Rainy Day In Busan: 40 Fun Indoor Activities In Busan 2024

Are you suffering from a rainy day in Busan that’s come along and messed up your well planned trip? Well don’t worry, this guide to the best indoor activities in Busan has you covered! There’s something for everyone, including family fun places, cultural wonders, relaxing spas, cozy cafes, and exciting activities you might not even know about.

This list of things to do in Busan when it’s raining is packed full of great activities that you can also use as a guide for when it’s not raining. If you haven’t already planned to visit these places, I’d definitely recommend checking them out not only during rainy season in Korea, but in any other season, too.

Read on to find out how to spend a rainy day in Busan without getting soaked and have an incredible day out whatever the weather. Whether you’re travelling alone, as a family, or with friends, there’s always something fun to do in Busan. I hope you find the perfect indoor activities for you.

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Having A Rainy Day In Busan?

I know how you feel, there’s nothing worse than planning a day out, only to find that your plans to visit leafy parks, walk the streets, and enjoy the great outdoors have been ruined by rainy weather. Fortunately, Busan is a fun, vibrant city with many indoor attractions for you to enjoy when it’s raining.

What Are You Looking For?

To help make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for, I’ve broken this article into the following sections. Click the quick links below to jump straight there or keep reading through all parts.

Family Friendly

These family friendly activities are perfect for young ones and teenagers.

Indoor Activities

Fun indoor activities for all ages, a rainy day in Busan doesn’t have to be boring.

Sightseeing

Here are some famous sights to see in Busan that you can enjoy even in the rain.

Spas & Saunas

Relax and unwind in one of Busan’s top spas and saunas at any time of day.

Cafes & Shopping

These cafes and shopping destinations will be a welcome break when it’s raining.

History & Culture

Learn more about Korea’s past and present with these cultural hotspots.

Night-Time Fun

Even when it’s raining at night, there are still lots of ways to have fun in Busan.

Experiences

Learn how to cook Korean food, take memorable pictures, and more.


Visit Busan Pass Activities

Some of these activities are free or discounted with the Visit Busan Pass, a city-pass for foreigners visiting Busan. The Visit Busan Pass can save you money on entrance fees across Busan and is a great investment if you plan to visit attractions like Busan X The Sky, Songdo Cable Car, and more.

When activities in Busan are covered by the Visit Busan Pass, I will add details about the discount. If you want to know more about what’s covered by the pass and get some itinerary ideas about how to use the pass and save money, check out the Visit Busan Pass website for more information.

Booking Activities Online

Some of these rainy day indoor activities in Busan can be booked online on the day or in advance. It is often cheaper to use tour companies like Klook, Viator, or Get Your Guide to book tickets (even last minute) vs. paying full entrance price. When online tickets are available, I’ll include a link for them.

Please note: When researching indoor activities in Busan, I found that several popular places have closed down in recent years. These are still listed on other guides that were written pre-covid. I recommend checking destinations on Naver Map for opening times and whether they’re still running.


Planning to visit Korea? These travel essentials will help you plan your trip, get the best deals, and save you time and money before and during your Korean adventure.

Visas & K-ETA: Some travellers to Korea need a Tourist Visa, but most can travel with a Korean Electronic Travel Authorisation (K-ETA). Currently 22 Countries don’t need either one.

How To Stay Connected: Pre-order a Korean Sim Card or a WiFi Router to collect on-arrival at Incheon Airport (desks open 24-hours). Alternatively, download a Korean eSIM for you travels.

Where To Stay: For Seoul, I recommend Myeongdong (convenient), Hongdae (cool culture) or Gangnam (shopping). For Busan, Haeundae (Beach) or Seomyeon (Downtown).

Incheon Airport To Seoul: Take the Airport Express (AREX) to Seoul Station or a Limo Bus across Seoul. Book an Incheon Airport Private Transfer and relax to or from the airport.

Korean Tour Operators: Tour companies that have a big presence in Korea include Klook, Trazy, Viator, and Get Your Guide. These sites offer discounted entry tickets for top attractions

Seoul City Passes: Visit Seoul’s top attractions for free with a Discover Seoul Pass or Go City Seoul Pass. These passes are great for families and couples visiting Seoul – you can save lots.

