Useful Information

Useful Information

Before you travel, Let's use Jeju Tourism Oranizaiton(Visit Jeju) and the Korea Tourism Organization website and information center. A variety of information can be obtained from one place, and free counseling by bulletin board, e-mail, and telephone is also possible because Jeju is an island. In case of flights, it is cheaper to make a reservation in advance than to make a reservation on the same day, and it is cheaper to make reservations for accommodation and rent a car in advance in advance.

Climate and Weather

As Jejudo Island is located to the east of Eurasia, its continental and oceanic climates are clearly distinguishable depending on the weather. In the winter, the northwest monsoon can result in severe temperature differences, while high temperatures and humidity of the North Pacific air mass in the summer leads to intense rain storms. The yearly average temperature for the Seogwipo region is 16.2℃, while it is 15.5℃ for Jeju-si and the alpine regions, the smallest annual range in the country. Furthermore, the presence of Hallasan Mountain means that Seogwipo-si is 0.5∼1.5℃ cooler than Jeju-si in the summer and warmer than Jeju-si in the winter.

Currency and Banks

The Country’s currency is the won (KRW). Foreign currencies can be exchanged at airports and government-designated banks. Most of the stores in Korea only accept Korean currency or KRW, so it is advised that visitors exchange to Korean currency at the airport. Major credit cards are widely accepted, and traveler’s checks may be accepted by tourist-oriented shops and at most international tourist hotels and banks. Banks open from 09:00 to 16:00 on weekdays (Mon. – Fri.) and are closed on weekends and public holidays.

Credit Cards

Major international credit cards are commonly accepted at most hotels, department stores, restaurants, and shops. Restaurants and shops generally display signs indicating what cards they accept.

Time Difference

Korea is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +9) and does not have daylight savings time.


The standard electricity supply is 220 volts AC/60 cycles. The outlet has two round holes and is the same type used in France, Germany, Austria, Greece, Turkey, and many other countries. Most hotels may provide outlet converters for 110 and 220 volts. Participants are advised to check with the hotel beforehand.