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Posted Date:2017/11/21 18k


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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  • lifeofmrsean

    Trip Type:

    Just Go For The First Time Experience

    Traveler rating:4 2019-08

    Frankly speaking, I personally think that this place sells average tasting pastries at higher than usual prices and the only selling point is the huge amount of pastries with modern and colourful...
  • daisy111hk

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    Nice design Tasty food

    Traveler rating:5 2019-05

    The interior design is gorgeous, giving a vintage feeling of local Tai Chung culture. It is a very good place for photo-taking and buying souvenirs. Recommended to visit during daytime, so that you...
  • JonMa1956

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    Miyahara Taichung

    Traveler rating:5 2019-08

    Delicious ice cream and waffles, but kind of pricey. We went to the place on Zhong Shan Road, no. 72, formerly the fourth credit union. It's not crowded and the service was pretty good too. The...
  • OnEarth_33

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    Solo travel

    Expensive and not friendly

    Traveler rating:2 2019-07

    The general frame is pretty. Reception is polite : you are told that you have to spend not less than 360$. Why not, if things are good? Things were good to eat, but no more, and I had to wait 3/4 of...
  • fandyadh7230

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    Ice cream store with long queue

    Traveler rating:4 2019-06

    Popular and legendary ice cream in Taichung. The taste is ok, but not really comparable to the efforts for the queing and the price is quite expensive.

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