The oldest in the city of Tainan, Hayashi Department Store features a memorable combination of traditional and modern. Ever since its opening in 1932, this building has been a favorite shopping and gathering place for citizens. It sustained severe damaged in World War II, but its most famous and important feature remained untouched--the first elevator in the country, which still works today. Here you can shop, have a meal, and see exhibits of historical memorabilia. Our Tainan day trip app makes visiting Hayashi Department Store and other Tainan attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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Hayashi Department Store Reviews
Loved this multi-level department store that is also a historical building. We shopped each floor. Top of the building outdoors has a nice view, chairs and coffee spot as well as gift shop. more »
The department store is in a six storeys historical building. They keep the vintage interior decoration on the ground floor. On the rooftop there is a nice Japanese style courtyard. You can also..... more »
This renovated department store is a new and worth spot for visitors to Tainan. There are many great choices of souvenirs on different floors. Don't forget to go to the rooftop. Although it's not the tallest building in Tainan anymore, you can still how it commanded the corner when it was first built. Besides, there're two more bonus points to see on the rooftop: a Japanese shrine, and several bases of anti-aircraft guns from the last century.
Very historical and unique mall to visit. Taking the old elevator is a must. The small temple at roof top is very nice. Stores inside carries unique handmade items.
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