[List of Things to Pack for Your Trip to Taiwan] Female Travel Blogger Explains! Preparations and essentials for overseas travel

As you prepare for your trip to Taiwan, what should you bring with you? Some people wonder. In this article, I, a travel writer, have compiled a checklist of things I found useful to bring with me on my trip to Taipei and a list of essentials.

Forgetting something can make you feel depressed or not happy, so use the list to make sure you don’t forget anything.

And here’s a list of some useful things women should bring with them!

Personal belongings for a trip to Taipei, Taiwan explained from a woman’s perspective

This article explains what to bring for your trip to Taiwan, divided into essentials and conveniences. If you want to see the list first, check below → List of things to bring

[List of Things to Pack for Your Trip to Taiwan] Female Travel Blogger Explains! Preparations and essentials for overseas travel
As you prepare for your trip to Taiwan, what should you bring with you? Some people wonder. In this article, I, ...

Essentials for a trip to Taiwan

Passport

If you want to travel abroad, you definitely need a passport.

If you forget anything else, you can get it locally, but you definitely need to bring your passport.

You should also bring a copy of your passport just in case.

I keep my passport in a security pouch like the one below.

 

Airline Ticket

Print out and bring with you your airline ticket or an e-ticket showing the flight number and time of your flight.

Cash

If you are going to Taiwan for two to three nights, $300 to $400 in cash will be sufficient.

Also, many stores accept credit cards, so if you feel like you’ve done a little too much shopping, you can pay with credit.

Credit Cards

Always take a credit card with you, not just cash.

This is because if you get into some kind of trouble or get stolen, you may not be able to solve the problem with the cash you have.

Also, take more than one credit card with you. This is because you may not be able to use the credit card you brought with you overseas.

Paper showing the contents of overseas travel insurance coverage

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Even for a short trip to Taiwan, be sure to take out travel insurance. This is because if you have an accident or get sick overseas and need medical treatment, the full cost can run into hundreds of thousands.

Medicines

Take the medicines that you normally take with you. Japanese products are easy to find in Taiwan, but they are not always readily available when you are sick.

I bring Ibu, a painkiller, and Seirogan.

Ibu is a painkiller for headaches and fever, so it is useful to have it with you in case of emergency.

I also take seirogan because I feel a little uneasy when eating at street stalls in Taiwan.

Shampoo, conditioner, body soap

Shampoo, conditioner, and body soap are often available at the hotel, but if you want to bring something you are familiar with, don’t forget to bring it. It is a good idea to check the animeti of the hotel you booked in advance.

Also, if you have sensitive skin, the hotel’s animeti may not be suitable for you, so it’s a good idea to bring it with you.

It is easy to buy one travel set that contains a small amount of each product so that you can have everything.

Lotion, milky lotion, and body cream

If you are traveling to Taiwan for three nights or so, you can reduce the amount of luggage you need by transferring only the amount you use into small bottles.

Hotels are often dry, so it’s a good idea to bring along body cream and milky lotion as well.

If you have a trial set of these as well, you can easily bring only a small amount.

Makeup tools

Women should always pack their makeup tools in their bag in the morning of the day.

It is always a good idea to bring something you are used to using.

Contacts

If you normally wear contacts, don’t forget to bring them with you.

I bring enough for two days in addition to the number of days I’m traveling, just in case.

Glasses

Don’t forget your glasses along with your contacts.

Be sure to check that you haven’t forgotten them the morning of your trip.

Changing clothes, underwear, and socks


Bring a change of clothes for the number of days you will be traveling. Taiwan is a city where red, yellow, and other flashy colors look great.

If you have a red dress or something similar, it will be easier to take pictures that look good. It is often surprisingly cold, so don’t forget to bring socks.

These days, there are travel pouches that can be compressed, so if you want to pack a change of clothes, this is a good idea.

pajamas

Many hotels in Taiwan do not provide pajamas.

Be sure to check what is included in the hotel you booked in advance as well.

Forgetting pajamas can be surprisingly difficult, so be sure to check and bring your own if they are not included.

Toothbrush

Make sure your toothbrush is also in the hotel’s animetty.

Cheap hotels often don’t have them, so it’s a good idea to check.

Rain gear

Taipei is a rainy area, so be sure to bring rain gear.

Especially in Jiufen, famous for Spirited Away, it rains so much that sunny days are rare.

In addition to a folding umbrella, a raincoat is a good idea. Jiufen has many narrow streets.

I also bring a water-repellent parka with me.

You can use it as a hoodie normally, and when it rains you can use it instead of a raincoat, really convenient!

