This paper investigates the strategies of revitalizing the old urban cores in Daejeon, Korea by adapting tourism, event, and pedestrian districts. Based on literature reviews of urban revitalization cases, especially in western Europe, twenty-seven items are selected and analyzed. Six factors are extracted from the twenty-seven items. The results show that the most important factor is development of art and cultural tourism products, age is the crucial factor in determining revitalization strategies, and software such as tourist packages, culture, art, and event is presented as effective way of revitalizing the old urban core in Daejeon. These results may help local developers, policy makers, or tourism related scholars to find effective strategies of revitalizing the old urban core in the future.