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Beitou Museum 北投文物館

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The Taiwan Folk Arts Museum is located in a Japanese occupation era building formerly used as the upscale Koyama Hotel and hot spring. Designated as a Taipei historic site, the two-floor wooden structure covers an area of about 2,645 square meters. The Japanese-style courtyard is elegantly landscaped, with a small bridge, stream, artificial mountain and pine trees. The building is especially evident beautiful illuminated at night.

During World War II, the building was used as a Japanese officers' club. After the war, it was used as an official guesthouse and later it was sold to a private buyer. The building also has been featured in many local movies.

The museum exhibits include a permanent display on the history of the museum building as well as various theme exhibits. The displays provide a cultural complement to the seasonal natural beauty of the museum setting. On the second floor, visitors can also enjoy Japanese tea ceremony demonstrations and other artistic performances. The space can also be rented for dinner banquets.


Art and Cultural Centers Public Art
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No. 32, Youya Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Monday Off day
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

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  4. 2 Business
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  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Remnant from a fallen empire


    Taiwan was the jewel in the crown of the Japanese Empire. Some things remain, such as the building housing the Beitou Museum, which was once the residence of an upper-class Japanese family. Much of the interior remains intact, it's well worth inspecting. The period of Japanese occupation (1895-1945) is regarded as a golden age by some older Taiwanese people.
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Once a Japanese residence


    The Beitou Museum was once the residence of an upper-class Japanese family, it is almost intact, including the all-important bathing area. Beitou was known throughout the Japanese Empire as a hot-springs resort during the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945). Japan had a profound influence on Taiwan, which continues to this day.
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    When Taiwan was part of Japan's Empire


    The Beitou Museum was once the the residence of an upper-class Japanese family. As we have travelled to Japan several times, it's easy to recognise the architecture. It is still intact, including the ceremonial bathing area. Beitou was notorious throughout the Japanese Empire as a resort. Kamikaze pilots spent their last days here before plunging into Allied warships. The Japanese colonial era (1895-1945) left a profound and lasting impact on Taiwan, as this fine remnant of Japanese colonial culture shows.
  • Gina L

    Taipéi, Taiwán

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    Con amigos

    An unexpected discovery


    Please reserve the guided tour and enjoy all that this place has to offer. It’s a typical Japanese house in the mountains which was used in the past as a hotel with hot springs baths. Japanese kamikaze fighters came here for their last moments. Jackie Chan stayed here. This is a beautiful building- authentic. There’s a restaurant and you can also take Japanese culture classes like ikebana. There are also seasonal displays. Take a cab from xinbeitou station to get here (around 100ntd)
  • HappyAKA


    Poor in museum content, more a grand restaurant


    Came here hoping to have a more in-depth explanation to Beitou and its development. Was disappointed in the content - half the property dedicated to restaurant, the other half had little in content, the only interesting room was that of the old ceramic bath area for the hotspring. Unless you are fans of Japanese architecture, not worth the long walk uphill from Xin Bei Tou MRT station, nor the admission fee in my view, as we also travel quite extensively to Japan.

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