Honolulu Attractions | Japanese Cultural Center
The Japanese Cultural Center is an Oahu Attraction featuring exhibits and special events.
Learn about the history of Japanese Americans at the Japanese Cultural Center – a popular Honolulu Attraction.
About the Japanese Cultural Center:
The history of the Japanese in America is a long one, and their journey was not without difficulty. Imagine your loyalty to the United States being questioned after the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Try to picture what it would be like to come to the West and step into a whole new world. When you visit the Japanese Cultural Center, you can follow the journey of Japanese Americans and learn about their rich culture and traditions.
The first large influx of Japanese to Hawaii occurred in 1868. Since then, the Japanese traditions have been intertwined with Hawaiian culture. Exhibits at the Museum detail this coming together of two peoples to create a culture that is today unique and beautiful.
One popular exhibit is Okage Sama De. Recently renovated, this exhibit boasts a wonderful collection of artifacts that tell the story of the Japanese experience in this country. In addition to the historical exhibits, a community gallery features temporary exhibits. You can check the Honolulu Attraction’s website for information on upcoming community exhibits.
The Japanese Cultural Center also hosts Events and classes throughout the year. Popular annual Events include the New Year’s Ohana Festival, Sharing the Spirit of Aloha, and Shichi Go San: Keiki Kimono Dressing. Classes such as The Way of Tea, Japanese Braiding, and Japanese Calligraphy are also available. Tours of the Historical Gallery give you a chance to delve even deeper into the exhibits and to have your questions answered by a knowledgeable guide.
Add a visit to this Oahu Attraction to your itinerary during your next visit to Oahu.
Monday through Friday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m