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Posted Date:2021/08/13 39k


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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  1. 9 Terrible
  2. 39 Poor
  3. 306 Average
  4. 801 Very Good
  5. 714 Excellent

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  1. 34 Business
  2. 366 Couples
  3. 263 Solo travel
  4. 484 Family
  5. 478 Friends getaway
  • jovinnnnn

    Trip Type:

    Friends getaway

    Must Visit when in Taichung

    Traveler rating:5 2019-12

    This visit happened in May 2019. Place came highly recommended by friends. The store consists of an ice cream parlour and a 'Harry Potter' feel store which sold Tea and Pastries. Great for...
  • PaulSiow

    Trip Type:

    Very popular among the younger set

    Traveler rating:4 2019-11

    We took a walk around this place. It was a landmark and centrally located. Walking distance from our hotel and also to the train station. Quite a queue of youngsters getting their ice cream. Inside...
  • manucanuck

    Trip Type:

    Iconic place

    Traveler rating:4 2019-12

    Ordered 3 scoops of chocolate ice creams it was great you can choose different toppings. Do expect a big of line up though but it's worth it!
  • 770nel

    Trip Type:

    Great Ice Cream!

    Traveler rating:5 2020-01

    The long lines seems daunting but moves pretty fast. They have a great selection of ice cream flavors worth waiting for and also very instagram worthy. They also have about 18 flavors of chocolate...
  • melofoodopia

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    Signature ice-cream

    Traveler rating:4 2019-05

    This place was a hospital/medical centre years ago, now it’s a place selling ice-creams and souvenirs. The earl grey ice-cream was nice👍🏻

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