New Life of an Old Japanese-Style Townhouse


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  • Infused with historic elements of the Japanese colonial period
  • Skylight design admits comfortable natural lighting
  • Home theater system and 100-inch projection screen
  • Close to Guohua Street and Hai’an Road

Our Stay

Discover the wonder of the lodging.

New Life of an Old Japanese-Style Townhouse

One scorching summer afternoon in an alleyway in Tainan, old-fashioned buildings compose a landscape that tells the nostalgic stories of olden times. Close to the end of the alleyway, there sits Suehirodori, a delicate old Japanese-style townhouse with weatherboard siding and black-tile eaves carrying the charisma from the Japanese colonial period. Murmuring memories of the Japanese Showa era, Suehirodori transports you from present-day Tainan city back to the old capital, connecting the wonderful moments of life.



Tatami mats under the skylight

Behind the wooden door, a youthful air and the Japanese colonial style intertwine on the tatami mats under the skylight. The surround sound stereo plays laid-back music in the background as the air conditioner cools off your perspiring body like a bucket of refreshing well water. A simple stone water basin on the wooden vanity greets you in the entryway, allowing you to wash off the grit of the summer afternoon. You slip out of your shoes and step onto the bright wooden floor, taking in the modernized Japanese-style household laid out before you under the skylight.


The tatami mats in the small living room and the scent of Taiwanese cypress from the open-concept kitchen soothe your mind while the high-ceilings and skylight accents cause this quaint and gentle space decorated with handmade driftwood furniture to appear larger than it is. As you lie on the beanbag cushion atop the tatami mats, rays of sunshine tumble through the skylight creating a sense of zen freely flowing through the room, and reminding you of a sunny day or of simple tranquility.


Nostalgic memories of the Hayashi Department Store

Built in the Japanese Showa era, the Hayashi Department Store is located not far from Suehirodori, right in the same neighborhood, Suehirochou. Designed as extensions for the Hayashi Department Store, the streets of Suehirochou were as flourishing and lively as Tokyo’s Ginza District during their golden days. With the passing of time, Suehirochou has lost its crowds, but these old alleyways still sing the faint melodies of former times.


Fortunately, those glorious but vanishing bygone times are now preserved in Suehirodori. Passing by an old map and stepping onto the wooden stairs, you see the cozy sleeping area surrounded by stone railings that replicate the ones found in the Hayashi Department Store. There are a couple of soft beds spread on the wooden floor with a huge projection screen hung in front of them. You and your lover may want to cuddle in bed and watch a movie as if visiting an outdoor cinema, an enjoyable and exciting experience both romantic and nostalgic. When you are ready to end the day, just take a bath in the comfortable first-floor bathroom, washing away all your worries with soothing hot water and complementary organic toiletries.


Two distinctTainan lifestyles

When speaking about his idea to build Suehirodori, Max, the guesthouse host explained with honesty that there were no grand stories or high aspirations, only a simple desire to share the leisurely and wonderful life of Tainan and, in the meantime, to preserve the intriguing yet disappearing history of the area so that, when staying here, travelers might get to know two different sides of Tainan.


After breaking away from the formerly old-fashioned appearance and traces of laborious past times, Suehirodori has now been infused with a breezy Japanesespirit. Once inside the door, you feel like you have entered a small-town replica of a classic old neighborhood, allowing you exclusive enjoyment of the space. Outside the door, there is a lounge bar on Hai’an Road within walking distance. Or perhaps you might freely explore the neighboring area with a food map in your hand. Suehirodori is situated in a great location that connects you to the modern life of Tainan. Wonderful ways to experience two distinct sides of Tainan await you, one on each side of your door.


Early in the morning, you are roused by rays of sun from the skylight. With sleepy eyes and a smile on your face, you languidly wrap your rested mind and body in the white comforter. You smell the mild scent of wood, feeling delightful just for being in this wonderful space. As the deep feeling of happiness spreads over every corner of the room you bid this vibrant city good morning and good day, as another wonderful day awaits you.


