Taiwan weekend trip from Tokyo to National Palace Museum area
My main purpose to come to Taiwan was to visit Kokyu (National Palace Museum).
It’s good to learn historical arts, but I really enjoyed just seeing the exhibit’s design, textiles and colors. Earlier is better to visit. It’s strongly recommended to visit there at 8:30am.
Taiwan has more than 200 peaks with heights over 3,000 meters. In Japan, we only have 21 peaks over 3,000 meters. You can see such mountain country from Kokyu too.
Traditional house for Chiang Kai-Shek
Near Kokyu, there is a 蒋介石 (Chiang Kai-Shek)’s house. His house and garden were so simple and practical, but very cozy.
The garden is separated into several areas with various kinds of plants. My favorite one was the rose garden.
Local Market with lots of handmade goods
After a heavy dinner the previous night, I preferred to eat some vegetables, so I decided to go to 四四南村簡単市集 Aozora, open-air, Market.
Artists and producers prepared their shops at Aozora Market with originally designed goods and some organic foods.
From Aozora Market, you can see Taipei 101 Tower. It was a nice occasion to compare very modernized buildings with old and historical houses there.