Built in 1919, the buildings were originally dormitories for senior employees of the Japanese Colonial Time Taiyen Co. After renovation, it was opened in 2009, becoming a new Anping highlight. The name Sio (which means salt in Japanese) was retained and has 366 birthday colored salt bottles(生日彩鹽瓶), continuing the salt connection. The air is filled with the fragrance of wood that emanates from the Japanese style dormitories. The tranquil atmosphere matches its name Jing Buo(靜泊) perfectly. Inside, the former dormitories are spacious. Red lanterns hang from the door eaves. The Japanese garden has beautiful landscaping features as well as a stone lantern. Walk in the garden and feel like you have been instantly transported to Japan. In the afternoon, the sun shines into the buildings and on to the wooden floors. Enjoying a cup of fine tea here while being caressed by the Anping breeze is really pleasant.