Thursday, November 14, 2013

An old dojo in Taichung

I adore Taiwan's Japanese-era buildings, such as this dojo, formerly part of Taichung's prison. Most of the prison complex was demolished in the 1990s, but this building and an office were saved and renovated and are open to the public.

Other appealing colonial-era structures in Taiwan include Futai Street Mansion and the Museum of Drinking Water (both in Taipei), as well as Taoyuan Martyrs Shrine.


  1. Hmm why would they build something so nice in a prison?

  2. It's around 15 hectares of this prison area.
    You can image it like a village component by who works with prison's.
    There are many buildings includes Dojo, Staff dorms, prisoners work area, Detention center, High prosecutors office , High court and Execution grounds, etc.