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Plum Garden 梅庭

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Thursday:09:00 - 17:00




The Plum Garden was built in the late 1930s. Once the summer getaway home for the master of cursive calligraphy of the generation, Yu You-ren, it is now a municipal historic building. The Japanese timber framing-style architecture features a common RC air raid shelter used in the early stage of the Pacific War. The enclosing walls of the courtyard adopted a battlement structure. The backyard is tree-shaded, verdant and luxuriant, overlooking Beitou River with murmuring water, and on the pillar beside the entrance, you’ll see the calligraphy inscription “Plum Garden” by Yu You-ren.

The Plum Garden is a Japanese residential building that witnessed the war era. It was built on a sloped terrain and has an upper and a lower floor. The upper floor faces Zhongshan Road. The façade, with Japanese timber framing, is on the ground floor level. Research on the construction work on the wall reveals that it is a moisture-proof partition mortar wall. The interior layer of the timber frames is troweled with red mud and sand, while the outside is decorated with white mortar. The building’s external features a masoned base, fish scale sidings, black tiles, and wooden window lattices. The lower floor is built with reinforced concrete and is used as an air raid shelter; it leads straight to the backyard. The Japanese building structure and underground air raid shelter trench echo the large air raid shelter trench right across; its special meanings fills it with historic value.


Historic Sites Art and Cultural Centers Public Art
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No.6, Zhongshan Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
Monday Off day
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00


Plum Garden will be closed on Feb. 28(2/28 Memorial Day). We appreciate your kind understanding.

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets


Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Xinbeitou

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TripAdvisor Reviews

3.5 53 Reviews Write a Review

Traveler rating

  1. 3 Terrible
  2. 4 Poor
  3. 9 Average
  4. 27 Very good
  5. 10 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 6 Families
  2. 18 Couples
  3. 18 Solo
  4. 1 Business
  5. 4 Friends
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    A piece of history


    This villa is quite fascinating. It is rather small, but it has a number of mimentos from the post-retrocession era. The calligraphy by talented educator Yu Youren is regarded as being very good. You may also see mimentoes of Teresa Teng (also known as Deng Li-jun). Her haunting melodic songs can be heard wherever Chinese people gather. The plum flower was much loved in the post-retrocession era, when Chiang Kai-shek still had hopes of recovering the Mainland. The plum tree flowers when the weather is coldest. Although the villa is small, it has some interesting souvenirs. Entry is gratis.
  • Lee838838

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    Plum Garden Beitou


    A waste of time unless you are interested in a small exhibition of Teresa Teng, a song artist back to 80s and another historic figure. Most people complete the viewing under 10 minutes.
  • Wizys


    A Quintessential villa


    The famous calligrapher Yu Youren used to live here, and the tranquil Japanese style villa has well reflected his aesthetic taste. The local government has done a great job in both renovation and maintenance of the property as well as the trees/plants. When I was there, a special exhibition of the famous singer Teresa Teng (who died tragically in 1995) was being held so no photo was allowed inside the house. It was free admission, but you have to take off your shoes in order to preserve the floor. A lovely place to visit!
  • kimitakas

    Taichung, Taiwán

    Traveler type:

    En solitario



    Plum Garden is a lovely small house near Hot Spring Museum. Calligraphies of Mr. Yu Youren, an educator, are displayed. The entrance is free.
  • Jurgen B

    Bruselas, Bélgica

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    Beautiful house


    this very nice house takes 5 minutes if you want, and it's free so no reason not to go in, - you have to take off your shoes to do that

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