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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 7 Attractions in Kaneohe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Pueblo West, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Small and quick to see but beautiful grounds all around the place as it's next to some graveyards. Kids loved feeding all the huge koi fish in the pond.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

fantastic sacred space. the only thing i would say - if you're not Buddhist, please respect the space and the people that are there to honor it as intended. don't ring the bell multiple times and don't talk loudly and disturb the peace. just be.

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Rodeo, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Always love to come here for some quiet place.You drive through the cemetery to get to it and pay for the car to be parked(cheap,$5) and you get to visit a replica of a japonese buddist temple.Very beautiful with the mountains on the back.Very quiet and peaceful if you go early morning.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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145 reviews 145 reviews
28 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

It is a quiet temple off the beaten path. Mid sized. Very traditional Asian style. Not too many people were there. We thoroughly enjoyed it and got some great pics.

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Northern Ontario
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Stopped off on a tour around the island, and was pleasantly surprised with the beauty of this temple and the surrounding landscape. A replica of a Japanese Buddhist temple found in Uji, this site was dedicated to commemorate the 100 yr anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants of Hawaii. The rolling hillsides are filled with gravestones of those who've passed,... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Loved this stop. It is a well known spot, but there weren't many people there. Maybe it was because people don't like to visit cemeteries. If there were less people, I think I would have enjoyed it more because it is meant to be quite and peaceful. Every person who passed by the bell had to ring it as loud... More 

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kailua, hawaii
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

With the Ko‘olau mountains as a backdrop, this temple is nestled against the mountains. Beautiful for taking photos, taking the kids to feed the koi (food available in the gift shop), or just get away from the hustle and bustle of town. Remember, this is a final resting place for many people, but still a beautiful place to see.

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San Jose, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A gorgeous Buddhist Temple in Hawaii...A must see for a unique cultural experience and gift shop...Ring the bell and feed the koi too!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Nice place to visit. Peacocks, swans, beautiful grounds and a massive replica of Buddha. Peaceful and historic.

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Pittsford, New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

You drive into a cemetary and think you are going the wrong way but this is correct! continue to the end of the road and there will be a large aprking area for the Japanese temple. Admission was $3.00 per person. Walk across a beautiful bridge to the temple grounds. Ring the large bell and give a monetary offering for... More 

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