MRT Xinbeitou Station (新北投站)

[This post will be updated if new information about places around the station comes available. 🙂 ]

From Beitou Station take the Xinbeitou Line to Xinbeitou Station where you can experience hot-spring bathing. Also visit the Taipei Hot Spring Museum and the Taipei Public Library Beitou Branch both inside Beitou Hot Spring Park, and also the Thermal Valley and Beitou Museum, both north of the park.

Old Beitou Railway Station
Thermal Valley

Beitou Hot Spring Museum (北投溫泉博物館)

Built in 1913, this was Taiwan’s first public bathhouse and at the time East Asia’s largest spa. The large bath on the first floor features Romanesque columns and arches, and the second has a large Japanese-style tatami room. The museum shows cultural artifacts and historical materials about bathing culture, spa history, and local customs.

Add: 2, Zhongshan Rd., Taipei City
Tel: (02) 2893-9981 (Closed on Monday and national holidays)
Website: hotspringmuseum.taipei

Beitou Hot Spring Museum

Beitou Garden Spa (北投親水公園露天溫泉浴池)

In addition to its upscale hot-spring inns and bathhouses, Beitou also offers less-expensive facilities, such as the six public-use outdoor pools, ranging from 38 to 42 degrees Celsius, at the Beitou Garden Spa, in Beitou Park by the Beitou Creek. Mineral-soaking joy awaits for just NT$40.

Add: 6, Zhongshan Rd., Taipei City
Tel: (02) 2897-2260 (Open 5:30-22:00)

Taipei Public Library Beitou Branch
(臺北市立圖書館北投分館)

Also located inside Beitou Hot Spring Park, between the museum and the public pools, is an interesting building that resembles a giant ark. This is the Beitou Branch of the Taipei Public Library, an ultra-efficient modern building constructed with protection of the environment in mind and offering a pleasant space for reading and studying. Opened to the public in 2006, the library is housed in an award-winning green building with such features as solar panels on the roof, rainfall capturing/storage systems, and a design that keeps power consumption to a minimum.

Taipei Public Library Beitou Branch

Add: No. 251, Guangming Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei City
( 臺北市北投區光明路251號 )
Tel: (02) 2897-7682

Beitou Museum (北投文物館)

This complex of Japanese-style architecture was built in 1921. Originally the Kazan Inn, Beitou’s premier hot-spring inn, it is said that during WW II the facility served as a final rest and entertainment venue for kamikaze pilots before their missions. Today a cultural arts exhibition space, visitors can also experience traditional tea-ceremony culture and kaiseki cuisine.

Beitou Museum

Add: No. 32, Youya Rd., Taipei City
(台北市北投區幽雅路32號 )
Tel: (02) 2891-2318 ext. 9 (closed on Monday)
Website: www.beitoumuseum.org.tw

If you are the adventurous type, note that you can do rock climbing in Beitou as well. Check out Outdoor Fun: BEITOU Rock-Climbing.

HOTEL IN THE AREA
Atami Hotel (北投熱海溫泉大飯店)
Tel:
(02) 2891-5161
Add: No. 258, Guangming Rd., Beitou District, Taipei City
(台北市北投區光明路258號)
Website: www.atamihotel.com.tw

HOTEL IN THE AREA
Radium Kagaya Taipei
(日勝生加賀屋溫泉飯店)
Add: No. 236, Guangming Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei City
(台北市北投區光明路236號)
Tel: (02) 2891-1111
Website: www.kagaya.com.tw

HOTEL IN THE AREA
Asia Pacific Hotel Beitou
(北投亞太飯店)
Add: No. 31, Youya Rd., Beitou District, Taipei City
(台北市北投區幽雅路31號)
Tel: (02) 2898-3088
Website: www.apresort.com.tw

HOTEL IN THE AREA
Grand View Resort Beitou
(北投麗禧溫泉酒店)
Add: No. 30, Youya Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei City
(台北市北投區幽雅路30號)
Tel: (02) 2898-8888
Website: www.gvrb.com.tw
Also read:
Refined Hot-Spring Pleasures — GRAND VIEW RESORT BEITOU

HOTEL IN THE AREA
Hotel Double One
(倆人旅店)
Add: No. 11, Youya Rd., Taipei City
(台北市北投區幽雅路11號)
Tel: (02) 2897-3611
Website: www.leaderhotel.com/doubleone/

HOTEL IN THE AREA
The Gaia Hotel
(大地酒店)
Tel: (02) 5551-8888
Add: No. 1, Qiyan Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei City
(台北市北投區奇岩路1號)
Website: www.thegaiahotel.com