"In this world, there is no life that was ever lived in vain. There is no life that is meaningless. All life is linked together. All of us share in the light that Amida Buddha shines upon us--this is what Buddhism teaches. -Gomonshu Koshin Otani from The Buddha's Wish for the World"

Vision 2030

The Wailuku Hongwanji Mission’s (WHM) Board of Directors initiated the Vision 2030 project as a means of defining strategic directions which will enable WHM to successfully increase its capacity to serve as a vibrant home of Jodo Shinshu teachings. More information...

120th Anniversary Projects

The year 2019 marks Wailuku Hongwanji’s 120th year of spiritual and community service to our island’s residents. As part of this significant milestone, we will be undertaking two (2) projects intended to sustain the temple’s capacity to serve our community for another generation. More Information...  Download the WHM Donation Form


  • Japanese Language School (Gakuen)

    From the Wailuku Hongwanji Board of Director’s Meeting Minutes: Rev. Murakami reported that Gakuen has resumed with only 39 students instead of the usual 83 students. Teacher’s and monitors’ hours have been cut due to budget shortfall. Eric Ikeuchi requests that the Board also consider waiving usage fees for the months of Octo-ber, November, and December. Plan is to increase enrollment to 50 students by January, 2021 depending how the pandemic plays out. Paul Hiranaga along with Pamela Miyagawa will also work with the Gakuen on their future budget. Motion made by Gary Murai that the Board waive the assessment and usage fee for the Preschool and Gakuen for the rest of 2020 due to decreased revenue during pandemic. Seconded by Eric Ikeuchi.

Wailuku Hongwanji Mission
1828 Vineyard Street
Wailuku, HI 96793
Telephone: (808) 244-0406 or (808) 244 -9647
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Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Chair: Michael Munekiyo
Vice Chair: Gary Murai

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Family Services at Wailuku Hongwanji are held every Sunday at 8:00am. To learn more about other services we offer click on the button below


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