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Hayashi Department Store, Tainan

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Department Store Architectural Building
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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  • There are lovely local items for sale on each floor but for me, the real draw was the building itself. Charming features such as the stairwells and elevator are well preserved and take you back in tim...  more »
  • In the elevators and walk up to the roof first, visit the shrine site. Then it rained on the stairs, turned my favorite clothing store and purchased. Women shoppers, please stop by take a look at.
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  • Except to look at the pattern of Construction and recovery of ancient electric ladder (matching on Web search history information material fact which is going to take a mood), its right not what features, here is the general vicinity of Mai, here the reflection 謂 brand 灣 everywhere in Taiwan, not only when the activities of road, encyclopedia. Once is enough.
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  • Opened in the mid 2014, the historical building has witnessed the glorious history of Tainan since 1932. The brown building symbolizes the heyday of Japanese rule at that time, and the luxurious and imported goods satisfied the needs of the rising upper and middle classes. Nowadays, the renovated department store was once again brought a new life to tell all the visitors it is more than a revived landmark, but a place you could relax and enjoy.
  • I am very fond of the mosaic floor in the elevator. They said it was the first elevator in Taiwan exclusively for customers. And this was one of the two oldest department stores in southern Taiwan which dates back to 1932. This historical building now reopened after renovation and became a cultural and creative hot spot for tourists and for all kinds of workshops and commodities featuring the "Taiwanese Spirit." Usually it's crowded on holidays. I am glad I picked the right time to come.
  • A must visit for visitors to Tainan. Not your usual department store. It is felt that the merchandise is carefully curated to suit the cultural setting of the department store.
  • Beautifully restoration and recreation of a Japanese era centerpiece. Like traveling back in time. Interesting Taiwanese products for sale too. Nice art deco style cafe on 5th floor to rest and cool off from the Tainan heat. Don't miss the elevator!
  • a well remained of the oldest and tallest department store in Tainan. reserves decoration details and even imitate the ancient elevator with pointer to indicate the floor to stops the entire building looks absolutely stunning at night, offer a variety of creative products, yet very few people actually buy them.

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