Duration: 70 min; $20; Think Honolulu is all fun and games? Well, maybe now it is, but it used to be a popular vacation spot for plague and rats! During this dark look at the city's Chinatown neighborhood, you'll explore centuries of debauchery and misdeeds alongside a local guide. Hear bone-chilling stories of human sacrifice, leprosy outbreaks, and deadly fires while visiting the sites of past tragedies. As you go, you'll get a clear picture of why this vibrant neighborhood was once aptly referred to as "The Devil's Den." Hope you're not squeamish!
Explore Honolulu's Chinatown during a 90-minute tour featuring its past days of vice and disease
Learn about the neighborhood's dark history and culture from a local tour guide
Check out the sites of leprosy outbreaks, human sacrifices, fires, and other terrible occasions
Enrich your mind and send chills down your spine during an educational walk
Note: The tours meet at the corner of Nu'uanu Ave and Merchant St.
WWII Red Light Distrcit Tour
Duration: 90 min; $30; There's so much sun in Honolulu, you might be hard pressed to believe that it has a dark side. Lift the veil on Hawaii's past during this 90-minute tour exploring its past days of debauchery and drunkenness. You'll traipse alongside a local guide for a look at its once hopping WWII Red Light District, located in Chinatown. There, you'll hear stories about the neighborhood's former "boogie houses," and get an inside look at the Hotel Street Bar District, which even today is a hotbed of drunken fun. Adding to the theme, you'll visit Old Ironside Tattoo, where the iconic American tattoo artist Sailor Jerry used to ink Navy sailors in the mid-20th century. Maybe you can even get a tat yourself. We suggest, "I love Vimby." Use your own discretion on the location.
Explore Honolulu's former WWII Red Light District in Chinatown during a 90-minute tour
Enjoy insights on the neighborhood's history and culture from a local tour guide
Visit a famous tattoo shop, active dive bars, and check out the locations of former brothels
Get off the beach and enrich your mind during a relaxed and educational walk
Note: There is a 12 person maximum for this tour. The tours meet at Hawaii Theatre, 1130 Bethel St.
Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds; all sales are final.