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Posted Date:2017/11/21 24k


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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  • wesleywaisiu

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    Solo travel

    One of the most luxury place in Taichung

    Traveler rating:5 2019-08

    This is the most famous place in Taichung, with gorgeous lobby and very interesting merchandise. The price is expensive as well. It is very crowded and you can try the ice cream from the side shop, a...
  • trvkaki

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    Excellent place for photo taking and souvenirs

    Traveler rating:4 2019-11

    Definitely an excellent place for photo taking and purchasing some snacks to bring back home as souvenirs. Restaurant on the second food has surprisingly good food where we had an early dinner and...
  • Marc_from_China

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    Excellent restaurant at second floor

    Traveler rating:5 2019-11

    The shop is quite big and has a lot to offer, my review is specifically about he restaurant at second floor, where you can enjoy a delicate and savory Taiwanese food in a nice outset and with...
  • kwchiang001

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    Solo travel

    Unique experience

    Traveler rating:4 2019-11

    The ice cream and food is quite average. But the experience of walking through this historical place is unique. Worth the time and money to do some simple shopping there
  • Cruiser613242

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    Solo travel

    Overrated icecream

    Traveler rating:3 2019-11

    Tried the Assam and another tea flavour which was combined with rose. It was ok, a bit weak in terms of flavour (I couldn't tell which tea flavour was which). A bit icy, not creamy. Also sampled a...

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