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Posted Date:2017/11/21 28k


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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  • shiinocs

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    Harry Potter style

    Traveler rating:5 2019-12

    This is easily the best place to visit in taichung. It has a feeling as if you are in a Harry Potter place with all the magical instruments and food place. This is actually an old building which is...
  • AeroSwissTW

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    Great ice cream and fun waffles!

    Traveler rating:4 2020-01

    This review is for the nearby Fourth Credit Union, same parent company: We come here probably once a month either for a scoop of ice cream with fresh bananas, or a savory waffle topped with either...
  • sanwa1981

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    Disappointing food and service for a splendid place

    Traveler rating:3 2019-12

    Miyahara was a Japanese eye clinic built in the 1920s. The building is now gentrified into a souvenir and cookie shop for tourists. On the 3rd and 4th floors, a fine dinning restaurant is in...
  • DarthYin

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    Friends getaway

    Taiwanese Food at 醉月楼 in Miyahara

    Traveler rating:4 2019-12

    I didn't try the ice cream here but ate at the 2nd floor restaurant that sells Taiwanese food. It has a prime location located within a short walk from the HSR station The starters are good. Do try...
  • Tan8888

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    Ice Cream Delight & Eye Popping Store

    Traveler rating:5 2019-12

    Miyahara is an opulent store with very instagrammable setting for photographer buffs. It is a cafe as well as a walk-in store for quality Taiwanese snacks. The interior design of the store is...

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