A big earthquake in February 2018... A locally tilted hotel that was reported in the press. Many donations were sent from Japan to support reconstruction.
Sightseeing from Taipei to Hualien for 1 days and 2 night... You can travel normally without being affected by the earthquake
Six months have passed since then. What's wrong with Hualien? I was planning to go to Taipei just in the fall, so I started to worry about Hualien.
We can receive a lot of support in the event of a disaster, but when the frost gets cold, we forget everything. That's when the disaster area really suffers...
I also hear such a story. Then why not go there next time? It's a place I've never been to, and if I spend money there, it'll be good for Hualien. That's why I decided to go to Hualien during my stay in Taiwan for 3 days and 4 nights.
From Taipei to Hualien City, it is convenient to change from bus to train
Hualien City is the best tourist destination in eastern Taiwan. The most famous of these is the Taroko Gorge. I also wanted to go here, but considering the schedule, it feels quite tough. Well, I'm also doing a day trip from Taipei to the Taroko Gorge, and this time it's okay! I gave up and decided to aim for Hualien as usual.
Well then, how to get from Taipei to Hualien... When I looked up the directions, the plane was expensive and there were too few flights from Taipei to Hualien Airport. By train, Taipei-Hualien is about 2 hours by limited express train. Express tickets from 2 weeks agoBook onlineI can do it. There is also a Japanese notation, so it's safe to book from Japan... When I opened the page, two weeks ago, at 2 am on that day, it was already full and sold out! It seems that a travel agency holds many seats for a tour for travelers from mainland China.
By bus from Taipei to Luodong, by express train from Luodong to Hualien
I had no choice but to take a bus to Hualien. That said, there is no Taipei-Hualien bus, but it is a route from Taipei to Luodong where you can change trains to Hualien.
Check out the Taipei H Imperial Hotel after 1am, which is very cheap (1780 yuan per night → 1 yen per night, calculated at 4 yuan per night, about 1 yen per night) in spite of the perfect location in front of Taipei Main Station. Walk towards the north side of Taipei Station. There is a large bus terminal just north of Taipei Station, and buses to Luodong leave about every 7120 minutes from here (look at the timetable, it seems that there are already buses at 7 am).
It takes about an hour by bus from Taipei to Luodong if there is no traffic.Luodong Station is right in front of the bus stop, so you won't get lost.It was difficult to secure a ticket from Taipei, but if you go to Luodong, you can easily get a vacant seat on the limited express train.It seems that many customers get off around Yilan in front of Luodong.That's why you can comfortably spend about an hour traveling from Luodong to Hualien.
Directions to Hayashida Shrine: A taxi is recommended from Hobayashi Station
But I took a short detour before getting off at Hualien. After passing Hualien, go to the Fenglin, which is about 30 minutes south. To be clear, there is nothing in the countryside, but it was built here during the Japanese rule and is now managed by the local Taiwanese.Hayashida ShrineThere is something like that.
Hayashida Shrine is said to have been built in 1915 (Taisho 4th year). After the war, when the Japanese left Taiwan, it was devastated rapidly, and after that, many of the ruins of shrines during the Japanese rule were destroyed by the policies of the Nationalist Party, which took control of Taiwan.
This Hayashida Shrine had been destroyed and left untouched until just a few years ago, but in 2012 local people stood up to restore the Hayashida Shrine and the torii gates etc. were beautifully restored to the present day. The Taiwanese will do this, so as a Japanese, I cannot help visiting.
From Horin Station to Hayashida Shrine, according to the map you have, it's a little over 3km... It's a bit tough to walk, but it's a little difficult. However, there are several taxis at the station, so you can easily reach the shrine even if you carry your luggage. Estimated taxi fare is about 200 yuan for a round trip. When I looked at the meter, it was 215 yuan, but it gave me 15 yuan.
Finally to Hualien...there will be no impact from the big earthquake, so please go!
From Fenglin, take the train north to Hualien Station. There are only many tourists in the area, and there are about 10 taxi passengers waiting in front of the station. However, unlike India, it doesn't take such a ferocious approach. Rest assured that if you decline the request, you will immediately withdraw.
By the way, I can also call out from a few customers as usual. I can hardly speak Chinese, so I leave the station while gesturing. Meanwhile...
You can speak in Japanese and turn your direction. A mature woman is turning around.
I'll turn off a little here, but when traveling abroadNever approach someone who speaks to you in a friendly manner (especially in Japanese)!This is the iron rule of traveling abroad. These people are very likely to be bad guys trying to trick you.
