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[kozaza picks] Bukchon Hanokstays provided Korean breakfast

Bukchonmaru Hanokstay @Bukchon, Seoul It is located at central Seoul, called Bukchon Hanok Village! Whenever you want to go, you just go out and walk a little bit, then you can get many famous places in Seoul, such as Gyeong-bok Palace, Myeong-dong, Changdeok Palace, etc. The host provides Korean style breakfast every day, the host’s mom makes her own sauces like “gochoojiang”, “deon-jiang”, so you can taste traditional, original Korean Kim-chi.

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You can book Bukchonmaru HERE at kozaza

    Hueahn Hanok Guesthouse @Bukchon, Seoul Hueahn Guesthouse is one of the famous korean traditional houses in Bukchon, Seoul. You can feel beauty of Korean culture in a central pillar made of old wood from Mt. Baekdu, doors decorated with mother-of–pearl, and various lacquer decors. While your stay, the host provide you with a special opportunity to experience Korean Urushi(vanishing with traditional lacquer )and hand craft with mother-of-pearl. And also provide comfort bedding made of natural material.

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    DahmSoJung Hanokstay @Bukchon, Seoul Welcome to DahmSoJung, Korean traditional guest house in Buckchon Hanok Village, Seoul. Make unforgettable memories with your family, friends, and lovers and enjoy Korean traditional lifestyle in our cozy and modernized guest house. We are preparing various kinds of programs to provide you exciting experience; making Kimchi, making Korean traditional painting, making Korean traditional tea. We would do our best for you to experience Korean traditional culture and lifestyle. kozaza4 kozaza6 kozaza5

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    Tteuranchae Hanokstay @Bukchon, Seoul The accommodation is located at the center of the neighborhood and the view is fantastic, including the view of the mountain. Woods in Jung-dok Library can be seen through the window, and it is perfect place for relaxation. kozaza7 kozaza9 kozaza8

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Bukchon hot places in Directed by Hong Sang-soo


Bukchon hot places in the film <Hill of Freedom> Directed by Hong Sang-soo.

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Hueahn Hanok Guesthouse

Hueahn Guesthouse is one of the famous korean traditional houses in Bukchon, Seoul. You can feel beauty of Korean culture in a central pillar made of old wood from Mt. Baekdu, doors decorated with mother-of–pearl, and various lacquer decors. While your stay, the host provide you with a special opportunity to experience Korean Urushi(vanishing with traditional lacquer )and hand craft with mother-of-pearl. And also provide comfort bedding made of natural material.

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Cafe jiyugaoka @52-6, Anguk-dong, Jongno-gu

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Polpo Press Restaurant @32-8, Jae-dong, Jongno-gu

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[House in Korea] Cheongchunjae Hanokstay @Bukchon, Seoul

It is located in Gahoe-dong 31, the most scenic place in BukchonHanok Village. The wooden garage draws attention to this petite and special hanokstay. Inspired by the high-end hanoks of the aristocratic class, Cheonchunjae is comprised of small indoors area with traditional flooring and loft, along with modern kitchen and washroom. Cheonchunjae is run by an owner who is very passionate about preservation and development of hanoks. The visitors can have a tour of Simsim-heon which is operated by the owner of Cheonchunjae. This will be a special experience especially for those looking for a place to taste traditional afternoon tea.



High-end hanok with a blend of traditional and modern interior structure
Fully-equipped cooking facilities
Parking available
Rental available for business meetings: available hours 9am-6pm, 400,000won/day, 50,000won/hour
Kitchen, loft, living room, master bedroom, modern washroom, garden



Tea ceremony experience (tour of Simsim-heon: KRW 10,000per person)



You can book Cheongchunjae Hanokstay HERE at kozaza






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[kozaza stay] Manhaedang Hanokstay @Bukchon, Seoul

Situated in the historic Bukchon neighborhood in Seoul, Korea, Manaedang takes its name after the respected Buddhist monk, writer and Korean independence movement activist Manae Han Yongwoon, who occupied this house during the Japanese colonial period. Here, Manae founded the Buddhist magazine, “Yusim.” In recognition of this historic fact, the Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea registered this place as a Modern Cultural Heritage Site in 2003. Now, this historic house opens its doors to guests who wish to experience Korean traditional life. In this adorable tiled-roof house and quaint neighborhood lined with traditional Korean houses (Hanok), glimpse the old Korea of the bygone era.




