Saturday, December 6, 2014

Akihabara Anime, Manga and Maid Cafe in Tokyo, Japan


We are heading to Akihabara after our lunch meals at Shibuya. Akihabara is located in the central district of Tokyo, which is a popular place for Japan's otaku (male nerds) who are obsessive with anime, manga, video games and computer goods (as well computer parts too). I am not an otakus (the term for female otaku) but I am curious to explore some of the stores at Akihabara.
Beside that, there are many interesting Maid cafes or Cosplay restaurants at Akihabara district. Due to my limited time at Akihabara, I don't get the opportunity to experience at a maid cafe or cosplay restaurant. It is not difficult to search for a maid cafe as there are many pretty maids standing and distributing leaflets, to promote their maid cafes nearby Akihabara Station. As when you step into the maid cafe, the maids will bow and greet customers in friendly mode besides offering them towels and menus as well as exchanging some basic interactions. This is  strictly clean service as customers have to obey the basic etiquette and rules when patronizing a maid cafe. Customers are forbidden to touch and take pictures of the maids, asking for their personal contacts and staking their privacy. 

It is highly recommended to get to Akihabara Station by riding on JR Yamanote (the Green Metro Train which runs in a loop in Tokyo city.) JR Yamanote connects you to popular districts of Shinjuku, Shibuya, Harajuku, Tokyo Station, Ueno and Ikebukuro without changing the trains at a short distance of traveling.


Arriving Akihabara at the train station in Tokyo, Japan
Arriving Akihabara at the train station in Tokyo, Japan

Pretty maids promote maid cafes at Akihabara in Tokyo, Japan
Pretty maids promote maid cafes at Akihabara in Tokyo, Japan

Famous Labi and Sega stores at Akihabara in Tokyo, Japan
Famous Labi and Sega stores at Akihabara in Tokyo, Japan

Akihabara is popular for video games, manga, anime and computer goods in Tokyo, Japan
Akihabara is popular for video games, manga, anime and computer goods in Tokyo, Japan

One of the maid cafes can be seen nearby Akihabara Station in Tokyo, Japan
One of the maid cafes can be seen nearby Akihabara Station in Tokyo, Japan

You can find anime, manga, video games and computer goods along Akihabara streets in Tokyo, Japan
You can find anime, manga, video games and computer goods along Akihabara streets in Tokyo, Japan

A popular Sofmap is selling all kinds of anime, manga and video games at Akihabara in Tokyo, Japan
A popular Sofmap is selling all kinds of anime, manga and video games at Akihabara in Tokyo, Japan

There are rows of anime, manga, video games and computer goods along Akihabara Electric Town in Tokyo, Japan
There are rows of anime, manga, video games and computer goods along Akihabara Electric Town in Tokyo, Japan

An interesting softdrink dispenser machine with co-sponsor by Sega at Akihabara in Tokyo, Japan
An interesting softdrink dispenser machine with co-sponsor by Sega at Akihabara in Tokyo, Japan

A shop sells anime and manga at Akihabara in Tokyo, Japan
A shop sells anime and manga at Akihabara in Tokyo, Japan

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  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    Hachiko Shibuya in Tokyo, Japan


    Shibuya is one of the most popular cities to visit in Tokyo, Japan. Tourists and the locals visit Shibuya for a few reasons such as shopping for fashion, entertainment and taking photos of the popular large intersection of pedestrian crossing in front of Shibuya Station which is normally seen on Japanese dramas and movies. Apart from that, visitors also take selfie photos with Hachiko statue, a popular landmark attraction outside of Shibuya Station.

    There are many shopping malls and boutique stores around Shibuya. Shibuya 109 is a fashion shopping complex, targeting at young shoppers while there are some high-end shopping malls such as Shibuya Mark City, Shibuya Hikarie and some leading shopping malls from Marui department store to Parco department store. Beside that, there are many restaurants, bars and entertainment located along Center Gai. Center Gai is situated across the street, after crossing the main intersection of pedestrian crossing as when you walk out of Shibuya Station.

