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Address: 47-200 Kahekili Highway, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744
Phone Number: 808-239-8811
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At Peace with Buda

Walk the beautiful grounds. Enjoy the sound of running water and the beauty of the mountains. This temple commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Monticello, New York
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Monticello, New York
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walk the beautiful grounds. Enjoy the sound of running water and the beauty of the mountains. This temple commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii. The Byodo-In Temple in O'ahu is a smaller-scale replica of the over 950-year-old Byodo-in Temple, a United Nations World Heritage Site in Uji, Japan. Inexpensive at two dollars for seniors... More 

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Long Beach, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tucked along the mountain range, this peaceful temple allows you to escape the every day hustle and bustle. I try to visit this spot as often as I can. Just to clear my head

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

We are so happy you found the Temple peaceful. Thank you for your kind words. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Byodo-in Temple is located in front of a beautiful backdrop of mountains. It was a nice relaxing stop on a day that included visits to other nearby attractions. We stayed for a little over an hour. My 4year old loved ringing the gong and feeding the (large) koi, black swans, and birds. We were disappointed not to see any... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words and for your visit. We are so happy you enjoyed the Temple. More 

Mount Holly, New Jersey, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The short drive to the temple is lovely and the temple setting is awesome. It doesn't take long to walk around but you can stay as long as you like. It's a wonderful stop to get away from the hustle and bustle of Oahu and relax. I highly recommend it since there is something for the whole family to enjoy.... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words about the Temple. We are so happy you enjoyed feeding the black swans, chicken and Koi. Thank you for visiting. More 

Kaneohe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It seems like you're far away from reality. This place is an awesome and beautiful place to visit. Went to the graveyard and decided to check this place out. Was well worth it.

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We are so happy you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for visiting the Temple. More 

Saskatoon, SK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you're in the area, stop by this minor attraction to see the replica Buddhist temple. This isn't an actual working temple in the sense of any monks really living here though. It's nice to clang the gong against the giant bell and look at the koi fish in the ponds. If you're in the area, stop by, but I... More 

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Thank you for visiting the Temple. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the temple with Oahu Nature Tours, and would have loved to stay longer. The temple is built below large cliffs and is visually stunning. You must ring the Bon Sho (sacred bell) to clear all your bad karma. It is a beautiful and peaceful temple. Even our teenagers loved it.

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Thank you so much for your kind words and for visiting the Temple. More 

Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting this temple was on my to-do list and missed it our 1st visit to Oahu in 2013. Our second trip in January 2016 we were to make it to the temple. There is a $3 charge per person. The temple is indeed beautiful and very serene looking. It is surrounded by a circular pond filled with koi and black... More 

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We are so happy you found the Temple beautiful. Thank you for visiting. More 

Orinda, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a Buddhist monastery in the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. It is located in a beautifully manicured cemetery. Don't let that put you off. We visited in the late afternoon when there were few people around. Remember to take off your shoes or sandals when you enter the building, but you'll need them to walk around the... More 

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Thank you so much for your kind words. We are happy you enjoyed your visit. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The temple is located in a very serene location surrounded by one of the best mountains I have seen. It is definitely worth a visit.

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