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[kozaza stay] Charm House Hanokstay @Bukchon, Seoul

Enjoy the neat, minimalistic yet comfortable home. You can relax and feel at home while staying at Charm House. Enjoy the therapeutic feeling of Bukchon Hanok Village. Come to Charm House to escape the fast, busy city life. Our neighborhood is over 80 years old is very traditionally preserved. We are a couple with 2 rooms available for you to stay at. Our rooms are named the Sun and the Moon! We can house 2 families at the same time. We want you enjoy the atmosphere of the Hanok. Take time to relax and have new cultural experiences. Enjoy both the traditional and modern way of life. Warm, homemade breakfast and coffee will be served in the morning. If you want to change the menu, please tell us. We also have a fridge for you to use. You can also meet our very cute and friendly dachschund, Zeke! He loves all our guests!


Charm House


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Room that Embraced the Moon (Bed Room)


Room that Embraced the Sun (Ondol Room)


dachschund Zeke

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[kozaza press] Kozaza taps sharing economy to promote hanok -Korea Times


A view of the Rakkojae hanok in Bukchon, Seoul, once a guests steps through the entrance.

Bukchon in Seoul is a mixture of the hip and quaint.
The main road is dotted with cute, standout restaurants, shops and cafes.
Meander through the narrow alleys in the back, however, and one time-travels to the 1970s and early ‘80s — a time of hole-in-the-wall shops and “hanok” or traditional Korean houses.It’s within this sliver of Seoul and its vast passage of time that a local company, kozaza is working with a new-era concept of “sharing economy” to promote the beauty of olden times. There are around 90,000 traditional houses remaining in Korea. Kozaza — the name fittingly means “let’s get a good night’s sleep” — links 700 of these with visitors desiring a stay. Jo has been a forward promoter of the traditional Korean house, providing content on hanok to Google’s Cultural Institute, a 360-degree preview of a hanok with Google Maps, and postcards.



It’s one of the rooms available for a hanok stay through kozaza.


“Staying in a hanok is more than a night’s accommodation, you can experience Korean traditional culture and lifestyle,” said Jo San-ku, founder and CEOof kozaza.
What the relatively new company is also doing is spreading the “sharing economy” model in society here. Around 70 Korean firms are engaging in the model including Socar, which is a car-share operation; Kiple that purchases and resells children’s clothes online; and the social dining company Zipbob. “Zipbob is more about sharing talent, I would say,” said Park Lynn, founder of the social dining club. As there are a rising number of singles, Zipbob brings members, usually early 30-something females, to congregate for a meal or a session of drawing or learning how to make craft beer. Zipbob users create profiles, chat online and find people who with similar interests after which they can organize dining experiences. Park like Jo started her business based on sharing economy around 2012. Jo is one of the early adopters of the “sharing economy” model here. Having founded and operated NetGeo in Silicon Valley in the 2000s, he worked at leading Korean conglomerates before founding kozaza.



Jo San-ku, founder and CEO of kozaza, poses during an interview with The Korea Times.


