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Address: 47-200 Kahekili Highway, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744
Phone Number: 808-239-8811
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Very nice and peaceful place to spend a few hours. Beautiful gardens and water features. Make sure you ring the bell.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Hermosa Beach, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful, serene, relaxing and quiet. I "hit" the bell and got video, which was cool to do. It was the first place that I've ever seen a black swan too, which was awesome. I forgot how much it was but you do have to pay to get in. I probably wouldn't ever go back as there isn't much to... More 

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Pitman, New Jersey
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Like traveling to another world, this is a beautiful place to enjoy the peace and beauty of the island. The Ko'olau mountains provide a spectacular backdrop for this exact replica of the original in Uji, Japan. A perfect place for quiet meditation among the small waterfalls, immense koi pond and wild peacocks, this is a must see attraction.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Nice replica of Byodo-in and reflection pond in front. Lots of koi or Japanese carp in water. Some parts of the ground is quiet and serene. Others are crowded and noisy. Notable items are the temple bell under the bell housing (you can strike it and listen to the fading sound--symbol of fleeting life) and amida statue in the temple... More 

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

We appreciate your feedback about our Hawaii Byodo-In Temple. It sounds as though you had a pleasant visit and we are glad you made the journey to Valley of the Temples. More 

Salem, Oregon
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is just a reproduction building, not a real temple. It is pretty, but felt like a tourist trap. Small pond with lots of koi, a few turtles and two black swans. Tons of tourists and noisy kids running about. Didn't go into the gift shop. Adequate parking.

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

Laurie, thank you for taking the time to let us know how you feel. It is unfortunate that during your visit you did not experience the tranquility that many of guests speak of. You are correct, the temple is a replica of the Byodo-In of Uji and was dedicated in August of 1968 to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of... More 

Wahiawa, Hawaii
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I came here on a Sunday morning with a friend. The grounds are beautiful (definitely worth the $3 fee!). Be sure to go off the beaten paths and explore the area. It is well worth an escape from the noise and busyness in Waikiki if you're visiting. I live northwest, and we drove along the entire windward side home. It's... More 

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Thank you for sharing with us! More 

Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This beautiful replica of Byodo-In in Kyoto is really quite serene and lovely. It is not commercialized at all, like some temples in Asia, and the admission fee is low. The grounds are immaculate. However, quiet isn't enforced on the grounds, and there were tons of loud kids running around. They even spent some time teasing the fish and threw... More 

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

Sarah, Thank you for your kind words about our grounds and for your feedback about your visit. More 

Fredonia, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Quiet, green and peaceful. Birds sat on my hand to eat. Hour long visit was enjoyable. Giant bell that visitors were invited to ring. Beautiful tiny waterfall tucked back up in the trees. Worth the visit and moments away from Kaneohe.

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We loved reading your review. Thank you for letting us know about your visit. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The feel of history, the peace and quiet of the place. Although it is a cemetery before you get to the actual temple, the is some sort of calm about it. I like the fact that is many different religious beliefs for a final resting place for loved ones.

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