Ultimate Guide to N Seoul Tower: Tickets, Hours, & More!

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Highlights

  • N Seoul Tower or Namsan Tower is the highest point in Seoul. It was also once voted as the best attraction that represents the capital.
  • You can maximize your trip by taking the scenic cable car ride, dining at N.Grill, and visiting the locks of love garden!
  • Planning to visit the observatory? Book your N Seoul Tower tickets here!

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COVID-19 UPDATE: Is N Seoul Tower open?


As of publish time, Namsan Tower remains open for public visit.

But first, some N Seoul Tower facts!

N Seoul Tower stands on top of Nam Mountain, also referred to as Namsan or 南山. It’s an iconic fixture in Seoul, one that looks spectacular from afar and up close. It was built in 1969 as a radio transmission tower for broadcast companies like KBS, MBC, and SBS TV. The structure beams magnificently at night and enables 48% of the national population to tune in to their favorite programs.

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N Seoul Tower at night.

The Namsan Tower area was opened to the public in 1980 and has since become a popular go-to spot for locals and foreigners. It not only offers a 360° view of the city from its observatory, it also houses commercial establishments, restaurants, and fun amenities. If you’re thinking about visiting N Seoul Tower soon, here are some things that you may want to take note of:

1. N Seoul Tower location

N Seoul Tower’s address is 105 Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea. If you’re using WAUG’s Map feature to plan your itinerary, here’s the screenshot of the location:

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N Seoul Tower’s address in Korean: 서울특별시 용산구 남산공원길 105 (용산동2가)

2. Opening hours

N Seoul Tower is open year-round, which makes it one of the attractions in South Korea that you can visit on a public holiday! The N Seoul Tower Observatory is open at these hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 10am-11pm
  • Saturday: 10am-12am
  • Sunday: 10am-11pm

Final admission is 30 minutes before the closing time.

3. N Seoul Tower Ticket Price

N Seoul Tower tickets usually cost ₩11,000 or $9, but you can book it for less on WAUG at around ₩6,200 or $5.3!

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4. How to Get to Namsan Tower

N Seoul Tower is located in the central part of the capital. Here are some of the ways to get there:

a. N Seoul Tower via Cable Car

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N Seoul Tower cable car.

To get to N Seoul Tower via cable car, make your way to Namsan Cable Car Center. Here’s how:

  • Get off at Myeongdong Station and take Exit 3.
  • Find the alley that leads up to Pacific Hotel and walk towards it.
  • Stay on the right side (the road that’s lined with 7-Eleven and GS25) and walk straight ahead. (It will be an uphill walk, which should take around 8-15 minutes depending on your pace.)
  • You’ll find the Cable Car Center at the top of the hill.
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View on Google Maps by clicking here.

Once you’ve reached Namsan Cable Car Center, you can purchase your ticket in the booth. Here are the prices:

  • N Seoul Tower Cable Car Tickets for Adults
    • Roundtrip: ₩9,500 (around $8.4)
    • One-way: ₩7,000 (around $6.2)
  • N Seoul Tower Cable Car Tickets for Children
    • Roundtrip:  ₩6,500 (around $5.7)
    • One-way: ₩4,000 (around $3.5)

The cable car will take you straight to Namsan, and you’ll have to walk a little more to reach the tower.

Namsan Cable Car Center is available from 10am-11pm daily. They operate year-round, except if there are weather disturbances that affect operations.

b. N Seoul Tower via Bus

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Credit: Minseong Kim

To go to N Seoul Tower via bus, you can ride the Namsan Shuttle 02, 03, or 05.

Shuttle Bus 02 to N Seoul Tower
  • There’s a bus stop near Chungmuro Station, Exit 2 and Dongguk Univ. Station, Exit 6.
  • Operating hours: 7am-11:30pm (interval of 15 minutes)
Shuttle Bus 03 to N Seoul Tower
  • There’s a stop near Seoul Station, Exit 9; Itaewon Station, Exit 4; and Hangangjin Station, Exit 2.
  • Operating hours: 7am-11:30pm (interval of 15 minutes)
Shuttle Bus 05 to N Seoul Tower
  • There’s a bus stop near Myeongdong Station, Exit 3
  • Operating hours: 7am-11:30pm (interval of 15 minutes)

5. N Seoul Tower Floor Guide

Tower 7/F: N.Grill French Restaurant

N.Grill is a revolving French restaurant at the topmost floor of N Seoul Tower. It’s an upscale offering of Michelin-starred chef Duncan Robertson and is known for its European dishes with Korean influences.

