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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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Dundee, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A real Japanese Buddhist Temple that is absolutely breath taking. Lots of ground to explore as well.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

It is all the way in the back. Beautiful setting. Kids enjoyed ringing the bell and feeding the fish. But the ponds are empty. Was free to get to and $8 to enter. Well worth it for party of 4.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

This is an actual Buddhist temple. There are people that come and do their meditations in front of the 9 foot tall Buddha inside the temple. The structure of the temple is amazing! Also, the plants and the trees are just breathtaking. They truly take care of this place. There is a $3 fee, but it is cheap for the... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

What a place. From the moment you approach the facility, you feel the pure calm that is embodied in this place. The architecture is impressive. The grounds are very nice and the setting is a bit of paradise. The surrounding memorial park is just beautiful. Inside the temple is a great statue that was very impressive. You gain a true... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Great place to go visit if you'd like to see a calm and scenic part of Oahu. It's only $3 to get in. The views and history of the temple are neat. You can even pack a lunch and eat there. Great photo opportunity. It's peaceful, I highly recommend this if you want a break from the crazy Waikiki crowds.

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Pago Pago, American Samoa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

In all our years of going to Hawaii we always thought this place was just a cemetery, so we were pleasantly surprised when we went, The temple grounds are just like you see in movies or pictures of Japan. Even the drive through the cemetery had us all commenting on the different sections and how peaceful it was. The sound... More

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san antonio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

While it is beautiful here, it didn't seem to be more so than many other spots. We stopped here on the way to Kauloa Ranch--I'm glad we didn't make the trip just for this, as we would have been disappointed. There are many botanical gardens in Hawaii with more variety.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The temple grounds alone were worth the trip. It is beautiful, peaceful, and very affordable. However, beware of lots of Mosquitos since the temple is surrounded by water in a lush environment. Bring repellent and enjoy this scenic place!

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Interesting to see this Temple in Oahu. Lovely ambience and beautiful grounds Well worth a visit and hopefully some good luck from banging the big gong!!

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Odessa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The Byodi-In temple sits at the foot of the Ko' olau mountains in the Valley of the Temples. It is beautiful and very peaceful. Definitely a place you should see when in Oahu.

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