Jiufen became viral on the Internet as Studio Ghibli fans speculated that this was the town that inspired Spirited Way. Similar and nearby to Shifen, it’s a mountain town with a rich history and culture that dates back to the Japanese occupation. The famous attraction in Jiufen is the A-mei Tea House, the specific place that inspired the bath house in Spirited Away. If you’re interested in history, there are English walking tours that you can participate in, where they will guide you around the town and all that it’s seen.
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