The classes are not the only multicultural aspect of UH Mānoa. The campus is a microcosm of Asia Pacific. Short walks separate an authentic Japanese tea house and garden at the East-West Center; a Thai pavilion (a gift from the royalty of Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit); the Korean Studies Center that replicates the Kyongbok Palace from Korea's Yi Dynasty; the Center for Hawaiian Studies with its lava-field stone walls and adjacent three-acre lo'i (taro patch); and the University's first museum, The John Young Museum of Art, housing an outstanding collection of artifacts from around the world.
The Campus Center provides one-hour guided tours scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 2:00pm (except on holidays). While there are no reservations, Campus Center recommends arriving 10 minutes early at the Ticket, ID and Information Desk to meet your tour guide. For information on group tours for prospective students