Hualien Hongye Red Leaves Hot Springs 花蓮紅葉溫泉
Originally built during the Japanese occupation as a public bath, the hot spring villa is designed in a traditional Japanese style with each room having a tatami floor inside a completely preserved wooden building.
Hongye is part of the Ruisui Hot Springs area (瑞穗溫泉).
Visitors to this hot spring and old fashion hotel can experience a time gone by, and enjoy the 47°C alkaline sodium bicarbonate springs that are clear and odourless.
There are many hot spring hotels near Ruisui.
During the later stages of the occupation, the villa was used as a police spa hostel, and after the retrocession of Taiwan to the Republic of China, the villa became privately operated.