Camera

Taiwan is a fascinating place with nostalgic cityscapes that cannot be seen in Japan.

Be sure to bring a camera with you so that you can capture your memories.

I use an Olympus camera.

You don’t need to be a camera expert to take beautiful pictures, so I recommend it for women.

Charger for your camera and phone

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Don’t forget to bring chargers for your camera and phone. The shape of electrical outlets in Taiwan is the same as in Japan, so you don’t need a conversion plug.

Recent iPhone, smartphone and camera chargers are also compatible with Taiwanese voltage, so you don’t need to use a transformer either.

Guidebook

Don’t forget to get a guidebook for your trip to Taiwan.

I use “aruco”, which has a lot of information on sundries and cafes. I recommend this guidebook for women!

A carry-on bag for liquids

If you are bringing liquids on board an airplane, they must be placed in a zippered, resealable, clear plastic bag with a capacity of 1 liter or less.

The liquid itself should be placed in a container of 100 ml (g) or less. The size of the bag is not that strict, but it is a good idea to have one that meets the regulations just in case.

Summer sun protection goods from June to September

June to September is summer in Taiwan, and the temperature often exceeds 30 degrees Celsius. Don’t forget to bring sun protection goods with you.

Umbrellas for both rain and shine

Sunscreen

Winter protection for December to February

December to February in Taiwan is winter, and the temperature can drop to the low teens.

Surprisingly, it is cold from the latter half of November, and it is safer to bring a heavy coat.

Wings

Regardless of the season, it is a good idea to bring a cardigan or something similar that you can easily throw on.

Even in summer, the air conditioner can be too cold, so it is a good idea to have something you can wear.

Convenient things to bring on your trip to Taiwan

Security Pouch

Even though Taiwan is a safe country, you still need to take care of your valuables.

There are security pouches that you can put your passport, credit cards, cash and other important things together and hide them under your clothes

If you are worried about losing something important, a security pouch that you can wear is a good idea.

Rental wifi

A wifi connection is very useful when you get lost or need to do some research during your trip to Taiwan.

Mobile battery

Many people take pictures with their smartphone cameras these days, don’t they?

If you take pictures with your phone and upload them to social networking sites, you will run out of charge in no time. You may not be able to take any more pictures.

For such situations, it is convenient to have a mobile battery that can be charged outside.

The one above is small enough to fit in your pocket, and can charge your iPhone more than twice!

Wet wipes

Eating at street stalls in Taiwan is one of the major tourist events.

It’s really convenient to have wet wipes to wipe your hands with.

I also recommend a hand wiping gel that won’t weigh you down.

Wet wipes

Sometimes there is no toilet paper in the bathroom, so carry pocket tissues as well.

Eco bag

When you buy souvenirs during sightseeing, you will have a lot of luggage.

An eco-bag comes in handy in such cases.

I also put frequently used items such as drinks and guidebooks in my eco-bag so that I don’t have to open and close the bag containing my valuables frequently.

Plastic bags

It is convenient to have some plastic bags to put your laundry and wet things in.

By the way, I bring a laundry net with me when I travel, put everything I choose into the net and bring it back home, and put it directly into the washing machine when I get home. Quick and convenient!

Mask

Airplanes and hotels are very dry, so it’s a good idea to have a few masks with you.

Also, if you are drooling or sleeping with your mouth open while sleeping on the plane, a mask will help.

Slippers

Hotels in Japan always have slippers, but hotels in Taiwan may not.

Japanese people find it easier to change into slippers at the hotel, so it’s a good idea to have them with you.

Also on the plane, it is easier to take off your shoes and change into slippers.

Hair irons that can be used overseas

You can also buy hair irons that are compatible with foreign voltages and can be used for international travel for about $30.

Women who go abroad several times a year should have one handy.

Things to pass the time on board

Especially for those who take LCCs, there are no personal monitors, so bring something to pass the time on board.

You’ll spend three very boring hours with no internet connection…

I recommend downloading a movie.

As long as you download them, you can watch them even if you don’t have internet access on your phone.

Conversion plugs. A transformer is often not necessary, depending on the device you use

Converting plugs

The shape of electrical outlets in Taiwan is the same as in Japan. It is advisable to check before your trip.

Transformer

The voltage in Taiwan is 110V (volts), 60Hz (hertz). If the charger you bring with you says “100-240V, 50/60Hz”, you can use it in Taiwan without a transformer.

Chargers for iPhones and modern cameras are compatible with Taiwanese and other foreign voltages, so they can be used as-is.

