Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
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Visit The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii

Facilities

The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i facilities were built in the early 1990s at a total construction cost of $15 million. Professionally designed to evoke the Japanese influence on modern Hawai‘i, the JCCH serves as a gathering place, offering educational programs, services and cultural events to the community-at-large. The two-building complex, containing over 57,000 square feet, consists of a four-floor office building (Phase I, completed in 1991) that houses the main offices of the Cultural Center and leased office space, the Tokioka Heritage Resource Center and the Seikōan Teahouse and garden where chadō (the way of tea) classes are held. The five-floor structure (Phase II, completed in 1994) includes the Historical Gallery exhibit, Community Gallery, Gift Shop, banquet hall, meeting rooms and a martial arts dōjō where Kendō, karate, aikidō and naginata are practiced. The Phase II building also includes a 270- stall parking garage. A landscaped multi-purpose courtyard and sky bridge connect the two buildings. The Cultural Center sits in the heart of Mō‘ili‘ili.

The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai’i is currently home to the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, United Japanese Society of Hawai‘i, KZOO Radio (1210-AM), Pacific Resource Realty, Hawai‘i Japanese School (Rainbow Gakuen), Nippon Golden Network, Diagnostic Laboratory Services, Urasenke Foundation, and the Manoa Grand Ballroom. All of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai’i's leased office spaces are fully occupied.

JCCH Hours of Operation

Office
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Gallery
Monday 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday-Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Resource Center
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
You can also call us to arrange an appointment on other days.

Gift Shop
Monday 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday-Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Administrative Office, Resource Center, Gallery and Gift Shop of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai’i will be closed on scheduled holidays.

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