About Us

The Lawai International Center has long been a sacred gathering place on Kauai. Ancient Hawaiians were first drawn to the area to receive its spiritual benefits. Later, Lawai became a gathering place for early immigrants. Immigrants from Japan built 88 shrines to honor a 1,000-mile pilgrimage on the island of Shikoku, Japan. These shrines and other important historical artifacts are visible today at the 32-acre Center in Lawai.  Volunteers at the nonprofit Lawai International Center are helping to restore and preserve the cultural and archeological significance of this extraordinary place. For more information or to make a donation, text or call  (808) 639-5952 or visit: www.lawaicenter.org