Travel Guide

Seoul City's Public Restroom Map: The Hidden Resource You Need

Irene
January 10, 2024

Have you seen the viral TikTok of a New Yorker sharing their meticulous NYC bathroom map with all the passcodes?

Exploring a new city can be exhilarating, but the pressure to find a decent restroom can quickly turn that thrill into a panic.

Luckily, Seoul's government has taken things to the next level with a comprehensive, user-friendly online map that shows you exactly where every public restroom (including wheelchair-accessible ones) is located across the city.

Here's how it works:

  1. Head to the Seoul City Life Map website here. The link will directly load all the public restrooms in Seoul.
  2. Zoom in to find a restroom near you.
  3. To find wheelchair accessible restrooms, click on the menu button on the top left corner of the map.
  4. Deselect the public restroom icon and scroll up and select the wheelchair accessible restroom icon.
  5. Click on the blue button [지도보기] to see the map.

Share this map with your Seoul-bound friends and family! Let's face it, everyone benefits from a good bathroom map. And who knows, maybe your Seoul bathroom odyssey will become the next viral TikTok sensation. With this map in hand, the only thing you'll be lost in is the magic of this incredible city.

A valuable tip for your journey:

Unlike some restrooms in Western Europe, you won't need to pay to use the toilets. However, some restrooms do require a code or physical key to enter. The combination codes are provided by the restaurants and cafes in the same building, and the code or key can be found by the cashier or on your receipt.

Pro Tip:

With a Starbucks on practically every corner in Seoul, you're never far from a clean and convenient restroom, and the best part? You don't even need to buy a drink!

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