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Hayashi Department Store(原林百貨)

Traveler rating:4 943 Reviews

Thursday:11:00 – 21:00





On June 30th 2013, the Hayashi Department Store(林百貨), the largest of Tainan's old building's, was opened for tours after refurbishment. Crowds lined up from 7 am until the afternoon to enter the "five story building" (五棧樓仔) built in 1932 during the Japanese Colonial Time. It was a very busy part of Tainan, but after the end of the Japanese Colonial Period, the owner returned to Japan, and the Hayashi Department Store was left empty, leaving people to eventually forget about its former glory. In 2014, its status as a department store was restored, with a great many limited edition Hayashi goods on sale inside. In addition, there are some important points that must not be missed: The elevator's floor indicator is the old style dial type, now probably the only remaining one in Taiwan, which preserves the authentic feel of the place. The Torii shrine on the top floor is also one of a kind, be sure to go upstairs and have a look. A hole in a wall from the bombing by US Forces during World War II is a link to the building's past.


TEL +886-6-2213000

FAX +886-6-2210102

Address West Central Dist., Tainan City Taiwán, R.O.C

Category Historic Sites、Culture

Open Hours Sunday:11:00 – 21:00
Monday:11:00 – 21:00
Tuesday:11:00 – 21:00
Wednesday:11:00 – 21:00
Thursday:11:00 – 21:00
Friday:11:00 – 21:00
Saturday:11:00 – 21:00

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Traveler rating:4.0 943 Reviews Write a Review

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  1. 200 Families
  2. 202 Couples
  3. 183 Solo
  4. 20 Business
  5. 228 Friends
  • Chinchiminie

    Singapore, Singapore

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Quaint and retro!

    Traveler rating:5 2019-11

    It was such a delightful experience to window shop here! Stepping through the front doors seem to transport one back in time! A true shopper’s paradise!
  • CityEnd

    Montreal, Canada

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Charming Old Style Department Store

    Traveler rating:5 2019-11

    Not your typical modern department store! It even look more like a museum than anything else. We appreciate the terrace which gives a splendid view of city lights and the cafe and restaurant which offer good menu and charming old style ambiance. A great place to be, like time travelling to the fifties...
  • ntngayve

    Brossard, Canada

    Traveler type:


    Reminescence of old times

    Traveler rating:5 2019-11

    Beautiful department store build during the 30s by a Japanese family offering beautiful new and old style clothing and everyday use japanese items. The management succeed well in maintaininging the charm and ambience of the period through clever uses of lighting. You can go to the top floor to admire the small open floor complete with memorabilia articles then go down each floor and stroll along alleys between nice merchandise.
  • voolpoo

    Kanchanaburi, Thailand

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    one of Attractive place

    Traveler rating:4 2019-10

    One of the most attractive department store.It's more kind of product and best part is top roof. Many kind of souvenirs.
  • KrisD_pl

    Warsaw, Poland

    Restored old-style boutique

    Traveler rating:4 2018-11

    It was just across the street from our hotel, so it was obvious that we visited Hayashi. It was originally constructed and opened on December 5, 1932, during Japanese rule. The elevators in the building were considered state-of-art at that time. The classy store was bombed during the WWII and was left in ruins. The reconstruction of the building, that started in 2006 and finished in 2014, kept most of the original interior designs, from the elevator, the floor materials, the stairways to the rooftop and ceilings. Nowadays it once again serves as a shop with some local (but not only) products. There's also a rooftop terrace, Shinto shrine and cafe. Nice to see the results of the reconstruction.

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