Posted by: kauaikolea2 | June 15, 2014

Enjoy a Morning and Lunch at Haraguchi Rice Mill


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View of Taro Fields in Hanalei Valley

It has been said that the view of the taro fields in the valley as one drives to or from Hanalei is the most photographed view of Kauai.  If you have stopped to admire the view of the lush green taro fields, you are familiar with this photogenic spot.  But did you know that there is an historic rice mill attached to the taro fields?

Ho`opulapula Haraguchi Rice Mill is an agrarian museum located in the taro fields of Hanalei Valley. It is listed on the National Historic Register of Historic Places and dates back to the 1800s. It was built by the Chinese and purchased by the Haraguchi family in 1924. It is the only remaining rice mill in Hawaii.  The Haraguchi family has had to restore the mill 3 times: after a fire in 1930, after Hurricane Iwa in 1982,  and after Hurricane Iniki in 1992. The mill closed in 1960 when Kaua`i’s rice industry collapsed, but a nonprofit organization was formed to preserve and interpret the mill, which has been visited by thousands of school children and adults for more than 4 decades. The mill is just one of many attractions within easy driving distance of any one of our condos.
Tours are given on Wednesdays only.  Reservations are required and includes not only a tour with poi tastings, but also lunch — either a sandwich or a traditional Hawaiian plate lunch.
So, come, tour a national treasure, enjoy lunch,  sample some poi, and stay with us.  You can get more information and also book securely and safely on line for any one of our affordable luxury Kauai vacation rental condos.  Our website is www.hulanow.com.  We hope to show you warm Aloha soon!

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