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Cultural Tours

Bishop Museum  Link to Destination
See Museums and Arts

 

Chinatown and Chinatown Cultural Shopping Plaza  Link to Destination
see Shopping
Downtown Honolulu

Bus to Board:

  • 2 School Street-Middle Street
  • 13 Liliha-Puunui Avenue
  • 19 Airport-Hickam
  • 20 Airport-Pearlridge
  • 42 Ewa Beach
  • Route B - CityExpress! School-Middle
  • Route E - CountryExpress! Ewa Beach

From Kuhio Avenue heading away from Diamond Head , board 2, 13, 19, 20, 42, B or E. Alight on Hotel Street , Alakea Street or Beretania Street and explore!


Bus to Return:

  • 2 Waikiki-Kapiolani Park
  • 13 Waikiki-Campbell Avenue
  • 19, 20, 42 Waikiki Beach and Hotels
  • Route B - CityExpress! Waikiki
  • Route E - CountryExpress! Waikiki

To return, board 2 Waikiki-Kapiolani Park or 13 Waikiki-Campbell Avenue on Hotel Street or 19, 20, 42 Waikiki Beach and Hotels or B CityExpress! Waikiki on King Street, or the E CountryExpress Waikiki on Bishop Street. The 2 and 13 run about 10 minutes apart. The 19, 20 and 42 run 15 minutes apart. B runs 15 minutes apart and E runs 30 minutes apart.

Travel time is approximately 30 minutes.

East-West Center  Link to Destination

1601 East-West Road, University of Hawaii
(808) 944-7111


Bus to Board:

  • 4 Nuuanu Dowsett Transfer to: 6 Woodlawn Drive via East-West

From Kuhio Avenue heading away from Diamond Head, board 4 Nuuanu- Dowsett or 4 Nuuanu-Pauoa and ride to University Avenue and King Street fronting Puck's Alley. Transfer to 6 Woodlawn Drive via East-West.

Bus to Return:

  • 6 Woodlawn Drive via East-West Transfer to: 4 University-Waikiki

To return, you may take the 6 Woodlawn Drive via East-West bus to Maile Way & University Avenue. Walk over to University Avenue below Metcalf Street and transfer to 4 University-Waikiki. The 4 runs 15-20 minutes apart on weekdays, and 20-40 minutes on the weekends. The 6 runs about 20 minutes apart, but does not run on to East-West Road on Sundays.

Approximate travel on the Route 4 is 25 minutes.

Hawaii Okinawa Center  Link to Destination

94-237 Ukee Street, Waipio
(808) 676-5400


Bus to Board:

  • 62 Wahiawa Heights
  • From Kuhio Avenue, Saratoga Road or Kalia Road heading away from Diamond Head, board 8 Ala Moana Center, 19 Airport-Hickam, 20 Airport-Pearlridge, 23 Waikiki-Ala Moana Center, 24 Waikiki-Ala Moana or 42 Ewa Beach to the Ala Moana Center. Transfer at the center to 62 Wahiawa Heights and ride to the junction of Kamehameha Hwy and Ka Uka Boulevard in Waipio.

    Bus to Return:
  • 62 Honolulu-Ala Moana
To return, board 62 Honolulu-Ala Moana and ride to the Ala Moana Center. On Kona Street in the center, transfer to 8, 19 or 20 Waikiki Beach and Hotels. 8, 19, 20, 23, 24, 42 and E Country Express run frequently. Route 62 runs 30 minutes apart.

Approximate travel time is 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Hawaii's Plantation Village (Waipahu Cultural Garden Park)  Link to Destination
94-695 Waipahu Street
(808)677-0110


Bus to Board:

  • 42 Ewa Beach or E Country Express Ewa Beach
    Transfer to: 432 West Waipahu Leoku Street or 43 Waipahu

From Kuhio Avenue, Saratoga Road or Kalia Road heading away from Diamond Head, board 42 Ewa Beach or E Country Express. Alight at the Waipahu Transit Center, and wait for the 432 West Waipahu Leoku Street or 43 Waipahu.

Bus to Return:

  • 432 East Waipahu Paiwa or 43 Alapai Transit Center
    Transfer to: 42 Waikiki Beach and Hotels or E Country Express Waikiki
To return, board the 432 East Waipahu Paiwa or 43 Alapai Transit Center back to the Waipahu Transit Center, and wait for the 42 Waikiki Beach and Hotels bus or E Country Express . The 42/E runs 30 minutes apart. The 432 runs 30 minutes apart.The 43 runs 30 minutes apart.

