Hayashi Department Store, West Central District

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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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  • Tainan City Center's date building, early Japanese bombing traces, the year of the Tainan of the company's high floor. Now is the strategy of the in-house café camp
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  • Tainan of the night, keeps things interesting, although in the Hundred, one of the hundred, not very ignorant. But the light in the night is brilliant enough to be a Tainan eye for one light.
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  • The company, with its long history and the transformation of its ancient heritage into a modern, traditional tradition, retains its integrity and deserves a memorable look at the different places it used to be.
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  • It is a beautiful Japanese building that is also a municipal heritage site. If you want souvenirs and trinkets, you can pay a visit here. Some items here are expensive. It has 5 floors. 5th floor has a mini shrine or garden with view of the city. There's also a restaurant there. There's also an elevator and toilet.
  • 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!
  • A renovated department store sells some hipster local stuff inside.It’s nice to take a walk after eating a lot street food.
  • Unique small artisan department store. Many designer/hand made product. Love it
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