Xibenyuan Temple Square

Xibenyuan Temple Square, Wanhua: Tickets, Tours, Address, Xibenyuan Temple Square Reviews: 4/5

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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,866 contributions
Japanese-era religious site
Sep 2020
Many secular buildings remain from the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945) but few religious buildings. Many shrines, such as the site where the Grand Hotel now sits, were demolished and put to other uses. The Xibenyuan Temple was once a monastery. It now has a shelter with a bell. The temple is now in Wanhua, in a square.
Written November 14, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,866 contributions
The remains of the Japanese empire
Feb 2020
Although many important buildings remain from the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945), most of the remains of Empire are secular, not religious. Xibenyuan is an exception; it includes the remains of a Japanese monastery, plus a Japanese tea house. Xibenyuan is an oasis of quiet in the frenetic Wanhua district. It's well worth a visit if you are seeking some peace and quiet.
Written February 7, 2020
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Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium2,554 contributions
Superb tea house
Aug 2018 • Couples
on this square there is not too much of interest but the teahouse feels like real japan (yes, i have been there) and is great!
Written August 20, 2018
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DauphinJonas
Makati, Philippines692 contributions
Quiet park
Mar 2018 • Friends
Nice stairs to take pictures , nice small Japanese architeture and a cafe. a few steps from Ximen exit 1.
Written March 14, 2018
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shuyi m
244 contributions
Serene Park at Ximen MRT
Feb 2018 • Couples
It’s a serene green area integrating the restored remains of a Japanese Buddhist temple. Good for a nice stroll after your get out of Ximen MRT before heading off to the bustling Ximemgting night market.
Written February 14, 2018
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia24,756 contributions
Interesting Temple Remains
Feb 2017 • Couples
This was an interesting Japanese style area with the remains of the temple which was once the largest Japanese Buddhist monastery in Taipei. It is an open area with a number of buildings and worth a visit if you are passing by.
Written February 14, 2017
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Simon Y
Hong Kong, China86 contributions
Not a must-go place
May 2016 • Couples
The Square is nearby Ximen MRT Station. This is a historical site showing the restored Japanese style buildings and is surrounded by tall buildings nearby. The Square is well maintained, calm and quiet, with very few visitors. During our visit there was an exhibition on the history of Taiwanese movies in the main building and it’s free for entrance. The exhibits were fairly simple and not many. It was a sunny humid day and we felt very hot and sweat through as there was little shade in the Square, except inside the main building where there was air conditioning! There was a small tea house serving Japanese tea (the Rinbansyo) in the Square. Apparently this is not a must-go sightseeing spot but perhaps good for those who are fond of Japanese architecture, or for those have plenty of time to get a place for brief stay.
Written July 29, 2016
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