Hayashi Department Store

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Hayashi Department Store
林百貨
Hayashi Department Store (night).jpg
LocationWest Central, Tainan, Taiwan
Coordinates22°59′30.5″N 120°12′09.0″E / 22.991806°N 120.202500°E / 22.991806; 120.202500Coordinates: 22°59′30.5″N 120°12′09.0″E / 22.991806°N 120.202500°E / 22.991806; 120.202500
Opening date14 June 2014
ArchitectDepartment store
No. of floors6
Websitewww.hayashi.com.tw
Level 1 Interior
Lift inside department store
Level 5 Podium and shops

The Hayashi Department Store (Chinese: 林百貨; pinyin: Línbǎihuò) is a department store in West Central District, Tainan, Taiwan.[1]

History[edit]

Hayashi Department Store (Japanese: ハヤシ百貨店, Hepburn: Hayashi Hyakkaten), commonly called "Five-story Building" (Chinese: 五層樓仔; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Gō͘-chàn-lâu-á), was situated in Suehirochō (末廣町), Tainan City, Tainan Prefecture, Japanese Taiwan. It was originally completed and opened on 5 December 1932, during Japanese rule. Upon completion, the building was one of two such stores in Taiwan with state-of-the-art features of elevators. The building was bombed by the United States airplanes at the end of World War II. After refurbishment, the building function was restored and reopened on 14 June 2014 in a ceremony presided by Tainan Mayor William Lai.[2]

Architecture[edit]

The department store is a six-story building. It features exhibitions on local farming culture and handicraft on the top floor. There is also Western-style cafeterias and an observation deck.

Transportation[edit]

The department store is accessible within walking distance south west of Tainan Station of Taiwan Railways.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chen, Jing-wen (11 May 2017). "9 attractions in Tainan and Kaohsiung that might entice you with their old-world charm". asia one. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  2. ^ http://taiwantoday.tw/ct.asp?xItem=218581&ctNode=413