Chinatown Food, History, and Culture Walking Tours
Hawaii’s immigrant history has many beginnings in Chinatown.
Explore Honolulu’s historic Chinatown district with us every Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Experience the special food, culture, and history of Chinatown.
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Honolulu’s Chinatown became a historic district in 1975, and in the 1980s, the City and County of Honolulu designated Chinatown as one of Oahu’s four Historic, Scenic, and Cultural Districts. Red brick buildings, double hung windows, and overhangs or awnings above the sidewalk are among the building features in Chinatown.
The tour price includes entrance into the HHC’s multicultural gallery, an introduction orientation, delicious food tasting at five shops (from Chinese pastries to local fruit), bottled water, and visits to interesting historic and cultural sites with an experienced guide. The walking portion is approximately 2 hours.
No reservations needed, but call 9 am to 1:30 pm Monday - Friday for location, parking and public transportation options. All tours start at the HHC gallery and begin with a brief talk about Chinatown and its history.
Groups of 20 or more can arrange a tour on any day and time. HHC serves many school, senior citizen, and business groups. Tours can be designed to meet the specific needs and interests of any particular group. Specialty tours focusing on Chinatown courtyards, architecture, religion, and theaters are also available.