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Posted Date:2017/11/21 5647


Situated nearby Taichung Train Station on the bank of Luchuan, Miyahara is a red-brick architecture built by Miyahara Takeo, a Japanese ophthalmology doctor in 1927. It was the largest ophthalmology clinic in Taichung during the Japanese colonial period. After the surrender of Japan in 1945, Miyahara became Taichung Health Bureau. As time passed by, the suspended Health Bureau slowly decayed and became an unused dangerous building.
Fortunately, Dawn Cake, a pastry company renowned for its pineapple cakes, acquired the building and preserved Miyahara's original red-brick walls and archway. The interior decor was redesigned like Hogwarts in the movie Harry Potter. The water well in the middle of the building is redecorated into a modern-looking fundraising box made of glass.
Visitors to Miyahara are not only recommended to appreciate the details of the historic architecture but also try Dawn Cake’s signature ice cream, bubble tea and pastries wrapped in nostalgic packings!


No.20, Zhongshan Rd., Central Dist., Taichung City

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Traveler rating

  1. 8 Terrible
  2. 37 Poor
  3. 249 Average
  4. 658 Very Good
  5. 582 Excellent

Trip Type

  1. 28 Business
  2. 311 Couples
  3. 222 Solo travel
  4. 409 Family
  5. 411 Friends getaway
  • angelineb98

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    Friends getaway

    Fancy Place

    4 2018-10

    It’s like one of the scenes in Harry Potter. The place looks amazing and the items they sell comes in neat and elegant boxes. I love the pineapple cake and other delicacies. Though it’s a bit pricey...
  • ChuahSP

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    Expensive souvenirs

    3 2018-10

    The ice cream acceptable. The ice cream taste like ice blended ice cream, not typical ice cream. The souvenirs and biscuits are expensive. The packaging of the biscuits are beautiful.
  • Victor N

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    Great place for awesome desserts

    5 2018-11

    They serve really good desserts with wide range of awesome flavours ranging from different chocolate (60%,70%,80%) from different cacao beans to fragrant tea flavours.
  • shirleyding

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    Great spot for Instagram lover

    4 2018-09

    Ice creams selection were wide and chocolatey. Love their bubble teas too. The bubbles are chewy and wide variation of milk teas. Service is good and attentive. The building architecture is...
  • baosang

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    Impressive architecture with many good choices of cake and icecream

    5 2018-10

    A wall of old eye hospital was reserved, cover a modern structure inside made this place so impressive. Luxury interior now served as a cake shop on the first floor and restaurant on the second...

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