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Spanning Past and Present,

100 Years of Hot Springs Splendor

As you enter Beitou Hot Spring Museum you are greeted by kind elderly women with welcoming smiles. These are the museum volunteers, and their warmth is reminiscent of the attendants in a Japanese hot spring hotel who attentively take care of every need of their guests.

These volunteers are all Beitou residents and they have a close connection to the establishment of the museum. A former public bathhouse, at one point , the museum was used as a swimming pool but, after changing hands a few times, ended up unused; that was until 1995, when a group of teachers and pupils from Beitou Elementary School discovered the building’s substantial historic value; as a result local people actively petitioned for building to be preserved and actually put into practice the ideal of “residents creating a community museum with their own hands.” After renovation, the old bathhouse was listed as a Grade 3 Historic Monument, named “Beitou Hot Spring Museum” and officially re-opened.

Mixed Japanese and Western Architectural Style

As soon as you enter the museum you are in the second floor tatami room. This war where patrons once rested after taking a hot spring bath. Walking down the spiral staircase to the first floor, the large pool, the most important space in the whole building, appears. When the bathhouse was operating the large pool was men-only; the building mock European style actually has the look of a Roman bath. At the side of pool there is a circular arch with colonnades and, on the wall either side, stained glass is inland: it was inlaid, it was indeed a bright and sumptuous place to bathe.

    The pool is not the only part of the building to have a Western influence; the outer walls are mainly bare brick; the second floor has English-style sloped wooden rain boards on the outside while the roof has Japanese style black tiles and two chimneys. This mixed Japanese and Western style reflects the architectural style of Japan’s“Taisho Roman”period. The Taisho Roman period was the time of cultural thought trends and phenomena in Japan during which, under the impact of a flood of Western culture, “Westernized Japanese” and mixed Japanese and Western artistic styles were developed in Japan. “This kind of building is already rare in Japan so one preserved in Taiwan is even more precious: said museum curator Zhong Zhao-jia. As testament to the truth of the saying “When a thing is rare it become precious” last year the museum attracted an impressive 500.000 visitors. Please welcome to Beitou Hot Spring Museum and enjoy it. 

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