Where was XO, Kitty Filmed? Locations Explained

By Louie Fecou
Published: May 19, 2023 (Last updated: March 27, 2024)
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Where was XO, Kitty Filmed? We discuss the popular Netflix series and its filming locations. We do not discuss spoilers.

Jenny Han is the author behind this spin-off series from Netflix.

It comes hot on the heels of the To All the Boys I Loved Before film trilogy, also written by The New York Times bestselling author, that was hugely popular and successful, starring the young actress Anna Cathcart as the much-loved Kitty character.

This new run of stories finds Kitty, now 16 years old, making the huge life decision to move across the world to South Korea to be reunited with her long-distance boyfriend and to hopefully discover more about her late mother.

It turns out that the school that her boyfriend Dae goes to is the same one her mom attended, so Kitty decides to enroll in the school. However, things don’t turn out how Kitty expects, leading to a journey of exploration for our lead character.

With the scene shifting to Korea, fans wonder one big question, so sit back and relax as we look into where exactly was XO, Kitty on Netflix filmed.

Where was XO, Kitty filmed – a breakdown of filming locations

South Korea, Seoul

So if you were wondering whether the crew did indeed make the trip all the way to Korea for the filming of this series, the answer is yes, they certainly did.

There may have been a point in early production when the locations would have been discussed, and though it probably would have been possible to film in the US and make it look like Seoul, the team decided to authenticate the show and film on location.

The principal photography would take place between March and June of 2022, and there are some locations we could spot in the country’s capital city.

Ssamzigil Shopping Mall

This location, found in the corner of Insadong in Seoul, is a beautiful spot to visit if you enjoy shopping. With plenty of places to eat, the open space mall has lots to see and was used in some scenes for the show.

Stylenanda Pink Hotel, Myeongdong

More shopping locations are here, in the incredible Stylenanda Pink Hotel in Myeongdong.

A scene in episode one is shot here and in the surrounding area with Kitty walking by some stores.

Kaywon University of Art & Design

This building was used for filming the exterior shots, doubling for the KISS boarding school that Kitty enrolls in.

The building can be found at Uiwang-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.

Independence Hall of Korea, Cheonan

There were a lot of different locations used for the KISS schools scenes, and in episode eight, the talent show would be filmed here.

Incheon, South Korea

Scenes of Kitty arriving in Korea were filmed in Incheon, specifically, the international airport located there.

Goyang, Gyeonggi Province

By episode ten, when Kitty returns home after her adventures in Korea, filming is done at the Korea International Exhibition Centre in Goyang.

Seojangdae, Western Command Post

This location was used for episode four. The students at KISS are off on a hike, and this is where those scenes were filmed.

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