• Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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‘Winter Sonata’ fan or not, you’ll love strolling the tree-lined paths and scenic lakeshore of Nami Island — filming site of the popular Korean television drama featuring two star-crossed lovers. Your informative guide points out places of interest where romantic — or melodramatic — scenes from the 2002 TV series unfolded. Afterward, visit the French-themed village of Petite France brimming with French food and architecture. Be sure to snap a photo with the charming statue of 'The Little Prince,' memorialized from the favorite French story by Saint-Exupéry.


  • Full-day tour to Nami Island and Petite France, from Seoul
  • See nine filming locations used in Winter Sonata, one of Korea’s most popular TV dramas
  • Learn from your knowledgable guide about behind-the-scenes action while filming Winter Sonata on Nami Island
  • Stroll along Nami Island’s scenic lakeshore and tree-lined walking paths
  • Snap great photos of sites where Winter Sonata’s stars once walked
  • Visit the French-style village called Petite France where you get a taste of French culture

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What You Can Expect

Winter Sonata TV Tour on Nami Island from Seoul

Nami Island

After hotel pickup, depart Seoul for a short coach ride to Nami Island, where your guide will lead you on a tour of filming sites for Winter Sonata (Gyeoul Yeonga), a popular Korean TV series released in 2002.

On arrival at Nami Island —aka Namiseom — you’re introduced to the Naminara Republic, which declared its cultural independence from the Republic of Korea with its own currency, stamp and passport. Then set out on a walking tour along tree-lined paths and see where Winter Sonata’s starring couple, Yu-jin and Jun-sang, shared the screen and won the hearts of their fans.

Create plenty of photo ops at a statue of the star-crossed lovers or make a memorable souvenir of the life-size posters found throughout Nami Island. Soak up winter views of snowy landscapes — like the scenic backdrop to Yu-jin and Jun-sang’s first kiss — or be mesmerized by the falling leaves of autumn or sunlight on the shoreline in summer, depending on the season you visit.

After lunch at a restaurant on Nami Island (own expense), return to your coach for the journey to nearby Petite France, a French-style village set in the Korean countryside. Enjoy time to browse the boutiques and galleries including a building dedicated to Saint-Exupéry, author of the beloved French book The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince). You’ll even find a human-size sculpture of the Little Prince himself!

After taking in the charms of Petite France, head to the Korean Duty Free Shops before the drive back to Seoul, including drop-off at your hotel.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.

Customer Reviews

Emily G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Enjoyed the place. Our Tour Guide Chloe is very accommodating.

Regina Cheng Philippines

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

I highly recommend this tour package! Our tour guide, Peter, did an amazing job. He is very informative and very accomodating. We enjoyed our tour in Busan! Thank you so much Peter!!

Yar Ting W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Highly recommended tour! The tour guide was extremely helpful and we had a lovely time at Nami Island and Petite France


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

It was a wonderful tour. the tour guide was very prompt and the trip to Nami Island was very interesting and awesome to say the least. My daughter and I truly enjoyed every moment and they will be memories we will surely cherish and treasure. The tour guide was very considerate and attentive to our demands. Thank you Viator for the memorable experience

lynlyn Singapore

4 star rating: Recommended December 2016

Very nice place and again too rush. We do not have enough time to explore as we are only given 45 mins.

cheryle t

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

I wish we had more time at nami island but our tour guide was great.

Samsiah A Malaysia

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

On the second day, we visited Nami Island. The tour bus arrived right on time, 7.30 am on the dot. Our tour guide was Jenny. We were lucky because she was not only knowledgeable of the places, but also friendly, funny and thoughtful. We enjoyed the tour, the trip and the company tremendously.

Hasliza M

4 star rating: Recommended November 2013

I had an awesome time. My guide, I think his name is Mr Ho is funny, knowledgable and sings for us! He snapped pictures for us, assisted restaurant staff when they were busy so that we could enjoy our food. Mr Ho brought us the areas on the island where he thought we could take nice pictures.


3 star rating: Worth doing September 2014

Pickup was again punctual. The land transfer to the jetty to catch the ferry was rather long. Ferry ride was a non event, took us all of 5 minutes. The Nami island is nice and scenic, and if you're a Winter Sonata K-drama fan, you'll like it even more.
Quite a number of quaint shops and eating places: recommend that you try the "topoki" and vegetable pancakes. Oh, the guide did give us each 10,000 KRW as lunch money.
After lunch, we took ferry back to the 'mainlland' and went to see the residence of the 2 Winter Sonata stars. However, this residence is no longer opened to public (the owner apparently got pissed with too many tourists visits hehe) so it was only a photo stop. After this, we went to Chun Meon (the little Myeongdong) - lots of street food for us to sample. We also were brough to see the scenic path which the 2 lovers from Sonata ride bicycles on during the K-drama.
After that, it was a long drive back to hotel.


2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better December 2014

The tour guide was not very professional. I was expecting the tour to be a little more organized.

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