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Posted Date:2017/11/21 30k


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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  • AshL536

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    IG craze...

    Traveler rating:4 2020-03

    You can easily spot this place during noon by the long queues throng by youngsters. Price is reasonable if you get the three scoops and comes with array of toppings and another three choices of...
  • 298manits

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    Taiwan young generations ice cream parlor

    Traveler rating:3 2020-01

    Look from outside, seeing long queue. Ice cream and food look very good. Worth a drop by to feel environment
  • ShiningSchnee

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    Friends getaway

    Ice Cream for the Eye

    Traveler rating:4 2019-12

    Everyone comes here for the hearty cups of ice cream of amazing array of local fruit flavors, chocolate intensity and funky biscuit toppings. But the shop itself is a real attraction with high...
  • 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...

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