How To Get Around: For public transport, grab a T-Money Card. Save money on Korea’s high speed trains with a Korea Rail Pass. To see more of Korea, there are many Rental Car Options.

Travel Money: Use money exchanges near Myeongdong and Hongdae subway stations for the best exchange rates. Order a Wise Card or WOWPASS to pay by card across Korea.

Flights To Korea: I use flight comparison sites such as Expedia and Skyscanner to find the best flights to Korea from any country. Air Asia is a good option for budget flights from Asia.

How To Learn Korean: The language course from 90 Day Korean or Korean Class 101 both have well-structured lessons and lots of useful resources to help you learn Korean.


Family Friendly Indoor Activities In Busan

Want to find somewhere to take the kids while it’s raining in Busan? Here are 6 really fun indoor activities in Busan that kids will love.

Poo Poo Land Busan

Poo Poo Land in Busan is a kid-friendly poop-themed adventure maze and photo zone. After taking lots of funny photos in the photo zone, learn about the path from plate to poop by travelling through a giant’s body. Navigating your way down his throat, through intestines, and finally get squeezed out into the ball pit play area. This might sound disgusting, but it’s a great play area that kids will enjoy and in the same building as other attractions, such as Running Man.

Address: 부산 부산진구 중앙대로 672 삼정타워 10층

Neighbourhood: Seomyeon

Visit Busan Pass: 20% Discount

Tickets: Available online

Brick Campus Busan

Brick Campus Busan is a ‘Brick Art Theme Park’ that displays works of brick art from Korean and international designers of famous scenes in miniature. Not only can you explore various themed rooms and galleries at Brick Campus, you can make your own brick creations in the design area. There’s even a restaurant with brick-themed food to complete the experience. Brick Campus is located close to Busan Lotte World and Haedong Yonggungsa Temple in Busan.

Address: 부산 기장군 기장읍 동부산관광로 8 롯데몰 메종동부산 1층

Neighbourhood: Gijang

Visit Busan Pass: Free Entry

Tickets: Available online

Image credit: Visit Busan

Busan Children’s Museum

The Busan Children’s Museum is a great place to bring children when it’s raining in Busan. They can spend hours exploring the many fun areas in this experience-focused education and entertainment museum. Designed for younger children, the Busan Children’s Museum focuses on encouraging children’s’ creativity, curiosity, and imagination through STEM and sports-focused learning and play areas. Let your child learn and play indoors when it’s too wet to be outdoors.

Address: 부산 기장군 기장읍 기장해안로 172 2층

Neighbourhood: Haeundae

Visit Busan Pass: Free Entry

Image credit: Visit Busan Pass

Laser Arena

There are two laser arenas in Busan, one in Seomyeon and one in Samjeong Tower and both offer active indoor activities for children in Busan. Laser Arena is a laser-based survival arena where kids and adults can fight to be the last person standing or raid the other team’s base. Get some exercise and have fun in this futuristic laser battle arena. Please note: this is only for children aged 12 and above, so not suitable for young children.

Address: 부산 부산진구 서전로10번길 61 쥬디스태화 신관 6층 레이저아레나

Neighbourhood: Seomyeon

Visit Busan Pass: Free Entry

Image credit: Visit Busan

KidZania Busan

Kidzania Busan is a unique kid-friendly area near Centum City Mall that’s designed to allow children the chance to become grown ups and try working in a variety of different jobs. They can learn to fly a plane, perform surgery, or create delicious dishes as a chef, all in specialist areas that are replicas of those working environments. Children also develop skills like handling money, leadership training, and teamwork.

Address: 부산 해운대구 센텀4로 15 센텀시티몰 4층

Neighbourhood: Haeundae

Visit Busan Pass: No

Image credit: Visit Busan

Busan National Science Museum

The Busan National Science Museum is a unique building that houses a range of science-based attractions, activities, and displays that will please all. The science museum building itself is an attraction and shaped like a blocky space base of the future. Children will love the Dynamic Slide that runs from the second floor, as well as programs like Walk on the Surface of the Moon where you can experience walking in zero G.

Address: 부산 기장군 기장읍 동부산관광6로 59 국립부산과학관

Neighbourhood: Gijang

Visit Busan Pass: Free Entry

Please note: Some activities may be language-dependent. It’s best to check if there are English speaking guides available before booking.


