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Incheon
Travel Guide

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

Top Hotels in Incheon

Paradise City
Paradise City
5 out of 5
186, Yeongjonghaeannam-ro 321beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon
The price is ¥18,780 per night from Mar 22 to Mar 23

Located in Jung-gu, this luxury resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of BMW Driving Center, Geuppo Beach, and Marsian Beach. Silmido Island and Silmido Beach are also ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,030 reviews)
Too crowded.

"We heard from media that the resort doesn't have a lot of guests in this pandemic, however on the weekend we went, the swimming pool is completely crowded and everyone doesn't wear any mask. My daughter and I were the only people wearing masks entire time in the pool. Also since most of attractions ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

Paradise City
Best Western Premier Incheon Airport
Best Western Premier Incheon Airport
4 out of 5
48-27, Gonghang-ro 424beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon, Incheon
The price is ¥5,879 per night from Mar 11 to Mar 12

Located in Jung-gu, this golf hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of BMW Driving Center, Silmido Island, and SKY72 Golf Club. Eulwangri Beach and Wangsan Beach are ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,570 reviews)

"Have a little bit of light , room need mor light thank you"…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

Best Western Premier Incheon Airport
Grand Hyatt Incheon
Grand Hyatt Incheon
5 out of 5
208, Yeongjonghaeannam-ro 321beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon, Incheon
The price is ¥15,207 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in Jung-gu, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of BMW Driving Center, Geuppo Beach, and Marsian Beach. Silmido Island and Silmido Beach are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,439 reviews)
Thumbs up

"Excellent experience, especially in this corona time. The only complaint I have, is the internet connection and that is not possible to use Netflix on the TV."…"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2020

Grand Hyatt Incheon
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.

Vacation Rentals in Incheon

Oakwood Premier Incheon
Oakwood Premier Incheon
4.5 out of 5
165, Convensia-daero, Incheon, Incheon
The price is ¥14,114 per night from Mar 25 to Mar 26

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 ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,410 reviews)

"Good location, friendly staffs, nice view, clean bathroom"…"

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2021

Oakwood Premier Incheon
Canal Walk Aparthotel
Canal Walk Aparthotel
3 out of 5
#140, Bldg.302, Canal Walk Autumn, 107 Art center dae-ro, Yeounsu gu, Incheon
The price is ¥6,761 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

Located in Songdo, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of NC Cube Canal Walk, Songdo Central Park, and Port of Incheon. Hyundai Premium Outlet Songdo and University ...

4/5Very Good! (189 reviews)

"Clean and convenient for the conference I was attending."…"

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Canal Walk Aparthotel
The November Stay in Songdo Honestar
The November Stay in Songdo Honestar
2.5 out of 5
157, Songdogukje-daero, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Incheon
The price is ¥7,726 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4

Located in Songdo, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Triple Street and Hyundai Premium Outlet Songdo. Songdo Central Park and University of Incheon are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (241 reviews)

"The check in desk is extremely difficult to find - nowhere on the Expedia booking reference does it mention that you need to catch an unsigned lift to Level 12 of a building to check in. This is NOT a hotel - it is more like a dormitory room in an office building."…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2020

The November Stay in Songdo Honestar
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.

Popular places to visit in Incheon

Top things to do in Incheon

Reviews of Incheon

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 5, 2020

A place to return and continue to explore!

3/5 - Okay

DPK

May 5, 2020

Try the Songdo City Bar and Restaurant near the Sheraton Hotel, it has a good brunch on weekends.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 26, 2020

I only stayed inside the airport terminal... it was very pleasant and was great to have all the shopping and food options during my stay.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 4, 2020

nice to play casino. near by airport is good point.

3/5 - Okay

A.F

Feb 14, 2020

Taxi drivers and airport workers are rude. Hard to communicate with them even though we used translation app.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 12, 2020

Very clean, quiet, and helpful.

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