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Still have the shiversssss

Not only did he spook us with countless tales of woe and legend, many of the places or landmarks that he pointed out have been right there under my nose for years. Would highly recommend to anyone who isn’t afraid of walking and/or ghosts


I knew it would be good but didn’t expect it to be spectacular!

Being Korean-American, I also felt a sense of pride hearing some of the tales. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who loves folklore, history or scary stories!


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The Dark Side of Seoul Comic

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The Dark Side of Seoul Podcast

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The Walk

A Seoul Walking Tour You’ll Never Forget. One of the Top Things To Do in Seoul.

a ZenKimchi Experience

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays
8 p.m.
Start Locations: Anguk Station (Sat & Sun) or Seodaemun Station (Tues-Fri)

This is the side of Seoul that you won’t find in the tourism brochures. Take a walking tour down the dark alleys of the forgotten 600-year history of bloody massacres, seedy hideaways, and mourning ghosts.

Clairvoyants on the tour have reported that we also have a few vaporous guests who join us. Keep an eye out for them. Guests will receive a measure of protection from certain Japanese ghosts.


The Original Ghost Walk (Weekends)

Joe’s weekend tour shows what’s so exciting and intriguing about Korean history. Meeting outside Anguk Station exit 2, he guides you through twisting alleys and weird landmarks. Highlights include the following:

  • The site of a royal massacre
  • The remains of a general’s home that had a bloody ending
  • Unhyeongung Royal Residence and the notorious ruler who lived there
  • The former red light district of Jongno 3-ga
  • The sexual energy focused in Tapgol Park
  • How Pimatgol Alley aided the 1987 democracy movement
  • A surprising historic international landmark that Seoulites are unaware of
  • Water related ghost stories while strolling down the Cheonggyecheon Stream
  • A bridge that tells the story of revenge
  • PLUS tales and warnings of ghosts sightings on the tour itself

The EXTENDED EDITION also includes

  • The assassination of Queen Min
  • Seoul’s most haunted intersection
  • The building where the American ambassador got attacked
  • Seoul City Hall’s funny mix up
  • A wall that bodes ill luck for couples
  • Seoul’s most haunted house
  • The ghosts of Gyeonghuigung Palace

Meeting Location

Start location:
(Sat-Sun) Anguk Station, exit 2
Please check your confirmation email to make sure about the location.
End locations:
Regular Edition: Between Gwanghwamun and Jonggak Stations
Extended Edition: Near Seodaemun Station

Additional Information

Children under 18 should have adult supervision. It involves violent stories, sex jokes, and foul-mouthed tour guides.

Things to Bring

Comfortable walking shoes, bottled water, umbrella (depends), camera, change of underwear


Ghostlore & Urban Legends (Weekdays)

Shawn’s tour focuses on Korea’s ghostlore, folk beliefs, and urban legends, highlighting how these were – and sometimes still are – important to Korean culture. Meeting outside Seodaemun Station exit 4, he weaves you through 600 years of hauntings. Highlights include the following:

  • Seoul’s most haunted house
  • The ghosts of Gyeonghuigung Palace
  • Spooky legends of Korea’s schools
  • A wall that bodes ill luck for couples
  • The dangers of wandering evil spirits
  • The gods that dwell in wells
  • Traditions of the dead
  • Weird demons hiding in usual places
  • Monsters that lurk the streets at night
  • Supposed sightings of mythical creatures
  • PLUS tales and warnings of ghost sightings on the tour itself

The EXTENDED EDITION also includes

  • The ghosts of the Westin Josun Hotel
  • Creepy crawlies scurrying under your feet – and in your dreams
  • Tales of murder, booze, and ghostly possession
  • The power and lore of Namdaemun Gate

Weekday Meeting Location

Start location:
(Tues-Fri) Seodaemun Station , exit 4
Please check your confirmation email to make sure about the location.
End locations:
Regular Edition: Near Gwanghwamun Station
Extended Edition: Namdaemun Gate


The Ghost in Our Apartment

The Ghost in Our Apartment

I played a small joke on my wife and daughter, and it has backfired. Recently, my wife and daughter have been on a different sleeping schedule, so I've been sleeping in my daughter's room while she sleeps with her mom. One night, the wind was really strong. The door...

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