Waikīkī, Honolulu, Hawaii

Waikīkī is a neighborhood of Honolulu, in the City & County of Honolulu, on the south shore of the island of O’ahu, Hawaii. Waikīkī Beach is the shoreline fronting Waikīkī.

The Crossroads of the Pacific
On the corner of Kalākaua and Kapi’olani streets, which is only two blocks east of our home, was a restaurant named Kau-Kau Korner. Currently Hard Rock Cafe is on that corner, but they are moving to a new building about a half mile west. This diner featured a famous sign that emphasized the centralization of Hawaii to the rest of the world by depicting the distances to locations around the world. The top of the sign featured four continents and specific cities were

Australia – 4,500 miles
North America – 2,150 miles
Orient – 4,150 miles
South America – 5,250 miles

Alaska – 2,365 miles
Berlin – 10,580 miles
Cape Horn – 8,305 miles
London – 9,490 miles
Los Angeles – 2,230 miles
Manila – 4,870 miles
Midway Island – 1,150 miles
New York – 6,720 miles
Rio De Janeiro – TBD
San Francisco – 2,090 miles
Shanghai – 4,330 miles
Sydney – 4,420 miles
Tahiti – TBD