When he set out to found a business in Korea, he met a lot of naysayers who said that Koreans don’t like to open up their houses or that the house structure in Korea was not oriented toward sharing.
“The biggest hurdle was the Korean mindset that they don’t want strangers in the house” said Jo. “But the mindset is changing.” A recent survey by Nielsen validated Jo’s argument. The survey found that one out of two Koreans (49 percent) were willing to rent goods or services through a shared economy for financial purposes. Respondents were most willing to share clothes (25 percent) and electronic goods (25 percent), but also outdoor camping goods (23 percent) and cars (19 percent). “Sharing the hanok is within the bigger context of a sharing economy but also a pride for Koreans,” he added. Jo had a special guest last year Google executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, who visited Chiwunjeong, the former residence of ex-President Lee Myung-bak for several hours. “Schmidt came in the fall so all the doors and the windows were open, so he noted how the wind and the sun ‘go through’ the house,” said Jo. He noted that hanok stays can now be expanded as “alternative” accommodation to hotels that foreign participants attending global conferences held in Seoul could make use of. His company recently hosted participants to the Global Hackathon, which was part of the SBS Digital Forum hosted by the capital.
“About 130 participants stayed at 65 hanok together for four days, which allowed them to brainstorm and enjoy Korean zither performances in the evening. It was like a journey rather than just sleeping in a hanok,” said Jo. “This experience demonstrates that we can host global conference participants in hanok.”
For the future, kozaza is also looking to secure 100 home-stay residences within the 29 districts of Seoul, fit to accommodate businesspeople. Rooms available in Seoul total 30,000, so kozaza, working with the Seoul Business Agency and the Seoul Metropolitan Government, would be able to increase that number by 10 percent.
The real allure of kozaza or other sharing economy models may be in its philosophy.
“The sharing economy is all about by the people, of the people and for the people,” Jo said. “In a sharing economy, a powerless individual is providing value.”
He said Kozaza as an example of expanding value creation. Jo and his four employees link hanok owners with guests who are willing and interested in choosing the traditional Korean house as accommodation. Both the host and guests would like a memento. So the Seoul City Government supports amateur artists drawing depictions of hanok, which are made into postcards and distributed to both the host and guests. Bukchon village, a popular tourist destination, finds the postcards memorable souvenir items so they are sold at shops.
“So it’s good for everyone, the host, the guests, Bukchon community, the artists and Kozaza. By sharing the theme of hanok and by doing what each party wants to, we’re creating a new value culture,” Jo said.
It’s a “pay as you live” model that will become a new lifestyle, he added confidently.
For a young company, kozaza is actually being enhanced by the soaring popularity of Airbnb; but it ambitiously hopes to “disrupt its business model within this year,” Jo said.
The stay at a hanok is not cheap per se. For two people sharing a hanok room, they should be prepared to pay an average of 110,000 won per night. The most expensive is 1.5 million won per room for two people at Chiwunjeong. In between is another “fine” hanok, the Rakkojae, where the rate is around 200,000 through 300,000 won per night.
“A hanok is petite, with no privacy and the toilets sometimes placed outside. Those who appreciate the value of hanok’s architecture and design should come,” said Jo.
“Bukchon is singular in Seoul. You can find a Gangnam in any big city. Palaces, you can find them anywhere too,” said Jo. “But it’s hard to find a habitat of the commoners.”­


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[kozaza stay] Doo Hanok Guesthouse @Bukchon, Seoul

Whether you’re a tourist or traveling on business, Doo Guesthouse is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Seoul. The city center is merely 3 km away and the airport can be reached within minutes. Also within easy reach are Chicken Art Museum, Bukchon Museum, Chang Duk Goong Palace.

Doo Hanok Guesthouse is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. For the comfort and convenience of guests, it offers tours, room service, Wi-Fi in public areas, laundry service, meeting facilities.


You can book Doo Guesthouse HERE at kozaza


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[kozaza picks/hanokstay] Hanokstays with Family in May, the National Family Month

kozazaMay is the national family month. So kozaza picks some hanokstays for family.



Soriwool Hanokstay @Bukchon


Experience traditional Korean culture while staying at Soriwool. It is located across the National Folk Museum of Korea. Soriwool guesthouse provides not only rooms but also experiencing traditional Korean music. There is a wide selection of traditional Korean musical instruments that guests can learn and play. Guests can take Classes on Korean manners, and pottery making, and can try on Hanbok(Korean traditional clothing). Though Soriwool keeps very traditional atmosphere, the rooms are renovated with modern technologies for the convenience of the guests. All rooms are air conditioned and toiletries are readily available. Soriwool is also located near several tourist hotspots and shopping centers, in Jongro district.