Room Type and Price

Room Type


Suehirodori—Whole Building
4 guests

NTD 4,200 ~ 7,000/building


Breakfast not included, 2-story building, 1 4-person room with ensuite bath, 1 bathroom(s), Single-person bathing pool, Booking of entire building includes beds for 4 people while 4 extra person(s) can be added with maximum occupancy of 8 people (more)

Price List

Price List

Booking Info

  • Breakfast not included.
  • Regular days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Holidays: Saturday and Consecutive Holidays
  • Extra person with extra bed: double mattress, pillow, cover and personal toiletries included, Extra person rate: NTD700 per person on regular days
  • Travelers with large luggage or disabilities please note that the lodging is not equipped with an elevator.
  • The room types and rates are for reference only, for the most updated details, please refer to the lodging’s official website. It is recommended to check the rates and related info with the host before booking.

Cancellation and Postponement Policy

  • Refund for canceling your reservation due to personal reasons will be transferred according to the following rules:
    • 100% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 14 days prior to reservation date.
    • 70% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 10 ~ 13 days prior to reservation date.
    • 50% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 7 ~ 9 days prior to reservation date.
    • 40% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 4 ~ 6 days prior to reservation date.
    • 30% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 2 ~ 3 days prior to reservation date.
    • 20% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 1 days prior to reservation date.
    • No refund will be made for canceling on reservation date or no show.
  • Postponement should be informed 14 days prior to the reservation date (not counting the check-in day).
  • In case of natural disasters (such as earthquake, typhoon, etc.) and other circumstances of force majeure, when the local government announcing office and school closures,the full refund will be transferred
  • The room types and rates are for reference only, for the most updated details, please refer to the lodging’s official website. It is recommended to check the rates and related info with the host before booking.

Lodging Info

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Public transportation

  • Distance between lodging and nearby transportation spots:
      • Tainan Airport: 7.2 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 臺南航空站.
      • Tainan Train Station: 2.2 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台灣鐵路管理局.
      • West Gate Youai St. Intersection Station Bus Stop: 0.5 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 府城客運.
      • It is recommended to transfer from Tainan train station by taxi: about 6 minutes, NTD110 (time and fare are for reference only).

After booking is confirmed, please contact the host for transportation details.

No. 11, Ln. 32, 正德街, 臺南市中西區, Taiwan

Facilities and Services


  • Travel information
  • Booking service for Scooter and Bicycles
  • Infant and toddler care essentials provided on site, such as: Baby bathtub (by reservation)
  • Postcard mailing

House Rules

  • Check-in time: 15:00 ~ 18:00. As you are required to schedule your check-in time in advance, please arrange with the lodging 1 day(s) beforehand
  • Check-out time: before 11:00. Please follow the check-out time stated in the house rules
  • For ensuring the quality of stay for all guests, pets are not allowed in the lodging.
  • For the energy saving and eco-friendly purpose, please bring your own Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Towel and Bath towel
  • Due to the age of the lodging, sound insulation is poor, please walk quietly and lower your voice.
  • In order to maintain a quiet environment for all, please step lightly and lower your voice.
  • Kitchen with gas range available. Please exercise caution when using the range, please help clean up after using.
  • Due to the special design of stairs, guests are advised to exercise caution regarding the safety of children and the elderly.
  • In order to maintain a quiet environment for all, please do not let children run around or make loud noises unattened.
  • We take credit card and Taiwan Traveler Card.
  • We provide Taiwan Uniform Invoice (tax declared receipt).
  • Please keep your valuables safe as the lodging is not responsible for the loss of or damage to valuable items.
  • Please turn off the lights and appliancess when not in use.
  • Please do not move, destroy, or remove the equipment in the room. In the event of damaged or lost property, the lodging may take the following action(s): Ask for full monetary compensation for any damaged or lost property
  • Smoking is not allowed indoor; please go to outdoor areas for smoking.
  • The following behaviors are not allowed: Drug using, excessive drinking, gambling, making loud noises, causing disturbances, setting off firecrackers, and any illegal acts. The lodging reserves the right to cancel the accommodations, charge for anything damaged or lost, and report to the police in the event of a violation.

Contact Info

No. 11, Ln. 32, 正德街, 臺南市中西區, Taiwan

* Let the host know that you are a Dear b&b reader when booking, and you will get a limited postcard upon checking in!

Contact Hours
10:00 - 22:00

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