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Nami Island: Country of trees floating-island

Nami Island, a small island floating in the shape of a half moon on the Bukhangang River.
Namiseom Island
Namiseom Island

Nami Island is the only imaginary-republic in the world that offers beautiful fairy tales and songs to tourists all over the world.

Origin of Nami Island

cherry blossom sky
cherry blossom sky

The name Nami Island, also known as Namseom meaning “front island,” was naturally established due to the folklore that General Nami was buried in a pile of stones on the northern hill of Nami Island.

Nami Island, a small island floating in the shape of a half moon on the Bukhangang River. 

Although it is small enough to be seen in just three or four hours, the number of visitors to the area is enormous. 

Last year alone, 2.67 million people visited, of which 670,000 were foreign tourists. There are quite a lot of visitors on weekdays as well as weekends. 

bicycle path in forest
bicycle path in forest

The line waiting to board a ship is long enough to scare people.

However, the waiting time is not long because the ship is coming and going without a break.

In addition, there are many quiet places in every corner, so you can enjoy a much more leisurely space than you were scared of. 

Riding a boat is the most common, but if you want adventure, try the thrilling zip wire.

Glamorous garden: Spring

Nami Island cherry blossom street
Nami Island cherry blossom street

A green spring. The canals, azaleas and lilies form a colorful path, and the cherry blossoms in full bloom cover the sky. Nami Island in spring is the most spectacular garden in the world.

Cool shade: Summer

 summer island
Nami Island summer

Summer with thick shade of trees from the northern dock to the end of southern. When the cool river winds blow under the shade of the forest, there is no summer like this in the world.

The Way to Walk: Fall

autumn leaves nami
Nami Island fall

Autumn is when maples color the whole island beautifully. Nami Island doesn’t clean up fallen leaves. The fallen leaves trail, which is buried up to the ankles, presents a special memory.

Silent Snow Field: Winter

 winter island
winter view

The sound of snow stepping, the sound of the wind, the calm winter. Icicles hang all over the island. Make your own snowman on the white tree-lined street.

Current Status 
UNICEF Child Friendly Park

Approx. 3-4 hours

Film Locations 
Drama “Winter Sonata (2003),” Film “Wanderer in Winter (1986),” etc.

Shopping Information 
Craftshops, design shops, gift shops

Activity Dates 
Recommended period to visit: May, July-August, October

Operating Hours 
[Ferry Schedule]
07:30-09:00 (30 minute intervals)
09:00-18:00 (10-20 minute intervals)
18:00-21:40 (30 minute intervals)

Maximum Occupancy 
20,000-30,000 people

Parking Facilities 
Namiseom Dock Parking Lot (650 spaces)

Parking Fees 
4,000 won

Admission Fees 
[Naminara Visa (Entrance Fee + Farry Fare]
General Rate: 13,000 won 
Discounted Rate: 10,000 won
Special Rate: 7,000 won

* Refer to the website for discount details
* 10% discount available for groups of 20 people or more
* Free admission: A guide of a travel agency with group visitors / Babies (under 36 months) when accompanied by parents 

[One year-term Passport]
Fare: 45,000 won

Facility Utilization Fees 

Fare: 44,000 won
Operating hours: April – October 09:00-19:00 / November – March 09:00-18:00
* Operation may be discontinued in the case of snow, rain, or strong winds
* Inquires: +82-31-582-8091

[UNICEF Train]
One-way: 3,000 won (Boarding platform: Seonchakjang Station / Jungang Station)

One-person: 4,000 won (30 min) / 8,000 won (1 hr) / 2,000 won for each additional 15 min
Tandem: 8,000 won (30 min) / 16,000 won (1 hr) / 4,000 won for each additional 15 min
Quadruplet: 15,000 won (30 min) / 5,000 won for each additional 15 min

[Electronic bicycle]
Single: 12,000 won (30 min) / 24,000 won (1 hr) / 6,000 won for each additional 15 min
Baby: 18,000 won (30 min) / 36,000 won (1 hr) / 9,000 won for each additional 15 min

[Sky bike]
3,000 won
* Boarding site: Bike Center (Inquiry: +82-31-582-0144) 

[Story Tour Bus]
7,000 won (20 min)
* Boarding site: Across from Naminaru Tourism Organization

[Motor boat tour]
40,000 won (5 seats per boat)
* Inquiry: +82-31-581-9991


Interpretation Services Offered 
Naminara Story Tour
Schedule: Daily at 11:00
Tour length: Approx. 30~60min
Participant limit: 20 people (Advanced reservation required)
Language: English, Japanese, Chinese

Baby Stroller Rentals 
Available (3,000 won / 24 months or under)

Pets weighing 7kg or less are permitted (Must be kept on a leash at all times; not permitted in buildings)

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