Spirited Away in Jiufen and Shifen

Despite the heat and the suffocating wave of fellow sight-seers, I love Jiufen.It used to be a little old mining town occupied by the Japanese. It also referred to as the inspiration behind Ghibli’s Spirited Away as Hayao Miyazaki was rumored to have visited the Grand Teahouse there. Evidently, the animation is embraced by the town warmly as character-inspired food, souvenirs, and decors flood the shops.

There were tunnels and pathways and going around was the adventure itself.I could imagine Chihiro running down the stairs.  If I had more time, I would have just spent it walking around.DSCF3020DSCF3058

Then, we went to Shifen. I loved it, too! There was an interval with the train rides so we had the railways to ourselves for a good hour or so. It was also famous for lighting and setting lanterns up in the sky. We did that! It was an amazing experience!


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