Fun Indoor Activities In Busan For All

Whether you’re travelling with children, or want somewhere fun to stay dry while it’s wet outside, these indoor activities will keep everyone amused.

Breakout Escape Busan

The Breakout Escape Room, which is available in English, offers an exciting way to escape the rain in Busan and use your thinking skills to solve this immersive puzzle. This is more than your average escape room, however. There are many themed rooms that you can try out and each one involves members receiving a role and special powers to help them escape the locked room, including a ‘scholar’, ‘assassin’, and ‘oracle’. Hopefully you can escape just as the rainy weather stops.

Address: 부산 해운대구 해운대해변로 291 크리스탈비치오피스텔 609호

Neighbourhood: Haeundae

Visit Busan Pass: No

Tickets: Available online

Sealife Busan Aquarium

Located at the main entrance to Haeundae Beach, the Sealife Busan Aquarium is the perfect place to have fun and escape the rain in Busan, especially at short notice. There are lots of fun fishy sights to see from around the world. Top sights in the aquarium include The Mermaid Show, the ocean floor glass tunnel, shark zone, and animal feedings (sharks, penguins, and otters). You can also try riding a glass-bottomed boat within the aquarium for close up fish views.

Address: 부산 해운대구 해운대해변로 266

Neighbourhood: Haeundae

Visit Busan Pass: No

Tickets: Available online

Running Man

If you’re a fan of Korean TV, you might know about Running Man, the long-running TV show where celebrity contestants have to complete wacky physical and mental challenges each week. Even if you’ve never heard of it, you can experience it for yourself at the Running Man Thematic Experience in Busan. This is a crazy indoor activity in Busan that will see you go through six different experience zones, including Running Ball, Maze Battle, and City Pursuit Battle. Beat the high score and win a certificate.

Address: 부산 부산진구 중앙대로 672 삼정타워 10층

Neighbourhood: Seomyeon

Visit Busan Pass: Free Entry

Tickets: Available online

Trick Eye Museum Busan

Take dozens of amusing photos at the Trick Eye Museum Busan, located in the Museum of Movies, which is another attraction you can visit at the same time. The Trick Eye Museum offers a wide variety of mind-bending photo zones, from lava-filled streets to gaping dinosaur mouths waiting to snap closed. Use the app to create live-motion pictures to make your friends laugh. It’s easy to spend several hours walking around these indoor attractions and you’ll end up with lots of hilarious photos and memories afterwards.

Busan Museum 1 Exhibition

Museum 1, also known as Museum Dah, is an exhibition space in Busan with mind-bending digital art on all surfaces. The current exhibition is called ‘Signs of Loss’ and features artworks from 18 contemporary artists from Korea displayed across the floor, walls, and ceilings. The central area, which is looked over by the 2nd floor balcony (which has seats), has floor to ceiling moving art displays on a 6,000 inch ultra-large LED panel. A great indoor location to immerse yourself in art, take pictures, and relax.

Address: 부산 해운대구 센텀서로 20 뮤지엄 원

Neighbourhood: Haeundae

Visit Busan Pass: Free Entry

Tickets: Available online

Cabinet de Poissons At Ananti

Modern art lovers in Busan have many places to visit when it’s raining, including the sumptious looking Cabinet De Poissons at Ananti Hilton. Experience Ananti’s unique story in which the values of nature, humans, past, present, and future coexist through immersive digital art displays that cover all surfaces. Explore 6 themed areas, including the ‘Time Elevator’, Alive Nature’, Timeless Cocoon’, and ‘Paradise Hills’. There’s also a luxury cafe and bakery with views over the coast where you can watch the rain falling.

Address: 부산 기장군 기장읍 기장해안로 268-32

Neighbourhood: Gijang

Visit Busan Pass: Free Entry

Tickets: Check Ananti website

Indoor Rock Climbing

Get some exercise when it’s raining in Busan by visiting an indoor climbing gym and scaling the heights on colourful climbing walls. Indoor rock climbing has become popular in Korea recently and you can find several places to try it in Busan, including Wave Rock, which has 3 locations in the city. Indoor climbing gyms typically provide or rent the necessary gear to climb and you’ll find a range of challenging walls to test yourself on.

