Evening Ghost Walking Tour in Seoul

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From USD 39.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 to 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See a spirited side of the South Korean capital you won’t find in the tourism brochures on this evening ghost tour in Seoul. Follow your guide on a meandering walk through Seoul’s hidden alleyways and hear tales to send shivers down your spine! Visit Gyeonghuigung Palace, the most haunted place in South Korea, discover hidden secrets in Pimatgol Alley, explore the birthplace of Korean independence at Tapgol Park and more.
  • Discover a darker side of South Korean history
  • Chase ghosts through the most haunted parts of Seoul
  • Listen to tales and legends of horrific events
  • Walk through the streets of Seoul and discover key landmarks

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Link to a map of everything discussed on the tour, including secret torture chambers
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

08:00 pm

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What To Expect

Gyeonghuigung Palace

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Gwanghwamun Square (Pass By)

Seoul City Hall (Pass By)

Deoksugung (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Minimum age is 18 years without guardian
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, it is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Please check the tour start location, as it's different depending on the day of week.
  • Subway is the best way to arrive at the meeting point. Taxis tend to get stuck in traffic.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

Keep in mind the weekend extended tour is 2.5 HOURS OF WALKING ALL OVER THE PLACE.
There is a lot of walking so be prepared for that.
I like this tour very much and I hope others should not miss and will put this in their itinerary.


