The Jayu Park was built in 889. At the time, a lot of foreigners lived in Incheon with the opening of the Incheonhang Port and the Korean government constructed the first western-style park for them. As the park is located halfway up a mountain, you can overlook downtown Incheon, the Incheonhang Port and Incheon Bridge, the world’s sixth longest bridge, while hiking to the park.
The area around Jayu Park contains many 'firsts' in Korea, resulting from the Joseon Dynasty's enlightenment. To right of the ridge of the park is a white cylindrical building: Incheon Meteorological Observatory, behind Jemulpo High School. It was the first modern meteorological observatory in Korea, built by a Japanese who was in urgent need of meteorological information during the Russo-Japanese War in 1904. It managed data from Busan, Wonsan, and even Manchuria and Tientsin in China. Now it cooperates with the Japanese Central Meteorological Observatory and Greenwich Astronomical Observatory.
There is Weolmi Park modeled on typical gardens of the Joseon Dynasty. The park operates various cultural programs such as traditional wedding ceremony, Pungmulnori (ensemble of folk music instruments), traditional farmer’s music and traditional games every Saturday and Sunday.