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Valley of the Temples

Address: 47-200 Kahekili Hwy., Kaneohe, Oahu, HI
Phone Number: 808-239-8811
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Ranked #88 of 244 Attractions in Oahu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is located inside a cemetery. A beautiful building and with a humongous Buddha statue. Grounds are manicured and the Koi are abundant in the surrounding waters. There is an entrance fee, but worth the trip if in the area.

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Delaware
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We stopped by here on our drive around the island. It was the most beautiful early in the morning and so serene. Best to visit early before the tour buses arrive, once they do there is no getting around the grounds or in the gift shop. The temple itself is peaceful, and the meditation area is lovely. We enjoyed at... More

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

In following unseen pathways of my soul, I must admit I came to Waikiki this year (my 11 visits) with my sacred personal mission to bring my pleas to the Valley of Temples, a sacred place on Oahu, Hawaii. One day, I turned my trip to personal pilgrimage...traveling as a modern pilgrim; I traveled humble to bring my pleas to... More

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Tucson, AZ
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275 reviews 275 reviews
96 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is a stop on some of the tours or you can drive there. It is a memorial park with a cematary to your left as you drive in. One of the areas to see is the Byodo-In temple that is surrounded by gardens and pools with koi swimming in them. There is a small fee for the temple-$3.00 or... More

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
49 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A very peaceful & immaculate ecumenical cemetery. Our tour took us to the Buddhist Byodo-In temple (copy of one in Kyoto, Japan that I have visited). Had a lovely Bonsho peace bell. Unfortunately an idiot American macho tourist (male of course) decided that it was his mission to pull the clapper beam suspended on ropes as far back to demonstrate... More

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Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My eyes were opened to another culture experience. The drive was easy once on property. Cemetaries are on the side of the driveway. Plenty of cats was there I'm figuring because of the offerings that was on the graves. There is a fee of $2 to go to the temple. The koi fish are huge. We saw a peacock in... More

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Maybe one of the best places in Oahu. I was impressed by the atmosphere and nature at this magic spot in Hawaii!

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santa rosa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

WOW...I saw this place on Trip Advisor and I thought it would make a great free pit stop to maybe blow 10 to 15 minutes. We actually spent over an hour here. The kids loved the place it is truly a magical building in a serene relaxing location.

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Brownsville, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is a good place to visit in Oahu Hawaii. Many thing to offer and the cost is minimum. At the same time take the advantage to visit the beach of Kailua.

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

We just went there to take some prewedding pictures (not even coming close to the Temple). The guy working at the entrance gate told us that they don't allow taking pictures, unless we pay $140-$300 (are you serious). So we promised to stay out of their gates. We went all the way down, next to the highway and took 2... More

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