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Valley of the Temples

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47-200 Kahekili Hwy., Kaneohe, Oahu, HI
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This valley is incredibly beautiful and serene. It is home to several cemeteries of various nationalities and religions. Each has its own special style and aura. At the end of the road, you will find the Byodo-In Temple, an impressive Buddhist shrine. The mountains on...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Bowmanator22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Valley of the Temples is a nice place to visit. I went there recently with my wife after a 40-50 year time from the last time. It is well maintained. There are koi fish to feed and a great place for picture taking.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank brb905
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you can get here (you need a car), it's worth the trip as the landscape is extraordinary and the temples are worth seeing.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the Byodo In Temple in the Valley of the Temples. There is a beautiful steeple and cemetery that you pass by first, right off the Kamehili Highway. The cemetery has sections for multiple religions / nationalities. Behind the cemetery, is...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank MLol3324
Reviewed June 5, 2019

Driving through a cemetery may seem odd but it definitely sets the tone and appreciation. Once you make it to the temple parking (which isn't very big so you may find yourself parking further away) and walk over the bridge your eyes widen and you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mihart
Reviewed May 30, 2019

After driving around the island we stopped in here and it was like stepping into another world completely different to the the rest of the island - and that was great. The park entrance is quite impressive and the temple is serene and tranquil. Amazing...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank GCPurple
Reviewed May 25, 2019

It may seem awkward to go to a cemetery, but this is worth the drive. It is absolutely stunning to just drive the park that you don't really even worry or note that it's where the dead are buried. It made me want to be...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank tash1269
Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

Brought my 6 year old and she really enjoyed this place. The views as you approach the temple are stunning. Very inexpensive to visit and offers a serene break from the hustle and bustle of the island traffic.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Tasha S
Reviewed April 18, 2019

Though it doesn't seem like a cemetery would be a scenic place to visit, The Valley of the Temples is. My driver took me to visit the Buddhist Temple and it was an excellent experience; beautiful and serene. There is a small admission charge to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank EstherP1882
Reviewed April 15, 2019

This is a beautiful location to stop at and parking was easy. It was only $4 for admission. Put it on your must see list. The temple is in a beautiful garden setting with fish in the pond and black swans.

Date of experience: April 2019
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fredh791
May 12, 2019|
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I think it was about a 35-40 minute drive. We went to the beach at Lanikai Beach Haokeo which was one of the most beautiful beaches. If you don't have a car I would suggest a rental and see visit the war memorial, Lanikai... More
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Carol C
February 4, 2019|
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Hours, Admission & Useful Information The Temple Grounds are open 8:30am - 5:00pm daily. Last entrance to Temple grounds is 4:45pm. The Gift Shop is open 8:30am - 5:00pm daily. Admission to the Byodo-In Temple grounds is... More
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KrisCi
July 25, 2018|
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Hours, Admission & Useful Information The Temple Grounds are open 8:30am - 5:00pm daily. Last entrance to Temple grounds is 4:45pm. The Gift Shop is open 8:30am - 5:00pm daily. Admission to the Byodo-In Temple grounds is... More
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