    Overcrowded Shibuya Station in Tokyo, Japan
    Overcrowded Shibuya Station in Tokyo, Japan

    Shibuya Sakuragicho old train converted as a museum outside of Shibuya Station in Tokyo, Japan
    Shibuya Sakuragicho old train converted as a museum outside of Shibuya Station in Tokyo, Japan

    Visitors are able to see the old days and the current days of Shibuya on  Sakuragicho Museum Train, outside of Shibuya Station in Tokyo, Japan
    Visitors are able to see the old days and the current days of Shibuya on  Sakuragicho Museum Train, outside of Shibuya Station in Tokyo, Japan

    I was excited getting the Shibuya stamping at Shibuya Sakuragicho Museum, outside of Shibuya Station of Tokyo, Japan
    I was excited getting the Shibuya stamping at Shibuya Sakuragicho Museum, outside of Shibuya Station of Tokyo, Japan

    The famous Hachiko statue in front of Shibuya Station in Tokyo, Japan
    The famous Hachiko statue in front of Shibuya Station in Tokyo, Japan

    Heading to Shibuya famous pedestrian crossing in dramas and movies, outside of Shibuya Station of Tokyo, Japan
    Heading to Shibuya famous pedestrian crossing in dramas and movies, outside of Shibuya Station of Tokyo, Japan

    It was the moment of pedestrian crossing at the large intersection in front of Shibuya Station of Tokyo, Japan
    It was the moment of pedestrian crossing at the large intersection in front of Shibuya Station of Tokyo, Japan

    Shibuya 109 mall on the far left while Center Gai is situated on the right which is popular with stores, boutiques, restaurants and bars in Tokyo, Japan
    Shibuya 109 mall on the far left while Center Gai is situated on the right which is popular with stores, boutiques, restaurants and bars in Tokyo, Japan

    A lot of restaurants and boutique stores are located at Center Gai in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
    A lot of restaurants and boutique stores are located at Center Gai in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

    There are many cafes, restaurants and boutique stores along Center Gai in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
    There are many cafes, restaurants and boutique stores along Center Gai in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

    Returning to Shibuya Station from Center Gai in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
    Returning to Shibuya Station from Center Gai in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Thursday, October 9, 2014

    Observation Deck: Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building at Shinjuku, Tokyo


    If you are on the budget trip to Tokyo, Japan but don't intend to spend a lot on getting an entrance ticket to the observation deck at Tokyo Skytree and Tokyo Tower. Then, you should make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building at Shinjuku Business District in Tokyo downtown. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is a government office tower where the observation decks are open to the public for free. The observation decks provide good panoramic views of Shinjuku skyscrapers, Tokyo downtown and Mount Fuji (on the clear view day).

    In order to ensure the safety of the visitors at the observation decks, all bags are required to be examined by the security services on the ground floor of North Tower and South Tower before riding on the elevator. Tripods, big bags and luggage aren't permitted to be carried to the observation decks thus, please ensure to carry a small bag or backpack during your trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. We carried a small camera bag and backpack during the trip so we didn't encounter problems with the security over there. 

    As we headed to the escalator after security check, we were guided into the escalator by a staff there. The moment before the escalator door closed, the Japanese staff gave a short briefing in Japanese before ended with a bow (Japanese Greetings) to us, which was a real shocking to us. I believed it was a  45-degree angle Japanese bow by the staff, which was the most polite Japanese Greetings Etiquette. As I mentioned before in my earlier post, Japan is well-known for its high hospitality service which also known as "Omotenashi" which ensures customers feel greatly satisfied with attentive care and attention provided by Japanese service industrial from hotels, restaurants, retail companies, supermarkets etc. Anyway, we didn't feel any language barriers as there was another staff in the elevator with us, gave us a translated version in English or Chinese before reaching to the observation deck. 

    How to get there?
    Address:  45F Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, 2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 
    Subway:
    Tokyo Metro Nishi-shinjuku Station via the passageway to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings: 10 minutes on foot  
    Admission: FREE ENTRANCE
    Open:  
    North Observatory 9.30am-10:30pm daily, 
    South Observatory 9.30am-5pm daily 
    Closed
    North Observation Deck: 2nd and 4th Monday of each month
    South Observation Deck: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month 
    Both observatories: December 29 to January 3 (except January 1)


    Heading to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building at Shinjuku Business District for a free visit at the observation deck in Tokyo, Japan
    Heading to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building at Shinjuku Business District for a free visit at the observation deck in Tokyo, Japan

