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Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha | Complete List Of Filming Locations

Escape the busy cities and explore the Korean seaside to find the filming locations of Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha!

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2 months ago

Filming Locations of Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

One of the most popular Korean dramas recently is Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha.

In this article, we will follow in its footsteps and explore the filming locations, all located on the beautiful eastern coast.

We found out that the seaside village of Gongjin was made up for the drama, and most of the filming actually took place in the city of Pohang! 


Live Café & Pub
한낮엔 커피, 달밤엔 맥주


Address: 경북 포항시 북구 청하면 청하로192번길 8
8 Cheongha-ro 192-beongil, Cheongha-myeon, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-doThe cafe and bar in Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

The cafe and bar in Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

In the drama, the Live Café & Pub in Gongjin is run by Oh Cheon-jae, a former singer who had a hit song in the 90s. In addition to the pub, he also struggles with raising his daughter, who adores K-pop idols but doesn't hesitate to talk back to adults. 

The name of the coffee shop (한낮엔 커피, 달밤엔 맥주) is quite unique and can be translated to Coffee in the Middle of the Day and Beer in the Moonlight.

After seeing the beautiful exterior of the place in the drama, who could've guessed that on the inside it's actually a hardware factory?


Hardware Store
청호철물


Address: 경북 포항시 북구 청하면 청하로200번길 5-1
5-1 Cheongha-ro 200-beongil, Cheongha-myeon, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-doThe Hardware Store in Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

Inside the Hardware Store in Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

The owner of Cheongho Hardware Store (청호철물) is a childhood friend of Chief Hong. 

As can be seen in the drama, the building is quite rundown, but apparently it still stands. Hopefully they won't demolish it before you get the chance to visit Pohang.


Bora Supermarket
보라슈퍼


Address: 경북 포항시 북구 청하면 청하로200번길 1
1 Cheongha-ro 200-beongil, Cheongha-myeon, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-doBora Supermarket in Hometown Cha-cha-cha

Old ladies in front of Bora Supermarket in Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

Located next to Cheongho Hardware Store, Bora Supermarket gives us a glimpse of what grocery stores looked like in the past in Korea.

Unfortunately, it seems like they tore down the gorgeous exterior after filming the drama, leaving only the original structure. 


Gongjin Market
공진시장


Address: 경북 포항시 북구 청하면 청하로 200번길6
6 Cheongha-ro 200-beongil, Cheongha-myeon, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-doHye-jin in Hometown Cha-cha-cha visiting Gongjin market

In front on Gongjin market in Hometown Cha-cha-cha

Some of the most iconic and important scenes in Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha feature the Gongjin Market.

These scenes were actually filmed at Cheongha Market in Pohang. If you have the opportunity to visit the city, you should definitely go to the market and absorb some of the atmosphere of the drama! 

We hear that many shops in and around the market have changed their name to include a reference to Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha!


Yoon Dental Clinic
윤치과


Address: 경북 포항시 북구 청하면 청진리 429
429 Cheongjin-ri, Cheongha-myeon, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-doYoon dental clinic in Hometown Cha-cha-cha where Hye-jin works

Hye-jin's dental clinic in Hometown Cha-cha-cha

Hye-jin's dental clinic is also located in Pohang, although it is about half an hour away from the market by bus.

At the point of this writing, the dental clinic exterior used in the drama is still intact, but it might very well be demolished in the near future. Hopefully you will get the chance to take a look at it before that!   


Ship On The Hill


Address: 경북 포항시 북구 흥해읍 해안로 1801
1801 Haean-ro, Heunghae-eup, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-doHye-jin in Hometown Cha-cha-cha making her way up the hill


Boat on the top of a hill in Hometown Cha-cha-cha

Do you remember the small ship parked on the top of a hill?

How they got it there is a mystery to us. 

This place is located in Sabang Memorial Park, quite close to the dental clinic. It's a bit of a climb, and it takes about 20 minutes on foot. The boat should still be there, so it's definitely one of the places you should check out if you go to Pohang. 