Gaming Arcades

If you’re in a central area in Busan when it’s raining, like Seomyeon or Haeundae, you’ll probably be close to a gaming arcade. Look for the flashing lights, loud electronic sounds, and queues of young Koreans waiting to show their skills at the hottest arcade machines. Modern Korean arcades have a range of fun games, from racing to dancing, shooting, and horror games. If you don’t want to play, just watch the pros.

Address: 부산 해운대구 중동 1383-10

Neighbourhood: Haeundae

Visit Busan Pass: No


Popular Activities In Busan

Busan X The Sky

See the sights of Busan, including Haeundae, from 100 floors up at the highest building in Busan.

₩ 18,000

Visit Busan Pass

Get free access to a selection of 30 of the hottest tourism attractions in Busan for 24 / 48 hours

₩ 49,000

Busan Air Cruise

Hop on a Busan Air Cruise cable car and enjoy a thrilling ride across stunning Songdo Beach

₩ 16,000

Busan Spa Land

Relax and unwind at Spa Land Centum City, one of the best sauna and hot springs in Korea!

₩ 20,000


Rainy Day Sightseeing Spots In Busan

A rainy day in Busan doesn’t have to mean the end to your sightseeing plans. Sure, it’s much better to visit popular outdoor sights when there are blue skies above, but these sights are still worth seeing even when the weather isn’t going your way.

Busan X The Sky

While a rainy day in Busan might not be the best time to visit an observatory, as clouds can diminish the view, there’s never a bad time to visit Busan X The Sky. The Busan X The Sky observatory, located 100 floors above Haeundae Beach, not only offers incredible views across the sea and city, there’s also the Sky 99 restaurant to dine in and the world’s highest Starbucks. Both offer you a place to relax and enjoy the views from inside the clouds.

Address: 부산 해운대구 달맞이길 30

Neighbourhood: Haeundae

Visit Busan Pass: Free Entry

Tickets: Available online

BIFF Square

The BIFF Square near Jagalchi Market is a cultural area in central Busan that celebrates the city’s film heritage, along with the annual Busan International Film Festival (BIFF). Not only can you see memorials to Korea’s cinema history, the area is packed with wide streets full of market stalls and narrow alleys with cosy cafes and boutique shops. Grab your umbrella and explore this popular tourist area in the rain, or escape the rain inside a cafe or restaurant.

Address: 부산 중구 구덕로 80

Neighbourhood: Nampo

Visit Busan Pass: N/A

The Bay 101 Yacht Club

The Bay 101 Yacht Club near Haeundae Beach is where to go for peaceful yacht tours around Busan on a sunny day. When it’s raining, the Bay 101 becomes a good place to relax and watch the clouds float over the harbour. There are several restaurants and bars in the main building where you can look out the window and stay dry. The food and drinks are a bit overpriced due to the premium location, but special offers are available.

Address: 부산 해운대구 동백로 52 더베이101

Neighbourhood: Haeundae

Visit Busan Pass: N/A

Haeundae Beach Train

The Haeundae Beach Train runs from Haeundae Beach to Songjeong Beach, passing along the coast for 30 minutes and stopping at other destinations along the way. Even on a cloudy day, the views from the train can be lovely and it’s a fun way to get from beach to beach without having to use a bus. The Sky Capsule runs above the train for part of the journey, but that’s best saved for a sunny day as it’s more expensive.

Address: 부산 해운대구 달맞이길62번길 13

Neighbourhood: Haeundae

Visit Busan Pass: Free Entry

Tickets: Available online


Indoor Saunas And Spas In Busan

Whatever the weather outside, visiting a spa or sauna is a great indoor activity that you can enjoy in Busan. There are lots of spas and water parks to see in Busan, from family friendly to luxury.

Spa Land Centum City

Spa Land in Centum City is probably one of the best spas in the whole of Korea and is a great way to spend the day if it’s raining or too hot. Inside Spa Land you’ll find 18 different hot springs and 13 theme spas, filled with hot spring water with sodium bicarbonate that’s brought from thousands of feet below ground. Enjoy traditional Korean food at the restaurant, massage chairs, beauty treatments, and lots more.

