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Pine Garden

Stroll through the attractive grounds of this cultural center where Japanese military generals used to unwind during World War II.

Once a Japanese military base and relaxing retreat for generals, the Pine Garden is now a popular cultural center set in picturesque grounds. View art exhibitions, listen to poetry readings and relax among pine trees and other indigenous plants.

The Pine Garden was originally constructed in 1942 as a Japanese military center and resort for high-ranking officers. Located at one of the highest points in Hualien City, the site was an ideal base for monitoring air and sea traffic, with the thick pine trees providing camouflage. Wander through the attractive gardens, which once served as a relaxing place for generals to briefly escape the pressures of World War II.

Your stroll will take you along pathways that gently wind through the green space. In addition to more than 200 ancient pine trees, the garden is home to other indigenous Taiwanese plants. Look for ferns, silver grass and banyan trees. There is also a pond filled with aquatic plants.

Admire the views from the garden’s ocean observation deck. This picturesque viewpoint overlooks Hualien Port, the Meilun River and the Pacific Ocean.

The Pine Garden is considered to be the best preserved Japanese military structure in Taiwan and consists of four buildings. The main building is predominantly a western-style edifice with a Japanese-style tiled roof. Today, it is used to host poetry readings, art exhibitions, lectures and workshops. Visit the venue’s official website to find out if any events are taking place during your visit.

As you make your way around the grounds, stop at the other buildings, which include an old wooden gatehouse and a dormitory.

The Pine Garden is situated in northeastern Hualien City, 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) from Hualien Station. The popular venue is open daily from morning until early evening and there is an admission fee. Nearby attractions include Meilun Coast Park.


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Lakeshore Hotel Hualien

No.142,Jung Mei Rd.,Hualien city, Hualien City, Hualien County
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Hualien City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hualien County Stone Sculpture Museum and Pine Garden. Qixingtan Coast Park is 3.8 mi (6.1 km) away.

    Classic City Resort $72
    Classic City Resort

    Classic City Resort

    No.139, Guolian 5th Rd., Hualien City, Hualien County
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Hualien City Centre, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Tianhuitang and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Hualien Dongdamen Night Market. Meilunshanshengtai Park and Yenpin Prefectural Temple are also within 2 mi (3 km). Hualien Station is 5 minutes by foot.

      Champ de Roses Hotel $85
      Champ de Roses Hotel

      Champ de Roses Hotel

      No. 93, Guolian 1st Rd., Hualien City, Hualien County
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Hualien City Centre, this guesthouse is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Tianhuitang and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Hualien Dongdamen Night Market. Meilunshanshengtai Park and Tzu Chi Cultural Park are also within 1 mi (2 km). Hualien Station is only a 3-minute walk.

        Kadda Hotel $71
        Kadda Hotel

        Kadda Hotel

        No. 2-6, Minquan Rd., Hualien City, Hualien County
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Hualien City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Meilun Arena and Hualien Dongdamen Night Market. Beibin Park and Songyuan Villa are also within 15 minutes.

          Me Homestay $53
          Me Homestay

          Me Homestay

          No.183, Guangdong St., Hualien City, Hualien County
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Hualien City Centre, this guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Fu An Temple and Hualien Dongdamen Night Market. Hualien Chenghuan Temple and Market of Stone Art are also within 5 minutes.

            Bay Villa B&B $68
            Bay Villa B&B

            Bay Villa B&B

            No 68 Songyuan Street, Hualien City, Hualien County
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Hualien City Centre, this bed & breakfast is steps from Pine Garden and Songyuan Villa. Beibin Park and Japanese General House are also within 15 minutes.

              Byeyer Hotel Hualien $53
              Byeyer Hotel Hualien

              Byeyer Hotel Hualien

              No.361, Zhongshan Rd., Hualien City, Hualien County
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Hualien City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hualien Cultural Creative Industries Park and Hualien Dongdamen Night Market. Japanese General House and Tianhuitang are also within 15 minutes. Hualien Station is 20 minutes by foot.

                ONE WAY B&B $58
                ONE WAY B&B

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                No.103, Haibin St, Hualien City, Hualien County
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Hualien City Centre, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Pacific Landscape Park and Hualien Dongdamen Night Market. Beibin Park and Rolling Stone Fountain Square are also within 10 minutes.