Tradition & Culture

Experience Kimchi

Kimchi academy house


Experience Kimchi - Experience Kimchi-making!

Experience Kimchi allows people to learn Korean history and culture through kimchi, offering kimchi-making guided by a professional kimchi instructor. Participants can taste the kimchi they make, have it packed up, and take it overseas. In addition to kimchi-making, Experience Kimchi offers such experiences as Hanji artifact-making (Korean traditional handicraft) and trying on Hanboks (Korean traditional clothing). After the events, you will get a photo taken to keep the memories of Korea deep in your hearts.

󰏚 Overview

○ Program: It takes a total of 1 hour and 20 minutes (80 minutes).

- Hanji Crafts (30 minutes), Hanbok Wearing(15 minutes), Kimchi-making (30 minutes), Photos (5 minutes)


Kimchi Academy House

Kimchi Academy House

Kimchi Academy House


Make traditional artifacts with Hanji (traditional paper)

Try on Hanbok (traditional clothing)/court costumes

Make Kimchi


(120 mins)

30 minutes

15 minutes

30 minutes


Make a mirror

25 sets of clothing in total

3 sets of court outfits (women)

3 sets of Hanbok (women),

15 sets of Gatekeeper's outfit

4 sets of Children's Hanbok

Explanation of how to make kimchi: 10 minutes

Make kimchi: 15 minutes

Eat the kimchi you have made
Picture taking Kimchi packing

Hours of

1st Session 10:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m., 2nd Session 12:00 p.m. - 13:20 p.m., 3rd Session 14:00 p.m. - 15:20 p.m., 4th Session 16:00 p.m. - 17:20 p.m., 5th Session 18:00 p.m. - 19:20 p.m.


30,000 won

○ Location

- Cultural Experience Center: Seoul Center for Culture & Tourism located on the 5th floor of M Plaza Building (31-1, Myeong-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul )

- 1st: 10:00~11:20 (Kyeongdo Bldg 4F)

Kimchi Academy House

- 2nd~5th: 12:00~19:20 (M Plaza 5F)
Kimchi Academy House

○ Opening dates and hours: 10am ~ 7pm, starting on Aug. 24, 2010 (open year-round)



Translation Services


10:00 ~ 11:20 (80 min)



12:00 ~ 13:20 (80 min)



14:00 ~ 15:20 (80 min)

Japanese / English


16:00 ~ 17:20 (80 min)



18:00 ~ 19:20 (80 min)

Japanese / English

○ Translation services: English, Japanese, and Chinese available

○ Reservation: We take booking requests up until one day before your visit.

- Available reservation time: 10 am ~ 9 pm

- Reservation by phone: +82-2-3789-7961

- Reservation by email:

○ Fee: KRW 30,000 per participant

making kimchi

making kimchi

Ingredients for making kimchi include fresh vegetables and herbs

Trimming the vegetables

making kimchi

making kimchi

Japanese tourists making kimchi

First-time participants diligently preparing kimchi

making kimchi

making kimchi

An instructor leading the kimchi-making class

Delicious, mouth-watering kimchi

making kimchi

making kimchi

Packing up the kimchi

The finished product

making kimchi

making kimchi

Japanese tourists after their first class at the Kimchi Academy

First-time participants at the Kimchi Academy after a successful class

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