Address: 부산 해운대구 센텀남대로 35

Neighbourhood: Haeundae

Visit Busan Pass: Free Entry

Tickets: Available online

Hurshimchung Spa

Hurshimchung Hot Springs is one of the largest hot spring spas in East Asia and can cater to over 3,000 people. Soak yourself in one of the 40 baths, such as the Longevity Bath, Cave Bath, or Outdoor Bath, where you can stay warm in the rain. Some hot springs contain oriental medicinal elements and local herbs to provide additional health benefits, making this the healthiest way to spend a rainy day in Busan.

Address: 부산 동래구 온천장로107번길 32 허심청

Neighbourhood: Dongnae

Visit Busan Pass: No

Songdo Haesupia Sauna

The Songdae Haesupia Sauna is a traditional Korean sauna (known in Korea as a jjimjilbang) that offers a cheap indoor place to rest and relax. This is a lovely unique Korean experience where you can get naked and visit gender-segregated hot spring baths or come together in communal rest areas in the baggy pyjamas provided when you enter. There are hot rooms, TV lounges, food & drinks, and places to nap in the shared areas.

Address: 부산 서구 충무대로 134

Neighbourhood: Songdo

Visit Busan Pass: No

Ananti Cove Water House Hilton

The Ananti Cove Water House is a luxury hot spring spa inside the large cliffside Hilton Hotel in Busan. It offers an opulent spa experience with pure and mineral-rich waters drawn from underground wells. There are indoor and outdoor spas in this gigantic spa and you can freely move between infinity pools, saunas, hot springs, and other areas. Prices start at 32,000 KRW for a night pass. Don’t forget your swimwear.

Address: 부산 기장군 기장읍 기장해안로 268-31

Neighbourhood: Gijang

Visit Busan Pass: 20% Discount


Cafe And Shopping Spots In Busan

If it’s raining, or even if it’s not, these awesome cafe and shopping destinations in Busan are a great place to take a break, plan your next destination, and buy some cool souvenirs.

Haeridangil Cafe Area

Tucked away north of Haeundae Station is a cool cafe district called Haeridangil that’s hot with the locals but often overlooked by tourists. If the rain starts falling in Busan, run from the beach to these unique cafes that serve up delicious desserts and beautiful brews. I recommend Deep Flow, Duplit, and Hwangsil Classic, but most cafes are worth visiting. There are also lots of great restaurants in this area, too.

Address: 부산 해운대구 우동 510-7

Neighbourhood: Haeundae

Visit Busan Pass: N/A

Tea N Books Gwangalli

One of my favourite places for indoor views of Busan, which is perfect when it’s raining, is Tea N Books near Gwangalli Beach. This little-known cafe is located on the 8th floor of a building close to Gwangalli Beach and is a book and cafe-lover’s dream. The large windows are split over two levels and allow you to sit or lie down on mats and cushions, reading, enjoying coffee and dessert, and taking in the views.

Address: 부산 수영구 민락수변로 29 8층 티앤북스 광안점

Neighbourhood: Gwangalli

Visit Busan Pass: N/A

Centum City Department Store

The Shinsegae Centum City is a fantastic place to escape bad weather when you’re in Busan. This giant indoor mall is packed with shops of all kinds, from high-end designer goods to global fashion, leisure brands, toys, and more. Not only can you shop, there is also an ice rink, cinema, golf range and the aforementioned Spa Land. You’ll find lots of cafe and dining options, catering to a range of tastes with excellent service and quality.

Address: 부산 해운대구 센텀남대로 35

Neighbourhood: Haeundae

Visit Busan Pass: N/A

Bujeon market

For travellers to Busan who want a more traditional shopping experience and somewhere to hide when it’s raining, check out Bujeon Market in Seomyeon. This ever-busy market is loved by locals thanks to the low prices and wide range of traditional Korean goods and foods on offer. The central market area is roofed, which means you’ll stay dry as you explore the old-school restaurants and curious goods on offer.

Address: 부산 부산진구 중앙대로 786 10

Neighbourhood: Seomyeong

Visit Busan Pass: N/A

Jagalchi Fish market

Jagalchi Market in Busan is Korea’s largest seafood market and a eye-opening place to explore for those who want to see fish and learn more about Busan’s local history. Most market vendors are women, known as ‘Jagalchi Ajumma’ (Korean term for middle-aged women). As you explore this large market, sample freshly caught fish dishes and gaze in wonder at all the weird and wonderful sea life on display. This indoor activity in Busan is perfect when it’s raining.

