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Futai Street Mansion 撫臺街洋樓

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Futai Street Mansion is situated right across the North Gate Post Office. It is a two-story hybrid building of stone and wood. The overall decoration lacks complexity, yet fineness can be found in its simple, understated beauty. The architectural design of the building was deeply influenced by the classical European style. The first floor of the structure was built using heavy piling of stone materials laid to form an elegant arcade of four columns and three spaces, where the arches are composed of trapezoid Qili’an rocks. Patterns pieced together by wood can be found in the arcade ceiling. The second floor and roof trusses are all made of wood, covered with pieces of asbestos tiles on the mansard roof. The outward appearance features steep roof and dormers on the façade, as well as stone arcade columns. It is an imitation of a Renaissance style building and is the only remaining detached western-style shop still extant today that was built during the Japanese Colonial Period.


Historic Sites Art and Cultural Centers
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No. 26, Yanping S. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Sunday Off day
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
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

G Songshan-Xindian Line Beimen

G Songshan-Xindian Line Ximen

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Taipei Main Station

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line NTU Hospital

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  2. 3 Couples
  3. 13 Solo
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  5. 3 Friends
  • Bryan H

    Portland, Oregón

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    Visited this location as part of our walking tour ...


    Friendly staff on the inside willing to explain some things in English. The exhibition itself is in Chinese mostly. Two floors, and a roof garden you should check out to see the French style roof tiles of the Mansion. Well-maintained and well done to human scale Wish more of these buildings had been kept from the same time period. Go see it if you're in the neighborhood! Oh, and it was free to go in!
  • Jurgen B

    Bruselas, Bélgica

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    wrong location on this map!!!


    you see easily that the address here in tripadvisor is wrong: the name of the building says it all! anyway: nice and free house and interesting exhibition! do go till the last floor!
  • palawanismyhome

    Puerto Princesa, Filipinas

    Traveler type:

    En solitario

    The only original surviving building in the street


    Futai Street Mansion is the only Japanese building that survives in the street and now it is a type of museum with different exhibitions from time to time. It was constructed in 1910 and used to be an office for a Japanese company
  • Oli L

    Traveler type:

    En solitario

    Nice building with arts exhibition or events! Good location and easy to find it


    It's worth the visit! Free entrance. Small place but interesting to know more about history of Taiwan under Japanese colonial period. Three levels. There were some vegetables planted on the rooftop. It's near Taipei main station and famous camera street! good location and easy to find it!常有攝影或藝術展覽有經過可以進去看看,透過認識古蹟來了解日本統治時代的台灣!靠近台北車站、北門古蹟和著名相機街,很好找!
  • Jarko2015

    Ámsterdam, Países Bajos

    Small hidden building


    You'll miss this if you're not looking for it. Just a small building nondescript on a fairly dull street. I was there on a Sunday and it was closed, so no idea if it's open to the public other days or worth seeing. The outside is nothing special.

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