Through a survey done with Japanese Hallyu fans, it was revealed that Japanese women picked Lee Min Ho as their favorite actor, and Yoon Eun Hye as their favorite actress. “Winter Sonata” was picked as their favorite drama, showing that the hype for the drama was still ongoing even after 12 years.
Moreover, Song Seung Hun and Kim Soo Hyun ranked after Lee Min Ho in ranking for actors while Ha Ji Won and Han Hyo Joo ranked after Yoon Eun Hye for actresses.
In the part in which Japanese women were asked about their favorite dramas, “Rooftop Prince,” “Princess Hours,” “Moon Embracing the Sun,” and “Secret Garden” came after “Winter Sonata” in the rankings.
Meanwhile, for the place they wanted to visit the most in Korea, the Japanese women picked Jeonju Hyang Gyo, which was an important setting in the drama “Sungkyunkwan Scandal.” Suwon Hwasung, where the ending scene of “Winter Sonata” was filmed, closely followed Jeonju in the rankings.