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Byodo-In Temple

47-200 Kahekili Highway, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744
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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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Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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Stevenage, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Such a peaceful setting. Be sure to ring the gong on your way in. We did it at the end before reading the sign that said to do it before you enter the temple Whoops.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful setting, but the temple itself flatters to deceive, being essentially one room with a large Buddha. The grounds are pretty, but on our visit the restrooms were out of action and the power had gone in the over-heated gift shop. Just about worth the $3 admission but not worth a major detour.

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Doha, Qatar
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We went at 8am on a very cloudy and rainy morning. The temple was shrouded in mist and it actually gave the temple a mystical look. My kids who are always very noisy became very quiet as the place seems to demand their silence. On the left side of the temple, one can ring the "peace bell" before entering the... More

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Pompano Beach, FL
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Upon arrival you will make way to the temple from the main road up through a cemetery where you will come upon the temple nestled at the base of the mountain. This sets the scene and brings you into a state of mind that adds a certain degree of reverence. Be sure to arrive there early in the day. There... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Byodo-In Temple is nestled in a little valley within a beautiful, well maintained cemetery, with a gorgeous mountain backdrop. The details in the architecture & statues are amazing. Lovely gardens with ponds (koi, turtles, swans), birds & peacocks. Even with a lot of people there, it maintained its sense of calmness & serenity. There are several more secluded areas where... More

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Hood River, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I stopped here while I was checking out the island. It was very beautiful and quiet. There was an entry fee, $3 for adults. It's a small area to walk around. There are huge fish in the pond. There is a cute small gift shop. I could see myself spending the day reading quietly there. I wouldn't say it's a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Just simply gorgeous. The fish are kinda huge and pampered. The architecture, gorgeous mountain surroundings, highly recommend making this a stop.

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Glendora, California
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43 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I loved coming here. This is such a beautiful and peaceful place. A wonderful place to reflect and just be. Would probably best to come earlier in the day as people come by the busload as the day goes on.

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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Vacationing on Oahu and decided to visit the Byodo In Temple. I am so glad we did. The temple is set right in front of a mountain and the setting was breathtaking. The temple contains a huge Buddha and the surrounding grounds and other buildings are equally lovely. The temple visit was a nice interlude from the beach and shopping.... More

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