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Posted Date:2017/11/21 16k


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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  • frankieL406

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    Fun ICE cream and Local ingredients dessert

    Traveler rating:4 2019-02

    A very exaggerated and rich cake on the top of the ice cream dessert shop. It is suitable for tourists to take photos and stay in the commemorative ancient buildings. It is representative and has...
  • travel_jay_ok

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    Hipsters rejoice

    Traveler rating:5 2019-06

    We absolutely loved this place. It's literally the coolest thing in Taichung! The architecture and design is amazing. The staff was so lovely and food was to die for. Although the price is expensive...
  • bcheong

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    Ice cream and pineapple cake

    Traveler rating:3 2019-06

    Owned by the company that sells dawn pineapple cake, people come here more for the ice cream it seems Once a japanese opthalmology hospital from 1924. The medical logo and elderly japanese staff are...
  • alfreda999

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    Everything as advertised

    Traveler rating:5 2019-05

    Stopped by several times as this place is just as advertised. Excellent choices of flavors and any treat you need in decorative form. Loved this place and will always stop and eat here.
  • jeuliette

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    Must try!

    Traveler rating:5 2019-01

    Icecream was to die for. Line was long but fast. We also ate lunch there, loved the interiors, so many people were there food was yummy ambience was one of a kind!

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