Jeongsu and I decided to dress up in traditional Korean hanbok dressed for our 1 year engagement anniversary and took beautiful photos in Seoul’s Changdeokgung palace and Secret Garden! It’s super easy to rent a hanbok in Seoul is super easy and a great way to get to know local culture. At the same time, it’s a unique experience leaving you with one-of-a-kind travel shots. If you are looking for a special Korea experience you will never forget, make sure you rent hanbok and wander around the capital city!

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Here’s how you can rent Hanbok in Seoul:

Rent A Hanbok in Seoul for Stunning Travel Shots


Where To Rent

I had heard about One Day Hanbok, a small hanbok shop where you can rent the beautiful dresses for a decent price. Their store has just recently moved from Euljiro-4 subway station to Chungmuro Station, Exit 8.

You are able to do the hanbok experience 7 days per week from 10:00 – 20:00. Even though you can just walk in the store, making a reservation is recommended! We visited on a Sunday with reservation and people without a reservation had to wait at least 1 hour. You can use the contact form on One Day Hanbok’s website, directly send a mail to onedayhb@naver.com with the booking details or check out their Facebook Page.

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The Experience in Detail

The price for the experience is 13,000 Won ($13) for 4 hours and  26,000 Won ($26) for a whole day. You can choose a hanbok of your liking and even get to choose beautiful accessories such as hair pieces, purses, and norigae, the detailed ornaments you can hang onto the front of your skirt. The store offers hanbok for both men and women.

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Before leaving the store, you need to leave your ID card or passport as well as a deposit of 30,000 Won per hanbok, which you will get back after you return with the hanbok.

After you’re all dressed up, you can enjoy a walk around the nearby palaces, such as Gyeongbokgung or Changdeokgung – both are free of charge when wearing hanbok! Yay! This ensures authentic photos with traditional Korean architecture.

To make your experience a lot more comfortable, One Day Hanbok stores your heavy bags at the store in a safe location. Once your rental time is over, return to the store, take the hanbok off and claim your possessions.

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Value for Money

I’m so happy with the entire hanbok experience at One Day Hanbok. The staff was very friendly even though the small store at Euljiro-4 was packed. They speak English very well and welcome foreigners! I can highly recommend the hanbok service from One Day Hanbok and will definitely be back for more photos in beautiful hanbok. The dresses they offer are of very high quality and excellent material.

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The hanbok experience was a great choice for our engagement photos and a memory we will never forget.

  • It’s inexpensive,
  • so much fun,
  • absolutely memorable
  • and the staff is excellent!

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity when you are in Seoul!

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  • Gina Panozzo

    Your engagement photos are absolutely beautiful. <3

  • Megan Indoe

    Sweet, we might do this for one of our hyperlapse videos! We almost rented on in Jeonju over the weekend for fun, but decided to wait! Thanks!

  • Laura Nalin

    Happy new year! I love these photos. Your hair color really pops with the bright colors. You can tell you two are really in love. Best wishes to you both!

    • Thank you so much Laura <3

  • Great photos! I really like that last one at the end with you both playing in the leaves, haha.

    Unfortunately, the only hanbok I’ve worn was a woman’s one just a little too small for me. The pictures… they’re horrible. Hahaha. Glad you got some good ones out of the experience!

  • Wow, that’s such a good deal for renting hanbok! I feel like an idiot for the much higher rate we payed to rent hanbok for our daughter’s one year birthday…yikes. I suppose that’s a perk of living up in Seoul! Anyways, thanks for sharing, I enjoyed reading and checking out the photos!

  • Wendy Flor

    First, you’ve chosen a very attractive color complementing your hair color. Second, thanks for this recommendation. The only hanbok I’ve worn was the one in Lotte World where you can have your photo taken. Yours is a great experience because you get to go around the city. An experience I want to do, too!

  • Rafiqua Israel

    Lovely pic, it almost looks like snow white. Who took the photos for you? Did you hire a photographer?

  • Donandsuji

    Wow looks good. The prices are quite good!
    A while ago I had rented hanboks with my wife. But it wasn’t at a usual foreigner type place,
    The lady looked at me smiled, said something in Korean, that I couldn’t understand at the time, but my wife said that she said one of the hanboks “look really good on me”, then she GAVE it to me. Everyone was totally shocked.