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Lahaina Jodo Mission

12 Ala Moana St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
808-661-4304
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Old Lahaina Luau Maui
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Ranked #16 of 39 Attractions in Lahaina
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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Louisville, Kentucky
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109 reviews 109 reviews
58 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This was a quick side trip for us this year as been there before; the huge Buddha is impressive, especially the first time you see it. If you are in Lahaina, take time to visit the Jodo Mission.

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Wixom, Michigan, United States
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109 reviews 109 reviews
37 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Really wanted to visit and made 3 attempts. Closed off for some sort of political event, which I found very odd as it is a mission. Only reason I knew it was political is when I was turning around, I could hear a woman announcing "say hello to your new Governor of Hawaii". Came back two times in next 2... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Honestly, I just wanted to see the giant buddha...and was delivered! =) You could easily drive past this place, so GPS it. Bonus: creepy sand graveyard next door...

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Lake Oswego,Or
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The mission is on the beach off a side road from Front street. It is closed to the public so is not easy to see. The beach area there is great. Nice sandy area and not crowded at all. There are public restrooms, but not much more.

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Dublin, Ohio
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148 reviews 148 reviews
29 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The Lahaina Jodo Mission has the largest Buddha outside Japan. There is a temple on site which conducts services but is not open to the public; however, you can view the interior from the steps. Interesting site to see.

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Estes Park, Colorado
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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Lovely small facility that we found while looking for a snorkel spot close to Lahaina since we were off the Star Princess and had time after whale watching. Also good snorkeling on the beach next to it. We were surprised to find this large buddah and mission,

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Raleigh, NC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Loved the giant statue of Buddha! Such serene surroundings! When we visited only one section of the temple was open, but it still was beautiful!

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Quilcene, Washington
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

It may have just been my false image that caused the disappointment. Based on reviews I was expecting a larger facility. The buildings and buddah were pretty, but it only took about 2 minutes to see all of it.

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

It was pouring rain on a Maui and we were looking for something different to do. I had hoped by visiting this Buddhist mission that there would be a place to "sit" and meditate but no such luck, however the giant Buddha (the largest of its kind outside of Japan) looked down on us so serenely that I was "quieted"... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Small grounds with a couple gorgeous structures, definitely worth a stop for some great photos. Located practically on the beach.

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