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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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Others in our group suggested a visit to the Byodo-In Temple. I had no idea what to expect. When we arrived, I was taken back by the view of the temple and the grounds. It was simply beautiful. Getting to the site requires driving through the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, a cemetery, which is visually striking on its... More

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

i come here every time i come home for a visit. the temple and grounds are beautiful,but what i miss the most are the mountains in the background. give yourself a couple of hours to take it all in. lots of places for photo op's.

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Vancouver
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208 reviews 208 reviews
123 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This temple is incredible, what an awesome photo-op, so worth it. I came in the morning and it was great, so peaceful.

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Virginia Beach
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We visited in November of 2012, and of all the things we planned, I was most looking forward to this. The temple did not disappoint...it was so peaceful and renewing! We spent several hours, walking around, spending time in the gardens and by the pool with the black swans and koi, in the temple, and even in the gift shop.... More

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boston
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Had I been blindfolded and brought here and then presented with the view of the temple beside the pond I would've sworn I was in Japan! Amazing! I left Honolulu less than an hour before and now was in Kyoto? A nice place to stroll about. One can buy small packets of fish food to feed to the countless large... More

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Union, New Jersey
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132 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This Temple and the Temples Memorial Park are located on Hwy. 83 on the East side of Oahu. The Temple is located at the rear of the Temples Memorial Park which is a large cemetery. The temple is beautiful with well kept grounds and ponds with the largest Koi fish that I have ever seen. There is a small admission... More

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

VeArY Peaceful! The day we went to visit Byodo-In Temple it was cloudy and rainy morning, Ring the "Peace Bell", ponds has koi, turtles, swans, birds & peacocks... Bring bug spray lot of mosquitoes. we spend 3+ hours.. have fun time...

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Loved the stop here. Doesn't take a whole lot of time, but very serene and peaceful place to take a moment and reflect. The grounds were well maintained and the temple itself is beautiful. has a nice pond with Koi fish and black swans.

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Anaheim, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My husband lived in Hawaii as a kid and went back several times so when booking our first trip together (my first trip ever) I was determined to find a few things to do that he never did. We ended up coming here and it was definitely a great choice. It's absolutely beautiful with a back drop of jungle. It's... More

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Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Beautifully maintained grounds and thousands of tiny frogs everywhere early in the morning. The koi ponds were filled with large hungry fish. Perfect photo opportunity with the temple architecture.

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