    A compact and high density of Tokyo downtown from the observation deck at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku, Japan
    A compact and high density of Tokyo downtown from the observation deck at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku, Japan

    Another closer compact and high density of Tokyo city from the observation deck at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku
    Another closer compact and high density of Tokyo city from the observation deck at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku

    Look at how compact and high density Tokyo city is from the observation deck of Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku, Japan
    Look at how compact and high density Tokyo city is from the observation deck of Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku, Japan

    Shinjuku Park Tower (235m) & Tokyo Opera City Tower (234m), the skyscrapers in Shinjuku Business District at observation deck in Tokyo
    Shinjuku Park Tower (235m) & Tokyo Opera City Tower (234m), the skyscrapers in Shinjuku Business District at observation deck in Tokyo

    Shinjuku Park Tower and Tokyo Opera City Tower can be seen at observation deck, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku, Tokyo
    Shinjuku Park Tower and Tokyo Opera City Tower can be seen at observation deck, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku, Tokyo

    Shinjuku Sumitomo, Shinjuku Mitsui and Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower at the observation deck of Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, Japan
    Shinjuku Sumitomo, Shinjuku Mitsui and Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower at the observation deck of Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, Japan

    Shinjuku skyscrapers at the business district from the observation deck of Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Tokyo, Japan
    Shinjuku skyscrapers at the business district from the observation deck of Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Tokyo, Japan

    The model of Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building can be seen at its observation deck in Shinjuku Business District of Tokyo, Japan
    The model of Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building can be seen at its observation deck in Shinjuku Business District of Tokyo, Japan

    Tokyo Skytree tower can be seen from the observation deck of Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building at Shinjuku Business District of Tokyo, Japan
    Tokyo Skytree tower can be seen from the observation deck of Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building at Shinjuku Business District of Tokyo, Japan

    Tokyo Tower can be seen at the observation deck of Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku Business District of Tokyo, Japan
    Tokyo Tower can be seen at the observation deck of Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku Business District of Tokyo, Japan

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  • Sunday, September 28, 2014

    Shinjuku Skyscraper & Kabukicho in Tokyo, Japan


    Planning for a budget accommodation during the trip to Tokyo, Japan wasn't an easy task as we had to consider a few criteria such as
    • Location - how far the distance from the hotel to attraction places in Tokyo
    • Convenience - how far to get to the subway (train) station
    • Hotel budget - looking for an affordable budget stay
    • Entertainment - Preferably to stay within the food alleys and shopping areas which open until late at night.
    We were recommended to stay at the budget hotel at Shinjuku in Tokyo, Japan. The hotel room and bathroom are small but the hotel location is very convenient as it was situated in Kabukicho. Kabukicho is the location of many hosts' and hostess' clubs, love hotels, restaurants, nightclubs and shopping malls which operate until late at night. We weren't bothered and concerned about the activities of the red-light district as it was safe to walk around since this industry had been legalized in Japan. Apart from that, it is a short walking distance of 5 minutes from the hotel to Shinjuku station.


    Welcome to Shinjuku city after a long ride from Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan
    Welcome to Shinjuku city after a long ride from Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan

    Crossing on the pedestrian crossing when the pedestrian light turns green is mainly practised by Japanese on the road safety etiquette in Japan
    Crossing on the pedestrian crossing when the pedestrian light turns green is mainly practised by Japanese on the road safety etiquette in Japan

    Standing at the border between Skyscraper District and Kabukicho of Shinjuku City in Tokyo, Japan
    Standing at the border between Skyscraper District and Kabukicho of Shinjuku City in Tokyo, Japan

    Amazed with cocoon design which belongs to Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower, a 50-story educational facility located within Shinjuku Skyscrapers Business District in Tokyo, Japan
    Amazed with cocoon design which belongs to Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower, a 50-story educational facility located within Shinjuku Skyscrapers Business District in Tokyo, Japan

    Queuing in a line and turning your mobile into silent mode before getting onto a train or a subway is the basic rules of train etiquette (manners) in Japan
    Queuing in a line and turning your mobile into silent mode before getting onto a train or a subway is the basic rules of train etiquette (manners) in Japan

    Reasonable prices of Japanese food can be found at small outlets (restaurants) in a train station or along the narrow alley in Japan
    Reasonable prices of Japanese food can be found at small outlets (restaurants) in a train station or along the narrow alley in Japan