The price range for N. Grill lunch menu items is ₩50,000-90,000 (around $44-80), while dinner menu items sell for around ₩95,000-133,000 (around $84-117). If you’re visiting, try their Korean striploin, lobster thermidor, lamb cutlets, and seabass. Reservations at N.Grill restaurant is highly encouraged.

To view the full menu, operating hours, and contact number of this restaurant in N Seoul Tower, click here.

Tower 4/F & 5/F: Observatory, Gift Shop, N Photo Studio, Sky Restroom, etc.

When you’re on the 5/F of the N Seoul Tower, walk around the observatory to see the city in full view. You will also spot a huge gift shop inside that sells shirts, souvenir items, phone cases, and more.

If you are looking to make your visit to N Seoul Tower more memorable, capture a photo at N Photo Studio or write a postcard for your loved ones (or yourself!).

When nature calls, go to the Namsan Tower Sky Restroom. There you’ll probably have the best peeing experience of your life!

Tower 2/F & 3F: Restaurants & Roof Terrace

On these floors, you’ll find more restaurants in N Seoul Tower, such as Hancook (Korean cuisine) and The Place Dining (Italian).

5th Floor & Tower 1/F: Ticket Booth, N. Burger, Hello Kitty Island

On the first two floors of N Seoul Tower, you will find the onsite ticket booth, N Burger Restaurant, Twosome Coffee, Olive Young, and some souvenir stores.

6. Exploring Namsan Park

Aside from N Seoul Tower, locals like to come to Namsan for its nature. It makes for a great place to relax, reflect, and exercise. Many foreigners also visit the mountain area for the following amenities:

Love Locks at N Seoul Tower

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Here’s an area that you don’t want to miss! At Namsan park, you’ll find thousands of love locks, which signify people’s hopes for a relationship that’ll stand the test of time.

If you’re coming to N Seoul Tower with your special someone, you can purchase a lock of love for ₩5,000 (around $4.4) or bring your own (make sure it’s heavy-duty!). If you’re coming to the area alone like I did, well, you can always snap away and enjoy the panoramic view of the city.

Couple-friendly Spaces

N Seoul Tower isn’t called ‘The Romantic Island in the City’ for nothing. Visiting couples will surely feel lovey-dovey at Namsan given the many romantic spots and colorful corners. (If you’re a solo traveler, consider these spaces to be a great addition to your Insta feed!)

Pagoda

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The pagoda found at the foot of N Seoul Tower is perhaps the second most photographed landmark in Namsan. Make sure to take a photo or two at night when it’s fully lit up!

Restaurants & Snack Cart

At Namsan park, there are several snack carts and restaurants that sell amazing meals and snacks. However, the real deal here is the experience since not many food establishments can provide such a dramatic view of Seoul city skyline.

7. N Seoul Tower Facts

Audio guides are available at the N Seoul Tower Observatory, but if you’d like to learn some facts about the attraction, here are a couple:

  • N Seoul Tower is officially referred to as YTN Seoul Tower. It is also called Namsan Tower or Seoul Tower.
  • N Seoul Tower stands 236.7m high or 777ft!
  • On July 2012, N Seoul Tower was ranked the #1 attraction in Korea by foreigners.
  • N Seoul Tower had its first 10 million visitors in May 1990 and 20 million visitors in April 2001.

BONUS: Namsan Tower in K-Dramas

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Did you know that these Korean drama series had N Seoul Tower as one of their shooting locations?

  • The Last Empress
  • Twelve Nights
  • A Korean Odyssey
  • The Legend of the Blue Sea
  • Touching You
  • My Love from Another Star
  • Rooftop Prince
  • Boys Over Flowers
  • My Sweet Soul

That’s it for WAUG’s N Seoul Tower guide! If you’ve any recommendations to add or questions to ask, sound off in the comments section below!

How to Book N Seoul Tower Tickets on WAUG

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  1. Log in or sign up for an account here. (Click the floating coupon to get an extra $3 or ₩3,000 discount coupon.)
  2. Proceed to the N Seoul Tower ticket booking page here.
  3. Choose the date of your visit and provide the other information.
  4. Check out using your Visa, Mastercard, or AMEX.**
  5. Wait for your voucher/s that we’ll send through the WAUG app, which you can download here.

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안녕하세요. 글로벌 콘텐츠 마케터 Kevin입니다. Hey, I'm Kevin from the Marketing Team. If you have any questions about WAUG or this blog post, feel free to send me an email!

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