Jiwoljang Detailed information
The garden of Jiwoljang Guesthouse has a long history.
The name of this guesthouse comes from the name of this spot, where a house was built in the early 1900s, during the period of Japanese colonialization.
A rarity in the downtown area of a large city such as Seoul, the 300-pyeong garden of Jiwoljang Guesthouse, featuring various plants and trees that are hundreds of years old, preserves traces of Korea's past and provides visitors with a classic atmosphere filled with the sound of birds.
The name "Jiwoljang" is made up of three Chinese characters--指 (Ji, or "fingers"), 月 (Wol, or "moon"), and 藏 (Jang, or "hide"), meaning “Look beyond the surface to see the deeper truth hidden behind.”
On a table made from the signboard, written in 1919, that was hung on the main house that once stood in this place, guests may enjoy drinking delicious teas while surrounded by the 100 years of history this place represents.
We hope each and every guest enjoys a comfortable stay amid our guesthouse's beautiful natural surroundings and leaves with unforgettable memories even after just one night.
Having studied Oriental painting in college, the host decorated the interior of the guesthouse herself.
Also, the guesthouse was a filming location for one of the scenes of the film Wanee & Junah, starring Kim Hee-seon, Ju Jin-mo, Jo Seong-woo, and Choi Gang-hee, and television commercials for PlayStation (Song Gang-ho), Ppyeojanggun (Cha Seung-won), and Epson (Kim Ah-jung), as well as the venue of a flea market in 2014 and 2015.