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Hakalau Jodo Mission

For more than one hundred sixteen years this special place has served our families, friends and neighbors as a year-round gathering place for inspiration, celebration and community events where everyone is welcome. 

Hakalau Jodo Mission


 Hakalau Point
 Hakalau, Hawaii 96710
 Phone: 808-963-6110 

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 296, Hakalau, HI 96710

Rev. Senri Soma rented a room from a bakery in Hakalau Camp and began teaching Japanese in 1904. Later that same year, he built a Jodo Mission and a school in the present location. The present Temple and parsonage were constructed when Rev. Ryokai Yamanaka served there. 

In recent years with the consolidation of the sugar companies, the Hakalau Sugar Mill closed its operation in nearby Pepeekeo. Today, the Mission stands alone in the midst of an abandoned plantation camp site but the members continue to attend services at the Hakalau Jodo Mission.