Batting Cages in Insa-dong
Nothing says Korean tradition like baseball, right? Why else would there be batting cages in Insa-dong, ground zero for Korean tradition?
Regardless of whether the batting cages belong in Insa-dong or not, they are there. And they actually serve a good purpose: providing a distraction for the people who get dragged to Insa-dong against their wills. The batting cages are a great alternative to souvenir shopping for anyone trying to kill time.
The Scouting Report
The official scouting report says that this is a good place to take a few cuts. However, the scouting report that everyone actually cares about says, "Don't bother. Let the tourists have this spot. If you want to take a few cuts, there are better places."
- Fastest Pitch: 100 km/h
- Cost: 2000 won for 20 balls
- Stress Relief: That's up to you. Smack a few line drives, and you're bound to feel relieved.
There are various arcade games in the lounge.
Want something to eat or drink before or after taking a few cuts? You're in luck. You're in Insa-dong. Directly outside is a plethora of street food vendors.
There is also a pitching zone that measures how well you can throw a ball.
And of course there is a small air-pistol firing range. Why wouldn't there be.
How To Get There
Where: Seoul-si, Jongno-gu, Insa-dong
From Line 3 - Anguk Station (안국역):
-Use exit 6. Walk straight and turn left at the first street. Vehicles are typically barred from using the street. It is a pleasant street to stroll down.
-Follow the street for about 500 meters. The batting cages will be on your right. They are a bit difficult to see from the street. Look for a building that says, "야구장".
From Line 1 - Jonggak Station (종각역):
-Use exit 3. Walk straight for about 300 meters. Turn left at the first major intersection you come to. Veer left along a pedestrian-only street after about 100 meters.
-The batting cages will soon appear on your left. They are slightly difficult to see at first. Look for a sign that says, "야구장".