I'd found directions online, but for some reason can't find them right now. It's just as well as the directions were a little faulty. However you can look up their addresses and map out your route should you ever decide to visit. I do remember that SM was a short subway ride away from JYP, which is literally about a small block away from Cube (like a 1-2 minute walk), and then YG is totally out of the way (in Mapo while the rest are in Gangnam), about another 30-40 minute ride on the subway.
SM Entertainment서울시 강남구 압구정2동 521
521 Apgujung 2-dong Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Work home to SHINee, Super Junior, etc. The sign lights up at night with blue lights.
YP Entertainment123-50 Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
I love that they have all their artists' posters up.
Cube Entertainment125-6, Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Work home to BEAST and 4minute. I love their music, so catchy and with good beats. The building is small and simple but with a modern yet quaint feel. I believe the bottom floor is being built as a cafe or something.
YG Entertainment397-5 YG Building, Hapjeong-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
All you can see at YG is the building itself. Pretty disappointing and about a waste of an hour or so of my time. Hmph. I guess inside the lobby were TVs showing the artists or something but there is a security guard so you can't even walk up to the door.
I managed to take this picture of YG doors by standing on my tippy toes in the parking lot, where those cars are in the picture above. I guess if you're a really hardcore fan, you can just move into the building next to YG, keke.
That's it for my tour! What do you think? Would you go and visit these locations? I think it may be a little more interesting to go during the week, in case you might actually catch a glimpse of your favorite stars!