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Ho`opulapula Haraguchi Rice Mill

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Address: 5-5070A Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
Phone Number: +1 808-651-3399
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Wonderful History in Kauai

It was a pleasure visiting the Ho’opulapula Haraguchi Rice Mill and learning about the history and ongoing efforts of the Haraguchi family. Walk the growing fields at the base of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a pleasure visiting the Ho’opulapula Haraguchi Rice Mill and learning about the history and ongoing efforts of the Haraguchi family. Walk the growing fields at the base of Hanalei Valley, you learn of the impact flooding and invasive species can have on the taro plants as well as how long it takes and the nature of growing and... More 

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la jolla, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our 7th visit to Kauai and we thought we had seen everything, but while in Princeville we learned of 2 places we had not visited and this was one of them. Although it was very hot, we truly enjoyed our tour by the granddaughter of taro farmer who started this only existing taro farm in Kauai (maybe all... More 

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide was part of the 6-generation family running the taro farm and previously the rice mill. She was so knowledgeable and friendly, a master teacher with a gift for making the environment and history come alive. We had a chance to help collect invasive snail eggs and taste taro/coconut products prepared for us. The organization is nonprofit and is... More 

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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a wonderful experience! Even though I was born & raised in Hawaii, learning more about the kalo (taro) snail depleting the Hawaii stock was very informative and gave me a new appreciation of what it takes to run a kalo farm and provide me with my poi! I also appreciated the hands-on rice mill tour and the heart-break... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is an interesting tour if you enjoy learning about the local history. The other reviews are accurate in that the bus is hot, photos are passed around and kids may be bored. You will spend minimal time on the bus. The farm and surrounding hills are beautiful. And you will learn about rice and taro farming. The lunch at... More 

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Torrance, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

It was a fun and informative tour. Lindsey was knowledgable and exciting. Lunch was delicious. Well worth the money.

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We have been to Hawaii many times, but we've never experienced something so authentic and educational about the history of Hawaii. Rice and taro farming are so rooted in the culture and to learn and appreciate the challenges of one family's multi-generational journey was so special. Lyndsay, a sixth generation Haraguchi, led the tour and was fun and educational. We... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

This tour exceeded my family's expectations. It was fascinating time of learning about taro and rice farming on Kauai, and what threatens its future. Being taken down into the taro fields was a great experience. The family's history was also very interesting. It was both "kid-friendly" and "adult-friendly". To top it off the taro sampling and lunch were very good.

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

The tour was a great behind tour of the taro production fields given by a sixth generation farmer in Hanalai Valley. The rice mill tour shows how rice was processed with the original equipment used or reconstructed as it was. You also get a good food truck lunch at the end

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

If that title interests you, then you will love this tour. Generations of the Haraguchi family have farmed this plot of land in Hanalei, first growing rice and now taro. It is a labor of love and frustration, dealing with fields torn up by wild boars, invaded by snails, and flooded by the Hanalei River. Even the nesting birds, respected... More 

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