    There are many crowds of people heading for dinner or home at Kabukicho, Shinjuku city which is surrounded by entertainment, food and shopping mall in Tokyo, Japan
    There are many crowds of people heading for dinner or home at Kabukicho, Shinjuku city which is surrounded by entertainment, food and shopping mall in Tokyo, Japan

    Look at these pedestrian lines crossing which guide the pedestrians to cross horizontally, vertically or diagonally once the pedestrian light turns green in Japan
    Look at these pedestrian lines crossing which guide the pedestrians to cross horizontally, vertically or diagonally once the pedestrian light turns green in Japan

    Walking along Kabukicho of Shinjuku city which is surrounded by shopping malls, restaurants and entertainment in Tokyo, Japan
    Walking along Kabukicho of Shinjuku city which is surrounded by shopping malls, restaurants and entertainment in Tokyo, Japan

    Busy night traffic with crowded people at Shinjuku city (Kabukicho) of Tokyo, Japan
    Busy night traffic with crowded people at Shinjuku city (Kabukicho) of Tokyo, Japan

    Popular Robot Restaurant with crowded customers at Shinjuku in Tokyo, Japan
    Popular Robot Restaurant at Shinjuku in Tokyo, Japan

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  • Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Tokyo Subway Metro Train Guide in Japan


    For those who are traveling to Tokyo, Japan for the first time, you are definitely feeling nervous as you try to understand how to read the complicated subway map which connect 18 subway lines to each other. Initially, I had similar dilemma trying to understand the subway map but I didn't get the concept until we tried riding the subway train on the first day at Tokyo, Japan and somehow, we began to understand the connection of every different colour coded with a letter to represent the subway line while the number at the bottom of the letter shows the station number. Actually there are only five main subway companies which operate these 18 subway lines in Tokyo.

    For instance, I am planning to take a subway train from Shinjuku station to Shibuya station. Shibuya station is located below of Shinjuku station in the map. There is no connection subway line directing from Shinjuku to Shibuya stations thus, I have to change the subway line during the journey. Firstly, I ride on M08 (Marunouchi Line) from Shinjuku station to Asakamitsuke (M13) station. Then I move and transfer to another subway line G05 (Ginza Line) from Asakamitsuke station to Shibuya station at G01. Since both Marunouchi and Ginza Lines are operating under Tokyo Metro Line thus, I don't have to buy an additional new ticket. However, if I change the subway line from Tokyo Metro to Toei Line then, I need to get new tickets as they are two different subway companies. Subway train tickets can be purchased at ticket kiosks at subway trains in Tokyo. All you do is to follow the instructions in English and press the button for assistance if you are having trouble. (Note: They will attend to your problem immediately by person or behind the machine kiosk.) 

    Japan is well-known for proper etiquette. When you ride on escalator, please remember to follow Japanese Escalator Etiquette. When you are traveling at Tokyo and other parts of Japan, please stand and stay on the LEFT side of the escalator in order to give way to other users who are on the hurry to pass by. On the other hand, when you travel to Osaka, please stay and stand on the RIGHT side of the escalator in order to give way to other users to pass by. 

    A complete of Tokyo subway train map in Japan
    A complete of Tokyo subway train map in Japan
    Five main subway train companies operating 18 lines in Tokyo, Japan
    Five main subway train companies operating 18 lines in Tokyo, Japan
    Different colour coded with a letter to represent every subway company followed by a number in an order to show the route of a train in Tokyo, Japan
    Different colour coded with a letter to represent every subway company followed by a number in an order to show the route of a train in Tokyo, Japan
    Check out the priority signs at subway stations in Japan before queuing as there are special lanes for elderly, pregnant women, mothers with children and for ladies
    Check out the priority signs at subway stations in Japan before queuing as there are special lanes for elderly, pregnant women, mothers with children and for ladies
    Japanese Escalator Etiquette is by standing on the left side in Tokyo while standing on the right side in Osaka in order to allow others passing by
    Japanese Escalator Etiquette is by standing on the left side in Tokyo while standing on the right side in Osaka in order to allow others passing by in Japan

    Alternatively, you can ride on the City Train or Yamanote Line (JR East Green Line) to explore some of the city's famous landmarks and attractions in Tokyo and helps to save your journey time from interchanging the subway lines. The Yamanote Line connects most of Tokyo's major stations and urban centers like, Tokyo Station, Akihabara, Ueno, Shinjuku, Harajuku, Shibuya, Ginza, Roppongi Hills, Ebisu and Ikebukuro. 

