Stay In A Real Life 'Howl's Moving Castle' At Lookalike Forest House In Taiwan

Stay In A Real Life 'Howl's Moving Castle' At Lookalike Forest House In Taiwan

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By Karmen on 14 Aug 2020
Digital Editor

If you're a Studio Ghibli fan, there's a place that you can add to your travel bucket list.

The eccentric castle in Howl's Moving Castle seems to have come to life in La Felicità 九樹森林. This cosy homestay is located in Nantou, Taiwan which is about 2 hours away from Taichung and 4 hours away from Taipei by train.

Keep reading to find out more! 

Nestled in Nine Tree Forest, La Felicità is an ideal getaway for city dwellers who crave some peace and quiet in nature.

九樹森林 nine trees forest house
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What reminds us of Howl's Moving Castle are the rooms that look like large iron barrels.

nine trees forest house La Felicità 九樹森林 iron barrel hotel rooms
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iron barrels at at Nine Trees Forest House 九樹森林
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You can climb up the external stairs of the barrel-like structures for an Insta-worthy shot!

external stairs of inside interior of nine trees forest house La Felicità 九樹森林 iron barrel hotel rooms
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Much like the real Howl's Moving Castle, the interior of the rooms is much cosier than what you'd expect from the rugged exterior. 🥰

inside interior bedroom of nine trees forest house La Felicità 九樹森林 iron barrel hotel rooms
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inside interior of nine trees forest house La Felicità 九樹森林 iron barrel hotel rooms
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inside interior bathroom of nine trees forest house La Felicità 九樹森林 iron barrel hotel rooms
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Besides this Howl's Moving Castle lookalike, there are also other aesthetically pleasing spots around the homestay like a tunnel bed nook and a hanging birds nest like the ones in Bali.


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The homestay also has other rooms with contemporary architecture that contrasts with the surrounding greenery - perfect for the 'gram!

triangle hotel rooms at nine trees forest house La Felicità 九樹森林 i
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triangle hotel rooms at nine trees forest house La Felicità 九樹森林 i
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glass house at Nine Trees Forest House 九樹森林
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The homestay area including the nearby pizza restaurant is pet-friendly so you might spot some cute dogs during your stay. There will also be less adorable animals, aka mosquitoes, around the area too so remember to bring along insect repellent.

dogs sitting at table with pizza and beer
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Nine Tree Forest 九樹森林 pizza restaurant
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Speaking of Studio Ghibli films come to life, have you heard about Breezy Valley Art Village in Tainan, Taiwan that looks like the bathhouse from Spirited Away?

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