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Futai Street Mansion 撫臺街洋樓

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Monday:10:00 - 18:00




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.


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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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  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Mansion remains from Japanese empire


    Japan was ruler of Taiwan from 1895 to 1945. Taiwan was a valued part of the Japanese empire, with a brisk commercial trade with the motherland. Unfortunately, few Japanese commercial buildings remain. The Yamato-cho Mansion (now known as the Futai St Manion) is a remnant of times past, when it functioned as part of a prominent Japanese company.
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Japanese era building gains new life


    The Futai Street Mansion is one of the few Japanese colonial era (1895-1945) commercial buildings in Taipei that remain intact. The mansion, which dates from 1910, was once the headquarters of a Japanese construction company. It is also known as the Yamato-cho Mansion in Japanese. The Mansion was damaged fire, bur re-opened for public inspection in 2009, These days, its is often used for photographic exhibitions.
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Heirloom from the Japanese colonial era


    Taiwan was part of the Japanese Empire from 1895-1945. The Futai St Mansion (also known in Japanese as the Yamato-cho Mansion) was constructed in 1910. It is a rare surviving example of a Japanese-era commercial building. Its present status is somewhat incongruous. It is officially under the control of the Ministry of National Defense (MND) and it also functions as a museum. Please check for opening times.
  • 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!

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