But personally, Taiwan is an exception to this iron plate rule. It's not 100%, but 99.9% think they're kind to you (of course, if you apply this rule and do some damage, you don't take any action against it). I cannot take responsibility). That's why I decided to listen to this person's story, but it was a good person.
Day trips to Taroko Gorge and Qixingtan Beach are okay with local application
This person is a Japanese owner and Mr. Guo Yukio who runs a guesthouse for tourists. The owner guides the optional tour as a Japanese guide, and the owner guides guests to the guesthouse and local tours while driving a taxi driver.
By the way, it seems that a taxi charter will take you to the Taroko Gorge for around RMB 2000. You don't have to make a reservation for the tour in advance, but it's OK to apply after seeing the weather on the day. The day trip from Taipei costs around 4000 yuan, so if you don't mind the effort, this is the best deal.
If you would like to stay in a cheap guesthouse like a guesthouse, this guesthouse may be recommended. In addition, maybe there is a problem that may require the help of Guo. We will list the contact information you received, so if you need it, please contact us directly.
Take a relaxing break at the luxury resort hotel "Fullon Hotel" near Hualien Airport
The inn on this day is a luxury resort hotel "Fullon Hotel", which is a little away from the city center (1 yuan per night including breakfast). Ask Mr. Guo to take you to the hotel. About 3872 minutes by car from Hualien Station (taxi fare is 20 yuan). About 250 minutes by car from Hualien Airport. There is a free shuttle bus from the hotel, but please contact the hotel directly for the schedule.
The room looks like this. The Pacific Ocean can be seen over the balcony, so you can enjoy the sunrise over the sea if the weather is nice. The bathroom and washroom are spacious and comfortable, but there is a large (?) bathhouse like a Japanese hot spring inn on the 3rd floor, so you can use that as well.
In Hualien, there are many tourist spots such as Ami Bunkamura and Nanseitan Beach in addition to Taroko Gorge. I stopped and decided to take a rest at the hotel until night.
From this hotel, you can apply for a free shuttle bus to the train station or the city, as well as a half-day tour around each tourist attraction (please contact the hotel directly for the destination and schedule). Since there is nothing around the hotel, it is not suitable for a walk, but there seems to be no problem for sightseeing in the city. By the way, the breakfast buffet at this hotel and the restaurant on the first floor is quite popular.
Well then, the details of the hotel.
Address:Hualien Citizen's Life Road No. 51
Phone number: (+886) 03-823-9988
FAX: (+886) 03-823-0077
Eat all B-class gourmet food at Dongdaemun Night Market, the largest night market in Hualien!
Dongdaemun Night Market, which opened in 2015, is the largest night market in Hualien. There are four night markets in the vast grounds of about two Tokyo Domes: Jijo Night Market, Ichijo Street for Natives, Ichijo Street for Each Province, and Fukumachi Night Market.
This night market is different from the night market in Taipei, anywayEasy to walkis. Since the sidewalk is wide, taking advantage of the vast site, you do not have to hit your shoulders when you pass by. Bringing a stroller with your children will not be a problem at all.
In addition to the famous Taiwanese food menu such as Taiwan sausage and stinky tofu, there are a total of 400 stalls in this night market, including aboriginal food and recreational shooting. Just take a quick look around, and you'll spend about an hour in your spare time.
You can buy snacks at the stalls and eat around, or have a beer in the eat space and dine slowly... Enjoy the extraordinary days in Taiwan.
Below is the details of Dongdaemun Night Market.
Dongdaemun Night Market
Address:No. 50 Zhongshan Road, Hualien City
Business hours: 18:00-24:00
Lastly, I would like to introduce one local food stall that was lined up in Dongdaemun Night Market.
A dough made of flour is thinly rolled and fried in oil, and the fried eggs are eaten between them. The entire dough is covered with the spicy soy sauce sauce, and there is no oiliness. As you continue to eat, you will hit a soft-boiled egg, and the thick yolk will spread on the dough, quickly changing to a mild taste! You can enjoy various tastes for only 40 yuan.
When I come to Hualien next time, I definitely want to come to the Taroko Gorge and Nanseitan Beach during the sunny season. Dolphin watching may be fun. There seems to be a lot of rain in summer, so I think it will be winter next time... (Speaking of which, there used to be a movie called "Hualien Summer").
PS I was surprised to stay alone at a super luxury hotel in a foreign country!What was good?I mean ...