Crash Course in Romance Filming Locations
Nation's Best Banchan Store is now a popular spot in Cheongju! Curious about where else the drama was filmed? Read to find out!
One of the hottest K-dramas recently is "Crash Course in Romance", or 일타 스캔들, starring famous actors Jeon Doyeon and Jung Kyungho. The finale received viewer ratings of over 17%, and the romance between a star academy teacher and a small restaurant owner provided an entertaining watch. Our team has compiled the main filming locations of "Crash Course in Romance". If you're interested, be sure to save this blog for your next visit to Korea so you can check out the filming locations and take some photos!
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"Crash Course in Romance" Filming Locations
1. Nation's Best Banchan Store
Location: 1061 Uncheon-dong, Heungdeok-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do (충청북도 청주시 흥덕구 운천동 1061)
Nation's Best Banchan Store, run by former national handball player Nam Haengseon, is actually a storefront in Cheongju along a street of cafes, but has become a popular photo spot due to its appearance in this K-drama. Recently, Korean tourists have been visiting this location along with the main filming locations of "The Glory" in Cheongju.
2. The Proud Academy
Location: 281 Omok-ro, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul (서울 양천구 오목로 281)
The Proud Academy, where Haeyi, Seonjae, and Danji attend after-school classes, is actually a commercial building located in the Yangcheon-gu district of Seoul. You may recall the scene when Nam Haengseon queued to grab a number tag to register Haeyi into Choi Chiyeol's famous math class!
3. Inha University College of Education High School (인하대학교 사범대학부속 고등학교)
Location: 29 Jaeneoigil 123beon-gil, Michuhol-gu, Incheon (인천 미추홀구 재넘이길123번길 29)
In "Crash Course in Romance", there are two main high school campuses shown: one is at Inha University College of Education High School in Incheon, and the other is at Chung-Ang University High School (pictured below). However, it may be difficult for tourists to visit these locations as they are actual schools.
4. D Throne Lounge (디트로네 라운지)
Location: 258 Seokchonhosu-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul (서울 송파구 석촌호수로 258)
Hours: 11:00-00:00 (Break Time 15:00-17:00)
In this drama, the most popular gathering spot for the chatty moms is the coffee shop "D Throne Lounge", located by Seokchon Lake in Songpa-gu. The atmosphere here is quite nice, and if you have a chance, you can have some coffee and dessert while chatting here just like the moms did!
5. TERTAS Cafe (테르타스)
Location: 132-18, Dasan Jungang-ro 82beon-angil, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea (경기 남양주시 다산중앙로82번안길 132-18)
Hours: Every Day 11:00-22:00
In the drama, Nam Haengseon's younger brother, Nam Jaewoo, who has mild Asperger's syndrome, is mistaken as a stalker by a coffee shop employee he often visits and gets into a conflict with her boyfriend, highlighting the common misunderstanding and prejudices toward people on the spectrum. The actual cafe where this scene was filmed at is called TERTAS, located in Namyangju.
6. Polar Day Camping Ground (폴라데이 캠핑장)
Location: 58 Seonjeongbi-ro, Gunnae-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기 포천시 군내면 선정비로 58)
Both scenes, where the Nam family encounters Choi Chiyeol while on vacation, or where Nam Haengseon finds a place to express her feelings for him after Choi Chiyeol decides to hide, are impressive and memorable. The actual filming location is Polar Day Camping Ground in Pocheon, and it has become more popular after the broadcast of "Crash Course in Romance"!
7. The Steak House Peer 79 (더 스테이크 하우스 피어 79 로열스테이크)
Location: 서울 서초구 잠원동 121-9
Hours: 11:30-22:00 (Break Time 15:00-17:00)
Do you remember the blind date between Choi Chiyeol and the pianist, Hyeyeon? The restaurant where they had their first dinner together was The Steak House Peer 79, located at Han River Park. Just like in the drama, this restaurant offers a beautiful view of the Han River and is a romantic and upscale dining destination. If you want a fine dining experience in Seoul, check out this restaurant!
8. Nam Haengseon's Mother's Restaurant
Location: 17, Machen-ro 35-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul (서울 송파구 마천로35길 17)
When Choi Chiyeol was young and in a difficult situation, he received help from Nam Haeng-seon's mother, which became his warmest memory. The actual filming location of the restaurant is in an alley in Songpa-gu, Seoul, and the actual name of the restaurant is "A World Full of Meaty Flavor (살맛나는세상)". You can come here to take a picture and maybe even try out the restaurant!
9. Paju Yaksu Temple (파주 약천사)
Location: 118 Gyoharo 681 beon-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기 파주시 교하로681번길 118)
After finding out that Nam Haengseon was the daughter of the restaurant owner who helped him years ago, Choi Chiyeol and his manager Ji Donghee went to the temple to pay their respects and reflect on the unexpected connection. This place may look familiar to some of you; it's Yakcheonsa Temple in Paju, which was also the filming location for a memorable scene in the k-drama "My Runway", where the two main characters had a conversation.
10. BK Plus Bowling Alley (BK플러스볼링장)
Location: 221 B2, Bonghwasan-ro, Jungnang-gu, Seoul (서울 중랑구 봉화산로 221 B2)
After Choi Chiyeol and Nam Haengseon express their feelings for each other and decide to spend more time together openly, their friends and family decide to go on an outing together at a bowling alley! This bowling alley is located in Jungnang-gu, Seoul, and is called BK Plus Bowling Alley.
11. Mokdong Ice Rink (목동 아이스링크)
Address: 939 Anyangcheon-ro, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul (서울 양천구 안양천로 939)
When Haeyi was supposed to help Geonhu study, she couldn't focus because she was worried about Sunjae's brother's arrest. So Geonhu decides to take her to an ice skating rink to clear her mind. If you have the chance, it would be fun to visit a local ice skating rink while traveling in Korea!
12. Ji Donghee's Residence
Location: 68 Noryangjin-ro 32-gil, Dongjak-gu, Seoul (서울 동작구 노량진로32길 68)
Manager Ji, who is actually Jeong Seonghyeon, lives on the top floor of a residential building located in Seoul's Dongjak District. You can find the actual residence by following the address provided by the editor, but please be sure not to disturb the local residents if you plan to visit.
13. 428 Restaurant (428 레스토랑)
Location: 428 Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (서울 강남구 봉은사로 428)
Sua's mother was proud of herself for finally kicking Sunjae out of Woorim High School and took the other mothers to celebrate at a steakhouse called "428 Restaurant" located on the first floor of a luxury hotel in Gangnam. The restaurant has large floor-to-ceiling windows and a very sophisticated atmosphere. This is also where Sua's mother finds out that her husband is cheating on her with a younger woman, resulting in a chaotic yet hilarious scene.
14. Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital (이대서울병원)
Location: 260, Gonghang-daero, Gangseo-gu, Seoul (서울 강서구 공항대로 260)
After Haeyi wakes up from her coma, Geonhu and Seonjae visit her at the hospital and bicker with each other. This scene may look familiar to some viewers, as it was actually filmed at Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital, which was also the filming location for the hospital scenes in the drama "Doctor John".
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