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Lahaina Jodo Mission

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Address: 12 Ala Moana St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1791
Phone Number: 808-661-4304
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Fantastic Summer Obon Festival! Great for kids.

I've attended this mission's Obon Festival for the past three years. I am not a member of the Buddhist community per se, but I do love cultural events and learning, and I have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Lahaina, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've attended this mission's Obon Festival for the past three years. I am not a member of the Buddhist community per se, but I do love cultural events and learning, and I have a deep respect for anyone practicing compassion. This mission invites everyone to take part in their floating lantern ceremony - honoring ancestors who have passed, and to... More 

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Kahului, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I look forward to summers because Lahaina Jodo hosts the biggest Japenese Obon festive on the ISLAND (including the only lantern ceremony).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For anyone that follows the Buddhist religion, or appreciates the Buddha's beliefs, this place is worth checking out while in Lahaina. Easy to get to and parking is available. You just walk right in and donations are appreciated. It is just a quiet and peaceful place, free for the public to walk around. It is a very small and quaint... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in the late afternoon there were families with children gathering for some good fellowship. So pleasant in touristy Lahaina. The mission grounds are beautiful, this is a site you must see regardless of your religious persuasion.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The Jodo Mission has the largest Budda statue outside of the Orient. It is located in a quiet corner of Lahaina and we were the only people at the mission when we visited. It had a pagoda, a traditional gong with a tree trunk striker, and a rock garden. It's a nice place to visit if you want to get... More 

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Corinth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Wonderful to see. Impressive statue of Budda, gong & temple. Felt very peaceful. Puuphi cemetery across the street. Hidden gem away from the tourist traps.

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Corvallis, Oregon, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Who expects to see a 90 foot pagoda when in Maui? Not us, but it was fun to go see and photograph the Buddah, Pagoda and Church.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Buddha statue and temple is worth half an hour. You can view the statue with the mountains behind it and the small temples.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Loved this majestic temple !!! The colors and right by the beach, this is awesome I asked for permission to take a few pictures and the person said yes .

Thank Sandra G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

We stopped at the Jodo Mission this trip. It is beautiful and very peaceful. We walked up the steps to the Buddah and spent a few minutes meditating. There is no place to really go inside but it is a very pretty spot. A place to bring your worries to.

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