Discover evidence of Japanese culture alongside modern Taiwanese creativity in this tour of Hualien's unique eastern coast
See the only Grade III historic site on Taiwan's East Coast: Jian Chinxiu Temple
Visit Hualien's Creative and Cultural Park, a hub for modern creatives in a renovated industrial setting
Pause for thought at some of Taiwan's most beautiful lakes and stunning scenery
Get a personalized service with your private English-speaking tour guide
Inclusive of comfortable coach transportation including hotel pick up and drop off
During the Japanese occupation, the influx of Japanese immigrants was particularly great in the Hualien area, a period of history that is still very much in evidence today. This half-day tour takes you on a journey to discover these touches of Japanese style and architecture, which have created a beautiful fusion of heritage, unique to the east coast. Begin at Jian Chinxiu Temple, a traditional Japanese Takono-style temple built for the large number of Japanese in the area in 1917. Onwards to Liyu Lake where, on a clear day, the mirror-like reflections of Liyu mountain and the cotton clouds above make for spectacular photos. Get your final culture fix at the Hualien Creative and Cultural Park. Housed in a former Japanese winery, this collection of contemporary galleries, exhibition halls, boutique shops, teahouses and artist residences showcase cutting-edge Taiwanese art and creativity in a modern factory restoration.
English tours are available but you must indicate your language preference at checkout
Not Inclusive Of:
Child ticket: Age 3 - 11
Infant ticket: Age 3 and under (not requiring separate seat)
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Pick up point:
Pick up available from Hualien City Hotels or Hualien Railway Station Visitor Information Center
Please enter your hotel name (or indicate your preference for the Information Center) at check out
At first glance the impression is that this park just contains a few restaurants, however on closer inspection you will also find arts and craft shops, specialist shops for instance focusing on a Taiwan cartoon hero. When we visited an artist was displaying his work enough to fill the large hall, and he was support by what I presumed to be the local arts society. All in all very interesting and entertaining.
If you love Food and Hand made Craft works.you must visit hualien Culture and Creative Park. the place is full of surpise and you can find some gift for your friends or your home. must go see and shop some great home made craft too
Former japanese winery, now a creative and culyural area. Buildings are interesting reflecting the japanese architecture. Has a range of craft shop selling high end items. Great gallery of contemporary art. Tea shop/cafe sells good range of teas, including fruit and herb teas, the herbs being freshly picked from their garden. Couple of hours well spent.