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Songyuan Villa, Hualien County

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Songyuan Villa gained notoriety as a place where Japanese kamikaze fighters lived during the Japanese occupation of Taiwan. Through the house you can see pictures of some fighters who used to hide here. Continue to the underground bunker, where kamikaze hid when being bombed. Have a cup of coffee or tea and rest at the cafe overlooking small pond. At the shop, you can buy crafts or artwork made by Taiwanese artists. Put Songyuan Villa into our Hualien County trip itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Hualien County.
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TripAdvisor
  • Came here for the history and heritage but was disappointed. Not much information available and information on the walls was only available in mandarin so if you can't read Chinese it is difficult to ...  more »
  • The place boast great scenery on top of the hill, beautiful pine trees somewhat trimmed sideways from the strond winds, that come each summer in Taifoon season.  more »
  • We went on a hot day but the location on top of a hill meant cool sea breeze in the shade. This makes our visit very comfortable, even in the restaurant without air-conditioning. Everything seems to s...  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful grounds and gardens. Nice place to relax and view the city of Hualien.