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Lahaina Jodo Mission

12 Ala Moana St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
808-661-4304
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Ranked #24 of 62 attractions in Lahaina
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues
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Dublin, Ohio
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109 reviews 109 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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10 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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san francisco, ca
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88 reviews 88 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This is a great area to stop by early in the morning or at sunset time as it is located right close by the harbor. The views of the huge Buddha is a sight to remember. There is a giant bell to ring and the temples there are very well kept. Lots of nice flower trees which add a lot... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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129 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This is a good spot to take a few photos. It is also right next to a beach if you want to get off the road for a little while.

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Hoopeston, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Such a beautiful church. The budha is very large and made a great backdrop for photos. I esp was interested in the cemetery across the road. It is a little sandy piece of land with old looking grave sites. All in all a nice place to visit.

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California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Hidden right by the Mala Ramp area in busy Lahaina is the tranquil and quiet Lahaina Jodo Mission with the largest Buddha statue outside of Japan. You won't need hours here but just to spend 20-30 minutes is a treat. The temple itself is not open to the public but you are more than welcome to take pictures of it,... More

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