Visitor Information
Pacific Islands Leadership Program with Taiwan (PILP) Completion ceremony


The East-West Center is located in Honolulu, Hawaii, three miles from Waikiki and adjacent to the University of Hawaii. The Center’s 21-acre campus includes conference facilities, a research and administration office building and three residential halls.


East-West Center Special Features:


EAST-WEST CENTER GALLERY – The EWC Gallery on the first floor of John A. Burns Hall features exhibitions of art and other cultural manifestations of the region.

JAPANESE GARDEN – Located behind the Imin Center, this serene garden was the gift of a group of Japanese businessmen and the result of a 1963 East-West Center project on landscape architecture that involved specialists from Asia, the Pacific and the United States.

JAPANESE TEAHOUSE – Traditional tea ceremonies are periodically held at the teahouse, overlooking the Japanese Garden.

THAI PAVILION – The pavilion, or sala, was a gift from King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand who dedicated the structure in 1967.


Getting To East-West Center



Click on this link to view a full-sized map of the East-West Center campus. Click here to view a detailed map of the East-West Center campus. Or, click to learn more about the East-West Center Building (BURNS Hall), Hawaii Imin International Conference Center (JEFFERSON Hall), and Hale Manoa


For driving instructions to the East-West Center (Burns Hall), use this map. Burns Hall is located on the corner of Dole Street and East West Road

For driving instructions to EWC's Imin Center (Jefferson Hall), use this map.

For East-West Center in Washington, DC, please see this page.


Please see our Housing Frequently Asked Questions for additional tips about getting to East-West Center.


East-West Center
1601 East West Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96848



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The East-West Center Campus


Learn more about the major buildings on the East-West Center campus:



A video about the East-West Center, architect I.M. Pei's vision of its buildings, and the legacy of the Center can be found here . A video highlighting the East-West Center experience, including buildings and alumni, is located here.