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Posted Date:2017/11/21 1371


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. 6 Terrible
  2. 37 Poor
  3. 228 Average
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  1. 27 Business
  2. 285 Couples
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  • efrat-exploring

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    Go for the experience & building, ice cream is OK, cookies are devine

    4 2018-05

    Heaven for sweet-tooths, a former hospital turned to a dessert palace, selling ice cream, chocolate, cookies and cakes in various styles and flavours and amazing packaging. I agree with the previous...
  • Phoebe Y

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    Solo travel

    General ice-cream

    2 2018-05

    It looks pretty with a betterfly shape biscuit decorated. 80% Chocolate favour is tasty. Others are generally tased.
  • Xue Yi E

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    Pricy and commercialised, but nice ice cream

    4 2018-05

    They have 2 branches, one where it's Instagram worthy, the other allows you to sit down and eat your ice cream. It's more on the pricier end (250-400twd), but the number of flavours is worth it...
  • PeonyJade

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    Astonishing architecture

    3 2018-04

    As the topic mentioned, this’s an astonishing building which combined new and old. It’s worth for sight-seeing. Its ice-cream is also diversified and tasty. However, there’s no area for sitting. If...
  • jayissaac

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    Not Fantastic

    2 2018-04

    Kind of over- rated review and we find the prices kind of expensive too. There are no area that customers can sit and enjoy their ice cream. Instead most of them are standing around outside the shop...

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