Approximate travel time is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Hawaiian Railway Society  see attractions
Iolani Palace  Link to Destination

South King Street between Richards and Punchbowl Streets
808(538-1471 or 522-0822)

The Palace is closed Sunday

Bus to Board:

  • 2 School Street-Middle Street
  • 13 Liliha-Puunui Avenue
  • 4 Nuuanu-Dowsett or 4 Nuuanu-Pauoa
  • 19 Airport-Hickam
  • 20 Airport-Pearlridge

On Kuhio Avenue heading away from Diamond Head, board the 2 School Street-Middle Street, 13 Liliha-Puunui Avenue, Ride to Hotel and Alakea streets and walk to the palace grounds. If you take the Route 4, alight on Punchbowl at King Street. If you take 19 or 20, alight at Alakea at King Street.

Bus to Return:

  • 2 Waikiki-Kapiolani Park
  • 13 Waikiki-Campbell Avenue
  • 19,20,42 Waikiki Beach and Hotels
  • Route B - CityExpress! Waikiki
To return, walk toward the ocean to King Street at Punchbowl Street and take the 2 Waikiki-Kapiolani Park, 13 Waikiki-Campbell Avenue or Route B - CityExpress! Waikiki. You may also take the 19, 20 or 42 Waikiki Beach and Hotels. Buses run about 10 minutes apart.

Approximate travel time is 25 minutes.

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii Link to Destination

2454 Beretania Street, Moiliili
(808)945-7633


Bus to Board:

  • 4 Nuuanu-Dowsett
  • 4 Nuuanu-Pauoa

From Kuhio Avenue heading away from Diamond Head, board 4 Nuuanu-Dowsett or 4 Nuuanu-Pauoa and ride to the corner of University and King Streets. Cross University Avenue and walk along Beretania Street to the center.

Bus to Return:

  • 4 University-Waikiki

To return, walk back to University Avenue and board 4 University-Waikiki. Buses run 20 minutes apart during the weekday.

Travel time is about 20 minutes.

Kawaiahao Church  Link to Destination

957 Punchbowl Street
(808)522-1333


Bus to Board:

  • 2 School Street-Middle Street
  • 4 Nuuanu-Dowsett
  • 13 Liliha-Puunui Avenue
  • 42 Ewa Beach
  • Route B CityExpress!School-Middle

On Kuhio Avenue heading away from Diamond Head, board 2 School Street- Middle Street, 4 Nuuanu-Dowsett, 13 Liliha-Puunui Avenue, 42 Ewa Beach or Route B - CityExpress! School-Middle (at designated Express! stops). Ride to Beretania and Punchbowl streets. Walk one block toward the ocean to King Street. If you are on the

Route 4, ride it to the stop just opposite Kawaiahao Church.>

Bus to Return:

  • 2 Waikiki-Kapiolani Park
  • 13 Waikiki-Campbell Avenue
  • 4 University-Waikiki
  • 19,20, 42 Waikiki Beach and Hotels
  • Route B - CityExpress! Waikiki

To return, stand on King Street at Punchbowl Street and board 2 Waikiki-Kapiolani Park, 4 University-Waikiki, 13 Waikiki-Campbell Avenue or Route B - CityExpress! Waikiki. You may also take 19, 20 or 42 Waikiki Beach and Hotels at the same stop. Buses run about 10 minutes apart.

Approximate travel time is 25 minutes.

Polynesian Cultural Center  Link to Destination
See Attractions

 

Queen Emma Summer Palace  Link to Destination

2913 Pali Hwy
(808) 595-3167


Bus to Board:

  • 4 Nuuanu-Dowsett
  • 4 Nuuanu-Pauoa

From Kuhio Avenue heading away from Diamond Head, board the 4 Nuuanu-Dowsett bus and ride to Pali Hwy fronting the Summer Palace.

Bus to Return:

  • 4 University-Waikiki
To return, cross Pali Hwy and board 4 University-Waikiki. Buses run about 15-20 minutes apart on weekdays, less frequent during the evenings and weekends.

Approximate travel time is 1 hour 10 minutes.

You could also try an alternate route to save some travel time.

On Kuhio Avenue, Saratoga Road or Kalia Road heading away from Diamond Head, board 8 Ala Moana Center, 19 Airport-Hickam, 20 Airport-Pearlridge, 23 Waikiki-Ala Moana Center, 23 Waikiki-Ala Moana Center, 42 Ewa Beach or E CountryExpress! Ewa Beach to the Ala Moana Center and transfer to either the 55 Kaneohe-Circle Isle, 56 Kailua-Kaneohe, 57A Kailua-Keolu, 57 Kailua-Sea Life Park, 57 Kailua-Waimanalo, or 65 Kaneohe-Kahaluu and ride to the palace.

To return, cross Pali Hwy and board 55, 56, 57 or 65 Honolulu-Ala Moana, and transfer in the center to 8, 19 or 20 Waikiki Beach and Hotels.

Approximate travel time is 50 minutes.
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