Incheon

Travel Guide
Incheon featuring a garden, a city and a skyscraper

Korea’s third-largest city is a fascinating mix of political history, modern shopping malls and entertainment districts, and remote outer islands. 

The port city of Incheon has many facets. Visit the location where General MacArthur made the invasion that altered the destiny of the Korean War and the memorials and museums that honour him. Eat fresh fish on the tranquil outer islands and enjoy superb shopping and nightlife in the city’s lively centre.

As Korea’s major transport hub, Incheon has the country’s largest airport, an industrial seaport and major bus and train centres within the city limits. Many head straight to Seoul, located just 36 kilometres (22 miles) to the east, but at weekends Incheon is where Seoulites come to relax, shop and enjoy some fresh sea air.

Incheon is politically distinct from the capital, and is famously the location for the Incheon Landings in 1950. Locals are extremely proud of this and you’ll find a memorial statue of General Douglas MacArthur in Jayu Park. At the Incheon Landing Operation Memorial Hall, which is free to enter, peruse photographs that show what life was like at the time of the landings as well as military-themed photos. Next door to the memorial hall is the Incheon Metropolitan City Museum where you can learn more about the city’s history and take part in experiences such as traditional games and craft.

If you’re looking for designer shopping, excellent restaurants and lively nightlife then the central Bupyeong area is the place to go. Nearby you’ll find Jung-gu, home to Korea’s only Chinatown. Explore the markets and sample tasty food from the restaurants.

Take a trip to the Incheon Islands which lie just offshore. Two of the most popular are Yeongjong Island and Ganghwado Island, which has a famous market specialising in rush mats and ginseng.

A good subway system connects all of Incheon’s major sights and districts. If you can’t find a subway stop for where you want to go there will almost certainly be a bus, so you’ll never have problem getting around the city. Use the giant Northeast Asia Trade Tower, Korea’s tallest building, as a landmark.

Where to stay in Incheon

Sheraton Grand Incheon Hotel
Sheraton Grand Incheon Hotel
5 out of 5
153, Convensia-daero, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥14,464 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
Located in Songdo, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Songdo Convensia Convention Center and NC Cube Canal Walk. Tri-bowl and Songdo Central Park ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (938 reviews)
"Enjoyed the pool!"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Sheraton Grand Incheon Hotel
Paradise City
Paradise City
5 out of 5
186, Yeongjonghaeannam-ro 321beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon
The price is ¥22,950 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 15
Located in Jung-gu, this luxury resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of BMW Driving Center, Geuppo Beach, and Marsian Beach. Silmido Beach and Silmido Island are also ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,072 reviews)
"Fantastic place to stay that is close to the airport. Excellent food options, stellar service, and very big rooms. I'd absolutely stay again, but next time more than one night."

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

Paradise City
Grand Hyatt Incheon
Grand Hyatt Incheon
5 out of 5
208, Yeongjonghaeannam-ro 321beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon, Incheon
The price is ¥18,225 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in Jung-gu, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of BMW Driving Center, Geuppo Beach, and Marsian Beach. Silmido Beach and Silmido Island are also ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,246 reviews)
"Nothing special"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Grand Hyatt Incheon
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The November Stay in Landmark
The November Stay in Landmark
3 out of 5
101, Artcenter-daero 168beon-gil, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon
The price is ¥5,128 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Located in Songdo, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Port of Incheon and NC Cube Canal Walk. Songdo Central Park and University of Incheon ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (15 reviews)
"깔끔하고 송도 여행하기 괜찮았어요"

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

The November Stay in Landmark
Oakwood Premier Incheon
Oakwood Premier Incheon
5 out of 5
165, Convensia-daero, Incheon, Incheon
The price is ¥15,428 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 9
Located in Songdo, this luxury aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Songdo Convensia Convention Center and NC Cube Canal Walk. Songdo Central Park and Hyundai ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,554 reviews)
"Good location, friendly staffs, nice view, clean bathroom"

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2021

Oakwood Premier Incheon
Celeb Stay Songdo
Celeb Stay Songdo
3 out of 5
100, Artcenter-daero 168beon-gil, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Incheon
The price is ¥5,172 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Located in Songdo, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of NC Cube Canal Walk, Songdo Convensia Convention Center, and Port of Incheon. Songdo Central ...
4/5 Very Good! (4 reviews)
숙소후기
"숙소가 깨끗하고 친절하게 응대해주셔서 좋았습니다"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Celeb Stay Songdo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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