The Temple was established in 1930 by Bishop Nisshu Kobayashi of the Kenpon Hokke-Order in Japan.
In May of 1954, Venerable Rev. Nittatsu Fujii of Nihonzan Myohoji offered a set of Busshari (Shakyamuni Buddha's Relics).
In May of 1968, the first Peace Tower in Honolulu, which includes the main prayer hall, was realized.
In 1979, the Honolulu Myohoji was admitted into the NIchiren-Order (Nichiren-shu).
In 1983, the Community Hall was built to support the development of Japanese culture. It Is now a place for community events affiliated with the Temple.
In 2015, the Honolulu Myohoji celebrated the 85th anniversary of its founding.
The Temple donates to agencies serving segments of society to improve and enhance the lives of those in need.
CHILD & FAMILY SERVICE: A private nonprofit serving Hawaii since 1899..
This agency covers a broad range of services to the entire spectrum of society.
SUTTER HEALTH - KAHI MOHALA
Hawaii's first and only freestanding nonprofit licensed psychiatric hospital, specializing in trauma sensitive and patient-centered behavioral health care. Servicing children 12 years old and younger, to adolescents below 18 years old.
RESIDENTIAL YOUTH SERVICES and EMPOWERMENT: RYSE
Provides an access center where Hawaii's street-youth have a safe haven and are empowered to make positive change. In Hawaii, 18 - 24 year olds are one of the fastest growing homeless populations, requiring housing and social service support. The program, 24/7, supports a successful transition to independence and self-sufficiency.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACTION CENTER: DVAC
HIMALAYAN CATARACT PROJECT
An agency providing free services worldwide to eradicate avoidable blindness across the poorest areas in the developing world.