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The Department Store That Inaugurated An Age of Fashion in the 1930s--Hayashi Department Store On December 5th, 1932, Hayashi Department Store opened and thus a modern age of Taiwanese culture began. The decade of 1930s was the start point of modern...more
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Hayashi certainly is a landmark in Tainan and yes, go there if you have a day in Tainan (or more), but do not expect too much. Take a look at the elevator, and its mosaic floor, and make sure you make it all up to...More
Hayashi Department Store belongs to a local businessman Mr. Lim and in Japanese Lim means Hayashi that how the store got it name. We took a lift to the fifth floor and walk up another floor to have a look at the Japanese shrine and...More
In the age of clone retail stores, Hayashi's is a refreshing throw-back to the true department stores. Each floor has an interesting variety of crafts - food items, soaps, jewelry, home goods, clothing, etc.
The top floor has some food options and the ROOFTOP area...More
This department store sells many interesting stuffs that are made in different parts of Taiwan. It's a great way to check out the stuffs they offer while enjoying the ambience of a historical building. Riding the elevator will give you a chance to experience the...More
Hayashi looks much grander at night with the lights on! Didn't purchase anything here but quite enjoyed the atmosphere and the very well organized departments of goods. It's not difficult to image the crowd it once had as being the first department store in Tainan....More
We spent a couple of hours both wandering round this amazing piece of history, browsing the hand crafted items on sale and also sampling the cakes and coffee on offer in the café. Well worth a visit and do take the time to read about...More
Beautiful historic building, definitely worth a visit. Building stocks lots of creative handicrafts and local snacks - whilst I didn’t buy any, it was worth exploring and also hitching a ride on the old lift system. It is also within walking distance to the original...More
I was a little surprised when I first walked into this building.
Supposingly, this was the first department store in taiwan with an elevator.
At the time when the Japanese ruled Taiwan. There is a monument on the top of the building. be sure to...More
A historical building turned into a modern shop. You can still see traces of the history. Lots of different things/items that you can purchase here - the items are reflective of local designs and flavors. Recommend a visit
The West Central District is the most populous and the busiest area. A lot of shops and hotels crowd the district, and the long-standing history results in a variety of street food. In addition to that, this district also has the highest number of temples. This is how it got the name “Tainan’s Pantheon.” Historic buildings are literally ubiquitous. For example, Hayashi Department Store, National Museum of Taiwan
Literature, Confucius Temple, Chihkan Tower (formerly Fort Provintia), Sacrificial Rites Martial Temple, Tainan Grand Mazu (name of a goddess) Temple, etc. Recently, the tourism in Tainan has laid emphasis on alleys and lanes. Examples include Fujhong Street specialising in creative handicrafts, as-you-stroll desserts on Jhengsing Street, Shennong Street lined with hundred-year-old ancient houses, Sinyi Street on which the old city gate stands, Sinmei Street where old and new cultures fuse together, and Guohua Street and Baoan Raod famous for all the savoury food. All the traditional and delicious food and flavours are about to burst in your mouth. The North District, on the other hand, is a quiet secret hideaway. Lane 321 on Gongyuan Road used to be a Japanese soldiers’ dormitory. Now a few artists have set up their studios here. There are diversified art styles in each old Japanese-style house. The Garden Night Market on Haian Road is one of the famous night markets in both Tainan and Taiwan, and was the top 12 Facebook check-in location worldwide in 2013.