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Byodo-In Temple

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Address: 47-200 Kahekili Highway, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744
Phone Number: 808-239-8811
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Serenity in Hawaii

Tucked back in the hillside, just off the highway, you are quickly taken away from the hustle and bustle that is Waikiki. For a small admission $3, you can walk the grounds, ring... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Tucked back in the hillside, just off the highway, you are quickly taken away from the hustle and bustle that is Waikiki. For a small admission $3, you can walk the grounds, ring the bell, burn some incense, pay your respect and perhaps even feed the Koi. It's not for everyone, but for those who like to see how others... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We were very happy to find this - a reproduction of a temple in Japan. Not only a peaceful temple, but the surrounding area is really beautiful too. You could spend a long time just sitting and admiring the natural beauty in addition to the temple itself. We cam at a time when there were not too many people there... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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122 reviews 122 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I've been to Oahu 4 times and never knew this place existed. I'm so glad I found it on the 5th time. You only need a few hours to fully enjoy your visit to this lovely Japanese Shrine. Just after walking over the orange wooden bridge, you can ring the huge bell and see a gorgeous view of the entire... More 

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Springville, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We spent three hectic days on traffic and noise-filled Oahu, so when we finally got to Byodo-In, we soaked up every minute of peaceful tranquility. It was nice to slow down, relax and reflect while strolling the beautiful grounds. We had considered bypassing the temple altogether, but we were so glad we didn't. We wished we'd brought a picnic lunch... More 

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Poquoson, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This was a wonderful place and peaceful. You could sit by the pond and have a relaxing day walking the grounds. I would highly recommend this for a place that you stop on your next trip.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

You must keep in mind that this is only a replica. However, with that said it is very well done. The grounds are well maintained and peaceful. The temple looks very close to what you would find in Japan.

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Mississauga, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The temple is very meaningful, but is only a replica hence its small. Get to ring the bell, which is cool. Ground is nice, peaceful but not worth $3 per person. Tips: when driving entrance is Valley of the temples its a cemetery and you drive further in, park then pay the entrance fee

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Bairnsdale, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Imposing temple with amazing Koi ponds. Should have more information about the temple available to read. Their female toilets were an absolute disgrace. The stench was almost unbearable. I bought some Oils of Aloha from the shop, but didn't notice until the next day that it was out of date! Poor effort on their part.

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North Salt Lake, Utah
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204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The Byodo in Temple is such a great way to get away from the crowds in Honolulu. The architecture is beautiful, the gardens serene, and the koi ponds fascinating. We took a moment to ring the giant bell and just enjoy our walk. The low admission price is certainly worth the experience.

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This place is wonderful. It's beautiful, impeccably well kept, and serene. The atmosphere is one of beauty and appreciation. My children also enjoyed our visit very much. We all especially enjoyed feeding the koi fish and the birds. The birds eat directly out of your hand. Even though it was raining, we had a 100% positive experience. We will be... More 

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