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Beitou Museum 北投文物館

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Friday:10:00 - 18:00




The Taiwan Folk Arts Museum is located in a Japanese occupation era building formerly used as the upscale Koyama Hotel and hot spring. Designated as a Taipei historic site, the two-floor wooden structure covers an area of about 2,645 square meters. The Japanese-style courtyard is elegantly landscaped, with a small bridge, stream, artificial mountain and pine trees. The building is especially evident beautiful illuminated at night.

During World War II, the building was used as a Japanese officers' club. After the war, it was used as an official guesthouse and later it was sold to a private buyer. The building also has been featured in many local movies.

The museum exhibits include a permanent display on the history of the museum building as well as various theme exhibits. The displays provide a cultural complement to the seasonal natural beauty of the museum setting. On the second floor, visitors can also enjoy Japanese tea ceremony demonstrations and other artistic performances. The space can also be rented for dinner banquets.


Art and Cultural Centers Public Art
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No. 32, Youya Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Monday Off day
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets


Nearby MRT

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  2. 8 Couples
  3. 15 Solo
  4. 2 Business
  5. 25 Friends
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Once a Japanese residence


    The Beitou Museum was once the residence of an upper-class Japanese family, it is almost intact, including the all-important bathing area. Beitou was known throughout the Japanese Empire as a hot-springs resort during the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945). Japan had a profound influence on Taiwan, which continues to this day.
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    When Taiwan was part of Japan's Empire


    The Beitou Museum was once the the residence of an upper-class Japanese family. As we have travelled to Japan several times, it's easy to recognise the architecture. It is still intact, including the ceremonial bathing area. Beitou was notorious throughout the Japanese Empire as a resort. Kamikaze pilots spent their last days here before plunging into Allied warships. The Japanese colonial era (1895-1945) left a profound and lasting impact on Taiwan, as this fine remnant of Japanese colonial culture shows.
  • Gina L

    Taipéi, Taiwán

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    An unexpected discovery


    Please reserve the guided tour and enjoy all that this place has to offer. It’s a typical Japanese house in the mountains which was used in the past as a hotel with hot springs baths. Japanese kamikaze fighters came here for their last moments. Jackie Chan stayed here. This is a beautiful building- authentic. There’s a restaurant and you can also take Japanese culture classes like ikebana. There are also seasonal displays. Take a cab from xinbeitou station to get here (around 100ntd)
  • HappyAKA


    Poor in museum content, more a grand restaurant


    Came here hoping to have a more in-depth explanation to Beitou and its development. Was disappointed in the content - half the property dedicated to restaurant, the other half had little in content, the only interesting room was that of the old ceramic bath area for the hotspring. Unless you are fans of Japanese architecture, not worth the long walk uphill from Xin Bei Tou MRT station, nor the admission fee in my view, as we also travel quite extensively to Japan.
  • WongAK

    Melbourne, Australia

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Superb Set-lunch


    With its century old history, most of which wonderfully preserved, the museum is a hidden gem in this hot spring central area of Beitou. Established in the 1920's during the Japanese occupation era, this place used to be an elegant guesthouse (Kazan hotel), probably serving the then Japanese "upper class", complete with meeting rooms and ritual tea ceremony space, and a traditional 'hot spring bathing room'. The manager of the place has been kind enough to show visiting guests the various rooms in this rather spacious 'museum' & its history. Rather amazing setup in my view. When we arrived in late morning, we're welcomed to stay for lunch which we happily accepted the offer. After being shown around the place and watched a video, we returned to the dining area where quite a few families were already taken their place in the hall where lunch will be served. It's kind off a set lunch arrangement and we're promptly given a menu. To my surprise it resembles a list of what I would call "mini-degustation" - 9 dishes in all, complete with ontree, small snacks of prawns, scallops, chicken, fish 'snacks' (steamed, fried & sushi style), finishing with kinda herbal soup, desert & fruits. Admittedly the three of us were quite full at the end of the 'banquet' and really couldn't fault the menu, or the chef who designed it for that matter. A very pleasant surprise lunch experience at a museum.

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