Wolpo Beach
월포해수욕장


Address: 경북 포항시 북구 청하면 용두리 431-108
431-108 Yongdu-ri, Cheongha-myeon, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-doHye-jin at Wolpo Beach in Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

Hye-jin and Chief Hong at Wolpo Beach in Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

The beach where Hye-jin and Du-sik (Chief Hong) meet for the first time is no other than Wolpo Beach in Pohang. 

Located between the market and the dental clinic, it only takes about 15 minutes by bus to get to this beautiful beach. 


View from Mt. Gonryun
곤륜산 전망대


Address: 경북 포항시 북구 흥해읍 칠포리 914-2
914-2 Chilpo-ri, Heunghae-eup, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-doMt. Gonryun in Hye-jin in Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

Standing on Mt. Gonryun in Pohang in Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

The panoramic view of the coastline that you get from the top of Mt. Gonryun is nothing short of breathtaking. 

After seeing the beautiful shots in the drama, the number of people who make their way to the top has increased, and we can see why. This one is definitely on our bucket list!


Bada Punggyeong
바다풍경 횟집


Address: 경북 포항시 북구 흥해읍 죽천길 109
109 Jukcheon-gil, Heunghae-eup, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-doHye-jin in Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha having seafood for lunch

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha, Hye-jin and Chief Hong having lunch

Do you remember this scene? In episode 5, Hye-jin and Chief Hong had lunch together at a seafood restaurant. 

This is an actual restaurant located near downtown Pohang called Bada Punggyeong (바다풍경). 

Surely it wasn't just us who started salivating after seeing the delicious dishes being put in front of the leads?


Village Hall
석병 1리마을회관


Address: 경북 포항시 남구 구룡포읍 일출로 207
207 Ilchul-ro, Guryongpo-eup, Nam-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsanguk-doActivity center in Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

Festivities at activity center in Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

We now move to the southern parts of Pohang. 

Next on our list is the village activity center, where locals in the drama gather to participate in various activities. In addition to being an actual village hall, it also works as an earthquake evacuation site. 


Hye-jin's House


Address: 경북 포항시 남구 구룡포읍 일출로210번길 18-20
18-20 Ilchul-ro 210- beongil, Guryongpo-eup, Nam-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-doHye-jin's red brick house in Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

Hye-jin's red brick house in Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

Yoon Hye-jin's house in the drama is located close to both Chief Hong's and Grandma Gam-ri's houses. 

The red brick buildings are quite conspicuous. Try not to be to loud since people actually live here.


Chief Hong's House


Address: 경북 포항시 남구 구룡포읍 일출로204번길 15
15 Ilchul-ro 204-beongil, Guryongpo-eup, Nam-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-doChief Hong in front of his house in Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

Chief Hong's house in Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

Just a street downhill from Hye-jin's house we find the residence of Chief Hong.

Chief Hong's house directly faces the coastline, quite in line with his interest in surfing. Seashells mixed in with the cement and stones, the walls have the characteristics of a coastal village house.


Grandma Gam-ri's House


Address: 경북 포항시 남구 구룡포읍 일출로204번길 19
19 Ilchul-ro 204-beongil, Guryongpo-eup, Nam-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-doGrandma Gam-ri fron Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

Grandma Gam-ri's and Hye-jin at Gam-ri's house

Grandma Gam-ri's house is just a minute's walk from Chief Hong's residence. It also faces the sea, and enjoying the view from the window could put anyone at ease. 

It's no wonder that Chief Hong often comes here to help Grandma Gam-ri. 


Red Lighthouse


Address: 경북 포항시 남구 구룡포읍 석병리 745-2
745-2 Seokbyeong-ri, Guryongpo-eup, Nam-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-doThe red lighthouse in Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (Pohang)

The red lighthouse in Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (Pohang)

Our last destination is the red lighthouse, which is a popular tourist spot in Pohang. 

It is located near the main characters' houses, and it is also where Chief Hong meets the variety show producer Seong-hyun.


In this article we have listed the filming locations of Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha.

Are you enjoying the drama as much as we are? We hope that you get the chance to go to Pohang and relive some of the scenes!


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