Hawai‘i’s Royal Connection to Japan flier. (Photo courtesy of the Iolani Palace’s website)

WHO/WHAT: Hawaii’s Royal Connection to Japan Tour, ‘Iolani Palace’s new specialty tour, explores the relationship between the Hawaiian Kingdom and Asia. The 45-minute, docent-led tour discusses King Kalākaua’s 1881 journey to Japan and gives guests access to restricted areas of the palace for an up-close look at priceless objects. Learn about Kalākaua’s inner circle and hear stories about his efforts to strengthen the Kingdom’s position on the world stage. Japanese-speaking docent-led tours are available, upon request.

WHEN/WHERE: Wednesdays at 1 p.m. ‘Iolani Palace, 364 S. King St.

TICKETS: $69.95 per adult and $44.95 for children (ages five to 12), limited to a maximum of six guests. Each guest will receive a special souvenir keepsake. To book a tour, email reservations@iolanipalace.org, call (808) 522-0832 or visit iolanipalace.org/visit/tours-admission/hawaii-royal-connection-japan.


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