An important note on Jeju’s updated bus system and this blog post
From August 2017, Jeju Island implemented a new city and intercity bus system. It increased the number of buses in service, while simplifying the routes, fees and numbering system.
Consequently, the contents of this previously published blog post may have changed. We therefore would kindly request that you consult this page for new bus maps in English on VisitJeju.net, and this page on our blog for a chart of the old and new bus route numbers.
If you read Korean, then the province’s official bus system website is a useful and up-to-date resource. We hope you’ll enjoy your travels on Jeju Island!
Jeju Traditional Five-Day Market is a cultural experience in Jeju.
Unlike other markets, it only opens on the 2nd, 7th, 12th, 17th, 22nd, 27th of each month, which is about every 5 days.
To get there, you can take bus 31, 36, 37, or 38 and get off at 욀장입구 (Five-Day Market Entrance).
You can buy a variety of goods at the market. If you’re looking for gifts, Jeju products like chocolate, honey, tangerine tea, peanut makgeolli, and tangerine cookies are some popular options.
It’s getting colder, so now is a great time to eat warm snacks at the Five-Day Market, like fresh steamed corns, bungeoppang (fish-shaped sweet bread willed with red bean paste), chicken skewers, heotteok (cinnamon-filled pancake), and Korean donuts.
Besides hot snacks, there are also traditional Korean snacks, tangerines (winter is tangerine season!), and dried persimmon (another autumn delight).
If you like anchovies, which makes a great soup base and can be eaten as a side dish, you can buy them in different sizes at the market. There is also deok (rice cakes) of different colors.
You can also go shopping at the Five-Day Market! Look at this big selection of hair clips!
Is it time to start bundling up? Here are winter hats, as well as cool looking caps.
And for those who love planting, you can buy plants (ex. broccoli), or seeds for your own garden.
Jeju Five Day Market also have restaurants that sell delicious local food, a great variety of kimchi, fresh fruits and vegetables, clothes, and anything else you might not know you want until you see it. So come to Jeju Traditional Five-Day Market for a fun and food-ful time!
If you cannot make it to the Jeju Five-Day Market because of your schedule, there are other traditional five-day markets opened around Jeju on different dates.
Here’s a list from Jeju Weekly: http://www.jejuweekly.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=2486