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Beitou Museum 北投文物館

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4 80 Reviews

Tuesday:10:00 - 18:00

4.3

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Introduction

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.

Information

Themes
Art and Cultural Centers Public Art
Subject
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
+886-2-28912318
FAX
+886-2-28913956
Address
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

Transportaiton

Nearby MRT

Review

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Traveler rating

  1. 0 Terrible
  2. 3 Poor
  3. 8 Average
  4. 39 Very good
  5. 30 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 17 Families
  2. 8 Couples
  3. 15 Solo
  4. 2 Business
  5. 25 Friends
  • Gina L

    Taipéi, Taiwán

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    An unexpected discovery

    2020-02

    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

    Singapore

    Poor in museum content, more a grand restaurant

    2019-12

    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:

    Con amigos

    Superb Set-lunch

    2019-03

    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.
  • PeiT231

    Nueva York, Estado de Nueva York

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    Quiet old Japanese style house with great afternoon tea set

    2019-01

    This is a lovely old hotel in traditional Japanese style architecture, with miniature courtyards. There are exhibition explaining the construction method, as well as temporary special exhibition. There is a restaurant with outdoor terrace for afternoon tea sets. It is a great place for spending time with friends.
  • windywoody

    Colchester, United Kingdom

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Tranquil Japanese House with lovely traditional kaiseki meal

    2018-08

    Absolutely lovely, tranquil and mesmerising part of Taipei, definitely worth a trip there! Based in Taipei for the trip but have done all the stuff within town so decided Beitou would be a good change from the hustle and bustle of main Taipei. I walked all the way up to the museum, used around 15 minutes (can be quite steep for some), there's a bus (S25) that does go from Beitou Park (just outside Beitou metro station instead. Entrance fee: 100TWD (£2.5~) if you just want to walk around. 800TWD (£20) would be for the meal and walking around, which I would recommend if budget allows (see below). Everyone there were very friendly and helpful. An older lady was talking to the kids, offering to help visitors to take group photos and kindly talked me through some of the exhibits. The waiters/ waitresses were all very polite too. The house's wooden and the tiles are in tatami style, which for me was really mesmerising, peaceful and tranquil, very relaxed just to be around. There were exhibitions about Taiwanese art crafts and also history of the museum (it was a Japanese hot spring resort when established). The meal was in Kaiseki style, meaning multiple small dishes. I've had Kaiseki meals where it's served all at once; as dishes were served one after another this time, I was a bit disappointed (I suppose it keeps the food warm and fresh though). Good quality food indeed, such as soft and tender egg and eel roll, 'al dente' soba noodles and comforting chicken soup (bamboo shoots and cheese was a weird combination though...). Overall excellent experience, very lovely morning spent here!

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