Ikeda House

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    Ikeda House

Located at No. 38, Huanan Street in Kaohsiung County, the Ikeda House is the former Liugui station from the Kaohsiung Bus company. Its Japanese name comes from its days spent as a hotel operated by Ikeda Hyotaro. As Liugui station, the Ikeda House was a transportation hub for hillside residents from Liugui, Maolin, and Taoyuan to the city.

Formed by three one-story buildings, this U-shaped compound has retained its original architectural design to this day, making it a rare Japanese hotel-style building and earning its mark as a historic landmark in 2003. After historical and cultural restorations, this old building can continue to tell its story to the world.

Visitors are encouraged to spend approximately 1 hour here to take pictures and to understand its changes throughout the years via signs and old pictures on its walls. 

Ikeda House
4.1 4stars 114 reviews
4stars 9 months ago

In December of the 15th year of Taisho (1926), the camphor industry in the Rokugame area declined, and the "camphor damage" stabilized, thus attracting a new wave of land development people. Rokugame became the main hub for the Japanese police and various employees to enter and exit the mountains and forests. This mobile population brought business opportunities for lodging and transportation. A Japanese-style hotel like Ikeda House was completed and opened in about Showa 4 (1929), and the owner was Hyōtaro Ikeda. In July of the 9th year of Showa (1934), Hyotaro Ikeda unfortunately passed away, and Ikeda House was taken over by his daughter Miyo Ikeda and son-in-law Akimi Ikeda. After the Second World War, Miyo Ikeda and Akiyoshi Ikeda were deported to Japan. Due to unrepaid debts, the Ikeda House was taken over by the Liugui Farmers Association Credit Union. During the 35th year of the Republic of China (1946), the restaurant was rented and operated by Taiwanese. In the 42nd year of the Republic of China (1953), the Kaohsiung Passenger Transport Company leased it and later purchased it in the 50th year of the Republic of China (1961). At the same time, some buildings were demolished and the overall space function was adjusted into the Kaohsiung Passenger Transport Liugui Station. Over the next fifty years, it shouldered the responsibility of It is a transportation hub for residents in mountainous areas such as Liugui District, Maolin District, and Taoyuan District.

Silvia Cheng
4stars a year ago

The revitalized old street is combined with the Catholic Church, Hong Jiyuan Commercial House, Tianman Temple (built with imagery), etc. Attractions for leisurely strolls. It was originally built for Japan to develop forest products during the Japanese colonial period. After that, it was transferred from the Liugui Township Office to Kaohsiung Passenger Transport and was changed to the Liugui Transfer Station. The best transportation point for the entry and exit of Rokuge people. The memories of Rokuge people. The original Japanese-style architecture is preserved. The original doors, tatami boards, wall cabinets, toilets, bathrooms, and modified waiting rooms, ticket gates, and boarding areas are currently managed by Evergreen University.

Suli Suli
4stars 8 months ago

The renovated Japanese-style house, the surrounding area is still clean and tidy, there are public toilets, you can enjoy the shade and shelter from the sun and rain, it is a small attraction in Liugui Old Street.

4stars 6 months ago

Liugui Old Street is sparsely populated on weekdays. It seems that there are no crowds even on holidays, and there are not many shops on the old street.

4stars a year ago

After entering Liugui Old Street, there are very Japanese-style streets. Unfortunately, it was at night when I went there, so I didn’t see the exhibition. It happened to be the art and literature season. The entire space planning is not concentrated, but it is also very useful to take a single photo. The atmosphere and the feeling of literature and art, because it is night, so I can see the lanterns lit up on the street... But Ikeda House (tea ceremony exhibition) and Hong Yinyuan Company (Wu Baiyi Collection Exhibition, creation of paintings and dinner plates) have no way to go in and enjoy it , They exhibited until the end of February. The Ikeda House was originally a hotel founded by the Japanese in 1929. It is now a century-old house. From the entrance of Liugui Old Street, there is a feeling of exotic scenery.... Even the road signs are very impressive

Last Update:2022-07-14

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