Scenic Day Tour to Xitou Forest, Monster Village and Xiao Ban Tian

Wander through Xitou Forest and post on the iconic pond bridge. Visit the intriguing Monster Village and soak up the traditional Japanese vibes. Explore the Xiao Ban Tian scenic area and enjoy being surrounded by nature.

Escape from the city by visiting the picturesque natural attractions of Xitou in Nantou on this scenic day tour out of Taichung! Let us whisk you away to the forests where you can be surrounded by quiet nature and find your inner peace. Along with Sun Moon Lake and Cingjing Farm, Xitou Forest Recreation Area is among Taiwan’s top attractions. An experimental forest of the National Taiwan University, it boasts a diverse variety of plants and is a great place to bird-watch! Don’t forget to snap some pictures at the bridge at University pond, which is a landmark of the attraction.

Nearby you will find the Xitou Monster Village, which originated from an unlikely friendship between two Taiwanese and Japanese men. Inspired by its Japanese origins, the village welcomes you with a red torii gate, cute Japanese monster statues and red lanterns. Enjoy the unique offerings and visit some monster-themed restaurants and shops!

Wander deep into the forest to discover the Xiao Ban Tian Scenic Area – surrounded by bamboo trees and firs, you will wonder if you’ve stepped into another world. Soak up the clean air and peaceful atmosphere before you reach the stunning waterfall. With that, your tour returns you to Taichung, marking the end of the journey. If you need to a trip out of the city for a breather, let us take you on a journey to explore the nature of Nantou!





Depart from Taichung Railway Station


Depart from THSR Taichung Station

Approx. 90min

Xitou Forest Recreation Area

Approx. 30min

Xitou Monster Village



Approx. 50min

Xiao Ban Tian Scenic Area (Gingko forest plantation)

Approx. 30min

Zhushan Zinan Temple

1800 – 1840

Return to Taichung


2 Working Days
10 Hours
Location Pick-up
Voucher Type
Present Voucher to Tour Operator
No Amendments
No Refunds

What You Get

Scenic Day Tour to Xitou Forest, Monster Village & Xiao Ban Tian

Adult: Age 3 and above

Infant: Age 2 and below



  • Round-trip transportation by bus
  • Tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Insurance
  • Admission ticket to Xitou Forest Recreation Area


  • Personal Expenses

Additional Information

  • The infant price includes insurance only and does not include a seat or meals.
  • The minimum tour size is 2 persons to commence
  • No refund or discount will be given to any participant who breaks from the tour at any point.
  • No visits to brand stores have been arranged, but assistance will be provided to purchase any brand items if any.
  • Itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and traffic conditions etc. 
  • Please be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the stipulated time. The bus will not wait for latecomers. 
  • Please note that the tour guide provided in this tour is Chinese

How to Use

  • Present voucher to tour operator on the day of tour

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

Meeting Point:

  • 08:00 at Taichung Railway Station 
  • 08:40 at THSR Taichung Station
Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Age 3 and above
Age 2 and below

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