Ximending is a bustling tourist destination. Ideal for shopaholics as there are so many shops and brands to buy from. This is also one of the choice for places to stay in taipei. Very accessible from the trains system and the hotels are affordable in this area. Restaurants are obvious in every corner so eating will not be a problem even late at night. Shopping is the main attraction in this area, there are countless shops.
Taipei Ximending is popular for its fashionable style. There are many young people walk on the street and I can feel the youth as well. 😊
Personally I think the food is not very tasty maybe because I not a street food lover. As for the brands, there are no discounts and they are more expensive than in my country. I recommend to go Honglou which is also pretty good and artistic with rich culture.🤪🥳
During the Japanese occupation period, the Governor's Office of Taiwan planned the open space near the west gate of Taipei City as the residence of Japanese people, called Ximending. Nowadays it has become a shopping destination, and some Taiwanese stars will meet here. Needless to say, Ximending is delicious. We usually come back here to go shopping or watch movies.
What I particularly like is that there are clothes on this shopping street, there are fun crafts, and there are special special crafts, which are all for visitors to return home and buy a favorite gift.
Ximending day and night. Ximending is an amazing shopping area which contains lots of different shops from little boutique to big store like uniqlo and there are also a lot of restaurants and market stalls. It's always so packed at night, lots of tourists as well.
Ximending is known as the “Harajuku” in Taipei and is a paradise for the “Japanophiles” in Taipei. Ximending is Taipei's first pedestrian commercial street that sells various popular Japanese books, records, and costumes. It has become a representative of a youth subculture and a place for international tourists to visit. Ximending is also a famous movie street that is a good place for watching major movie premiers. Almost every weekend, there are small concerts, autograph signing events, albums release events, as well as various movie promotions and street performances.