Hawaii's Royal Connection to Japan Tour


The Hawaii’s Royal Connection to Japan tour explores how the Hawaiian Kingdom established the relationship with the Asian nation, which continues to present day. This exclusive opportunity brings King Kalakaua’s 1881 journey to Japan to life. During this docent-led tour, guests will have access to restricted areas throughout the Palace for an up-close look at precious objects, learn about people in Kalakaua’s inner circle, and hear stories about the King’s efforts to strengthen the Kingdom’s position on the world stage.

The 45-minute specialty tour is now available on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. and is available in Japanese upon request. The Hawaii’s Royal Connection to Japan tour is $77.95 per adult and $51.95 for children (ages 5 to 12) and is limited to a maximum of 6 guests, who will each receive a special souvenir keepsake.

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  • SCHEDULE: Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.
  • LENGTH: 45 minutes
  • COST: $77.95 per adult, $51.95 per child (ages 5 to 12)
  • CAPACITY: 6 guests


For more information or to book a tour, email reservations@iolanipalace.org or call (808) 522-0832.