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Hayashi Department Store, Tainan
(4.3/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
The oldest in the city of Tainan, Hayashi Department Store features a memorable combination of traditional and modern. Ever since its opening in 1932, this building has been a favorite shopping and gathering place for citizens. It sustained severe damaged in World War II, but its most famous and important feature remained untouched--the first elevator in the country, which still works today. Here you can shop, have a meal, and see exhibits of historical memorabilia. Add Hayashi Department Store and other attractions to your Tainan trip itinerary using our Tainan family vacation planner.
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  • The first department store with elevator in Tainan. Once being destroyed but now had been renovated and its open for visit with a limited number of people to get in there. Guess that the building migh...  more »
  • A lot of cool gadgets of Taiwan being sold. Many items available only here, will be good for a souvenir, but your marriage is kinda expensive.
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  • It is a department store was built in Japan during the occupation. The building is in retro and modern fashionable such as elevators and lights. Is smaller than I thought. Roof also liberated the city. Product is made in Taiwan products. Department store rather than shop was. Looking for pretty cheap, but nice souvenirs et al, here is recommended.
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