Address: 부산 중구 자갈치해안로 52 자갈치시장

Neighbourhood: Nampo

Visit Busan Pass: N/A

Underground Shopping Centres

There are two large underground shopping centres in Busan where you can spend hours exploring hundreds of unique shops selling bargain goods, souvenirs, and cheap eats. The Seomyeon Underground Shopping Centre is the largest one, located under Seomyeon Station. Nampo Underground Shopping Centre, which runs between Jagalchi and Nampo subway stations, is a great place for cut-price fashion. Both offer rest areas to sit and cool off, too.

Address: 부산 부산진구 중앙대로 717 대현프리몰부산

Neighbourhood: Seomyeon

Address: 부산 중구 구덕로 44 남포지하쇼핑센터

Neighbourhood: Nampo

Visit Busan Pass: N/A


Indoor History And Culture Sights In Busan

Museums and galleries are one of the best places to visit when it’s raining in Busan and should be on your travel list regardless of the weather. Please note: some museums close on Mondays.

Image credit: Visit Busan

Korean National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum of Korea, the 3rd largest museum in Korea, is a family friendly indoor spot in Busan that will educate and entertain. The museum features eight permanent exhibition halls, explaining all about maritime culture, ocean life, maritime science, and more. There’s also a children’s hall, aquarium, grand auditorium, and a 4D theatre to enjoy.

Address: 부산 영도구 해양로301번길 45

Neighbourhood: Yeongdo

Visit Busan Pass: Free Entry To 4D Theatre

Image credit: Visit Busan

Busan Modern History Museum

The Busan Modern History Museum, which is now part of the Busan Modern and Contemporary History Museum, is a window into Busan’s growth and importance in Korea’s modern history. Built in 1929, during Japanese colonisation, this museum was transformed in 2023 into a place for people to learn about modern history. You can also take your shoes off and rest in the reading areas.

Address: 부산 중구 대청로 104 부산근현대역사관

Neighbourhood: Nampo

Visit Busan Pass: No

Image credit: Busan Museum of Art

Busan Museum of Art

The Busan Museum of Art hosts a range of changing art collections from around the world, with new exhibitions appearing each year. Works range from modern art installations to classical art by international and Korean artists. The design of the museum itself is interesting and worth looking at as you wander around the spacious rooms and the outdoor sculpture park (with an umbrella).

Address: 부산 해운대구 APEC로 58

Neighbourhood: Haeundae

Visit Busan Pass: No

Image credit: Visit Busan

Busan Coffee Museum

The Busan Coffee Museum is a quirky little museum in Seomyeon that you could be forgiven for missing. Located near to Jeonpo Coffee Street, this small museum is tucked away on the second floor and is a passion project all about the history, culture, and spread of coffee and coffee culture around the world. There are coffee-based exhibits to see before heading out for a coffee.

Address: 부산 부산진구 동천로 70 2층 207호

Neighbourhood: Seomyeon

Visit Busan Pass: No

Image Credit: Visit Busan

Bokcheon Museum

If you’re interested in archaeology or learning more about Korea’s ancient past, then visit the Bokcheon Museum and learn about the history of Busan from the Three Kingdoms Era and before. There are displays showcasing ancient burial tombs and relics from the Bokcheon area, an important historic area in Busan and part of the ancient Gaya Kingdom.

Address: 부산 동래구 복천로 63 복천박물관

Neighbourhood: Dongrae

Visit Busan Pass: No

Image Credit: Visit Busan

Seomyeon Museum Of Art

The Seomyeon Museum of Art is an indoor attraction in Busan where you can take photos and enjoy the various intriguing digital and physical art displays. These displays change regularly and focus on art and nature, usually involving digital designs to create unique spaces for you to explore and snap. A romantic place for couples to visit.

Address: 부산 부산진구 동천로 58 2층 서면미술관

Neighbourhood: Seomyeon

Visit Busan Pass: Free Entry


Night-Time And Adult Activities In Busan

Adults who want to go out and explore Busan’s nightlife might be surprised at the wide range of fun and relaxing activities there are on offer. From bars to spas, massages and movies.

Noraebang (Karaoke)

There are two good reasons to visit a noraebang (노래방) – a Korean karaoke room. First, this is a great place to visit when it’s raining and other places are closed. Second, you’ll be spending the evening as a large number of Koreans do. Singing and dancing in a noraebang is one of the most popular pastimes in Korea. There are dozens of noraebang across Busan and you’ll find a mix of Korean & international songs.

