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Posted Date:2017/11/21 26k


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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  • woffilus

    Trip Type:

    Friends getaway

    Not sure if its worth the trip

    Traveler rating:3 2019-12

    The store is beautifully decorated. But it was a let down that the ice cream was sold outside the store as a small corner. There is also no place to sit and for such a grandiose store..no toilets...
  • travelstryk

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    Pretty good ice cream. The

    Traveler rating:4 2019-12

    Pretty good ice cream. The queue can get pretty long. I only managed to get the ice cream, but I noticed that there was a restaurant inside the building.
  • IndahVodhregal91

    Trip Type:

    Friends getaway

    Get dessert

    Traveler rating:5 2019-12

    This location so close with taichung station.. Ice cream delicious and a lot of kind taste But you must waiting for a moment to get ice cream .. everything so cool and good
  • Carrie Y

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    One of the best ice cream in the world

    Traveler rating:5 2019-11

    I wouldn't say that it's pricey, you pay for what you get. The flavors are not the common ice cream flavors that we are all familiar with, it was soo good we ordered more! It is worth the money to...
  • 977jerrilynb

    Trip Type:

    Friends getaway

    Pricey and average

    Traveler rating:3 2019-11

    A famous and high-end kind of ice cream @240NTD comes with 2 scoops of ice cream (blue berry & salted caramel) + one free sorbet(dragon fruit) and 3 types of toppings like cheesecake, pineapple cake...

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