Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i

2454 S. Beretania St.
Honolulu, HI 96826- Map It
(808) 945-7633

AAA Editor Notes

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i is at 2454 S. Beretania St. The center's first-floor historical exhibit, Okage Sama De—I Am What I Am Because of You, depicts the history of the Japanese in Hawai‘i from 1868 to today. The exhibit focuses on such topics as the lives of immigrant plantation workers, the major plantation strike of 1909 and the Japanese involvement in Hawai‘i politics. Also featured are mock plantation-era buildings and a 15-minute film about the Japanese experience during World War II. A resource library houses books, oral history transcripts, photos, diaries and other materials. Special services such as Japanese tea ceremony lessons in an authentic teahouse are offered at certain times of the year. Smoking, food and beverages are prohibited in the museum. Pets are permitted in the courtyard only. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.
$7; $5 (ages 6-17, ages 65+, Hawai‘i residents with ID and students with ID); $3 (Hawai‘i residents ages 65+, Hawai‘i students with ID and military with ID); free (to all second Sat. of the month). Parking: A fee is charged for on-site parking.
Hours: Museum Mon.-Fri. 10-4, Sat. 9-2. Resource library Tues.-Sat. 10-4, Sat. 10-1. Closed Jan. 1, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and Dec. 31.