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  • Friday, August 8, 2014

    Japan Culture & Vending Machine Introduction


    I grew up watching Japanese dramas and had been falling in love with their culture and food. I always wanted to travel to Japan at least once in my lifetime but everything is so expensive and out of my budget when I had to think about the costs of a return air ticket, accommodation, riding on bullet train, etc. Japan is the only country on the Earth (that I know) has a combination of traditional and modern culture which goes hand in hand.

    When my dream came true to travel to Japan recently, I was very excited and there was a lot of reading and preparation to do in order to understand the transportation system, adapt the culture and  learn some basic Japanese words. It is not difficult to learn about Japanese culture and lifestyle as you can find many short videos uploaded online to guide the first time visitors like me. For me, I was very amazed with their excellent customer service culture (hospitality or also known as Omotenashi in Japanese). Japanese staff will engage some simple friendly conversation during your checkout payment and even bow to customers before they leave the places. You will be surprised to how they pack food and presents the products in very detailed manner to ensure they become handy to carry around. This kind of hospitality is rare to find in many developed countries.  



    I was even astonished to see many kinds of vending machines in Japan. The vending machine is not restricted in selling drinks only but you can find any kinds of vending machines from selling cigarette, beers, hot food, ice-cream, packed fresh bananas, etc on the streets, in the train stations and even in the hotels as well. Japanese really love animals. You can find pets on the streets. They treat their pets as part of their family members and are willing to spend on their pets. Japan is one of pet friendly countries in Asia besides, Taiwan. Japanese bring their pets for a walk in the park and taking them on public transportation, as long they are staying in their crates.

    Most visitors complain about small hotel rooms but to me, it's not a big deal. We spent the whole day (until late night) strolling, shopping and eating outside rather than staying in a hotel room. A hotel room is the place where we need to rest and sleep before we continue our trip the next day. Majority of hotel rooms are small unless you are willing to pay for 5 star hotels there.  

    There is a culture practice which you need to remind yourself when you are standing in front of thee counter checkout. We normally hand our cash payment on cashiers' hands but in Japan, it is slightly different culture. When you pay or get your change at the cashier counter, all the transaction have to be done by placing the cash on the small tray. The small tray is normally positioned in front of the customer at the cashier counter.

    Public transportation especially the subway train and bullet train is very convenient to travel from city to city. It takes some time to digest and understand Japan Subway System and the routes. Every subway company represents a single colour code with the first letter (represents the company name) followed by numbers in order, traveling from one point to another point. For more information on the timetable and route of a bus, subway train and train ride, please refer to Hyperdia website. The alternative will be depending on the recommendation via Google Map after keying the locations from point A to point B.    

    (Source: WAORYU ONLY in Japan via Youtube)

     Saying Thank you by flashing a few times with the hazard lights.
    (Source: TheJapanChannelDCom via Youtube)





    Welcome to Japan signboard with robot screen at Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan. You will be surprised to see the airport staff remove the luggage from the conveyor belt by arranging them in an order with the luggage' handlers facing up for your convenience to grab the handlers immediately before leaving the airport.



    As soon as we see Tokyo Skytree, we know we are reaching Tokyo downtown from Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan
    As soon as we see Tokyo Skytree, we know we are reaching Tokyo downtown from Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan

    Typical small room with bathroom is sufficient for a place for tourists to rest before continuing your journey in Japan
    Typical small room with bathroom is sufficient for a place for tourists to rest before continuing your journey in Japan

    Ordering your Japanese meal by paying cash through vending machine which is located in front of the main entrance in Japan
    Ordering your Japanese meal by paying cash through vending machine which is located in front of the main entrance before the meal is prepared and served in Japan

    All cash transaction have to be placed on the small tray in front of the cashier machine in Japan
    All cash transaction have to be placed on the small tray in front of the cashier machine in Japan

