ride cost about 8.500 won ($6.99). In addition to Insa-dong bus stop, there are a number of other shuttle bus stops at Namdaemun, Myeong-dong, Jamsil. You can refer the details table below, and the schedules, tickets here.

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Shuttle bus from Seoul to Nami Island
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Shuttle bus from Nami Island to Seoul
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Shuttle bus fare

By Subway

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Line 1 (dark blue)

Take the Gyeongchun Line to the Gapyeong station, it takes about 90 to 120 minutes from Seoul to Gapyeong station with ticket price of 4.600 won ($3.79).

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The route map of subway to Gapyeong Station

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Subway route

By ITX train

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ITX train

From Seoul Station, take the line 1 (dark blue) to Cheongnyangni Station or Yongsan Station. After arriving at Cheongnyangni station, change the train to ITX train to Gapyeong Station (in Nami Island). ITX train is Chuncheon High Speed Train. So, you can use T-Money card (the card for metro or bus ) to get free ride or buy single ticket, with a fare of 4.300 won ($3.55), the travel time about 40 minutes. If you depart from Yongsan Station, the travel time about 55 minutes, with a ticket price of 4.800 won (3.96).

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On the train to Nami
You can add money to your T-money card at the machines in the subway or at any convenience store (7-11, GS-25, etc).
T-Money Card

Getting from Gapyeong Station to the ferry wharf

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Gapyeong Station

After exit Gapyeong Station, there are 3 popular types of vehicles that can take you to the ferry wharf (about 10 minutes away): Public bus, Circle tour bus (tour buses getting around tourist attractions of the island, unlimited during the day) and taxi.

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City bus stop, bus stop and taxi stand outside Gapyeong Station

Circle tour bus: Ticket price is 6.000 won ($4.94)/ticket, you can buy tickets directly from the bus driver or pay with T-Money card. There is an information booth here, you can ask for information, bus map, and bus schedules, which will be more convenient for sightseeing.

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Circle tour bus Nami
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Gapyeong City Bus Tour: 6.000 won/ticket, for those who want to go to other tourist spots on the island.

Public bus: Ticket price is 1.250 won ($1.03)/person/one way.

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Pubic bus at Gapyeong to Nami ferry wharf

Taxi: If your time is tight and do not want to wait, you can take a taxi for about 5.000 won ($4.12)/one way, to get to the ferry wharf.

Buy ferry tickets to get to the island

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Nami gives priority to tourists, foreign tourists present passports to buy ferry tickets to Nami Island: 8.000 won (including entry fee to Nami Island and 2-way round-trip ferry tickets), while Koreans buy tickets for 10.000 won . So please remember to bring your passport to get a discount!

Bus drop guests at the welcome gate, from here it is a 2 minute walk to the ferry wharf to buy tickets to the island. If you want to experience and take a bit of risk, you can moving by Skyline Zipwire (Namiseom Zip Wire) with price of 38.000 won ($31.28) per person (including entry fee to Nami Island and the return ferry trip) or Cano carrying maximum 5 people for 20.000 won ($16.46) per person.

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Ferry to Nami Island is crowded, but very orderly, with a seat cabin inside but I like to stand outside to admire scenery.
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The ferry schedules, the earliest trip departs at 7:30 AM. The last trip at 9:40 PM. It takes about 5 minutes from the mainland to Nami Island.
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Ferry to Nami Island
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Nami Island Ferry
Namiseom Zip Wire
Another way to get to Nami Island is by Zipwire (Namiseom Zip Wire)
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ZipRider
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To visit the island, it is imperative that you have to buy tickets, often called the Naminara Republic Visa (as Visa Application Form of Nami country), with price of 8.000 won ($6.56) for international tourists, which is the reason why you should bring your passport if you want to go to this island.

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Welcome to “Naminara Republic” country.
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Tourists line up at the ticket booth.
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Visitors are doing entry procedures
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Nami Entry Visa for 8.000 won if you are a foreigner, and 10.000 won if you are Korean people (it’s weird)

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You can getting around the island by bike
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Cycling around Nami Island

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Nami Island tourist map

Nami Island is not very big, if you choose to walk and stop to take photos, it will take about 3 hours to explore all the island, so it is not necessary to rent electric vehicles. However, you can rent two-seat bikes (tandem bicycles) if you want to romance like teenagers for 14.000 won ($11.54)/hour.

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Welcome gate of Nami

The tree rows changing their colors in four seasons

Nami's beauty in four seasons, each season has its own charm.
Nami’s beauty in four seasons, each season has its own charm.

The spring on Nami Island brings the image of vitality and freshness of nature with cool and mild weather, while in summer, the island has a harmonious beauty when the bright golden rays shone on the rows of green trees along with the bike lines around to create a happy and lively picture.

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The best way to getting around Nami Island is by bike
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Romantic scene
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Nami has 5 famous tree rows to visit. In the autumn, the leaves turn yellow and red, the leaves cover the roads, the winter is covered with snow on the branches. Especially in spring, Nami has beautiful cherry blossom trees. In short, every season of Nami Island has a beautiful scene to capture.

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Summer in Nami

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If in the autumn, “Nami” bought for herself the red and yellow outfit due to the change of leaves of the ginkgo trees make the scenery became extremely romantic, then the winter of Nami island put on herfself a white shirt of snow, make us relive the romantic feelings in the famous “Winter Sonata” movie.

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In the fall
Wandering in the forest
Wandering in the forest

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Charming in the autumn

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What a special thing is that Nami is one of the islands that can be said that all four seasons are beautiful, each season has its own charming beauty. Each visitor when make plan to going to Nami Island will have their own choice of a suitable visiting time. Personally, I like autumn in Nami because it reminds me of a nostalgic feeling, the autumn leaves of autumn always bring a special feeling and equally beautiful photos.

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