Old Japanese Taichung
By Evan Yelverton
Translated by S. Ying
While modern Japan continues to exert an
influence on Taichung today, the old
downtown still shows the influence of the
earlier Japanese colonial period with some
beautiful architecture that inspires even
now. Pictured here are a few of the iconic
buildings of the Japanese era, which can
be viewed on a leisurely walking tour of
two or three hours.
Left: The Taichung State Hall, completed in 1913.
Right: The Taichung Railway Station, completed in 1905.
Left: The Taichung Park Lake Pavilion
Medium: The Martial Arts Compound of the Taichung Criminal Law Enforcement Office, completed in 1912.
Right: The Taichung Shiyakusho, completed in 1911.