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Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul 이촌동
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Ichon-dong
 • McCune–Reischauer Ich'on-tong
Ichon 1-dong Community Service Center(Yongsan-gu)
Ichon 1-dong Community Service Center(Yongsan-gu)
Country South Korea
 • Total 4.08 km2 (1.58 sq mi)
Population (June 2013)[1]
 • Total 37,154
 • Density 9,100/km2 (24,000/sq mi)

Ichon-dong is a county part of Yongsan-gu (a district) located in Seoul, South Korea.


Ichon-1-dong is also called Dongbu-Ichon-dong, 동부이촌동 (East Ichon) and Ichon-2-dong is called Seobu-Ichon-dong, 서부이촌동 (West Ichon). Ichon-1-dong is home for many foreign residents, especially Japanese.

East Ichon (Ichon-1-dong) is known for its expensive real estate.

The residents are regarded as highly affluent by many Koreans. East Ichon is home to many expats, since the Yongsan Garrison is located nearby.

West Ichon is less developed than East Ichon, but the Seoul Metropolitan Government tries to develop this area as a part of 'Hangang Renaissance Project'.


In Ichon-dong, the climate is cold and temperate. In winter there is much less rainfall in Ichon-dong than in summer. According to Köppen and Geiger climate is classified as Dwa. In Ichon-dong the average annual temperatureis 11.9 °C. About 1346 mm of precipitation falls annually.[3]


Ichon Hangang Park is located on the northern side of the river between Jungrangcheon Bridge and Wonhyo Bridge. Along the riverside grow beautiful flowers and plants such as reed, eulalia and cosmos by season making the riverside path a popular course for a walk and family outing.

Within the part, there are Teen Square, X-Game center, In-line skating rink, basketball court, tennis court, and gate ball field. Plus, the part also has, a rafting program where you may cross the river in a rubber boat navigating your way from one side of the river to the other. The program is popular as a teamwork training center for school students and office workers.

Your joyful experience in the park doesn’t end here - there are more things to see and enjoy including a nature experience center, water sports, Cha Beom-Geun football class, and Nodleseom Island.[4]

The National Museum of Korea is located only 1.5 km away from Yongsan Station. It is the largest museum in Korea and houses precious Korean cultural assets that silently tell the story of Korea’s fascinating history, from ancient days to the modern era. The museum, in turn, is close to Yongsan Family Park, a wooded grassland with a pond that serves as a natural habitat for various species of birds, as well as over 80 different kinds of trees. The War Memorial of Korea is located next to Samgakji Station, and 1 km from Yongsan Station. It displays a daunting array of collections and wartime relics.

In addition to galleries with a wide array of national and international pieces, the National Museum of Korea is the stage for a number of cultural activities related to relics collection and preservation, research and analysis, social training, academic publications, international cultural exchange programs, concerts, and more. Visitors of all ages have the opportunity to participate in a number of educational events and quality cultural programs. For those who prefer to tour at a leisurely pace, the museum grounds have a number of environmentally friendly spaces and rest areas.[5]


The area has been developed quickly since the 1970s by the government. Ichon-dong is located in the south-west of Seoul, Yongsan-gu. In the Executive is divided into eastern Ichon-dong and western Ichon-dong, but it is now divided into Ichon 1 dong and Ichon 2 dong. Joseon Dynasty, the area that was Hansung Outer old Seoul, Yongsan 1894 Hansung was standing room sachonri based sachonri, Sinchonri, based Shinchon. 1911 belonged to the side after gyeongseongbu Gyeonggi Province, was incorporated in 1913 gyeongseongbu West, 1914 was called Ichon-dong. 1943 was a competent Yongsan, and 1946 Ichon-dong is has reached today.[6] The Japanese Village in Ichon 1-dong (Dongbu Ichon-dong), Yongsan-gu, Seoul, is home to over one thousand Japanese, so it is called "Little Tokyo." This village began to form after Korea-Japan diplomatic normalization in 1965. The Japanese staying in Korea for long-term gathered to this pleasant and easily accessible place along the Han River, and they have maintained the community up to now. Most of the residents here are employees of Japanese corporations doing business in Korea or embassy personnel and their families. Although it is difficult to feel the "atmosphere of Japan" when going through in a car, by walking along the street slowly and passing the side streets, visitors can find the real estate broker's offices for Japanese with the phrase of "business talk in Japanese available" attached to the doors and the directional signs in Japanese written with Korean.[7]


Ichon-dong has three schools-Shinyongsan Elementary School, Yonggang Middle School, and Junggyung High school.

  • Seoul Sinyongsan Elementary School[8]
  • Seoul Yonggang Middle School[9]
  • Jungkyung High School[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "이촌동 (Ichon-dong 二村洞)" (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 
  2. ^ "The origin of dongs in Yongsan-gu" (in Korean). Yongsan-gu official site. Archived from the original on 2006-05-26. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 
  3. ^ "Climate: Ichon-dong". Climate-data.org. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Seoul » Yongsan-gu » Ichon Hangang Park". VISIT Korea. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Seoul » Yongsan-gu » The National Museum of Korea". VISIT Korea. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Korea nomination origin". Naver Knowledge Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Ichon-dong Japanese Village". Life In Korea. Life in Asia, Inc. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  8. ^ http://www.sys-e.es.kr/
  9. ^ http://www.yonggang.ms.kr/
  10. ^ http://www.jungkyung.hs.kr/

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