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Memorial Hall of Founding of Yilan Administration宜蘭設治紀念館


Located in Yilan City, the Memorial Hall of the Founding of Yilan Administration was built by Saigo Kikujiro, Governor of Yilan Prefecture during the Japanese Colonial Period, and formerly served as the official residence of the successive head of the local government. This Hall mainly presents the historical development of Yilan’s official governance. In 1997, after the planning and repairing by experts and craftsmen, it was officially opened to the public. 

Memorial Hall of Founding of Yilan Administration宜蘭設治紀念館
When entering the Memorial Hall, it will feel like entering into another world. Time seems to stand still in the Japanese Colonial Period, where old trees grow into woods, swaying with the wind. There are Japanese-style wooden buildings and Western classical architecture, as well as a serene and elegant Japanese garden. Pushing through the door and entering the main exhibition room, you’ll be met by the light fragrance of cypress in the air; it is the scent of cypresses from Taiping Mountain that were used to build the official residence at the time. This is a historical space with every little detail worth slowing down your steps to explore. 

Memorial Hall of Founding of Yilan Administration宜蘭設治紀念館
The Yilan Literary Museum is adjacent to the Memorial Hall of the Founding of Yilan Administration. After visiting the Memorial Hall, why not bask in the literary culture at the Yilan Literary Museum, and enjoy tranquility in the middle of downtown Yilan.


No. 3, Lishing 3rd Lane, Jiocheng S. Rd., Yilan City, Yilan County Taiwán, R.O.C
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Opening Hours
"9:00-17:00 Mon-Sun. 9:00 - 20:00 Fri-Sat.
Closing Days: Monday, the last day of the month and CHINESE NEW YEAR'S EVE
Admission Fee: NT$30 for full adult ticket, NT$20 for concessionary ticket and free of charge for citizens of Yilan County"
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Admission Fee for Group: NT$20 for full adult ticket and NT$15 for concessionary ticket


  • Local Hall
  • Selected scenic spots
  • Speakeasies

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  • Toilets
  • Parking


Group visitors are requested to make reservation. We reserve the right to control visitors when the number of visitors is high.


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  3. 9 Average
  4. 28 Very good
  5. 26 Excellent

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  2. 15 Couples
  3. 14 Solo
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  • kimitakas

    Taichung, Taiwan

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    Solo travel

    Japanese governor’s residence

    4 2019-06

    It is maybe one of the main touristic attractions in Yilan. The old Japanese house itself has a historical value. It was considered and used as a residence of governor during Japanese time. And its displays about Japanese administration at that time are also quite interesting.
  • Kent_Adventure

    Singapore, Singapore

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    Solo travel

    A historical design of the building and interior

    4 2017-10

    There is an entrance fee to this venue. Inside the building will be the layout of a Japanese traditional house. It is near to the shopping mall about 5-10mintues walking. Got another building near to it is selling teas drinks and got many customers sitting inside. The building is well-taken care and the garden layout is simple with a mini waterfall design. There are no shoes allowed into the house and they provide a shelf to put the shoes. As it is drizzling on and off, there is an umbrella rack to put the wet umbrella Can see that there are many people visiting this place.
  • THo3

    Hong Kong, China

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Japanese Historical Buildings and Garden

    4 2016-01

    About 15 mins by walk from the Yilan Train Station. Beautiful and well preserved Japanese Buildings and garden which was the home of the Japanese Administrator when Taiwan was under the occupation of Japan from 1895 to 1945. Two of the buildings now become a coffee shop and a Japanese restaurant. The Memorial Hall is closed on Monday and also the last day of each month.
  • Galdan2013

    Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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    Well preserved Japanese era wooden building

    4 2014-07

    Visiting Yilan without visiting part of its colonial past, its like missing an underwear..... This building was built for the Yilan Japanese installed Administrator. The building is well maintained and well manicured garden and at the highest state of preservation. People of Yilan, can be seen taking advantage of the building to talk with friends and socialize there. Interesing place to take pics as well. The only cons is the lacking of English translation.....pity but dont let that discourage you from visiting
  • koso88

    京都市, 京都府

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    5 2020-01


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