Address: 부산 해운대구 구남로 29

Neighbourhood: Haeundae

Visit Busan Pass: No

Watch A Movie

Busan is known as Korea’s film capital thanks to its history hosting the Busan International Film Festival and its role in major movies, including Black Panther and Old Boy. There are many cinemas in Busan from major cinema chains, such as CGV, Megabox, and Lotte Cinemas. The best place to watch a movie has to be in the Busan Cinema Centre, which shows all kinds of movies from around the world.

Address: 부산 해운대구 수영강변대로 120 영화의전당

Neighbourhood: Haeundae

Visit Busan Pass: No

Play At A PC Gaming Room

Visiting a PC gaming room is what a lot of Korean teenagers (and adults) choose to do regardless of the weather. Online gaming is a massive business in Korea and some of the best players in the world come from Korea. Where do they train? At a PC Room, also known as a PC-bang (PC방). You’ll see these all over Busan, usually near to noraebang and pool halls. If you’re travelling alone, then this could be one of the best things to do in Busan at night when it’s raining.

Address: 부산 해운대구 해운대해변로265번길 13 3층 피플PC방

Neighbourhood: Haeundae

Visit Busan Pass: No

Try Local Busan Beers

Sitting in one of Busan’s beachside bars, sampling some of the local craft beers from Busan breweries, such as Galmegi Brewery or Gorilla Brewery, is a great way to spend a rainy night in Busan. Gwangalli Beach and Haeundae Beach both have beachside bars. I recommend Gwangalli Beach as the bars are closer to the sand and offer better views. These breweries have their own bars in Gwangalli and there are other bars that sell their brews, too.

Address: 부산 수영구 광남로 58 2층

Neighbourhood: Gwangalli

Visit Busan Pass: No

Visit A Busan Casino

There are a couple of large casinos in Busan where you can spend a rainy evening playing casino games or watching others test their luck. Casino Paradise Busan inside the Paradise Hotel on Haeundae Beach comes with modern games, including blackjack, roulette, poker, slot machines, baccarat, and more. Don’t forget to bring your passport with you to enter the casino.

Address: 부산 해운대구 해운대해변로 296

Neighbourhood: Haeundae

Visit Busan Pass: 10,000 KRW Game Coupon

Get A Massage

In case a day soaking your body in a hot spring spa wasn’t enough to help you relax, there are plenty of places to get a Thai or aroma massage in Busan, especially in popular areas such as Haeundae Beach and in Seomyeon. One of the biggest massage providers in Korea is Chung Dam Thai Massage, which has 5 branches in Busan, including inside Centum City.

Address: 부산 해운대구 해운대해변로221번길 13 수암빌딩 B동 3층

Neighbourhood: Haeundae

Visit Busan Pass: 10% Discount


Cultural Experiences And Classes In Busan

If you plan to travel during rainy season, why not make sure you have some interesting and culturally broadening indoor activities to do. These creative classes in Busan offer just that.

Image Credit: Trip Advisor

Haeundae Korean Cooking Class

Master the art of Korean cooking that’s fit for royalty in this Korean cooking class in Haeundae. You’ll learn to prepare meals like a palace chef, serving foods that would have been dished out at royal banquets in Joseon era Korea. Create classic dishes like bibimbap, seaweed soup, and Korean pancakes and then savour your hard work by sitting down to enjoy them and a free dessert.

Address: 부산 해운대구 마린시티3로 37

Neighbourhood: Heaundae

Visit Busan Pass: No

Tickets: Available online

Image Credit: Trip Advisor

Pottery And Market Culture Tour

This pottery and market tour in Busan will take you around a village dedicated to making fine Korean pottery before discovering authentic Korean tastes at a local market. This tour shows you a different side of Busan and gets you away from the big city and into a world of traditional Korean culture. Not only can you witness these sights, you can make your own pottery.

Address: 부산광역시 부산진구 부전로 181

Neighbourhood: Seomyeon

Visit Busan Pass: No

Tickets: Available online

Tea Ceremony In Busan

Busan is close to Japan and in this coastal city you can try a traditional tea ceremony based on the 500 year old Japanese method of serving matcha tea. Use authentic tea preparation equipment, including beautifully crafted pottery made by Korean pottery artisans. As well as experiencing the ceremony and learning about tea culture, which has been prevalent in Korea for centuries, you can also enjoy green tea and traditional sweet snacks.

