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Posted Date:2017/11/21 2441


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. 8 Terrible
  2. 37 Poor
  3. 236 Average
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  • florencef648

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    Absolutely amazing ice cream

    5 2018-08

    Amazing range of flavors, very very good. There’s 2 stores, 1 where the ice cream is take away and another where you can sit. Queue goes by quickly. Recommend getting any of the chocolate flavored...
  • Michel V

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    Nice, crowdy and pricy

    4 2018-07

    Very nice shop with cookies, chocolates and ice cream. Beautifull design from de shop and nice packaging for the gifts. Ice cream is good but some fruit ice creams dont have a good taste. 7 euro for...
  • Cindy W

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    Varieties of flavours to choose from!

    5 2018-06

    Visited Miyahara at first and the place was packed and no place to sit down and enjoy the ice cream. After asking, found out from staffs there was another Miyahara that offers seats, just a road...
  • Jessica W

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    Imagine Hogwarts

    4 2018-05

    It's a beautiful building and all the things they sell also look pretty. They let you taste most of the cookies and stuff, the taste was good but not Wow, but the packaging was unique so it's a nice...
  • TheVonVoyager

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    Solo travel

    Overrated icecream but just so-so

    4 2018-06

    Stayed in Taichung for three days, but only got the chance to try their Icecream on my last day when I go around the town early in the morning. I've heard that the wait could last for up to 30...

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