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Museum of Japanese Emigration to Hawaii

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Interesting history in English and Japanese, worth a stop

We walked there from the Oshimaohanshi Bridge, and we too had to get some directions when close to... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2016
Kip F
Sacramento, California
A fun place to visit!

It was my first time visiting Suo-Oshima and this museum. I learned a lot about Japanese culture... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2015
경연 구
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May 14, 2016
“Interesting history in English and Japanese, worth a stop”
Jul 27, 2015
“A fun place to visit!”
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2144 Nishiyashiro, Suooshima-cho, Oshima-gun 742-2103, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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Reviewed 14 May 2016

We walked there from the Oshimaohanshi Bridge, and we too had to get some directions when close to it, as it is a house that is well integrated into the neighborhood. It has a lot of photos with both English and Japanese written info, along...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2015

It was my first time visiting Suo-Oshima and this museum. I learned a lot about Japanese culture while visiting. I was also impressed by the beautiful setting. It was a fun place to visit because of the various things that were displayed. It was my...More

1  Thank 경연 구
Reviewed 24 July 2015

I went there to study Japanese immigration to Hawaii. It is located in a quiet and beautiful place. The atmosphere of museum is like Hawaii, so you can feel as if you were in Hawaii. You can get to know well about Japan and Hawaii.

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Reviewed 22 July 2015

This is my first time to visit this museum. I’m studying Japanese immigration. I think it was the best place to lean their lifestyle in Hawaii, their income, their works and so on. There are many materials and pictures of the person who immigrated to...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

I went to The Museum of Japanese Emigration to Hawaii at the first time. I could know that Japanese emigration to Hawaii. There are many goods which they used , so I had good experiences.

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Reviewed 21 July 2015

When I first entered the house, I did not really know what to expect, since all I knew about it was that it was about emigration. I was impressed by the beauty of it: a perfect mix of Japanese architecture and Western influences. It was...More

1  Thank Yunavyre
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

It was my first time to visit there. The museum's collection included valuable pieces, such as tools used during that time or personal photographs donated by families. I could learn what people who lived there did and thought.

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Reviewed 18 July 2015

As an exchange student coming from Canada, this has been quite interesting. Being a class trip thus we made many visits, I can say that this museum was one of my favorites. Providing a mix of information from the past and present as well objects...More

Thank Sylphid22
Reviewed 7 July 2015

The melding of East/West cultures and architectural styles and colors was beautiful, and the cultural artifacts displayed were very interesting. A great way to spend a couple of hours. The bath was gorgeous - don't miss it!

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Reviewed 16 October 2014

This little known museum is hidden in a residential district on an island just south of Iwakuni Japan. The museum features documents, history, and artifacts collected that detail the Japanese experience of sugar cane workers who left Japan for Hawaii. Exhibits include video, maps, photographs,...More

1  Thank EAA-AV8R
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Dennis D
1 June 2018|
Response from TetsuoS28 |
This is Tony Shinohara from Suo-Oshima Tourist Association. This museum has a database for all the Japanese who emigrated to Hawaii in 10 years from 1885 to 1894. As long as you know the full name of the emigrant you like... More