Are you a fan of the manga/anime One Piece? Even if you don’t know much about One Piece, do you like this character, Chopper?
I mean… who doesn’t like Chopper??
If you’re in Seoul, and you’re a fan of One Piece, you have to go to this exhibition at the Hongik University Daehakro Art Center.
I don’t want to give everything away, but I can give you a peek of what is there. You can actually enjoy many things in displays that are outside the part that requires a ticket.
The warning sign says that there is no re-entry, no food allowed, and there is no bathroom inside. More cute warning signs inside! You are not allowed to take pictures of the storyboard of the animation.
Best part: Chopperman Alley!!
At the end you will have the opportunity to draw a picture and paste it on the wall.
There are a wide variety of goods available at the souvenir store.
There are even more opportunities to take pictures after the souvenir store!
This exhibition made me want to re-read and re-watch some of the best episodes of One Piece 🙂
DIRECTIONS: Line 4 Hyehwa Station. Get out of exit 3 and walk straight for a few minutes until you see this huge poster at the corner of an intersection.
Take these stairs down, and make a left u-turn at the bottom of the stairs to find the entrance with the ticket booth.
DATE: April 4, 2015 to August 30, 2015
***but closed on the following dates: 5/11, 5/18, 5/26, every Monday of June, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 8/17, 8/24
HOURS: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm (last entrance 7:30 pm)
15,000 KRW (adult)
12,000 KRW (children; those with a student ID)
You can just buy tickets there, or buy them beforehand on Interpark. The Korean Interpark website has discounts that cannot be found on the English version. The tickets are discounted to 10,000 KRW if it’s your second visit. And for children born after 2003, tickets are discounted to 6,000 KRW during May.
After the exhibition, maybe you should stop by one of these places in Hyehwa!
The Bob– Korean Home Cooking Restaurant
Jazz Story– Bar/Restaurant with Live Music
Menya Sandaime– Japanese Ramen chain