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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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Beautiful, but worn.

The temple is amazing from a distance, but when you get closer, you can see that it needs painting and some restoration in parts. The koi pond is way over populated and the fish... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Philadelphia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The temple is amazing from a distance, but when you get closer, you can see that it needs painting and some restoration in parts. The koi pond is way over populated and the fish are bloated from being over fed from tourists. It takes away from the serenity of the temple.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The temple itself is beautiful. The ground are as well, and the drive in through the Valley is impressive. It is a great spot to see, light some incense for someone you want to remember, ring the large temple bell, and pause. Well worth the drive down from North Shore. Some of the fattest koi I've ever seen! Go for... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This was a wonderful and peaceful place. It was only $3 a person which is far to help with the up keep of the lovely place. We took so many amazing photos as well as just enjoyed the ponds and streams. There is fish food to buy in the gift shop for kids to feed the koi fish.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This was such a beautiful temple. It was such an amazing place, so was serene. The surrounding grounds were lovely, I really enjoyed the koi and black swans. Although I thought it would be distracting, each sounding of the bell became part of the peaceful experience. I am so happy we decided to stop here.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We stopped here after a kayaking in Kailua. It was beautiful. We enjoyed walking around the small grounds. It was also nice to get out of the heat a little as it was slightly cooler in this area. I did think it was going to be larger and more peaceful. Glad we went though I don't know if I would... More 

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Patchogue, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is a must see. A replica of the Byodo-In Temple of Kyoto. It was built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first Japanese immigrant. The temple is a jewel, be sure to light incense to the Buddha. The ponds are full of koi and black swans. The great bell is very impressive, use the soft wood striker to... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We stopped here by chance on our return trip from the North Shore and are so glad we came across it! For a relatively inexpensive cost, you can enjoy this tranquil paradise tucked away from the crowds of tourists. The quietness except for the occasional ring of the bell created a calming environment. It was $3.00 for adults, $1.00 for... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I really enjoyed it, great pictures and super fun feeding the koi, which follow you wherever you go, kind of scary. The huge gong is really beautiful and great to hit. the place is serene and peaceful, a great respite. Not much info about its history or present use.

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Milton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A friend and a family member told us that we must go see this beautiful hidden gem. They were right! What a beautiful piece of property with a gorgeous entrance and an awesome temple ! I will say that there isn't much to do there, but the feeling of serenity and and peace from watching the koi fish in the... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

loved it. very peaceful stop after a long hectic bus tour. there isn't much to do, but you can catch your breath and enjoy the surroundings.

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