If you are bringing electrical appliances other than chargers, please check the labels on the appliances.

Recommended clothing for traveling in Taiwan

Set of cool clothes and feathers for summer

During the summer season from May to October, cool short sleeves and sleeveless clothes are mainly fine.

However, many stores in Taiwan are air-conditioned, so you should have a set of cardigans that you can put on right away.

From November, you should also bring warm clothes

From November onwards, it gradually gets cooler in Taiwan, and from December to February, warm clothes are a must.

I once went to Taiwan in late November, and it was freezing cold… I made the mistake of not bringing warm clothes with me because the forecast was 20 degrees.

From what I’ve heard from people living in Taiwan, 20 degrees in Taipei seems to feel much colder than that.

On the other hand, there are days when it gets as hot as a midsummer’s day, so it’s best to be prepared to respond flexibly.

When traveling in Taiwan, use a shoulder bag

A shoulder bag is recommended as a bag for your trip to Taiwan.

If you take a shoulder bag like the one below with you, you can be assured of security.

  • Closes with a lid
  • Light and compact
  • Dirt doesn’t show up

 

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Shoes with flats or sneakers are recommended

Although the roads in Taiwan are beautiful, I recommend wearing flats or sneakers.

I once almost fell down in a dark place such as a night market.

You will probably be walking a lot while sightseeing, so wear comfortable shoes.

Beware of LCCs! Make sure checked luggage is included in the price


If you are traveling to Taiwan by LCC, make sure to check if the price of checked baggage is included in the ticket price.

If you try to check in your baggage on the day of travel, it may not be included in the price and may cost you an extra $50 each way. You can check on the My Page of the website where you purchased your ticket, so be sure to check in advance if checked baggage fees are included.

If you apply at the counter on the day of your flight, you will be charged a higher fee, so it’s best to apply online in advance.

You can travel to Taiwan with carry-on baggage up to 7 kg per person

By the way, if each person weighs up to 7 kilos, you can take a carry-on and go to Taiwan without checking in your luggage.

We saved money by packing only carry-on luggage weighing no more than 7 kilos on the way to Taiwan, with the option of checking in baggage on the way back.

If you plan to travel to Taiwan with only carry-on luggage, make sure your suitcase can fit in the cabin.

Also, if you are concerned about the weight of your luggage, it is useful to have one of the following items that can measure the weight. We bought one and it has been very useful.

List of items that are convenient to bring on board


Here are some of the things you should take with you in your carry-on when you pack your luggage. It is a good idea to separate your carry-on and checked items when packing.

Keep your valuables close to you and in your carry-on

  • Passport
  • Cash
  • Credit card
  • Camera

Checked baggage (checked luggage) is something you leave with someone, so please do not put any valuables in it. Be sure to take your own expensive camera and other items with you on the plane.

Put items that are hard to get locally in your carry-on

  • Medicines
  • Guidebooks
  • Makeup tools
  • Cosmetics
  • Contacts
  • Glasses
  • Chargers, mobile batteries

Although it is rare on direct flights, there are times when, due to some kind of trouble, your checked luggage does not arrive in Taiwan.

If you don’t have your contacts or makeup that you normally use, your trip will be ruined. It is better to bring items that are difficult to obtain locally in your carry-on.

It is a rule that mobile batteries must be carried on board, so please handle them with care.

Save version! A list of things to bring on your trip to Taiwan

Press the box on the far left to check the box. Please use it to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.

Checklist of essentials for a trip to Taiwan


Passport
Airline Ticket
Cash
Credit Card
Form that shows the contents of your travel insurance coverage
Medicine
Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Soap
Lotion, Emulsion, Body Cream
Makeup Tools
Contacts
Glasses
Changing Clothes, Underwear, Socks
Pajamas
Toothbrush
Rain Gear
Camera
Camera, phone charger
Guidebook
Carry-on bag for liquids
Summer sun protection goods for June to September
Winter warm clothes from December to February
Wings

Checklist of useful things to bring on your trip to Taiwan


Wet Tissues
Tissue
Security Pouch
Eco Bag
Plastic Bag
Mask
Slippers
Rental wifi
Mobile Battery
Hair Iron for use overseas
Something to pass the time on the plane

Summary: Be fully prepared for your trip to Taiwan and enjoy your trip!


I have explained what to bring with you on your trip to Taiwan, but you can get by with your passport and credit card. So please don’t forget these two things.

However, it is also true that it will be an inconvenient trip if you don’t have the things you usually love to use. Please be prepared for anything you may forget and enjoy your trip.

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