Head to the quaint town of Jiufen, just an hour’s trip east of Taipei, and indulge in authentic tea with classic Taiwanese pastries, while soaking in a relaxing view of the pristine Keelung Mountain. The Amei Teahouse is the perfect place to hang out while in Jiufen! The century-old tea house draws in hundreds of visitors because it is said to be the inspiration behind the lantern-lit bathhouse in the very popular Japanese animated film “Spirited Away.” As you proceed up the wooden stairs to the entrance, you will spot several quirky-looking masks hung on the walls and figurines of the film’s characters placed on a shelf. The top floor of Amei Teahouse has an indoor area as well as an outdoor area where you can request for a window seat to get unparalleled views. Most of the staff can converse in Chinese and in basic English, Japanese, and Korean so you can be assisted properly. You will be served a standard tea set that includes a pot of oolong tea plus yummy local snacks like pineapple pastry, mung bean cake, tea plum, milk plum, brown sugar mochi, and sesame flakes. You even get a discount if you want to buy more snacks or bring home "Spirited Away" charms!