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Posted Date:2017/11/21 22k


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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  • kjsma

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    Friends getaway

    Nice building, but mediocre ice cream!

    Traveler rating:3 2019-10

    The building is lovely - especially the store side. However, we were disappointed in the ice cream. Portions were large (but still not worth the price!), but the flavours did not deliver. Between us...
  • Charlotte z

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    An ice cream shop nearly rivalling the Italians

    Traveler rating:5 2019-10

    Located in the former eye hospital. this ice cream shop is a a bustling place, particularly at the weekend. Place the order and wait ..... Not so long and Worth it!!!! A must see destination in...
  • fireball1611

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    Interesting set-up and huge array of ice-cream!

    Traveler rating:4 2018-12

    There are two parts to this place. The cookie/chocolate shoppe and ice-cream parlour (separate entrances). Layout and decor of the shoppe was very interesting. We went in December so Christmas cheers...
  • juSS05

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    Friends getaway

    Very tasty ice cream and big selection of flavours

    Traveler rating:4 2018-11

    I will not say this is the best ice cream I have ever had, as that would be a lie. But it is very good and a pleasant experience when in Taichung, so definitely worth trying on a nice sunny day. It...
  • rollymagpayo

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    Mama Miyahara!

    Traveler rating:5 2019-09

    First we toured the store with lots of premium looking goodies. I eneded up buying just the oineapple cake because I already bought some goodies from a lesser expensive stores. But the Pineapple cake...

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