Hsin Chih-Ping Residence

Northern Taiwan


With tatami floors, sliding screen doors and antique furnishings, this beautifully preserved Japanese house was the residence of school principal Hsin Chih-Ping (Xin Zhiping). The school, once attached, has since relocated to another part of town. The residence is a five-minute walk east of Hsinchu train station.


Nearby Northern Taiwan attractions

1. Eastern Gate

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2. Art Gallery & Reclamation Hall

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3. Municipal Glass Museum

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4. Image Museum

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5. Hsinchu City Hall

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6. Confucius Temple

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First built in 1810, this is one of Taiwan's most elegant wooden structures. As with any temple, don't rush through: stand in place and tiny treasures…

7. City God Temple

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First built in 1748, and masterfully restored in 1924, this Hsinchu landmark has the highest rank of all the city god temples in Taiwan, and is a splendid…

8. Guqifeng Gallery

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If you're in Hsinchu on a weekend, don't miss this fantastic collection of treasures, which includes a four-poster bed of pure jade, dragon boats made of…