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Posted Date:2017/11/21 4527


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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Traveler rating

  1. 8 Terrible
  2. 37 Poor
  3. 244 Average
  4. 649 Very Good
  5. 571 Excellent

Trip Type

  1. 28 Business
  2. 303 Couples
  3. 218 Solo travel
  4. 406 Family
  5. 402 Friends getaway
  • linfame

    Trip Type:

    Solo travel

    U felt like a cocoon please done 2nd floor

    4 2018-10

    We actually wanted to eat the bun shop across the street but we were too early after much effort we convinced them to allow us just to have drinks everyone else had to have lunch .. pleasant place to...
  • BernBT

    Trip Type:

    Friends getaway

    Dessert paradise...at a price

    4 2018-09

    It was the hot day that drove us to Miyahara. Aesthetically, the place didn't disappoint. The Hogwarts-like deco of the shop was eye-pleasing and the array of chocolate, cookies and other goodies...
  • al22tecc

    Trip Type:

    Friends getaway

    priced adequately contrary to what others say

    4 2018-10

    miyahara and the nearby fourth trade union cooperative are owned by the same group who owns dawn cakes. Its an old building and smartly converted into a huge ice cream parlor that looks like a...
  • tans0088

    Trip Type:

    Friends getaway

    Place for desserts

    4 2018-10

    Place for waffles and ice creams. Huge selection of flavours but it's a bit pricy. Ntd90 for a single scoop.
  • C8322OGericw

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    Amazing ice cream

    5 2018-09

    Be blown away by their flavours! Not exactly too costly (as compared to other ice cream palours in Singapore). And, I’ll recommend that 2 pax to share a big sundae waffle cup. It’s too huge!

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