* Activities
- Korean traditional music: Geomungo, Gayageum, Haegeum, Daegeum, Piri are available to try out and to appreciate the performance (3-6p.m.)
- Hanbok dressing up and Korean manners class: Traditional way to bow, tea ceremony (20,000 KRW)
- One day class for pottery making: (25,000 KRW)
- woman’s traditional crafting class: (30,000 KRW)

You can book Soriwool Hanokstay HERE at kozaza



Moon Hanok Guest House @Bukchon

kozaza4kozaza5kozaza6Moon Guesthouse comprises the main building, Unhyeongdang, and the outbuilding (Byeolchae). Unhyendang has a large yard, living area, kitchen, five rooms. Every room is equipped with modern A/C, to offer the most pleasant environment no matter the time of year. The central door can opened to combine two bedrooms with the living room, creating a large conference space. This conference space measures 4m*10m, ideal for many events and workshops. When renting the space for conference, we provide a 47inch TV and internet connection. The outbuilding (Byeolchae) has a separate yard, main gate, three rooms, a living room, and two bathrooms, making it ideal for a family vacation. The rooms in the outbuilding (Byeolchae) are also air-conditioned.

* Activities
- Traditional Tea Ceremony
- Try on Hanbok
- Folk Drawing on a Woodblock Print
- Making Kimchi

You can book Moon Hanok Guest House HERE at kozaza



Vine House Hanokstay @Bukchon

kozaza7kozaza8kozaza9Vinehouse is Korea traditional house, Hanok, located right next to Gyeongbokgung Station. It has 3 rooms, private 3 baths and wide daecheong floor(living room). It is perfect for a family gathering, school reunion.

You can book Vine House Hanokstay HERE at kozaza



Sopoong Hanok Guest House 

kozaza10kozaza11kozaza12Sopoong is a Hanok (traditional Korean house) guest house and is located right in the heart of a very famous tourist attraction – Bookchon, a 600 year-old village between two main palaces.

Where you stay is part of your journey. Sopoong means a picnic in Korean. It is where you may share and enjoy culture, history and friendship. Sopoong is for those people who know how to appreciate such values!

You can book Sopoong Hanok Guest House HERE at kozaza



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[kozaza stay/Seoul] Bukchonmaru Hanokstay @Bukchon, Seoul

It is located at central Seoul, called Bukchon Hanok Village! Whenever you want to go, you just go out and walk a little bit, then you can get many famous places in Seoul, such as Gyeong-bok Palace, Myeong-dong, Changdeok Palace, etc.

The host provides Korean style breakfast every day, the host’s mom makes her own sauces like “gochoojiang”, “deon-jiang”, so you can taste traditional, original Korean Kim-chi.

Moreover, as a Korean traditional house, Hanok, you can see beautiful scenery of central Seoul, because it is on top of the hill. So you can enjoy fantastic Seoul nightseeing as well as unusual awesome experience in Hanok.


You can book Bukchonmaru HERE at kozaza


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[kozaza stay/seoul] Namhyundang Hanokstay

Namhyundang is conveniently located in the neighborhood of Gyeongun-dong, right across from the traditional neighborhood of Insadong, in the center of the city. Originally an old hanok (traditional Korean house) stretching back to 100-odd years ago, Namhyeondang underwent a massive renovation in 2011 and reinvented itself as a guest house with rich cultural vibes and a cozy and tranquil atmosphere. Namhyundang is situated adjacent to Kyodong Elementary School, between Nakwon Arcade and Unhyeongung (Palace). As soon as you step into the gate, a spacious courtyard greets you with such a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere that makes you feel like time is standing still.


You can book Namhyundang HERE at kozaza