    The portion of Japanese ramen and set meal are generous and the prices are reasonable too in Japan
    The portion of Japanese ramen and set meal are generous and the prices are reasonable too in Japan

    Japanese customer service is incredible to the extend this cake is packed with dry ice and a plastic spoon attached on the top box in Japan
    Japanese customer service is incredible to the extend this cake is packed with dry ice and a plastic spoon attached on the top box in Japan


    Friday, July 11, 2014

    Taipei's Jiufen, YinYangHai & JinGuoShi Golden Waterfall in Taiwan - cont'd


    If you followed my previous posts, I mentioned about hiring a private taxi (cab) for a day trip to outside of Taipei city of Taiwan. There is a popular day trip which includes the tour to Yehliu Geopark (Rocks Formation), Shifen Old Street, Jiufen Old Street, Yin Yang Hai and Jin Guo Shi Golden Waterfall. This is the continuation of my day trip with the private taxi (cab) to Jiufen Old Street, Yin Yang Hai (Ying Yang Sea) and Jin Guo Shi (Golden Waterfall) before heading back to Taipei City for my dinner and night shopping at Raohe Night Market.

    We headed to Jiufen Old Street after visiting Shifen Old Street. Jiufen Old Street is located in Ruifang District of New Taipei City in Taiwan. This small town became developed rapidly due to a gold rush during Japanese occupation in 1893. Many buildings at Jiufen Old Street remain unchanged to this day, as to reflect Japanese influence on the architecture and the culture on the island. Jiufen Old Street becomes popular as a tourist destination from a popular Japanese animated film called Spirited Away. The Spirited Away animated movie is based on Japanese architecture concept of the old buildings from Jiufen Old Street. Jiufen Old Street is crowded with visitors who travel from within Taiwan or outside of Taiwan, to watch fantastic ocean view from Jiufen town while trying variety of delicacies there. 

    After having your delicious lunch and tea at Jiufen Old Street, the day tour will move on to the next famous location at Yin Yang Hai (Yin Yang Sea) and Jin Guo Shi (Golden Waterfall). Both of these sites are located on the way heading out of Jiufen Old Street. Yin Yang Hai (Yin Yang Sea) is another spectacular view of yellow and blue sea at the gulf while Jin Guo Shi (Golden Waterfall) is a gold ecological park. Jin Guo Shi (Golden Waterfall) is named after the golden yellow of mud appears on the stream water and it sparkles like gold under the sunlight.

     
    Jiufen Old Street is located in Ruifang District of New Taipei City in Taiwan which is famous for food and scenic view
    Jiufen Old Street is located in Ruifang District of New Taipei City in Taiwan which is famous for food and scenic view

    The unique architecture of Jiufen Old Street has become an inspiration for the Japanese animated film Spirited Away in Taiwan
    The unique architecture of Jiufen Old Street has become an inspiration for the Japanese animated film Spirited Away in Taiwan


    A magnificient view of Jiufen Old Street outside of Taipei city in Taiwan
    A magnificient view of Jiufen Old Street outside of Taipei city in Taiwan

    Marvelous view of Yin Yang Hai (Keelung Peace Island) in Ruifang District of New Taipei City in Taiwan
    Marvelous view of Yin Yang Hai (Keelung Peace Island) in Ruifang District of New Taipei City in Taiwan


    The spectacular view of yellow and blue sea at the gulf of Yin Yang Hai which is located near to Jiufen Old Street in Taiwan
    The spectacular view of yellow and blue sea at the gulf of Yin Yang Hai which is located near to Jiufen Old Street in Taiwan


    The best spot for admiring Chin-Shui Highway 「meandering winding」 attractions at Jingming Pavilion in Taiwan
    The best spot for admiring Chin-Shui Highway 「meandering winding」 attractions at Jingming Pavilion in Taiwan


    Jin Gua Shi (Golden Waterfall) appears golden yellow in the stream water and sparkles like gold under the sunlight in Taiwan
    Jin Gua Shi (Golden Waterfall) appears golden yellow in the stream water and sparkles like gold under the sunlight in Taiwan


    13 layer Heritage Site (terminal destination) for processing ore and copper during Japanese colonial nearby  Jiufen in Taiwan
    13 layer Heritage Site (terminal destination) for processing ore and copper during Japanese colonial nearby  Jiufen in Taiwan


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