If you are going on business or want to experience historically and culturally rich Taiwan, fly from Tokyo to Taipei. There are many nonstop flights available, and the trip can take approximately two and a half hours with your departure from Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT).
Visit the towering Taipei 101 skyscraper or, if history is important to you, walk down historic Dihua Street, formerly Centre Street, with its lively market, medicine shops, studios and cafes. The National Palace Museum is home to Chinese art, calligraphy, ceramics, jade and religious items, statuary, bronzes and more. The site of festivals and religious ceremonies, the Bao'an Temple contains typical decorative arts and a distinctive restoration. A fascinating museum for the whole family is the Miniatures Museum of Taiwan and its Lilliputian world. The Lin Liu-Hsin Puppet Theatre Museum contains the largest Asian puppet collection in the world and features a museum, workshop and theatre.
When you fly from Tokyo to Taipei, you will arrive at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport (TPE). It is located approximately 25 miles from Taipei, and buses, trains, shuttles, taxis and car rentals are available. The Bao'an Temple Folk Arts Festival takes place annually and features live performances, including opera and lion dances. Expect average highs of 66 degrees Fahrenheit in January and 93 degrees in July.
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