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Byodo-In Temple

47-200 Kahekili Highway, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744
808-239-8811
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Kaneohe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My husband was not happy when I told him that this was one of the places I wanted to visit while on Oahu, because he had a vision of all beach, all the time. My whole family was happy we went! We visited, coincidentally on Easter Sunday, because that was the only time we had available and my family knew... More

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

When you first turn in off the highway, you drive through a beautiful Oriental Cemetary. When you get toward the back, you come upon the beautiful Byodoin-In Temple. Very nicely kept grounds with ponds all around it with Coy fish. When we were there in July, they must have been cleaning the ponds, because most of the fish were gone.... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A little off the beaten path, well a lot off the beaten path, and through a gated cemetery, we found a beautiful Buddhist temple set under the Ko olau mountain range. The setting was perfect, with wispy clouds coming off green mountain ridges in the background, the temple was red and gold with a pond in front of it. I... More

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I loved this location so much that I went more than once during my visit. Peaceful and respectful of all religions. It was absolutely beautiful. The cemetary has so much history and culture. Don't leave this one out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The temple is really great and the entire area is such a serene setting. We were actually there in November of 2012 and we plan on being there again December 2014. Sirene & Kevin

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was a beautiful temple! It is worth paying for the entrance, the views are amazing. This place makes for awesome pictures, and it is very relaxing and quiet! There is a huge Buddha statue inside (MAKE SURE YOU TAKE YOUR SHOES OFF BEFORE GOING INSIDE) the temple is past the cementary, just keep driving straight and you will find... More

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Adelaide
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

So picturesque! The mountains are a stunning backdrop to this lovely temple. The children sat with a lovely volunteer and made some origami cranes. A very peaceful place to wander around at your leisure. We drove here ourselves. There was a small admission, well worth the visit.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The whole area around the temple is incredible. There is a $3 fee into the temple. It is a very relaxing and beautiful place. You are able to ring the gong which was a great experience. The gardens and ponds surrounding the temple are beautiful. There is a shop located to the right hand side of the temple and you... More

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We went in the morning hours and the view was amazing, with the clouds lifting off the Ko'olau mountains. Very peaceful and picturesque. $3 to get in, but more then worth it.

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general
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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a beautiful temple, in sort of a mixed Japanese-Thai style, in a lovely setting that could only exist in the US: you pay for entrance, there is a very large gift shop next to the temple itself, and many of the visitors are pure tourists, some trying to strike the ceremonial gong as hard as possible rather than... More

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