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Posted Date:2017/11/21 8830


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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  • VincyC968

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    Beautiful interior and yummy ice-cream

    Traveler rating:5 2018-12

    This is an interesting place to visit. The building used to be a eye hospital and renovated the whole building, now has a cafe and selling all sorts of desserts with very cute packaging. In...
  • iamchichibebe

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    Worth the wait

    Traveler rating:5 2018-12

    There was a line when we got there, but it’s totally worth the wait! There were somany flavors to choose from!!! Really enjoyed the ice cream. The cheesecake topping is to die for!
  • leonleejx

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    Friends getaway

    Cool place to drop by

    Traveler rating:5 2019-01

    There's always a long queue, but staff move customers through quickly so the waiting time is reasonable. They have a massive variety of ice cream flavours, including 12 types of chocolate! Definitely...
  • China715

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    Amazing Bakery

    Traveler rating:5 2018-12

    We decided to check out Miyahara while we were in Taichung. It is an incredible piece of architecture and when you step in from.the street - you are literally transported to another place. Ceiling...
  • Cha G

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    One of the best ice cream shops in Taiwan

    Traveler rating:4 2018-12

    There is always a queue, but the staff are efficient & helpful... you'll also need the time to choose among the their large assortment of flavors anyway 🙂 their dessert boutique is full of yummy...

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