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Natural Way Six Arts Center

Posted Date:2021/08/13 4497


Built in 1937 in the Japanese Colonial Period, Natural Way Six Arts Center was a place for Japanese wardens and police officers to practice martial arts. Being the only well-preserved martial arts hall in Taichung, it is extremely valuable for historical, architectural studies and adaptive reuse.
The dojo complex includes a main martial arts hall and a subordinate building east of the main hall. The main hall was constructed based on a symmetric design with a shrine in the middle towards the back of the hall. The area to the left of the shrine is for Judo practices, and to the right is for kendo practices. As it is categorized as a smaller sized facility for martial arts practices, seats are on one side only. The architectural structure is designed based on the model of a typical Japanese martial arts hall with an elevated base, imitation wood structures, hip-and-gable roof design, large Japanese gargoyles and bargeboards.
In addition to appreciating the historic architecture, visitors can take part in a variety of events like tea ceremonies and themed lectures. You can even sign up for courses to learn about tea ceremonies, guqin, an ancient instrument, literature or archery.


No.33, Linsen Rd., West Dist., Taichung City

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  • geokantam

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    Just drop by and have a look

    Traveler rating:3 2018-07

    The building is old Japanese-style. I went there early in the morning and before it opened. It may worth dropping by and having a look inside next time I visit Taichung. It should be quite...
  • MidcoVincent

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    Don’t miss the tea house

    Traveler rating:4 2017-12

    This place was quite secluded. We recommend you taking a break and having some tea at the tea house when you are there. The tea was good. We had a relaxing and enjoyable moment there.
  • 943kbc

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    Traveler rating:4 2016-10

    Feeling a need for a zen respite in the city? It is nice to walk around the grounds and enjoy the peace. Come at night to see the lanterns.
  • foebe828

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    Friends getaway

    Japanese Garden

    Traveler rating:3 2017-02

    It was closed while I visit. I don't get to go inside the building. But the garden itself is beautiful. The trees is stunning with the lantern.
  • Wfong L

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    nice environment to have a cup of tea

    Traveler rating:4 2016-11

    we are here for a visit to the japanese old buildings. The environment is too nice you could imagine to have tea session in the tea house overlooking the giant tree in the center of the courtyard.

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