Address: 부산 해운대구 달맞이길117번길 53 리버스빌 201호

Neighbourhood: Haeundae

Visit Busan Pass: No

Tickets: Available online

Cooking Class & Market Tour

There are so many wonderful traditional Korean dishes to sample when visiting Busan, but wouldn’t it be even better if you could learn to make some to share with your friends. Take time out of the rain to discover fresh Busan cuisine and practice making delicious dishes at this Korean cooking class, hosted by a local chef. The day starts with a trip to a local market to buy local ingredients and fresh seafood which you’ll use to prepare your delightful meals.

Address: 부산 서구 구덕로186번길 15 2층

Neighbourhood: Nampo

Visit Busan Pass: No

Tickets: Available online


Grab An Umbrella And Walk In The Rain In Busan

This final rainy day in Busan activity is one of the best. Busan is an action packed city and there is no excuse to waste a minute of it by staying inside the whole time. Even when it’s raining, you can still explore with a pair of good boots and a cheap umbrella from a convenience store.

Make no excuses, get out there, get a bit wet, but see some of the best city views you’ll ever see. Wandering around at night in the rain is a pleasure in itself. If you run out of things to do in Busan when it’s raining, this is always an option.

Location: Everywhere in Busan


Visiting Busan During Rainy Season

If you plan to visit Busan between June and August, you might find yourself looking for more indoor activities than usual. That’s because summer in Korea starts off with rainy season, which typically runs from late-June until late-July. August is also one of the wettest months of the year in Korea.

Fortunately, there are plenty of summer activities in Korea, both indoors and outdoors. When it’s not raining, the summer temperature is often over 30 degrees during the day and stays above 20 degrees even at night. It’s hard to stay cool in summer, so you might actually welcome so cool, rainy relief.

Here are a few tips to help you out during rainy season:

Umbrella: You can grab umbrellas at any convenience store, stationery shop, Daiso, or department store. A cheap umbrella shouldn’t cost more than 7,000 – 10,000 KRW depending on size.

Rain gear: If you plan to go outside a lot, bring some rain gear such as a waterproof jacket and rain boots. You can always buy these in Busan. Head to a department store or hiking shop.

Taxis: Taxis in Korea are relatively cheap and taking a taxi can be more convenient than public transport. Check out my guide to Kakao taxi to help you call taxis to you at any time.


Rainy Day In Busan FAQs

Finally, here are a few FAQs about rainy day activities in Busan, in case the above information didn’t cover enough for you. If you have any other questions you’d like to ask, feel free to leave a comment.

When Does It Rain The Most In Busan?

June and July are the wettest months in Busan and this period is part of rainy season in Korea. August and September can also be quite wet and it’s possible to experience typhoons during any of these four months. There can be many rainy days in Busan during this time, but they may be infrequent, not constant.

When is rainy season in Korea?

Rainy season in Korea begins around mid-June each year and lasts until mid-July or late-July. August isn’t part of rainy season, but it can also rain a lot during this month.

What’s The Best Indoor Activity In Busan For Children?

The best indoor activities in Busan for children include Brick Campus, the Busan Children’s Museum, Poo Poo Land, KidZania Busan, Laser Arena, and the Busan National Science Museum. Children may also enjoy arcades and play areas inside shopping malls in Busan.

What’s The Best Thing To Do In Busan On Rainy Days?

The best things to do in Busan on rainy days include visiting a museum or gallery, relaxing in Spa Land in Centum City, going to the Sea Life Aquarium, or indoor amusements like Running Man, Breakout Escape, or the Trick Eye Museum. In the evening, indoor activities like watching a movie, visiting a noraebang or spa, or playing games in a PC room are popular options in Busan.

Does it rain a lot in Busan?

Busan sees lots of rain during late spring, summer, and early autumn as these are the wettest months in Korea. As Busan is on the coast, there are also frequent rain showers that may appear suddenly and end just as fast. There are often mists that arrive from the sea and cover Busan early in the morning, especially in beach areas like Haeundae and Songdo.

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