The outdoor courtyard pond is in the shape of Taiwan.
The surrounding Japanese-style buildings are open in rotation.
Tickets are required to enter Wushantou Reservoir.
Hatta Yoichi Memorial Park was built in commemoration of Yoichi Hatta, the engineer of Chianan Irrigation system. Situated north of Wushantou Reservoir, the Park has an intact cluster of Japanese-style buildings. Yoichi Hatta is also called “the founder of Chianan Irrigation.” In 1910, Hatta arrived in Southern Taiwan to undertake investigative work for Wushantou Reservoir and Chianan Irrigation.
To faithfully duplicate the original buildings, the technician responsible for maintenance travelled all the way to Ishikawa, Hatta’s hometown, to investigate the characteristics of the local architecture. The Park was built with the Japanese woodworking craftsmanship just to maintain the authenticity of the architectural aesthetics in Japan. The furniture and decoration of Hatta’s residence is exactly as it was in his time, making visitors feel as if they had entered a time tunnel. The outdoor courtyard boasts scenery of a bridge and flowing water, and the pond takes the form of the Island of Taiwan, demonstrating Yoichi Hatta’s strong attachment to Taiwan.