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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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Fochabers, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

An interesting place to visit. the temple and gardens. Even the walk through the valley of the temples graveyard with its nice views of the area (up hill).

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Having been born and raised in Hawaii, I failed to get the memo about this place. Great place to visit. Three dollars entrance fee. Careful, when I left I realized I was a meal to a bunch of mosquito.

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
49 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The Byodo-In temple is a copy of one in Kyoto, Japan that I have visited. Had a lovely Bonsho peace bell. Unfortunately an idiot American macho tourist (male of course) decided that it was his mission to pull the clapper beam suspended on ropes as far back to demonstrate his prowess to make the loudest noise possible – ruined the... More

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Burnaby, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Byodo-In brings peace and tranquility to visitors plus cultural experience. With its amazing landscape, architecture, koi streams and the amazing Buddha. I stick an incense for my late mother and rang the large bell. Great gift shop too!

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Sacramento, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I obviously did not do my homework on the Byodo-In Temple and was a bit surprised to find it situated in a cemetery. Nevertheless, this is an amazingly beautiful site. While the Temple and grounds could be seen in 15 minutes, I suggest taking your time. Slow down and let this amazing place revive your soul. With exception of the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Being a fan of Japanese culture and having already visited Japan, I wanted to see if this temple had the same feel. The temple is a replica the Byodo-In Temple is Japan, which can be seen on the 10 yen coin. It is non-denominational and sits in the Valley of Temples on windward side of Oahu. There is $3 entrance... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

One of my favorite parts of the trip. This temple is beautiful, and the grounds well kept. The temple is wonderful, calming, and everything it should be. Beautiful (and huge) koi in the ponds. Also, peacocks, black swans, and various birds everywhere. Seems to be busy often. I do wish it was a bit more quiet.

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18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Amazing Japanese temple with the most beautifully landscaped tropical grounds, ponds, foot bridges, black swans, peacocks, and koi.The birds ate out of our little girls' hands!! Bring a to-go plate lunch from across the street and have an relaxing picnic lunch. Dress the family up, this is a perfect setting for a photoshoot. Kids loved ringing the gigantic bell and... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Others in our group suggested a visit to the Byodo-In Temple. I had no idea what to expect. When we arrived, I was taken back by the view of the temple and the grounds. It was simply beautiful. Getting to the site requires driving through the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, a cemetery, which is visually striking on its... More

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

i come here every time i come home for a visit. the temple and grounds are beautiful,but what i miss the most are the mountains in the background. give yourself a couple of hours to take it all in. lots of places for photo op's.

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