Taipei,  Taiwan

Searching for Chihiro

We made it to the mountain town of Jiufen in the evening, just when the sun was setting.


Jiufen is the inspiration for Miyazaki’s film Spirited Away which is one of my favourite animated films.


The streets were narrow and lit by many lanterns. I could see how romantic the streets would’ve been if it wasn’t filled by numerous Japanese and Korean tourists with their selfie sticks.

Teahouse that inspired Spirited Away
Teahouse that inspired Spirited Away

I didn’t quite find Chihiro in Jiufen but there was a certain charm to the little town that I will not soon forget.


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