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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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Serene Valley

This a very beautiful and serene valley with a mountain backdrop .The Oriental temple is quite impressive with a large Buddha center piece . There is also a very large brass bell... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This a very beautiful and serene valley with a mountain backdrop .The Oriental temple is quite impressive with a large Buddha center piece . There is also a very large brass bell that you can ring and a Koi pond. There is also a gift shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This temple is set in a picturesque, peaceful valley, the setting is so beautiful and calming. There are black swans and hundreds of koi carp in the quiet japanese garden area. It was interesting to see the large Buddha as this was something we had not experienced before. Well worth a visit to this temple and the rest of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Lovely and peaceful sitting. Admission (donation) $3 adult, $2 senior, child $1. Enjoyed a gentle stroll along level sidewalks, pretty flora, lovely koi ponds. Lots of birds. Fish and bird food available for $2. Picnics allowed. Small gift shop on premise. Restrooms available behind gift shop.

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

One of the most beautiful places I've ever been. Tranquility, spiritual and breathtaking are the best words to describe the temple.

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Antelope, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Byodo-In Temple was our first stop after arriving in Oahu -- and was a lovely respite from the traffic and noise of the city!!! We went in the morning, when the mountains were still shrouded in clouds/fog, and this was a very peaceful stop. Gift shop reminded us of the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco. :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Whole family visited and we all walked away with an appreciation for having added this stop. You could easily walk the grounds in 20-30 minutes if desired. We arrived earlier, before any crowds. Be aware that not all who visit may be aware/respectful of those who pause to reflect within the Temple itself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A place for spiritual meditation and deep reflection. While waiting patiently to give my offering, I sat and watched people, mostly tourists, coming and going. Some were respectful...like the man who stood and prayed silently, the sound of the gong echoed in the distance. Some were not, like the people with their Starbucks. This little kid next to me, stood... More 

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Worth the stop doesn't take more than 30 minutes to check out the property. It is very pretty and only cost a few bucks

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Haleiwa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a great place to visit while traveling to or from the east side of the island. I always bring my friends and family here when they visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

After having visited the 'real' Byodoin this spring during sakura season, I think this is better! You don't have to pay multiple expensive entry tickets, you can ring the bell, you can get inside the building without a 2 hour wait. And the backdrop of the Ko'olau is stunning, Also, did I mention being able to feed the ducks and... More 

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