How to Find a Restroom in Korea!


If it’s your first time to South Korea, you might have a hard time finding a restroom because it’s a bit different than in the U.S.

First of all, Koreans call restrooms “Toilet”. So, your best bet is looking for signs for “Toilet”.

Second, if you are in Seoul, Korea or any urban city, you can easily find a public restroom in a building. Most buildings have restrooms on the 2nd floor and most of them are usually not locked.

If you need to go to the bathroom bad and you are in the streets of Seoul or any other city, just go into any building and walk up the stairs to the second or third floor until you find a bathroom.

And one more tip, for ladies especially, carry a travel-size toilet paper with you as not all public restrooms in Korea have toilet paper.

Also, the best toilets in Korea are in malls.  Just go to the nearest mall (that looks nice) and you can expect some nice toilets and toilet paper too.

It’s a really simple Korean fact but a lot of tourist might not know this so, just a tip when you have to go pee bad in Korea!

Also, Koreans tend to put a lot of advertisements and stickers even on the urinal!

This one below says, “call for authentic Viagra and Cialis from the U.S.”. Hahaha.

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One Response to How to Find a Restroom in Korea!

  1. daniel says:

    thanks for the tip! It’s always awkward to ask for restroom when roaming in the city.

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