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Visit the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i

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Hours of Operation:

The Gift Shop is open Tuesday - Saturday from 9am to 1pm

**New social-distancing requests:

  • Customers must wear a mask before entering.
  • The shop can accommodate three customers at a time.
  • Customers will be asked to maintain a 6' social-distance from one another.
  • Customers and visitors must take a survey before being allowed in gift shop.

The Main Office is open to appointments only.

Okage Sama De and Honouliuli Education Center Exhibits are temporarily closed.

The Tokioka Resource Center is temporarily closed.

Located at 2454 South Beretania Street in Mō‘ili‘ili, the Cultural Center features a Community and Historical Gallery, Resource Center, Kenshikan martial arts dōjō, Seikōan Japanese teahouse and Gift Shop. The Cultural Center presents various programs, festivals and exhibitions throughout the year. For more information email

      JCCH Parking Rates (Effective 10/1/2018)

      Public Rates                                               

      Per Half Hour or Fraction Thereof         $   2.00

      Daily Max                                                 $ 40.00

      Lost Ticket                                               $ 40.00

      The parking system will only accept credit card payments. If you have any questions, please contact the JCCH office at (808) 945-7633. Thank you!

      Tokioka Heritage Resource Center

      The Tokioka Heritage Resource Center provides public access to a repository of resources and services that help fulfill JCCH’s mission to educate present and future generations in the evolving Japanese American experience in Hawai‘i.

      Search our collections using the online catalog.



      Honouliuli Education Center

      The Honouliuli Education Center is located in the JCCH Community Gallery, adjoins the permanent exhibition on the history of Japanese in Hawai‘i and features photos of the Honouliuli Internment Camp, artifacts from the internees, oral history videos and virtual tours of the Honouliuli National Monument. The center provides students, teachers and the community an opportunity to learn more about the new national monument, its history and lessons for the future.



      Okage Sama De: I am what I am because of you

      The JCCH presents the exhibition that tells a cultural story that resonates with all ethnicities across the United States. The exhibit reveals the indelible legacies and values passed on from generation to generation—starting with the first wave of Japanese immigrants in 1868—that are now weaved into the Hawai‘i landscape and still carried on today.




      The Historical Gallery, located on the first floor of the Cultural Center, is available for groups tours for five or more people. The highlight is the Center’s permanent exhibition, Okage Sama De—I am what I am because of you.



      Honouliuli National Historic Site Tours

      Join the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i and the National Park Service for a visit to the Honouliuli National Historic Site, Hawai‘i’s largest and longest operating World War II detention camp.  Walk the historic site, visit landmarks and learn the personal stories of Japanese American prisoners and their families.



      Kenshikan Dōjō

      The Kenshikan Dōjō facility is over 2,500 square feet of hardwood floors, a tatami-covered kamiza (stage), storage for equipment and men and women’s shower facilities with lockers. It is one of the Island’s premiere practice spaces for the learning of martial arts.



      Seikōan Tea House

      An authentic Japanese tea house with three tea rooms for Japanese tea ceremony practice.



      Manoa Grand Ballroom

      The Manoa Grand Ballroom is a 10,000 square foot banquet hall with a seating capacity of 600 people. Rooms are available for smaller functions. In addition, the east-wing lounge offers a separate dining room which seats 25 people. Available for receptions, seminars, concerts, craft fairs and more.