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You don't indicate what time of day you will arrive and depart, but Incheon Airport offers a series of free Transit Tours of varying lengths and departing at various times of the day. The shorter tours are within the city of Incheon, which is a major city in its own right, whereas the 5-hour tours are of sights and sites in Seoul. While such bus tours are ...
Seoul has two 'real' Chinatowns: 1) Garibong-dong (가리봉동), down the hill from near Guro (구로) stn exit 3. This is the larger of the two, and insular to the point that not many Koreans, much less other tourists, venture here. It's also under threat from a giant redevelopment project that's been imminent for several years, but I was unable to find any ...
I don't think you'd have much time- it's about one hour to downtown by train (they say 43 minutes, but they run 10-20 minutes apart), and of course you'd have to transit customs and immigration both ways, as well as security. Here is the train schedule.
According to this blog, there is a "gigantic authentic unofficial Chinatown" in Seoul near "Guro-go": The address is: Yenbian Street: Garibong-dong, Guro-gu
Songnae is a suburb of Seoul. In addition to the random drinking holes you'll find around the station (and any station in Seoul), you've got a one-seat ride on subway line 1 to Yongsan, Seoul's largest foreigner-friendly nightlife district, and a single transfer to Hongdae/Sinchon, for the Korean and nightclub experiences.
Take the train. The AREX will whisk you from Incheon Airport straight to Gimpo Airport in 35 minutes for just 3,550 won (~US$3), with trains every 10 minutes or so. Note that you'll need to take the regular (commuter) service, the express goes straight to Seoul Station. There are also bus services, which can be marginally faster if traffic is in your ...
You can take the metro from Incheon to Gimpo. The line is named AREX It takes 34 min and costs 3550 ₩ (~3 € / $). Itinerary on smrt.co.kr
Visa is NOT required to transit through Incheon Airport (Seoul) for Nationals of the Philippines, under the following conditions: Participate in the Transit Tourism Program (Advertised as free, but you have to pay 10 US dollars as an entry-procedure fee). You will have to make a reservation in advance. Hold an airline ticket for transit within 72 hours. ...
The same questions showed up in TripAdvisor, and on FlyerTalk even though not with the same airport or airline. In TripAdvisor one traveler mentions he checked a new bag during a stop in Amsterdam flying by KLM and he had no problem. On FlyerTalk another traveler says he checked a new luggage during a layover in Frankfurt (doesn't mention which airline he ...
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