Jiufen is a mountain town in the east of Taipei that’s widely known for its narrow alleyways and old town feel. It is a mere 1.5-hour car ride away from most parts of Taipei City, and is connected by various shuttle bus services.
There are many traditional teahouses and street-food stalls, as well as small boutiques selling unique souvenirs and local crafted products. Overall, Jiufen is very charming and unique – the streets are winding and paved with cobblestones, and you can see red lanterns everywhere! It is a lovely scenic spot that makes you feel like you're in the anime Spirited Away!