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Hayashi Department Store, Tainan

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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. Our Tainan day trip app makes visiting Hayashi Department Store and other Tainan attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • It's not a regular grocery company, it's a shop. There are some selling decorations and popular items on the top of the table. There's a very old electric ladder that you can hang around.
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  • For the first time in the forest, the building is very interested in this historic building. The products created by the reconstructed display are very good at using space, and the environment is well planned, but if the stores sell more commodity types, it may be more appealing to the visitors.
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  • I was out of clean stairs very good taste. Somehow I would have remembered the Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi. Fashion note from sweets until sold.
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  • This 5 story historic department store was the first one ever built in Taiwan! At the time that it was constructed, it was also one of the only places that had an elevator, and people would travel for miles to get to ride in it. Today, Hayashi retains its historic vibes, with old school decor and graceful piano music. The staff are all impeccably dressed, welcoming, and polite. Each floor is dedicated to different things, like fashion or sweets. Nice for browsing or picking up souvenirs or gifts. There is also a rooftop view.
  • This used to be Taiwan's earliest and smallest department store (supposedly?), now it houses many creative/interesting local products. Well maintained, with 5 floors of little shops and a good sunset view from the roof top. Browse each floor carefully and you will find many interesting local food and art products, not too expensive mostly! It has an elevator that goes to the first and fifth floors only!
  • Very nice architecture! I would say this place is mainly nice for the building itself, not for the stuff that is sold. Take the elevator all the way up to be 5th floor and then take the stairs to the roof, nice views and even more impressive architecture.
  • Old school feel. Comfy arm chair to rest. Relaxing piano music. Warm lightings. Mainly use of wooden furniture
  • Beautiful historical site. Unique finds in the store. Popular destination for tourists and locals alike.
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