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Posted Date:2017/11/21 20k


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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  • DinhDao

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    The best ice cream I ever try.

    Traveler rating:5 2019-01

    The best ice cream I ever try. Wanna visit there again and again. I love to try all kind of their ice cream with Tea flavours. So amazing.
  • thelonious22

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    Lives up to the hype, cool stop even without ice cream

    Traveler rating:4 2019-09

    I’ve passed on Miyahara Ice Cream during my last two visits to Taichung as I thought it was just another overpriced overhyped tourist trap. As we happened to be walking by, we took a peek inside...
  • tombonyc

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    Friends getaway

    I cannot fathom a negative review of Miyahara.

    Traveler rating:5 2019-09

    Dessert temples of Paris, Vienna, New York (actually, there aren’t really any in New York,) Tokyo, beware: the real deal is smack dab in a fun Taiwanese city which not all that many people have heard...
  • lifeofmrsean

    Trip Type:

    Just Go For The First Time Experience

    Traveler rating:4 2019-08

    Frankly speaking, I personally think that this place sells average tasting pastries at higher than usual prices and the only selling point is the huge amount of pastries with modern and colourful...
  • daisy111hk

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    Nice design Tasty food

    Traveler rating:5 2019-05

    The interior design is gorgeous, giving a vintage feeling of local Tai Chung culture. It is a very good place for photo-taking and buying souvenirs. Recommended to visit during daytime, so that you...

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