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“Ring the Sacred Bell!” 4 of 5 stars
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Byodo-In Temple
47-200 Kahekili Highway, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744
808-239-8811
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Kingman, Arizona
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Ring the Sacred Bell!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I came to the temple specifically for the Bon-Sho (sacred bell), which I love. The temple grounds are beautiful, if a little worse for wear due due to the amount of traffic the temple sees. Easy enough to find, decent parking and certainly worth the $3.00 admission. Driving through the cemetery to get to it should put most folks in the right frame of mind (respectful).

Visited July 2014
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful and Serene”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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

Visited July 2014
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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“Beautiful but the ponds are under maintenance.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 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.

Visited July 2014
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“I felt like I was in Japan!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

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 actual experienc of this place.

Visited July 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Pure Serenity”
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 sense of peace here if you allow it. There isn't much to "do" here, you just "are" here. Marvelous stop.

Visited September 2013
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