314 reviews
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Glad I booked it
Deepti_M, May 2023
Sean was great, fun tour, learnt alot about Korean history and the dark side. We did the extended tour and Sean pointed out some eating places which we will definitely check out.
Fun way to discover Seoul!
Celia_M, May 2023
We had a great time hearing ghost and urban stories while exploring the city at night. We discovered some places we probably wouldn't have come accross on our own. Shawn shared his passion for folklore and made each stories fun and interesting. We definetly recommend this tour!
Probably the best ghost tour we've done in any city
Amanda_C, May 2023
We had a great time doing this tour despite the on/off rain. Our guide was very personable and knowledgeable about Korean history/folklore. He showed us around some areas we hadn't been to before which was awesome and we even got to see a portion of the Berlin wall in Seoul! The tour is QUITE long and he walks pretty fast! haha We had signed up for the extended portion but ended up bailing after the main portion ended because we were so tired and our feet had already been hurting from a ton of walking earlier in the day. Our guide also built in some rest times for drink/potty breaks but our group of visitors opted out of all but one of them. He was also really great at letting us re-book for the next night after we had a situation come up that prevented us from going the night we had originally booked which I very much appreciated it! Another couple was also allowed to add on the extended version of the tour while the tour was going on so it was nice to see how flexible he was! The only thing I wish he may have done was allow us to sit for some of the longer stories but then again it was raining the night we went so there wasn't any good places to do that and I think the fact my feet were hurting so much from a lot of walking earlier in the day also had me more tired than usual. I would highly recommend this tour or any tour with this guide as long as you are aware it's a lot of walking! haha
Excelent tour, very knowledgeable guide
Jonathan_Z, Apr 2023
The start location for the tour was increadibly easy to find and the guide was right on time. The tour itself was a wonderful experience and our guide Shawn was incredibly knowledgeable both on the folklore and tales as well as the local culture and each of the locations visited. The tour takes place of a good distance, not to far where youre exhausted but still long enough you get to see plenty of sights and travel through various locations both old and new. Overall this is a tour i highly recomend, and will be recomending to others!
Myths and laughs
Dee_E, Apr 2023
Great way to see a different side of Korean culture, history and folk law. Was fun and engaging to learn new and old beliefs of Koreans.
Great for night time views of Seoul
Christopher_F, Apr 2023
Your was great. Shawn was knowledgeable and entertaining. He took us to some sights we would not have seen otherwise.
Our guide was very...
Amy_F, Apr 2023
Our guide was very personable and knowledgeable, and it was a fun walk through Seoul! Meet up and finish points were easy to find and centrally located.
I highly recommend this tour.
Charlie_C, Mar 2023
I was so excited after joining this evening ghost tour. Guide Joe was really great man who explained a lot of interesting story about Korean History.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Wow! Thank you!
I love this spooky tour
Mireia_C, Feb 2023
I took this tour in 2017 and I repeated it on 2022 with my boyfriend! It's a super interesting tour and Shawn explains everything so well. You will enjoy Seoul in the night and you will see hidden places that you would hardly see otherwise. I will repeat when I go to Korea again. Amazing and super recommended :D
must try!
RERKCHAI_P, Jan 2023
The tour is pretty much a ghost story/urban legend-themed night walking tour of the city where you can explore the historic center by night. Sean was an excellent and informative guide. He was passionate about Korean folklore and gave a lot of insights into it. We learned more about Korean history and culture. He also took us to an area with lots of local places to eat, showed us around and gave some recommendations. Overall an excellent, interesting and insightful night walking tour!
Something a little different from usual activities
Celine_N, Nov 2022
Tour guide was very professional and humorous. It was a pleasant walking tour. Thumbs up! It was cool and interesting.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you, Celine!
Such a fun time!
Yash, Nov 2022
Ok, first off, Joe was super personable and all around fun guide. The tour itself was fantastic and not only did we learn some history, but we got to hear some awesome urban legends and see some beautiful scenery.
Lysann_S, Sept 2022
We really enjoyed our time during this tour. The tour guide, Shawn, is very nice. You could tell that he is genuinely interested in the stories which makes it more fun to listen to. He answered all of the questions and even gave further tips on what to do and see in Seoul.
Interesting ghost stories told with passion
Silvie_P, Aug 2022
Our guide was super nice and interested in us. Very friendly man who made us laugh several times. He told his interesting stories with humor and passion. Apart from his ghost stories, he was also able to answer other questions about Korea. Too bad we were tired and had to get up early the next day, otherwise we would have liked to walk longer and hear more stories! I recommend this tour if you start your vacation in Korea instead on your last day, because our guide also recommended good places to see during the day. Still a good and spooky activity to end our holiday! Thanks a lot Shawn! :)
Response from Host, Aug 2022
So glad you were able to join the tour, finally :) And that is good advice you give there.
100% Awesome!!!
David_P, Aug 2022
We really enjoyed this tour! Shawn was an awesome guide and elevated it into something really special. I can see the effort put into this through excellent knowledge of spooky tales, urban legends and folklore. Definitely recommend for buzzing ghost fans! :)
Awesome After-Dark Tour!
Michael_F, June 2022
This tour was more than expected. There was something for all of us. My wife was spooked by the ghost stories, my daughter loved the Korean folk tales, and I was impressed with the historical aspects of the tour. Shawn was a great, well-spoken tour guide, and the route that he took us meandered through all different aspects of Seoul, from ancient to modern, from main roads to back alleys to beautiful parks. Because the tour was at night, it gave us different perspective on Seoul. Be prepared for lots of walking, but Shawn makes the time fly by.
Justin_A, June 2022
This was amazing. I've done "ghost tours" in other cities but never anything that has been put together with as much care and research. Even if you don't care about ghosts this will give you a great insight into Korean folklore and history. Well worth doing!
Somehow welcoming and terrifying at the same time
Amiya_B, June 2022
So cool I’m considering going a second night but I’m not sure I want to push my luck with any ghosts. Shawn had a super spooky voice which made everything about 10x scarier, which really helped to pull the whole vibe together. Also if you’re torn between the regular and extended, definitely go for the extended if you can handle the walking! Trust me you’ll be sad when it’s over. ps. avoiding the bathroom AND my mirror for the rest of time.
10/10 Great Find!
Anna_T, May 2022
It was really interesting to see the dark side of souls and so much fun! I love getting to know the parts of a culture and place that aren’t advertised to tourists. It feels like unlocking little secrets! Loved the tour and how interactive it was, being able to walk up and get close to each of the relevant places. Definitely would recommend for any ghost and general spooky fans!
Unique and perfect experience
Corey_S, May 2022
I love to book personalize experiences every time I visit a new city. This certainly is one of the most unique I’ve done in all my years of travel. The tour was perfect length, full of fascinating stories and history, with a dynamic tour guide who really does an amazing job. The walking was at a leisurely pace and it was one of my highlights on my trip to Seoul. If you’re looking for something extraordinary I definitely recommend this experience.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hey Corey!! I hope the rest of your trip went great.

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