On our third stop in Taiwan, we decided to spend a night in the tiny but picturesque & charming Jiufen. During our Taiwan research we ascertained that Jiufen is best when the tour buses leave. Most folks take day trips to Jiufen opposed to spending full days. There are pros and cons to both approaches. While we enjoyed spending a night in Jiufen, we didn’t love where we stayed and the weather could’ve been better. Jiufen is the smallest of the cities in Taiwan in which we stayed. Any fan of Hayao Miyazaki and the masterpiece that is Spirited Away will recognize its inspiration in Jiufen.

Shifen

On our train journey to Jiufen we made a quick stop in Shifen to see the Shifen Waterfall and light a lantern.

Jiufen, Taiwan
Shifen train station & lanterns flying, Shifen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Shifen train station & lanterns flying, Shifen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Shifen train station & lanterns flying, Shifen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Shifen train station & lanterns flying, Shifen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Shifen train station & lanterns flying, Shifen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Lighting and launching a lantern, Shifen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Lighting and launching a lantern, Shifen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Shifen Waterfall selfie views, Shifen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Shifen Waterfall views, Shifen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Shifen Waterfall selfie views, Shifen, Taiwan

Jiufen

Jiufen, Taiwan
Foggy landscape views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Foggy landscape views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Walking around old street, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Walking around old street, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Walking around old street, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Tea egg vendor, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Walking around old street, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Old street main entrance, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Old street main entrance, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Old street main entrance, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Old street lantern views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Old street lantern views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Old street lantern views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Old street lantern views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Old street lantern views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Old street lantern views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Old street lantern views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Foggy landscape views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
View from A Mei tea house, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Enjoying tea at A Mei tea house, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Enjoying tea at A Mei tea house, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Old street lantern views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Old street lantern views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Old street lantern views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Old street lantern views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Street views, motorcycle helmet views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Street views, motorcycle helmet views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Old street lantern views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Old street lantern views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Tea Day sign and long upward staircase, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Foggy landscape views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Foggy landscape views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Foggy landscape views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Old street lantern views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Old street lantern views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Foggy landscape views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Foggy landscape views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Old street lantern views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Old street lantern views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Foggy landscape views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Foggy landscape views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Foggy landscape views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Foggy landscape views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Foggy landscape views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Foggy landscape views, Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen, Taiwan
Foggy landscape views, Jiufen, Taiwan