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Address: 47-200 Kahekili Highway, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744
Phone Number: 808-239-8811
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Interesting and picturesque site

We have never visited a temple and cemetery such as this and it was an amazing peaceful experience. Our tour guide just let us walk around for 30 minutes and explore. We were glad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We have never visited a temple and cemetery such as this and it was an amazing peaceful experience. Our tour guide just let us walk around for 30 minutes and explore. We were glad that it was included in our North Shore tour!

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Palm City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It has been fifteen years since my last visit. As always, it remains beautiful and serene. Worth the drive. I remember the original Hawaii Five O episode filmed at this location.

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Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this review

John, We’re happy you were able to make it back! Thanks for sharing with us. We loved looking at your pictures! More 

Long Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I can't stress how beautiful this place is. There is a magical serenity here. The temple is AMAZING and the cemetary is one of the most elaborate I have seen. The whole area is just lovely. A MUST!!!

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Thank you so much for your kind words! More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This temple is quite different from the Kamara temple, in that there are more Japanese style buildings and more gardens surrounding the place. The Buddha is housed inside and its really nice. small gift shop that has the same type of stuff you can buy elsewhere for less.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Stopped here on the way driving up the east side of Oahu. Set in the back of a beautiful cemetery, the temple is a replica of a Buddhist Temple from Japan. Very serene, quiet and a good place for self reflection or mediation. $3 per person was worth the admission. A large koi pond surrounds the temple. We were there... More 

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We’re happy you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for recommending us! More 

Safety Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It is advertised as a non-denominational temple and is a replica of a real 900 year old Buddhist temple located at Uji located in Kyoto prefecture in Japan. None the less I recommend seeing this even for the nominal fee of $3.00 per person with discounts for seniors and children and I am somewhat familiar with Buddhist temples. Even though... More 

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Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are happy you had a tranquil visit. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This temple is in a cemetery. It only cost $3 and it was worth a quick look. There are a lot of koi in a pond where people were feeding the fish and making a lot of noise; that didn't seem appropriate for the setting. We spent less than 1/2 hour here and were glad we wanted to see some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The Byodo-In Temple was part of a tour around Oahu Island that we took. The serenity of the place - if you take out the people/tourists - is un-Hawai'ian and a welcome change from the hussle and bussle of downtown Waikiki. We really enjoyed our stop here. They have a lot of big fish (Koi) in the pond and we... More 

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We’re happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for sharing with us. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Very nice and peaceful place to spend a few hours. Beautiful gardens and water features. Make sure you ring the bell.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I definitely incorporate Buddhist philosophy in my daily life. But even if you don't this is definitely a must-see beautiful Buddhist temple and gardens. The gift shop is wonderful and you can also purchase coffee food to feed the koi fish. You can even have turtle doves. Out of your hand as well. The temple is beautiful with a huge... More 

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Thank you for your kind words. We’re happy you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come back to see us soon. More 

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