This post is old, so what you see here may not reflect my current opinion and mindset, certain information may be outdated, and links may be broken.
In all my years of living in Seoul, South Korea, I do not think I’ve ever ventured to Toy Alley in Dongdaemun. Well, I may have as a kid once, but that was without realising what that area was called. Either or, it is a place I have not been to where I can remember doing so. I learned today that Toy Alley is the most dangerous street in Seoul . . . if you’re a parent. For me, I felt like a kid again as I walked down that street and looked at all the toys, the costumes, and other knick-knacks. All I can say is that it is a good thing my dad never took me down there. I’d have driven him mad!
Getting to this alley is really easy. I took the Dongmyo Station route. Just ride to Dongmyo Station on Line 6 and then go out exit 6. Outside, go straight until you see a street to your right. Then just go down that street of paradise (or hell if you’re bringing kids, haha!).
This is a place I need to go back to and explore fully.